Say hello to our new arrivals!


Say hello to our newest arrivals – a small group of Inca terns, who arrived here earlier this week from Living Coasts in Torquay.

Native to the coast of Peru and Chile, in South America, they are distinctive in their appearance – sporting sleek dark grey feathers with an unmissable white moustache and vibrant red beaks and feet.

The group will be living alongside our colony of playful penguins, as part of the brand new Penguin Beach Encounter.

Learn more about our new arrivals here. 


The health of our aquarium family, which includes our visitors, staff and animals, is our top priority. In light of the most recent announcement from the government, we will be temporarily closing the Oceanarium at the close of business on Wednesday 4th November for 4 weeks, with a plan to reopen on Thursday 3rd December 2020.

Please be assured that our dedicated keeper team will continue to provide the best care for our animals during the closure.

We’ll keep you informed through our website and social media channels. We apologise for any disappointment and thank you for your patience.

If you’ve booked tickets for any day during this closure, you can exchange them for another date. Please send your booking details to