Exploris Aquarium
  • The Rope Walk
    Castle Street
    Co Down
    BT22 1NZ
A fabulous tourist attraction in the Downpatrick area is the EXPLORIS AQUARIUM in Portaferry

A tourist attraction on thebestof Downpatrick

Exploris Aquarium will give you a fabulous day out exploring the amazing world under the sea. It has so much to offer children and adults of all ages and is close to Downpatrick.



The huge range of activities, exhibits and facilities at this tourist attraction includes:

      •  Discovery Touch Tanks
      •  Seal Sanctuary
      •  Open Sea Tank
      •  Education Suite
      •  Tides Cafe
      •  Gift Shop

For full details visit the Exploris Aquarium website at:





Opening hours at this tourist attraction are:

      • April - August
      • Mon-Fri :10am - 6pm
      • Sat: 11am - 6pm
      • Sun: 12noon - 6pm
      • September - March
      • Mon - Fri: 10am - 5pm
      • Sat: 11am - 5pm
      • Sun: 1pm - 5pm

Look out for special events under thebestof Downpatrick events section or go to the Exploris website.



Exploris Aquarium is a short drive and ferry trip from Downpatrick.

For Strangford ferry times click here:

Strangford Ferry Times



Why not plan a party, school trip or corporate event at Exploris Aquarium?


This tourist attraction has a range of corporate and educational packages. School trips are very welcome too.

Please visit the Exploris website for full details or contact them on:

 02842 728062

 When you do, please mention that you found the Exploris Aquarium in the tourist attraction category on

thebestof Downpatrick.

 Thank you.

Latest Reviews

The Exploris is a great place to take kids. They love to be able to touch the fish and the shop stocks alot of, not too expensive, gifts to treat them to. The cafe is really nice to stop and fill up in....
Source: thebestof.co.uk
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