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Galway Field Studies Centre and Galway Atlantaquaria

‘Go Discover Nature’

Welcome to Galway Field Studies Centre, ‘Field studies in the west of Ireland’. A Seashore and grassland education centre with a focus on enabling students to research, describe, investigate & evaluate their chosen area of study.

Galway Field Studies Centre offers school going children a range of options for the junior and (LCA) leaving cert cycle. Our courses take place on Grattan Beach, Salthill and Terryland forest park, Galway city; both areas of study are serviced by main arterial roads, local amenities and parking.

Galway Field Studies Centre seashore delivers engaging and interactive learning methodologies using both classroom and outdoor activities. Allow our qualified and vetted staff to engage and enable your students to fully understand the concepts of ecology studies. Have a look at our video and see what we can offer your school.



Seashore and Grassland studies usually last up to 4 hours; there are free workbooks for each student.

If you have any questions about our Field or Grassland Studies, please contact us by calling 091 585 100 or Email info@gfsc.ie or see the website www.gfsc.ie
Have a look at our information guide here.


Galway Field Studies Centre operates from Galway Atlantaquaria, Ireland’s largest native species aquarium, located along the promenade, Salthill, Galway city.

Time: 4 hours
Fee: 18 Euro
Numbers of students: 35 (we can facilitate larger groups, however)



Tours at Galway Atlantaquaria


Join us for a tour of Galway Atlantaquaria, Ireland’s largest native species aquarium. See over one hundred native animals, and 70 exhibits all over two floors at Galway Atlantaquaria.

A one hour guided tour with an Aquarist

  1. See the largest Fin Whale skeleton in Ireland, Renewable Ocean Energy exhibit, LARGE Ocean tank, Model lighthouse and more!
  2. Interactive feeding and tours that can be tailored for schoolchildren, Third level students, language schools and corporate groups (please specify which group you are bringing).
  3. Excellent facilities for groups including a classroom, AV room, free parking, Lighthouse gift shop and local amenities.
Time: 1 hour, Fee: from 5 Euro, Numbers of students: 20 (we can facilitate larger groups, however)

Have a look at our website and short video to see what lies beneath the waves.



Birthdays at Galway Atlantaquaria



Galway Atlantaquaria parties are a fun and hassle free way to celebrate birthdays in a safe controlled environment and will provide an unforgettable experience for youngsters of all age groups.

Visit our website or call us today on 091 585 100 or email info@nationalaquarium.ie