Ireland’s largest native species aquarium. Visit us and discover the diversity of life in our ocean, rivers, lakes, and canals.
- EDUCATE, ENGAGE AND INSPIRE -
Atlantaquaria aims to educate, engage, and inspire visitors about marine and freshwater life by sharing our passion and knowledge. Our comprehensive discovery and learning programs offer formal and informal learning opportunities – both online and in-person – in a fun and engaging way.
EMBARK ON A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY AND LEARNING WITH OUR FRIENDLY AND EXPERIENCED STAFF
We are located on the seafront in Salthill, within easy access to parking, food service providers and habitats to explore and study.
From school tours to virtual classrooms to community events and corporate team building, our range of education and outreach initiatives has something for visitors of all ages and abilities.
OUR EDUCATION TEAM HAVE DEVELOPED A RANGE OF SPECIALISED THEMED TOURS AND WORKSHOPS FOR PRIMARY, SECONDARY, AND THIRD-LEVEL STUDENTS.
EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
We deliver a wide range of education and outreach options and are part of several school programmes, including Discover Primary Science and Maths, and the Explorers Education Programme, funded by the Marine Institute. We have experience in delivering teacher and pre-service teacher workshops, the Junior Cycle curriculum, and the Aistear curriculum with preschool students and early years educators.
Our Educational Packages
Each package can begin with a guided, interactive tour of the aquarium. To this your group can add one or more of our educational and engaging workshop options. Several of these can be used to obtain a class Discover Primary Science and Maths (DPSM) certificate if your school is working towards your DPSM award or plaque of excellence.
Online classes can be facilitated via zoom, and can be tailored to your classes' requirements, while if your class has purchased access to the Aquarium Virtual Tour, you can avail of the six episodes, worksheets as Gaeilge and in English, and a 40 min online Q&A with the one of our education team via Zoom.