According to official requirements, our aquarium is closed until it can be safely reopened.
Although closed, this has no effect on our animals as they continue to be looked after with great care by our great team. However, you will surely miss your visitors!
As a charity, we totally rely on the generosity of the paying audience. When we are closed we lose all revenue.
We are grateful for the extension of the holiday program, but unfortunately we cannot leave our animals or the staff who look after them.
For this reason we thought we would list 5 ways you can support our aquarium right now. Hopefully there is an option for anyone who wants to help.
1. Do some Christmas shopping in our new online shop
We have set up an online shop so that you can buy some of our Aquarium Shop ranges while we are closed.
Every purchase that you make in our shop directly supports our animals and employees. Here’s how you can collect some stocking fillers knowing you’re helping our charity too!
Browse through our shop
2. Plan ahead with a gift certificate!
If 2020 has taught us anything, we don’t know what’s around the corner.
For this reason we have added “Gift Cards” to our online shop. This is a great way to buy aquarium tickets for yourself, friends or family. When we are allowed to open, you can use the gift cards to visit us without any additional effort.
These tickets come with a 12 month return pass so you can come back as often as possible. This pass doesn’t start until your first visit!
Browse gift cards
3. Like our social media pages and share our photos and videos
One way to help us without having to spend money is to like our social media pages. When something comes up that you enjoy, share it with your friends and family!
It’s that simple and it makes a huge difference to us! Click on your favorite social channel below.
4. Keep an eye on our website when we open it
One of the best ways to support our aquarium is to: Visit us!
We look forward to welcoming you to our aquarium and are currently working on making our building and our exhibits as good as possible.
When we reopen, we would like to welcome you and your family back with us. Keep an eye on our website and social media for more news.
5. You can donate to our charity
When we’re closed, we lose over 98% of our charity’s income. Without these vital resources, it becomes increasingly difficult to care for our animals and continue our research and conservation of the ocean.
You can donate the price of a coffee or the cost of a monthly subscription to Netflix. Any amount will help our charity at this point.
Donate to our aquarium
From every single animal and employee here at the National Marine Aquarium, we would like to thank you very much for your continued support. We hope to see you all soon!