Welcome to Exploris

Northern Ireland's Only Aquarium + Reptile Exhibition

Following the recent investment of almost £2m at Exploris Aquarium we are delighted to open our doors once again to our visitors.

The redevelopment and remodelling of our entire centre which includes our infamous aquarium, touch tank, Seal rescue & rehabilitation centre now boasts a new, improved coffee shop and reptile section. At Exploris we have created a unique tourist attraction and visitors centre in the town of Portaferry, County Down on the beautiful, quaint shores of Strangford Lough.


The Exploris Experience

Exploris Aquarium

Exploris News+Events

The latest news & upcoming events at our aquarium. newsevents
Exploris Seals

Seal Rescue

What to do if you discover a seal pup. discover more
Exploris Aquarium Cafe and Shop

Restaurant and Gift Shop

Great food, drinks range & treasures to buy! view now
Exploris Aquarium Gift Cards and Membership Passes

Gift Cards and Annual Passes

Buy gift vouchers & memberships for all the family. find out more
Christmas at Exploris Aquarium

Christmas At Exploris

Get into the festive spirit at Exploris read more