Welcome to Exploris

Northern Ireland's Only Aquarium + Reptile Exhibition

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

The redevelopment and remodelling of our entire centre which includes our famous aquarium, touch tank, Seal rescue and rehabilitation centre, now boasts a reptile section and new fully licensed restaurant with an excellent chef. 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

Latest News

The latest news at our aquarium and reptile exhibition. news
NI Science Festival 2017

NI Science Festival 17-19 Feb

Activities & workshops on the Natural World events
Exploris Seals

Seal Rescue

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

Restaurant + Gift Shop

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

Gift Cards + Annual Passes

Buy gift vouchers & memberships for all the family. find out more