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The Explorer ticket allows groups to enter the Aquarium on a self-guided visit. The Aquarium opens its doors at 10am, and the Explorer ticket is valid from then until the doors close again at 5pm. During this time, your group are welcome to explore  the Aquarium, marveling at the full range of exhibits and taking full advantage of the fantastic public shows which our Discovery & Learning team put on each day. 

  • Tickets can be purchased  in advance or you can buy on the day of your visit when you are sure of your student numbers.
  • Tickets are non refundable and non transferable.


Pricing Structure 
 United Kingdom term time                  =  £5.25 per student 
 United Kingdom school holiday times =  £6.25 per student
 1 free adult for every 10 students                                                                                                                    Extra adults = £6.50 each

Minimum booking fee for all groups is  £63 (£75 holiday) &  includes up to 12 paying students

Opening times from 10:00. Last entry 16:00  

On arrival go to the front desk and show them the  reference number in your confirmation email.  

If a group arrives that are not on our booking system, they will be allowed entry but MUST pay in full, on arrival.

Coaches are welcome to drop off in the coach bay at the rear of the building (SatNav reference PL40DX) , and then need to move to the long stay bus parking at Plymouth Bus Station.

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The Explorer ticket allows groups to enter the Aquarium on a self-guided visit. The Aquarium opens its doors at 10am, and the Explorer ticket is valid from then until the doors close again at 5pm. During this time, your group are welcome to explore  the Aquarium, marveling at the full range of exhibits and taking full advantage of the fantastic public shows which our Discovery & Learning team put on each day. 

  • Tickets can be purchased  in advance or you can buy on the day of your visit when you are sure of your student numbers.
  • Tickets are non refundable and non transferable.


Pricing Structure 
 United Kingdom term time                  =  £5.25 per student 
 United Kingdom school holiday times =  £6.25 per student
 1 free adult for every 10 students                                                                                                                    Extra adults = £6.50 each

Minimum booking fee for all groups is  £63 (£75 holiday) &  includes up to 12 paying students

Opening times from 10:00. Last entry 16:00  

On arrival go to the front desk and show them the  reference number in your confirmation email.  

If a group arrives that are not on our booking system, they will be allowed entry but MUST pay in full, on arrival.

Coaches are welcome to drop off in the coach bay at the rear of the building (SatNav reference PL40DX) , and then need to move to the long stay bus parking at Plymouth Bus Station.

Trouble with your purchase? Contact National Marine Aquarium

enquiries@national-aquarium.co.uk 0844 893 7938

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