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St Andrews Aquarium

#15 of 54 things to do in St Andrews Features Animals
The Scores, St Andrews KY16 9AS, Scotland
+44 1334 474786
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Morning Out

I was pleasantly surprised,after being to Deep Sea World I thought it would have been a bit of a... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2016
Michele T
San Francisco
via mobile
Great Day Out

Well worth a visit if you are in or around St Andrews. The knowledge and enthusiasm of the staff... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2016
via mobile
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Step through our doors and be transported into an underwater world of adventure and discovery. Come face to face with some of the most beautiful, fascinating and dangerous creatures of the watery worlds. From British sharks to spiders, lobsters to lionfish, poison dart frogs to piranhas, loveable seals...... and not to forget our fabulous meerkats. Get up close and personal with our daily interactive demonstrations which include Seal feeding at 12 noon and 3pm, Penguin feeding at 2pm, reptile and snake handling sessions at 11.20am and 2.20pm and an informative talk and feeding sessions with our family of Meerkats at 12.20pm and 3.20pm.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good25%
  • Average24%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible7%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
The Scores, St Andrews KY16 9AS, Scotland
+44 1334 474786
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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised,after being to Deep Sea World I thought it would have been a bit of a let down.The staff are friendly,knowledgeable&helpful.Me&my kids loved watching the seals being fed&hearing all about them.We were also there in time for the snake handling,I was the...More

1  Thank Michele T
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit if you are in or around St Andrews. The knowledge and enthusiasm of the staff lift the rating of the experience from very good to excellent.

Thank mjunk
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Great day out! Meerkats, sharks, snakes and many more... And u get to see the penguins have dinner, bonus it's on the beach!!

Thank Lindalou20014
Reviewed 21 June 2016

I visited this Aquarium many years ago with my children and it was OK. Today the 1st shock was £50 for a family of 4 ticket and 2 seniors. For this (very) small attraction, they require a serious look at the pricing. The 2 biggest...More

1  Thank TheRealMunich
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We came from Aberdeen to visit this venue, unfortunately I wasn't overly impressed by it. We ate at the cafe where the baked potato portions were rather small and the table didn't appear particularly clean. Seals, penguins, fish, reptiles, arachnids and meerkats are on display...More

Thank nyamnyamnyam
Andrew W, Curator at St Andrews Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2016

Hi, Thank you for your comments; to be honest we made a mistake placing the Penguin's bedroom up against the wall of the Reptile area. Humboldt Penguins make their nests from poo, so as you have noticed they do have a rather unique smell! Despite...More

Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

I visited the aquarium as part of a birthday treat. To my surprise it had been arranged for me to have a penguin feeding experience. Wow it was fantastic, up close with the Penguins. The best experience of my life. Would definitely recommend to any...More

1  Thank evwallace
Reviewed 6 June 2016

There were lots of things at the aquarium and not all lived under water! there were seals, spiders, snakes, sharks and even meerkats! staff were very friendly and knowledgable.

Thank RH395
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

I've been here many a time on my visits to st andrews, my boyfriend loves the place and luckily when we went it was very quiet. Over priced but a good wander none the less and a really good gift shop

1  Thank Laura L
Reviewed 23 May 2016

There is a wide variety of wildlife in this attraction just near the golf museum. The stars were the penguins and the seals and weirdly the meerkats in an aquarium! Lovely cafe to ensure with homemade food and lovely views out to sea.

1  Thank southerner333
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Another fantastic trip to St. Andrews aquarium and a chance for meerkat munchies where I got to feed the meerkats! Thankyou for a great day

2  Thank lm1411
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24 March 2017|
Response from Fraser K | Property representative |
Your entry fee is included in the price of the feeding experience...any other visitors would need to pay however.