Take a read through our blogs which are filled with interesting facts and fun pictures. Enjoy a feast of information dedicated to our animals and the water they call home.

Learn about conservation work, both what we are doing and what you can do to help!

What to do if you spot a seal in the wild

The UK’s coastal regions are bursting with wildlife, large to small, in the air and on the land, but one...

Step-by-Step Guide: How to Draw a Monkey

Most often found leaping across tree branches in rainforests around the world, monkeys are primates, which means that they’re members...

How do Animals Communicate?

Animals can be incredibly fascinating not only for their appearance and characteristics, but also the way they behave. Creatures across...

Everything You Need to Know About Crabs

Crabs are fascinating crustaceans and have captured the curiosity of both marine enthusiasts and casual beachcombers alike. From their curious...

Endangered vs Extinct: What’s the Difference?

The world is home to an incredible amount of different species, each with its own unique characteristics and role to...

Most Colourful Fish in the World Revealed!

As one of the oldest classes of animals, fish are an incredibly diverse group, with masses of variation in size...

What are Barnacles?

The world’s oceans are populated by many weird and wonderful creatures of all shapes and sizes. Many of these creatures...

How to Draw a Stingray

Stingrays are some of the most unique sea creatures that exist today. They are known for their friendly expression and...

7 Things to Do Indoors in Newcastle

Planning a visit to the ‘Toon’ anytime soon? Then it’s a good idea to have a back-up plan in case...

How Are Coves Formed?

Did you know that there are all kinds of fascinating structures that can be created in our oceans and seas?...

Halloween at Tynemouth A-scarium

Are you ready for a spook-tacular Halloween at Tynemouth A-scarium? We’re counting on all of you ghouls and goblins, zombies...

Strangest Plants Found in the Sea

The ocean is home to an abundance of sea creatures, most of whom are truly fascinating and have unique features...

Cleaner Shrimp: The Cleaners of the Sea!

Shrimp. You may not think of them as the most exciting animals in our seas and oceans, but they have...

Seal Hospital: Behind the Scenes

Here at Tynemouth Aquarium our Seal Cove exhibit lets you get up close with our very own harbour seals, each...

Flashlight Fish: How Do They Glow?

The mysterious fish of the deep sea have long captured the imagination, and even now, scientists continue making exciting discoveries...

WIN TICKETS with the Tynemouth Aquarium Save Our Seas Creative Competition!

Do you want to show off your creative flair for the chance to win prize tickets to Tynemouth Aquarium? You...

What is a Marmoset? Everything You Need to Know

Always up to mischief, our cute little marmosets are some of our visitors’ favourites here at Tynemouth Aquarium. Let’s take...

What is Algae? Everything You Need to Know

Algae. It’s something everyone has heard of, but do you know what it is? Lots of people would guess that...

Summer 2023 at Tynemouth Aquarium: What’s On?

S.O.S (Save Our Seas) Month at Tynemouth Aquarium Saturday 22nd July – Sunday 3rd September 2023 Come to Tynemouth Aquarium...

23 Interesting Facts about the Mississippi River

Learn more about one of the world's most famous rivers, the Mississippi!...
A loving father of African descent sits on the couch at home and reads a storybook to his preschool age daughter. The child is sitting on her father's lap and is smiling while looking at the book.

How to Make Reading Fun for Kids

Here are our top tips on how to make reading fun for kids. And since we’re all about marine animals...
Image of seal in water looking at camera

What’s the Difference Between Sea Lions and Seals?

Although seals and sea lions have a lot in common, there are also a few things that set them apart...

What Do Fish See?

There are so many things we don't know about the inhabitants of the deep blue sea - however, we do...

W.O.W Week at Tynemouth Aquarium!

Join us here at Tynemouth Aquarium during the Whitsun holidays for W.O.W (World Of Wonder) week, where we will be...

Breakfast With The Easter Bunny

Everybunny is welcome to our breakfast with our floppy eared friend here at Tynemouth Aquarium this Easter! Join us for...

Quiet Hour At Tynemouth Aquarium

Join us at Tynemouth Aquarium on Sunday 26th March when we will be hosting a quiet hour between 9am-10am! Enjoy...

Tynemouth Egguarium

Join us at Tynemouth Aquarium this Easter holiday, for an egg-cellent adventure full of fun for all of the family!...

Sharks On Our Shores: Eight Shark Species In North East Waters

Known to have a villainous reputation projected onto them by the film screen, sharks are one of the most fascinating...

Six Ray-mantic Fish Facts To Impress Your Date On Valentine’s Day!

We’re now into the season of love here at Tynemouth Aquarium, so we thought we’d take this oppor-tuna-ty to show...

Shark Week – Join us at Tynemouth Aquarium during February half-term

Looking for a jaw-some week full of fun this February half-term? Make sure to come to Tynemouth Aquarium for a...

Valentine’s Day at Tynemouth Aquarium

Join us at Tynemouth Aquarium for a unique Valentine’s Day this year, and immerse yourself in a tranquil aquatic journey...

Merry Fish-mas from Tynemouth Aquarium!

Get into the festive spirit by joining us here at Tynemouth Aquarium during the Christmas half-term! Between Saturday 17th of December...

Breakfast with Santa!

Santa is sledding all the way from the North Pole back to Tynemouth Aquarium for another year of Breakfast with...

Torchlit Tour at Tynemouth A-Scarium

ATTENTION! all ghouls, ghosts, and goblins… For one night only at Tynemouth A-Scarium… we are hosting a one-hour, pre-bookable guided...

Halloween at Tynemouth A-Scarium!

Calling Witches & Wizards, Zombies & Ghosts, Pumpkins & Cats we’re ready for you to descend on us in fancy...

Pirates & Mermaids – Meet our mermaid, Captain Jack & Gibbs!

Sat 27 August – Sun 28 August Ahoy there mateys! The pirates & mermaids have taken over Tynemouth Aquarium. Come...

Tynemouth Aquarium – We’re elated to be opening our doors once again!

On Monday 17th May, Tynemouth Aquarium will be re-opening its doors to welcome visitors once again. Visitors can expect to...

Tynemouth Aquarium outdoor areas are re-open!

We are pleased to announce we’ll be opening our restaurant, shop and outdoor areas everyday from 12th April! In line...

8 Clever Fish Species That Use Camouflage to Survive in the Ocean

Here are 8 of our favourite fish that use camouflage to survive in the ocean, some of which you can...

Christmas Gift Ideas with Tynemouth Aquarium

Tynemouth Aquarium is the north east’s aquarium. Alongside tropical, venomous and rare animals from all the corners of the globe...

Second Temporary Closure for Tynemouth Aquarium

Tynemouth Aquarium will sadly close its doors once again in response to the country’s second lockdown. Our Bay and Laurel...

The Lethal Nature of Lionfish: What Makes These Fish So Dangerous in the Wild?

To help you get to grips with the incredible lionfish, we’re taking a look at what they are, where they’re...

What Are the Different Types of Seals and How Can You Tell the Difference?

Click here to learn more about seals, including how to spot them in the wild, in our comprehensive guide to...

Halloween fun for October Half Term

Sat 24 October – Sun 1 November Come and see our animals being playful with pumpkins this October Half Term at Tynemouth...

Say What You See: Find the Halloween Films in This Brainteaser

We've put together a devilishly tricky halloween brainteaser, testing your knowledge of scary movies and abstract thinking skills...

How Seals Have Evolved Over Time to Survive in The Wild

Here, we’ll take a look at the origins and evolution of seals, introducing the species they evolved from and detail...

Everything You Need to Know About Starfish

One of the most vibrant, fascinating creatures of its kind, there's a lot more to starfish than just their unique...

Meet the Stonefish: The World’s Deadliest Fish

At Tynemouth Aquarium, we know how much our visitors love learning about dangerous species, and the stonefish is right up...

Dinosaur Day

Saturday 29th August Come and enjoy your Saturday on Dinosaur Day with a ROAR! Pete the Dinosaur is back by...

Tynemouth Aquarium is the plaice to be!

Tynemouth Aquarium re-opened its doors on Saturday 4th July and is pleased to report the weekend went swimmingly! The North...

Tynemouth Aquarium is getting ready to re-open!

The team at Tynemouth Aquarium are working hard behind the scenes to get ready to safely re-open our doors. This...

Tynemouth Aquarium Closes Temporarily in Response to COVID-19

Tynemouth Aquarium Closes Temporarily in Response to COVID-19 Tynemouth Aquarium is temporarily closed to the public to mitigate the spread...

Coronavirus Statement

Saturday 14th March 2020 Tynemouth Aquarium would like to reassure everyone that we are doing everything we can to ensure...

Our new seaview restaurant – Bay & Laurel

Bay & Laurel is Tynemouth’s newest sea front restaurant based at Tynemouth Aquarium. The restaurant is open to the general...

Half term at Tynemouth Aquarium

This half term we are all about new! This past year we have been busy making improvements to your aquarium!...

Bay & Laurel Competition Terms and Conditions

Competition Time!   Firstly, to celebrate our first weekend we are giving away food and drinks for four at Bay...

Looking back at 2019

2019 has been an amazing year. Not only have we re-branded to Tynemouth Aquarium, but we have also made some...

6 fishy facts about our new River Giants 

6 fishy facts about our new River Giants  This October marked the opening of our amazing new River Giants exhibition...

Welcome to Tynemouth Aquarium

Welcome to Tynemouth Aquarium – the new name for Blue Reef Tynemouth. What’s new with Tynemouth Aquarium? There is much...

10 Things To Do This Summer In Tynemouth

The waterfront town of Tynemouth is full of great things to do on a day trip this summer. You’ll find...

Summer 2019 at Blue Reef Tynemouth: What’s On?

The six-week summer holidays are prime time for making memories as a family. But to make sure they’re memorable for...

The UK’s most beautiful sea creatures (and where to find them)

We have plenty of beautiful creatures at Blue Reef Tynemouth. However, did you know that the UK coastal waters are...

Goodbye to our otters Indra and Gizmo

It is with a heavy heart we are saying goodbye to our otters. Indra and Gizmo, our Asian Short Clawed...

Work Experience Placements

Work Experience Placements Work experience placements at Tynemouth Aquarium could be for you if you are interested in looking after...

Ghost Fishing Gear

What is it? Ghost fishing gear is what happens when commercial fishing gear is lost or discarded. So what is...

Miraculous recovery for seal injured by fishing gear

Seal recovery followed injured by fishing gear One lucky seal at our Marine Rescue Centre has been given a second...

Pair of wild seals released back into the wild.

This week two rescued seals have been released following treatment at Blue Reef Tynemouth’s Marine Rescue Centre. Bruce and Gabrielle...

10 Devastating Facts About Ocean Pollution

The ocean is one of the most expansive and diverse places on earth. It’s one of our most valuable natural...

Trio of seal pups Released back into the wild

Three grey seal pups have been released back into the wild from the rescue centre this week. The three seals have...

Guidebook – Only £2

Our new and improved guidebook is an excellent accompaniment to your visit. The guidebook takes your through our 17 themed...

Plastic Free Coastlines – Tynemouth

Plastic Free Coastlines – We are delighted to announce that we have joined Surfers Against Sewage in their recent campaign...

Farne Islands missing seal pup recovering at Blue Reef Tynemouth

Seal Pup Rescue at Farne Islands Farne Islands is host to hundreds of Grey Seal pups during the winter. off...

Grey Seal Pupping Season Starts At Blue Reef Tynemouth’s Marine Rescue Centre

It’s grey seal pupping season and unfortunately that means that some of these pups will be coming into some danger...

Seal Pup Rescue At Blue Reef Aquarium

This summer, Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth have taken in two young seal pups to their Marine Rescue Centre...

Rescued Seals at Blue Reef Tynemouth

Tynemouth Aquarium is now host to two rescued seals from the North Yorkshire coast by the RSPCA. The first to...

7 Things You Need to Know About Rays

Rays (Batoidea) have existed for around 150 million years, and their venom remains deadly even after it leaves their bodies...

5 Ways You Can Help the Conservation of Tynemouth’s Shoreline

The underwater world is a fascinating place, alive with thousands of sea creatures and plant life, both weird and wonderful...

5 Amazing Features of Sharks

We may all have been subject to a specific opinion after watching films such as Jaws, but these underwater giants...

10 Amazing Sea Creatures from Around the World

Our oceans are full of fascinating creatures and we’re still discovering incredible facts about them every day. We’ve listed some...

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