On Monday 17th May, Tynemouth Aquarium will be re-opening its doors to welcome visitors once again. Visitors can expect to get up close to our impressive River Giants and enjoy our recently refurbished Bay and Laurel Restaurant. Plus come and see what we’ve been up to in our Seal Hospital too! General Manager, Sharon Hedley … Continued
We are pleased to announce we’ll be opening our restaurant, shop and outdoor areas everyday from 12th April! In line with government guidelines, the aquarium itself will remain closed, however we will be opening our restaurant, shop and outdoor areas including seal enclosure and children’s play area! Bay and Laurel Restaurant Our Bay and Laurel … Continued
Here are 8 of our favourite fish that use camouflage to survive in the ocean, some of which you can even see right here at Blue Reef Aquarium Tynemouth! Have a look below to see which incredible examples have made our list.
Tynemouth Aquarium is the north east’s aquarium. Alongside tropical, venomous and rare animals from all the corners of the globe, Tynemouth Aquarium also brings the local Tyne and Wear to life! Check out our seal rescue and rehabilitation centre and join us as we celebrate the release of those seals that make a full recovery. … Continued
Tynemouth Aquarium will sadly close its doors once again in response to the country’s second lockdown. Our Bay and Laurel Restaurant will remain open for takeaway services. The aquarium will close to the public from Thursday 5th November in line with the National lockdown, in a bid to reduce the number of Covid-19 cases across … Continued
To help you get to grips with the incredible lionfish, we’re taking a look at what they are, where they’re found, and why they’ve sadly become such a big problem in several seas around the world.
Click here to learn more about seals, including how to spot them in the wild, in our comprehensive guide to these majestic marine mammals.
Sat 24 October – Sun 1 November Come and see our animals being playful with pumpkins this October Half Term at Tynemouth Aquarium! From charismatic monkeys to incredible river giants we love getting into the spirit of Halloween! Keep your eyes peeled for the deadly stonefish – he’s perfectly camouflaged and frighteningly venomous!
We’ve put together a devilishly tricky halloween brainteaser, testing your knowledge of scary movies and abstract thinking skills.
Here, we’ll take a look at the origins and evolution of seals, introducing the species they evolved from and detail how they adapted over time to survive in their surroundings.