Every day except Mondays, 11am – 3pm
The Space and The Studio
Join us at the bottom of the sea in our beautiful Octopus’s Garden. Every day we’ll be deep underwater with our very own Octopus – in a watery home where all sorts of sea creatures will be out to play. Help create her magical sea world using sand, water and stones. We’ll be getting crafty making sea creatures costumes, glow in the dark fishes and sea soundscapes – as well as stepping into the jaws of a Megalodon!
Record your trip in our Pirate Photo Booth – and download your free photo of your nautical adventure.
Dive into our activities together – this time they are inspired by the weird and wonderful, underwater and afloat. Enjoy creating artworks in our special Studio, or making the most of our mighty Space. Look out for our friendly Octopus, who’ll be joining our legendary Zebra this summer. We’ll be having lots of fun here – whatever the weather.
Deep Sea Extravaganza
Sat 31 August – Sun 1 September
Create your own Aquatopia by working together to build an underwater kingdom. Then make your own rules for the city you've created.
Family Weekends in September
School is back but our Family activities continue every weekend while Aquatopia is on.
Look out for our friendly Shark, who’ll be joining our legendary Zebra this summer at the beach!
“It’s a lovely idea– please keep the sessions coming! The activites help the children be creative– whilst encouraging them to think. It’s also inspirational for parents too.” Family visitor
Borrow a Bag
Every day during the exhibition. Free, from Reception
Borrow your own kit bag from our Reception before you set out to sea. Take it round our Aquatopia exhibition – enjoy the voyage. “A great idea – it helped my children to be able to look at the art in more detail.” Family visitor
If you have further questions, please contact the Learning Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. For weekend enquiries please contact our reception on 0115 948 9750.