This January, we are starting our brand-new weekly programme, specifically for adults over 60!

Each week, the group will have the opportunity to explore different elements of the Ocean, through experiments, activities, and craft sessions, and learn the steps we can all take to develop Ocean friendly behaviour.

Each session will be led by our award-winning Ocean Discovery Rangers, who will be able to help you discover the wonder and awe of the Ocean through fun and exciting activities.

The hour sessions will run on Wednesday afternoons between 3pm and 4pm during term-time, with only limited spaces per group.

Tickets are £3 per person and must be booked in advance each week.

Please note, you must have valid tickets to enter the National Marine Aquarium (pay once for an Aquarium ticket and you’ll receive a free pass to come back for free).

To book your tickets, please click here.

If you have any questions related to our Age of the Ocean activities, then please email us at

Photo by Cat Beynon

Sessions 2022

  • 05/01/2021 – Ocean Plastics – Learn more about the issue of marine plastics, and how they can end up in the Ocean ecosystem. Then try your hand at creating a sustainable wax wrap that you can use again and again!
  • 12/01/2021 – Ocean Acidification – Explore how Ocean acidification takes place through hands on experiments, learning about the changes a decrease in pH can cause! The group will then work together to come up with easy solutions to reducing your carbon footprint.
  • 19/01/2021 – Sustainable Fishing – Always loved fish and chips, but wanted to also help the Ocean? Come and discover more about the sustainable fishing industry, and just how easy it is to cook your own tasty seafood meal.
  • 26/01/2021 – Ocean Scientists – Discover more about the magic of science that the Ocean has to offer, by taking part in our Ocean Scientists challenges! Each visitor will have the chance to better understand the Ocean, with hands-on activities perfect for any age.
  • 02/02/2022 – Under the Knife – Learn more about some of the weirdest animals on the planet through an expert led squid dissection!
  • 09/02/2022 – Deep Sea Science (with virtual reality) – Have you ever been curious about the mysterious deep Ocean, and all of its inhabitants? Through virtual reality and crafts, you can explore this hidden treasure.
  • 16/02/2022 – Marine biologist for an afternoon – Explore the work our world-class biologists do everyday to care for all of our incredible animals! We’ll have the chance to watch them feed out Octopus, as well as create some food for our turtle, Friday!

The National Marine Aquarium (NMA) is the UK’s largest aquarium, located in Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth. It is run by the Ocean Conservation Trust, a charity dedicated to connecting people with the Ocean.

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