Our after-hours quiet event returns!

A few times a year we open our doors for a special two hour event after hours that allows families and people with autism and other sensory needs to enjoy our exhibits without the noise and distraction of our daily shows.

Visitors will be able to explore all of our exhibits without the normal daytime crowds, a more relaxed lighting, screens turned off and no daily shows, so the focus is truly on our amazing animals. The event is for people with autism and other sensory needs.

Complimentary annual return passes are not valid for use on this type of event.

This event is for families or people with sensory needs only. Please note that due to the range of sensory needs of other families attending this event, we cannot guarantee that the Aquarium will be quiet throughout the evening.


  • 21st February
  • 18th April
  • 30th May
  • 1st August
  • 29th August
  • 24th October
  • 19th December
  • 5:00pm – 7:00pm OR 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Families with sensory needs

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Please be aware tickets are non-refundable, but we will be able to move your booking to another session.

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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