Ticket Prices

If you’re looking to visit our Aquarium during the day make sure to look at the following choices to make sure you get the option that is right for you.

Ticket Prices and Types

We have two ticket types depending on when you are looking to visit us. We offer Standard tickets and Winter tickets. All tickets come with a complimentary Annual Pass which allows you to revisit as many times as you want for the next 12 months completely free of charge. Our opening times are 10am to 5pm. However, in the school holidays we have an earlier opening time of 9:30am, which will be highlighted on the online DigiTickets booking calendar.

We recommend all visitors to pre-book whether or not you are a new visitor or using your complimentary annual pass. We cannot guarantee entry without a booking, especially in peak periods such as holidays and weekends. Walk-ins will only be available if we have not reached full capacity of the building.

Ticket TypeStandard Season
(March – October)
Winter Season
(November – February)
Annual Passholders
(Adult or Child return visit)
Adult [16+]£25.00£22.50
Child [3-15]£15.00£12.50
Concession (Students and 60+)£23.00£20.50
Child [under 3]FreeFree
Carer (with valid ID)FreeFree
Book Entrance Tickets

What’s included in your ticket?

Free Annual Pass
Unlimited return visits for 12 months
Meet over 5,000 marine animals
7 engaging Aquarium zones
Dive shows in one of our 3 main tanks
(time dependant)
Free educational shows and workshops
Ocean Discovery Rangers on hand to answer questions
Picnic area with views over Plymouth Sound
Reschedule for free up to 24 hours before your arrival time
(online account required)
100% of profits from your ticket goes to our charity the Ocean Conservation Trust.
50% off ticket fee at Dartmoor Zoo (T&Cs apply)

How does the Complimentary Annual Pass work?

You will be offered a free return Annual Pass when you arrive, if you say yes our Ticketing Team will take some details from you to store on our secure system. You will be given a card pass to keep and use when as many times as you want for the next 12 months!

Visiting again using your Annual Pass

If you have a valid complimentary Annual Pass, select the number of people who will be attending your visit via our book tickets webpage. Please make sure to include any eligible free carers or under 3s in your party. Once you have done this, the next screen will take you through to available dates and timed sessions. You can arrive at any time during your booked session, but you will be required to leave at the end of your session.

What happens if I lose my pass?

If you or your family member loses your cardboard pass, let our Ticketing Team know when you next arrive. We’ll have your details saved and for an admin fee of £1 will be able to replace your pass for you. 

Gift Vouchers

Why not gift your friends and family an amazing experience they’ll cherish forever? And better yet, they can re-visit again anytime all year round!

These experiences are the perfect gift for Ocean animal lovers. When you buy a National Marine Aquarium gift, you will be helping to support our charity the Ocean Conservation Trust which supports the conservation of Ocean habitats and species.

Check out our gift voucher options
Ocean discovery ranger feeding our fish as a mother and her child watch

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us and our customer service team will be on hand to help. Just email: enquiries@oceanconservationtrust.org

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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