Ticket Prices and Gift Tickets

If you’re looking to visit our Aquarium during the day take a 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’re looking to visit us. We offer Standard tickets and Peak tickets. You can see a calendar below which shows when each ticket type is available. All tickets come with a complimentary Annual Pass so you can revisit as many times as you want for 12 months completely free of charge.

Ticket TypeStandard Peak
Annual Pass Holders
(return visit)
Adult [16+]£22.50£25.00
Child [3-15]£11.25£12.50
Child [under 3]FreeFree
Senior [60+]£20.50£23.00
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Standard and Peak Season Calendar

Scroll through the calendar below to see when our Peak and Standard ticket types are available.
During all peak periods we have an earlier opening time of 9:30am.

What’s included in your ticket?

Free annual pass
Unlimited return visits for 12 months
Meet over 5,000 marine animals
7 aquarium zones
Dive shows
(time dependant)
Free educational shows and workshops
Ocean Discovery Rangers on hand to answer questions
Picnic area
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)

Visiting again using your Annual Pass

If you already 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.

Gift Tickets

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 ticket options

How does the Complimentary 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. A photo of you and the other people on your pass will be taken and used for when you’d like to return. 

You will be given a card pass to keep and use when you would like to return. 

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. 

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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