Creatures: Back to Their Bare Bones

10 July, 2018

BACK TO BARE BONES Brace yourselves this summer because you’re about to see creatures (aquatic and otherwise) like you’ve never seen them before! A crazy-cool new exhibition opens you up to the fascinating world of creature skeletons and let’s you dive into the ins and outs of how animals have evolved. You have until 13th […]

5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Seals

26 November, 2017

5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Seals Think you know everything there is to know about seals? We’re pretty sure we can surprise you! Check out our favourite sealy facts below…   They Store Oxygen in Their Muscles Seals breathe out rather than in before they go hunting! This means that there is very little […]

Join Us at Our Octo! Event This Half Term

2 October, 2017

To coincide with World Octopus Day on 8th October, we’re hosting a very special event at Deep Sea World throughout the October half term, full of EIGHT times the fun. We’ll be welcoming a wonderful guest – Octo! the lesser octopus. Come and join us any day from Saturday 7th until Sunday 22nd October to […]

3 Unlikely Creatures with Incredibly Deadly Powers

20 September, 2017

The natural world is filled with many curious yet fascinating things. It’s no secret that there are plenty of creatures with incredible abilities – whether land, air or sea creatures – including colourful camouflage capabilities, the skill of breathing both in and out of water, and the talent of still being able to swim or […]

A History of British Wildlife Discoveries

Red squirrel summer exhibition

21 July, 2017

This summer, we’re going Wild at Deep Sea World with our newest exhibit. The attraction offers you the chance to view a wide variety of extraordinary wildlife that is commonly found around the British Isles, displayed as beautiful taxidermy pieces. For many of you, this may be the only chance you get to see these […]

Swimming with Sharks at Deep Sea World

28 April, 2017

Swimming with Sharks at Deep Sea World We make it our mission to actively encourage visitors to dive in (literally) and take a closer look at our collection of majestic marine creatures. So if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be on the other side of an aquarium tank, this is your chance – […]

Earth Day

13 April, 2016

DEEP SEA WORLD ADDS WATER TO EARTH DAY Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium, is joining groups and organisations around the world to celebrate Earth Day. Now in its 46th year, Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22nd, on which activities are held around the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It […]


13 April, 2016

A species of stickleback which became an unlikely star after appearing on the BBC ‘Springwatch’ programme has gone on display at Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium. The fifteen-spined, or sea stickleback, is the largest member of the stickleback family and can reach lengths of up to 20cms. Native to UK waters they are most […]


1 March, 2016

  A 400-strong shoal of seabass is settling in to its new home at Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium.   The giant shoal, which has a total biomass in excess of 200 kilograms, are all captive bred and were reared at a local marine fish hatchery on the west coast of Scotland.   They […]


1 January, 2016

Bosses at Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium, have thanked the engineering team which helped re-open the Forth Bridge ahead of schedule.   News that the bridge would be closed for repairs until early in the New Year had caused major concern for the North Queensferry attraction, which traditionally welcomes thousands of visitors over the […]

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