Cafe & Coffee Shop Winter Opening hours: Sat & Sun only- 10am – 4pm
7 Days per week: 10am- 5pm
Closed: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Closed: New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day
Please note: Last entry into St Andrews Aquarium is ONE hour before closing time.
Buy tickets here
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Temporarily Unavailable – for more information see Accessibility Information below.
Animal Talks & Feeding Times
Talks are delivered daily by Aquarium team members and include:
11.20am: Reptile Handling
12.00pm: Seal Feeding & Poolside Talk
12.20pm: Meerkat Talk
2.00pm Penguin Feeding and Talk
2.20pm: Reptile Handling
3.00pm Seal Feeding & Poolside Talk
3.20pm: Meerkat Talk
Our ALL DAY ticket
St Andrews Aquarium wants you to have a fabulous day out – that’s why we give every customer an all day entry pass. That means you can use the aquarium as your base for the day, popping in and out to see the demonstrations, or for lunch, entirely at your own convenience.
Currently there is no wheelchair access available due to ongoing construction work on the building which is temporarily blocking the wheelchair ramp access to the building.
We apologise for this inconvenience and will update this page as soon as wheelchair access is safely restored.
Unfortunately, in the interests of animal welfare, we are unable to allow assistance dogs near the animal displays in the Aquarium. The layouts of our enclosures are such that the animals are in places very close to public areas. This means that assistance dogs, even though very well behaved, can cause considerable stress to our animals.
Registered assistance dogs are very welcome in our public reception, Café and gift shop areas as well as the public toilets (please be aware that the café, gift shop and toilets are all accessed by stairs).
Please be aware that this is not a decision that has been taken lightly, but it is something that we are duty bound to enforce. Unfortunately, we don’t have a kennel facility on site at the moment.
Our cafe opening times during the Winter months are:
Saturdays & Sundays every week serving delicious home-baked treats, freshly brewed coffee and a selection of teas.
With some of the best views in St Andrews overlooking the West Sands and Steprock Beach, its easy to see why our light and airy cafe is the perfect place to relax.
Steprock Cafe is available for private hire & birthday parties.
Steprock Events at St. Andrews Aquarium offers a completely unique venue that will create a lasting effect with your guests. We have hosted many different types of events over the years including business mixers, corporate hospitality and student parties so why not get in touch to see what we can offer.
Situated next to the main entrance, our marine themed gift shop is the perfect place to start and end your day at the Aquarium.
There’s an exciting range of educational products and gifts on sale to remember your visit by.
So whether it’s a cuddly meerkats, perfect penguins or fabulous fish you’re looking for, we’ve got it covered.
St Andrews Aquarium offers a unique and exciting learning opportunity for students of all ages and abilities while integrating conservation into the national curriculum in a fun and engaging manner.
Coming face to face with some of the most beautiful, fascinating and dangerous creatures from the watery Worlds, students will be transported into a World of adventure. From native sharks to seahorses, lobsters to lionfish, poison dart frogs to piranhas…… and not to forget our loveable seals and family of meerkats. We guarantee you a day not to forget.
Please get in touch to discuss prices, packages and options for your trip.
The Amazing Amazon…open now!
After over 5 months of hard work, we are proud to open the doors to our NEW Amazing Amazon room.
This room celebrates the most ecologically diverse environments on the planet, showcasing a selection of the creatures that call the Amazon home.
You will see poisonous dart frogs, leeches, piranhas, soft-shelled turtles, Scotland largest Amazon tank and approximately 100,000 leaf cutter ants (though to be honest we haven’t attempted to actually count them!)
7 Days a Week 10am - 6pm
St Andrews Aquarium
Tel: +44(0)1334 474786