Covid-19: St Andrews Aquarium Closed to the Public

As part of the Government’s containment plan for the COVID-19 coronavirus, St Andrews Aquarium has been temporarily closed to the public until further notice. The move is consistent with the closure of other leisure venues to prevent further outbreak. The closure is effective as of 20th March 2020.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely, please refer to our websites and social channels for further updates on a date when we will reopen.

Feeding Experiences

All our feeding experiences will be postponed until the Autumn with effect from Thursday 19th March. If you have a feeding experience booked, a member of our team will be in touch to re-schedule your experience as soon as possible – please be patient with us, we are a small and now much reduced team.

Annual Passes

We want to reassure all our Annual Pass holders that we will be extending pass expiry dates by the amount of time that you were unable to use them, however long that will be.

Our Animals

Our keepers will still be working, behind closed doors and at a very safe distance from each other, to ensure our animals are cared for throughout this closure. As a family owned business, our animals are part of our family and we will ensure they stay safe.

Our Appeal

Like many businesses, we are facing the prospect of no income but, unlike other businesses, we cannot switch the lights off, close the doors and go home. We have to cover the ongoing costs of heat, light and food to keep the animals safe that we must pay for.

We don’t do gift certificates but we do offer Adoption Packs and Annual Passes that you can use for a whole year. During these challenging times we are pledging that every annual pass bought between 18th March and the end of the closure will be extended to cover a 15 month period to ensure you get the most value for money out of it.

Every little will help and all of it will go to the costs of caring for our family of penguins, meerkats, seals, monkeys and the many other species that live in the Aquarium.

Thank you to all our customers at this challenging time.


Nestled on St Andrews’ dramatic north facing cliffs, with stunning views of the famous west sands and St Andrews Bay, St Andrews Aquarium boasts one of the finest coastal locations in the historic town.

Step through our doors and be transported into an underwater world of adventure and discovery. Come face to face with some of the most beautiful, fascinating and dangerous creatures of the watery worlds. From British sharks to spiders, lobsters to lionfish, poison dart frogs to piranhas, loveable seals…… and not to forget our fabulous meerkats.

Get up close and personal with our daily interactive demonstrations which include penguin feeding at 2pm, a reptile and spider handling sessions at 11.20am and 2.20pm and an informative talk and feeding sessions with our family of meerkats at 12.20pm and 3.20pm.


St Andrews Aquarium offers school trips and educational trips to pupils of all ages.  Find out more here


Our cafe is open 7 days a week from 10am, serving delicious home-made cakes, snacks and fresh coffee and tea


Keep up to date with all our latest animal news and events here


Our A-Z blog gives you relevant information on all our animals from fish to meerkats and everything in between