Autumn Events

A Night for the BIG KIDS: Jaws

For one night only we are bringing the BIG kids after-hours entertainment at the Aquarium. With tasty treats and boozy tipples, touch pools (without the kids) and the classic film JAWS, it is set to be a fantastic night.

 

Time: 7.00pm - 10.00pm

When: Friday 6th October 2017

Cost: £12 per person, Please contact us via facebook, before 8pm on the 5th to book.

 

*Spaces are very limited so booking is essential. 

Lets Make It Move - The Big Draw

Join us for a week of fun sessions exploring animation as part of the 2017 big draw festival - Living Lines. 


Time: 2pm & 3pm (all sessions last approximately 1 hour)

 

Tuesday 10th - Fantastic Flip Books, design and create your own moving characters. £3.00pp

Thursday 12th - Pirates and Princesses Paper Puppets workshop, invent and engineer moving magical creatures. £3.00pp

Friday 13th - Behind the Shadows kids only workshop, please see Ocean Exlorer afternnon below.

Saturday 14th - Motion Spinners, make your oen super speedy spinner and merge your images into one. £1.50pp

 

Daily: The mini draw challenge. Drop in any time from 9th - 15th Oct and draw a mini picture at our drawing station. Free.

 

*Normal entry applies. Multi entry passes to the aquarium available.

Ocean Explorer Afternoon

Children will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in our aquarium world for the afternoon. These marine themed education discovery days are packed full of fun activities and hands on learning for children age 7+.

 

Behind the Shadows

As part of our big draw celebrations join us for a kids only shadow puppet workshop. Create and design your own moving puppets
before telling the story of our favourite ocean tale at the shadow puppet theatre. 

 

When: Friday 13th October

Time: 1.30pm - 4.00pm

Cost: £15.00 click here to book

 

Permission forms will be sent out upon booking, please complete and send back to us or bring it on the day. Our qualified aquarium team have many years experience working with children in environmental education and are first aid trained. Please contact us if you have any further questions in the mean time.

The Big Aquarium Sleepover

For one night only explore the aquarium after dark and join us for the Big Aquarium Sleepover. Bring your friends and join in with behind the scenes activities, watch a 3D film, munch on midnight snacks and more. 

 

Time: 7pm - 8am

When: Friday 20th October

Age: 7+

Cost: £40 per child - to Book click here

 

Booking and payment by the 18th Oct is essential. Spaces are limited and this event maybe cancelled if we do not reach minimum numbers. In this case a full refund will be given. Further details on what to bring and permission slips will be sent out upon booking. 

 

All staff have advanced PVG disclosures. If you would like to discuss this further with a member of staff please call 01688 302876

 

 

The Curse of the Draug

As dusk falls over Tobermory the awakening begins. Lost fishermen crawl from the depths to claim innocent souls, but can you break the curse and escape in time....

 

Time:  7.30pm

When: Saturday 28th October
Cost: £5 per person, click here to book

Age: 7+ (advisable age)

 

End of Season Release Party

As the season draws to an end, it’s time for the last of our sea creatures to be released back into the wild. Be sure to BYOB (bring your own bucket) so you can pick your favourite sea creature and release it yourself! Followed by refreshments.

 

Time: 2PM

When: Sunday 29th October

Cost: Free

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Halloween Fun and Games

Join in the Halloween fun with monster hoopla to pin the tentacle on the octopus. There will be plenty of games to keep the little ones entertained and of course plenty of prizes to be won.

 

Time: 10.30am - 12noon (Drop in anytime)

When: 28th October

Cost: 5 tickets for £2 (one ticket per game)

 

Normal aquarium entry applies

Events

Explore our weekly and monthly events program

Touch Pool Sessions

Not to be missed, get your hands wet during these close encounters with creatures from beneath the waves and learn about their fascinating lives.

 

When: 10.00, 12.00, 2.00, 4.00 daily (Jul/Aug, daily on the hour)

Cost: FREE with entry to the aquarium

Petri Dish Safari

As a follow on to our famous touch pools, join us for an interactive discovery session exploring a microscopic world. Get up close to these amazing creatures with our microscopes and techy gadgets and discover a whole new world in our oceans.

 

Time: 1.30pm

When: Mondays + Wednesdays July/Aug

Cost: FREE with entry to the aquarium

Feeding Time

Join us after hours for our exclusive feeding time. Discover who eats who and hand feed our creatures, while you are guided around the aquarium.

 

Time: 5.00pm

When: Tuesdays + Sundays July/Aug

Cost: £3.00 per person 

Booking advised, spaces limited

 

*Children must be accompanied by a full paying adult. This ticket does not entitle you to aquarium entry prior to 5pm. 

 

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Movie Time

Sit back and relax on a rainy day in our cinema room complete with comfortable beanbags, sofas, surround sound and 3D capability. A selection of films will be shown weekly. For up to date information on upcoming films please join our Facebook group -Cinema at the aquarium 

 

Time: 1.30pm

when: Weekends termtime - or contact us to request a screening.

Cost: 2D - £2, 3D - £3 per person.

 

*Normal aquarium entry fees apply, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Aqua Tots

Come on an adventure to explorer underwater worlds at our new Aqua Tots sessions for 5's and under. Discover amazing creatures through our sensory sessions, storytelling and crafts and follow up with a showing of our favourite kids programme relaxing on our beanbags.

 

Time: 1.30pm

When: Every Thursday

Price: £1.50 per child

 

*Normal Aquarium entry fees apply, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Marine Explorers Club

Designed to spark an interest in our marine environment and provide an exciting learning experience, our Marine Explorers kids club introduces children aged 8-13 to marine bioscience through fun games and activities.

 

Marine Explorers takes place on the last Saturday of every month from 10:30am to 12noon (unless otherwise stated). 

 

Upcoming sessions 2017:

 

Saturday 30th September - 10.30-12.00

Saturday 28th October - 10.30-12.00

 

Cost: £10 for 4 sessions. Spaces limited. For further information or to book a place for your child, use our contact us or phone on 01688 302876.

Past Events

The Great Easter Egg (Case) Hunt

Visit the aquarium and hunt for the weird and wonderful eggs made by sea creatures at the Mull Aquarium. With plenty of fun facts and prizes to we won, it's fun for the whole family and you get to take home your eggcase ID sheet.

 

 

Time: Drop in anytime during opening hours

When: Friday 25th - Monday 28th March

Cost: 50p per person

 

*please note standard aquarium entry applies.

Ocean Discovery Days 

Children will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in our aquarium world through a combination of hands on indoor and outdoor activities, scientific exploration, and even behind the scenes adventures. These marine themed education discovery days are packed full of fun activities and hands on learning for children age 7 -12.

 

4th July - Fantastic Fossils and Legends of the Deep

12th July - Plundering Pirates and the Lost Treasure

14th August - Light, Camera, Action (Fully Booked, Please contact us to join the waiting list)

(Full sessions descriptions available in calendar)

 

Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Cost: £35

 

Further information including kit list and medical forms will be sent out upon booking. Our qualified aquarium team have many years experience working with children in environmental education and are first aid trained. Please contact us if you have any further questions in the mean time.

Ocean Discovery Afternoons

Children will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in our aquarium world for the afternoon. These marine themed education discovery days are packed full of fun activities and hands on learning for children age 7 - 12.

 

30th May - Junior Aquarist

18th July - It Glows

28th July - Powerful Predators

8th August - Plaice Ventura, Fish Detective

25th August - Junior Aquarist

(Full sessions descriptions available in calendar)

 

Time: 1.30pm - 4.00pm

Cost: £15.00

 

Further information including kit list and medical forms will be sent out upon booking. Our qualified aquarium team have many years experience working with children in environmental education and are first aid trained. Please contact us if you have any further questions in the mean time.

National Marine Week

It's National Marine Week (31st July - 6th Aug 2017)

Uncover the magic of the ocean with a whole week of marine themed events! Meet experts from the world of marine bioscience, take part in interactive workshops, or have fun making marine crafts!

 

View program here soon.

Rockpool Ramble

Enjoy a journey of discovery along the seashore. See the weird and wonderful animals and plants found in the intertidal rock pools that are revealed at low tide and discover how they live, love and do lunch in this incredible and unique habitat.

 

Time: 1.30pm

When: 25th July, 23rd August

Meeting Point: Calgary Beach Car Park

Cost £3.00 (Season pass holders £2.00)

 

Please note: Spaces are limited, booking essential. Children must be accompanied by full a paying adult. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear, Wellies recommended.

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