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National Marine Aquarium


'Bringing the Marine Curriclum Alive'

Description

The National Marine Aquarium is a charity with a mission to ‘Drive Marine Conservation through Engagement’. We're committed to conserving the marine environment and inspiring others to do the same. This moulds our exhibits and education programmes as well as driving our conservation and research projects. We are the UK's largest aquarium with over 50 stunning tanks including three enormous “ecosystem” displays.

Learning at the National Marine Aquarium – Just Add H2O

The National Marine Aquarium is the focal point for the Just Add H2O Learning Programme. Our aim is simple: to enable as many children and young people as possible the opportunity to discover and learn through the inspiring marine environment.

Just add H2O is a partnership between the National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth City Council, the University of Plymouth, Plymouth Marine Sciences Partnership (PMSP) and Marine Academy Plymouth (MAP). Just Add H2O offers curriculum-focussed experiential learning programmes across a broad range of subjects for students from pre-school to Postgraduate level using marine topics and examples as inspiration.

The Just add H2O partners have created a broad range of curriculum-focussed workshops and programmes that use the Aquarium exhibits as an inspiration for effective out-of-school learning and in-school activities. Here, the awe-inspiring exhibits, featuring marine animals from near and far, provide an environment that intrigues, inspires and motivates students of all ages and a platform for discovery-based learning. A visit to the Aquarium can be a great day out but, far more importantly, if planned effectively, can support and enrich a students education.

The National Marine Aquarium has two dedicated learning centres – the Discovery Creative Centre and the Just Add H2O Headquarters that features a video production studio, “wet-lab” and science performance stage as well as a wealth of resources to support learning.


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(November 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 17591 )




A fantastic educational visit. Three group sessions run by the aquarium were excellent and varied. Students gained a lot from the day. (June 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 13449 )




Excellent staff who made the whole day really interesting for students (June 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 13288 )




We had a great time and the team down there worked hard to ensure it was enjoyed by all. I would recommend going in warmer weather though. (March 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 10606 )




(March 2019 - Primary - Post No: 9991 )




(February 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 9782 )




Fantastic professional staff and the visit was very well organised with facilities available just for our cohort. (February 2019 - Primary - Post No: 9593 )




(January 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 9004 )




Brilliant as always. (January 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 8848 )




Great as always. Only concern was the provision of breakfast for the Gluten free students. (November 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 7647 )




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(October 2018 - Primary - Post No: 7012 )




Great educational visit. Would try and plan parking ahead of the trip as this is limited. There is a pay and display car park that can be used but means crossing roads. (September 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 5970 )




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(February 2018 - Primary - Post No: 994 )




Contact

National Marine Aquarium
Rope Walk
Coxside
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 0LF
LOtC

Pricing

Explorer Visit - £4.50 per student
Interactive Tour - £5.50 per student
Immersion Day - £8.00 per studnet
Add a workshop to your visit: Workshop - £1.50 per student
Add a Science Show to your visit: Science Show - £1.00
Outreach Full Day - £200
Outreach Half Day - £100

Opening Times

10-5 March to October
10 - 6 April to September

Contact

National Marine Aquarium
Rope Walk
Coxside
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 0LF
LOtC

Pricing

Explorer Visit - £4.50 per student
Interactive Tour - £5.50 per student
Immersion Day - £8.00 per studnet
Add a workshop to your visit: Workshop - £1.50 per student
Add a Science Show to your visit: Science Show - £1.00
Outreach Full Day - £200
Outreach Half Day - £100

Opening Times

10-5 March to October
10 - 6 April to September

'Bringing the Marine Curriclum Alive'

Description

The National Marine Aquarium is a charity with a mission to ‘Drive Marine Conservation through Engagement’. We're committed to conserving the marine environment and inspiring others to do the same. This moulds our exhibits and education programmes as well as driving our conservation and research projects. We are the UK's largest aquarium with over 50 stunning tanks including three enormous “ecosystem” displays.

Learning at the National Marine Aquarium – Just Add H2O

The National Marine Aquarium is the focal point for the Just Add H2O Learning Programme. Our aim is simple: to enable as many children and young people as possible the opportunity to discover and learn through the inspiring marine environment.

Just add H2O is a partnership between the National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth City Council, the University of Plymouth, Plymouth Marine Sciences Partnership (PMSP) and Marine Academy Plymouth (MAP). Just Add H2O offers curriculum-focussed experiential learning programmes across a broad range of subjects for students from pre-school to Postgraduate level using marine topics and examples as inspiration.

The Just add H2O partners have created a broad range of curriculum-focussed workshops and programmes that use the Aquarium exhibits as an inspiration for effective out-of-school learning and in-school activities. Here, the awe-inspiring exhibits, featuring marine animals from near and far, provide an environment that intrigues, inspires and motivates students of all ages and a platform for discovery-based learning. A visit to the Aquarium can be a great day out but, far more importantly, if planned effectively, can support and enrich a students education.

The National Marine Aquarium has two dedicated learning centres – the Discovery Creative Centre and the Just Add H2O Headquarters that features a video production studio, “wet-lab” and science performance stage as well as a wealth of resources to support learning.