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Experience the underwater magic at Nausicaa Aquarium, the largest aquarium in Europe located in Boulogne-sur-Mer, in France. Purchase your online tickets now to dive into a world of marine biodiversity and vibrant seascapes.

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#15

Zoo Ranking

1.600

N. of Animal Species

58.000

Animal Population

10

Total size (ha)

Boulogne-sur-Mer, France

Location

Why Visit Nausicaa Aquarium ?

Consider Nausicaa Aquarium as your passport to an underwater journey, where you can marvel at the marine biodiversity. From the vibrant coral reefs to the deep, mysterious ocean trenches, Nausicaa takes you on a mesmerizing voyage. 🐠🌊

With your online ticket, you can skip the hustle of standing in long queues, and instead, dive straight into the adventure that awaits. Online tickets provide seamless entry, ensuring you lose no time in starting your oceanic exploration. 🎫✨

At Nausicaa, you get to witness marine life up close, in ways you’ve never experienced before. The aquarium offers an immersive, engaging experience, allowing you to learn about the fascinating underwater world. 🐙📚

Discover the richness of marine biodiversity in Boulogne-sur-Mer and help the cause of environmental conservation. By buying a ticket, you are directly contributing to the conversation efforts of Nausicaa Aquarium. Together, we can make a difference. 🌍💚

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Animal Highlights in Nausicaa Aquarium 

  • 🦈 Sharks: Nausicaa Aquarium is home to several species of sharks, from the fearsome Hammerhead Sharks to the elusive Tiger Sharks. Witness these magnificent creatures up close, swimming majestically in their spacious tanks.
  • 🐢 Turtles: The slow-moving, gentle sea turtles are a sight to behold. Watch them glide effortlessly through the water in their specially designed habitats.
  • 🐧 Penguins: Delight in the playful antics of the cute penguins. Their enclosure mimics their natural habitats, allowing you to see them in an environment that closely resembles their home in the wild.
  • 🐠 Colourful Reef Fishes: Marvel at the plethora of vibrant reef fishes. The dazzling array of colours and patterns will surely leave you mesmerized.
  • 🐙 Cephalopods: From Octopuses to Cuttlefish, the Cephalopod section in Nausicaa Aquarium is truly fascinating. These intelligent marine creatures will captivate your attention with their unique behaviors.
  • 🦑 Giant Squids: One of the major attractions at Nausicaa is the colossal Giant Squid. Witness these elusive deep-sea dwellers, and learn about their mysterious lives in the deep oceanic trenches.
  • 🐡 Jellyfish: Watch the graceful dance of the Jellyfish in Nausicaa’s special jellyfish tanks. Their ethereal beauty and the soothing ambiance of their display are sure to provide a calming experience.

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  • Encounter breathtaking species among the 1,600 that call Nausicaá home, including grey reef sharks and manta rays.
  • Explore 70 aquariums housing a total of 58,000 animals for an immersive marine experience.
  • Witness engaging shows like the sea lions’ medical training and the finding of the penguins.
  • Venture into the Tropical Lagoon and the tropical forest home to caimans.
  • Nausicaá, the largest public aquarium in Europe, offers a unique experience that appeals to the whole family.
  • Learn about the effects of global warming through the ‘In the Eye of the Climate’ exhibit, featuring immersive projections and soundscapes.
  • Enjoy priority access with your pre-booked ticket.
  • Take a break in one of three restaurants located within the aquarium.
€28.50
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Plan your Visit

Opening and Closing Hours:

Nausicaa Aquarium is open to visitors all year round, with minor exceptions for certain holidays. Please note the following schedule for your visit:

  • 🕙 Monday to Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • 🕙 Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • 🕙 Public Holidays: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

It's recommended to check the official Nausicaa Aquarium website for any changes in the schedule or unexpected closures. Enjoy your visit to this spectacular underwater world!

How To Reach Nausicaa Aquarium

By Metro

Nausicaa Aquarium is well connected by the metro network. The nearest metro station is Liane. From there, it's a short 10-minute walk to the aquarium. Make sure to check the metro timings beforehand to plan your visit conveniently.

By Tram

Trams are another reliable mode of transportation to reach Nausicaa Aquarium. The nearest tram stop is Navarin, which is a mere 5-minute walk to the aquarium. Trams run frequently throughout the day, offering a convenient way to travel.

By Bus

You can also take a bus to the aquarium. Bus number 3 from Boulogne-sur-Mer Station will take you directly to Nausicaa Aquarium. The bus stop is just outside the aquarium, making it a hassle-free option for those preferring to travel by bus.

By Taxi or Car

If you're travelling by taxi or car, you can easily find Nausicaa Aquarium in Boulogne-sur-Mer via GPS. There is ample parking space provided for visitors. Please note that parking fees apply.

Regardless of the mode of transport you choose, we recommend allowing extra travel time during peak hours.

Key Attractions at Nausicaa Aquarium

Main Lagoon

The Main Lagoon is the heart of the Nausicaa Aquarium and one of its most mesmerising attractions. Housing an impressive array of marine life, this huge tank gives visitors a 360° view of the aquatic world. Here, you can watch the colourful reef fishes darting around and the majestic rays gliding through the waters.

  • 🐋 Rays: Magnificent creatures, rays glide gracefully through the waters of the Main Lagoon, captivating audience with their beauty.
  • 🐠 Tropical Fishes: An array of vibrant tropical fishes, each with their distinct colours and patterns, add to the visual treat in the Main Lagoon.

The Tropical Forest

Experience the dense and lush tropical forests teeming with life. This section of Nausicaa Aquarium is an exotic wonder, equipped with a waterfall, exotic birds, and a variety of amphibians.

  • 🐸 Amphibians: From dart frogs to salamanders, discover the diverse amphibians that inhabit the Tropical Forest.
  • 🐦 Exotic Birds: The Tropical Forest is home to a variety of colourful and exotic birds, adding a vibrant hue to the overall experience.

The Penguin Beach

One of the major highlights of Nausicaa Aquarium is the Penguin Beach. This attraction allows you to witness the playful antics of Humboldt penguins as they dive, swim, and waddle around.

  • 🐧 Humboldt Penguins: Watch these adorable creatures in their natural-like habitat, diving and swimming in their large pool or resting on the rocks.

The Shark Aquarium

The Shark Aquarium is a must-see attraction at Nausicaa, where visitors can watch different species of sharks in an environment that closely mimics their natural habitat.

  • 🦈 Sharks: From Hammerhead to Sand Tiger Sharks, the Shark Aquarium houses an interesting variety of these fearsome sea creatures.

The Touch Pool

The interactive Touch Pool at Nausicaa gives visitors a chance to touch and feel some of the marine creatures under the guidance of trained staff.

  • 🐚 Touch Pool: Feel the unique textures of starfish, sea cucumbers, and many more marine creatures in this hands-on area.

Each of these unique attractions gives visitors a glimpse into the fascinating underwater world, promising an unforgettable experience at Nausicaa Aquarium.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Nausicaa Aquarium  and Nausicaa Aquarium  Online Tickets

What animals can I see at the Nausicaa Aquarium?

At the Nausicaa Aquarium, you can see a wide range of marine species including grey reef sharks, manta rays, sea lions, penguins, and caimans among the 1,600 species that call the aquarium home.

What are some of the main exhibits at the Nausicaa Aquarium?

The main exhibits at the Nausicaa Aquarium include ‘Journey on the High Seas’, ‘Mankind and Shores’, ‘In the Eye of the Climate’, and the Tropical Lagoon. The new 2022 feature is ‘Grand Large – The giants of the High Seas in Augmented Reality’.

Where can I find online tickets for the Nausicaa Aquarium?

Tickets for the Nausicaa Aquarium can be found on their official website or through various online ticket platforms.

How to avoid long waiting lines in Nausicaa Aquarium?

To avoid long lines, consider purchasing skip-the-line tickets or visiting during off-peak times such as weekdays or early mornings.

What is the best time to visit Nausicaa Aquarium?

The best time to visit Nausicaa Aquarium is during off-peak times to avoid crowds. However, it offers a unique experience year-round.

How much does it cost to visit the Nausicaa Aquarium?

For accurate pricing details, it’s best to check the Nausicaa Aquarium’s official website as prices may vary.

What are some attractions at the Nausicaa Aquarium?

Attractions at the Nausicaa Aquarium include the ‘Journey on the High Seas’, ‘Mankind and Shores’, ‘In the Eye of the Climate’ exhibits, the Tropical Lagoon, and the augmented reality experience ‘Grand Large – The giants of the High Seas’.

What are the opening hours of the Nausicaa Aquarium?

The opening hours of Nausicaa Aquarium vary throughout the year. Please check their official website for the most up-to-date information.

What are some tips for visiting the Nausicaa Aquarium?

Some tips include wearing comfortable shoes, arriving early to avoid crowds, and planning your route in advance to make sure you see all the exhibits.

Is the Nausicaa Aquarium open all year round?

Yes, the Nausicaa Aquarium is open all year round, although the opening hours may vary depending on the season.

Things to do and activities near Nausicaa Aquarium

There are many things to do near Nausicaa Aquarium including exploring the Opal Coast and the beauty of the Boulonnais landscape.

Do I need to pre-book my tickets?

While it’s not mandatory to pre-book your tickets, it is highly recommended to ensure entry, especially during peak times.

Are there skip the line tickets for Nausicaa Aquarium?

Yes, skip-the-line tickets are available and can help you bypass the long queues.

Is Nausicaa Aquarium worth visiting?

Absolutely! With its diverse range of marine life, immersive exhibits, and conservation efforts, Nausicaa Aquarium offers a unique and educational experience for visitors of all ages.

Are there other attractions nearby?

Yes, besides the aquarium, you can explore the charms of the Opal Coast and the beauty of the Boulonnais landscape.

Is it safe to visit Nausicaa Aquarium?

Yes, Nausicaa Aquarium prioritizes the safety of its visitors and has numerous measures in place to ensure a secure environment.

Are there toilets available?

Yes, there are several toilet facilities located throughout the aquarium.

Can I bring my own food and drinks into the park?

While there are food options available at the aquarium, visitors are usually allowed to bring their own food and drinks. However, it’s best to check the aquarium’s policy beforehand.

Is there wheelchair access available at Nausicaa Aquarium?

Yes, Nausicaa Aquarium is wheelchair-accessible and strives to accommodate all visitors.

Are pets allowed on the grounds?

Pets are typically not allowed within the aquarium for the safety and comfort of the animals.

Is Nausicaa Aquarium a good attraction for couples?

Yes, with its beautiful marine environments and unique exhibits, Nausicaa Aquarium makes for a fun and romantic day out for couples.

Are there any activities for children?

Yes, Nausicaa Aquarium offers several kid-friendly attractions and activities, making it a great destination for families.

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