Lisbon Oceanarium - Oceanário de Lisboa - is the largest aquarium in Europe. The giant aquariums host more than 25,000 sea creatures.
The exhibition is divided into five parts. There are four smaller aquariums, where you can enjoy tropical sea creatures, the Pacific, Arctic and Atlantic plus the largest primary container (holds up 5,000 cubic meters of salt water) in which there are different species of animals living in the oceans, such as sharks or tuna.
In the aquarium, you can see a beautiful coral reef, as well as penguins, sea otters, cod, crab, octopus, clownfish, moray eels and many other marine animals, as well as the wonderful underwater world of plants. Ocenarium windows are designed so that visitors have the impression of walking on the sea bottom. Aquarium walls are made of 27 cm thick acrylic.
Aquarium serves as well scientific and educational purposes. A number of workshops and exhibitions are organized. Here you can see how small sharks hatch, or look at the stages of development of sea creatures.
For the youngest children (0 to 3 years) musical and dancing mornings on the background of a huge aquarium are held, and for slightly older there's opportunity to sleep accompanied by the sharks!
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Oceanário de Lisboa, Esplanada D. Carlos I - Doca dos Olivais 1990-005 LisboaGallery:
Summer: 10:00 - 20:00, Winter: from 10:00 to 19:00.Tickets adults: