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Oceanopolis

Parc de Decouverte des Oceans | Port de Plaisance du Moulin Blanc, 29210 Brest, France
02 98 34 40 40
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Ranked #2 of 20 attractions in Brest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Aquariums
Traveler Description: Océanopolis tells the natural history of oceans as seen by scientists. Showcase of the French oceanographic research, the content of Océanopolis is... more »
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Barcelona, Spain
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went to Océanopolis in May 2014. Pros: Very well-displayed, interesting and fun. Informative panels both in French and English. We especially liked the seals, sea lions, otters and penguins. Don't miss the movie at the Polar zone, there's a cool surprise at the end! Cons: Ideal for rainy days (very common in Brittany, by the way), but keep in... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was one of the most interesting and comprehensive visits to a marine related exhibit we have ever had. Very accessible, not cheap, but with four "worlds" of ocean/marine life to visit. Well worth the time.

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Middleton-on-Sea, null, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Sounds rather expensive when you arrive but there is so much to see inside it is actually quite good value.Wonderful biq aquariums with every type of fish known to man.Plus seals turtles etc.

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Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Well worth a visit. It is not cheap, but good value when you recognise the scale of the aquariums, and the maintenance required. Great for children.

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Mordor
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We visited here in June 14 for a rainy day out. All of the aquariums are put into zoned areas and each has their own fascinating facts about them to discover. The highlights for me was seeing the sharks - about 4 different types including an amazing sawfish (a shark with what looks like a chainsaw on his nose). Also... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

It´s a nice aquarium, rather expensive. It's divided by zones of climate, some of them really great, like the polar, but I found the diversity of specimens limited in the tropical zone. Information provided mostly in french, wich can be a problem if you're unfamliar with the language. Probably children would love it...

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Tucson, Arizona
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This aquarium is mainly educational but also quite attractive to visit. It is divided into three zones to visit: temperate, tropical, and polar. It is not inexpensive, and is quite a bit more limited than many Seaworld type parks we have seen before. Parking is free and easy, and in the month of May there are very few other people... More

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cork
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Spent a few hours here, expensive enough for what it is. Very busy & due to cramped viewing areas didn't see as much as we thought we would. Everything is in French, educational but we couldn't read a lot of the info. Nearly €50 for 2 adults & child, won't be going again, slightly disappointing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We explored all of Oceanopolis and ate lunch at the restaurant. The food was okay, not the worst by far, but also not gourmet. The exhibits were fun to look at, the best being the ice wall. This is a great day trip, or even an afternoon.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This is just a great day out for both children and adults - good value for money. Get there early cos there is lots to see.

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