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Oceanario de Lisboa

Esplanada D. Carlos I - Doca dos Olivais, Lisbon 1990-005, Portugal
+351 218 917 000
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As featured in Lisbon for young kids
Ranked #2 of 212 attractions in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Aquariums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Opened in 1998, the Oceanário was the centerpiece of the XXth Century's last World Fair, themed "The Oceans, a Heritage for the Future", and eternally... more » Owner description: Opened in 1998, the Oceanário was the centerpiece of the XXth Century's last World Fair, themed "The Oceans, a Heritage for the Future", and eternally binds Lisbon to the Oceans.MissionThe Oceanário’s mission is to promote knowledge of the oceans and bring up the public about the duty of protecting natural heritage, through changing their daily habits.While walking through impressive and unforgettable exhibits, visitors are encouraged to learn fascinating things about the oceans and, more importantly, how to make decisions in their daily lives that actively promote the conservation of nature. « less
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Very interesting place to visit with good information. More emphasis on the importance of conservation and the effects of pollution appear to be needed when doing a stroll along the water after our tour. Plastic bags, discarded plastic chair and other refuse clearly evident :-( It would nice to see more signs reminding people to shut off their flashes on... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Was there with my husband. Crowded, with a lot of children everywhere. Not so impressed by it, exept that they had sharks and a giant sun fish. Others that havent seen anything like this before, will probably find it more interesting.

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Wroclaw, Poland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I've always wanted to visit the oceanarium and this one in Lisboa was better than in my dreams. If you want to be there don't hesitate and buy a dual ticket for the oceanarium and for the turtles.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed the Oceanário de Lisboa experience. With an excellent variety of sea life from all over the world, it was interesting until the end. The kids loved the two mischievous sea otters. The manta ray and ocean sunfish were also highlights. Easy place to get to on the metro.

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Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Very nice place to visit with children. 90 minutes of fun and expericence. The masterpiece when visiting the area.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Easy to get the underground and get to correct part of Lisbon but not very well sign posted when trying to find the Oceanario. Great afternoon out for both adults and children lots to see and very interesting.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The Ocenario de Lisboa is a great and exiting place to visit for its amazing and very big aquarium, and its recreations of different climates around the earth with some of its species ranging from little fish to sharks, otters and penguins. Most importantly they want to provide a message to everyone about the conservation of the ocean and its... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I loved my visit here! the Ocenario is nicely aranged, there are some amazing species there. My favorite were the sea otters and puffins - cute beyond words. We happened to be there when some giant turtles were brought. Their had special tanks you could actually walk over, see the creatures bellow. The main tank was also rather impressive, with... More

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Vantaa, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Definitely the best one I've been in, but I still expected more. The main tank was beautiful and large (as were some of the species in it), and the temporary exhibit (sea turtles) was impressive, but I guess I wanted to see even more species displayed.

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Lisboa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

If you like watching the ocean creatures you will definitely enjoy visiting the Lisbon Aquarium "Oceanarios de Lisboa"... I have been there with my family a few times and I enjoyed every single time.

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