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Aquarium et Musee de Zoologie (Aquarium and Zoological Museum)

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Address: Quai Edouard Van Beneden 22, Liege 4020, Belgium
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+32 4 221 94 04
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Interesting museum for all ages

I visited this museum with my kids and we liked it a lot. Nicely organized, useful and practical information explained in an easy way for kids. Quite iimpressive ''collection'' of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 4, 2017
Bea B
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

I visited this museum with my kids and we liked it a lot. Nicely organized, useful and practical information explained in an easy way for kids. Quite iimpressive ''collection'' of fisk, coral, and other animals. Two disadvantages: the parking place of the museum was extremely old and very difficult to park you car. And the second disadvantage were toilets in... More 

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Thank Bea B
Liege, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

The aquarium is well presented and clearly labelled, although relatively small. The museum is a natural history museum, with a clear trend towards zoology and the feel of a University collection, which it actually is. The building is the Zoology Department of the University, some collections are really very extended and informative.

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Thank Marc M
Lund, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

Not big, but beautifully presented and labelled. Displays includes full information in four languages. Lots of benches for adults to sit and steps for children to climb. There are a few small tanks on the side of the stairs. Look for the African clawed frog that only moves when no one is watching. The top floor is an archive of... More 

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Thank bjoann
Liege, Belgium
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Went to see the shark. It was tiny and I thought missing in action until others informed me that I had simply turned my head in the wrong direction when I passed the open tank.

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Thank DroitShadow
Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We spent a nice afternoon at the aquarium on a rainy day and very much enjoyed the aquarium and zoological museum. My young daughter, who loves all things animal, had the best time naming all the creatures and then learning the names in French.

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Thank Ann-Marie B
Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016

As a biologist I enjoyed with the fish diversity of the aquarium. Although it is not too big, I think it has a good representation of important taxonomic groups, an also info of distribution, threat category!! The museum was also amazing with a great diversity of specimens. Moreover, the specimens were well preserved, and well taxidermied (specially the birds), which... More 

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Thank Alejandro A
Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2015

You will certainly find a lot information on alive and not-alive-anymore creatures worth seeing here. But please take a while to look for a small exhibition of educational aids ordered by one of UdL professors in late 19th century. They had no underwater photos nor video nor 3D models - so the professor ordered a series of small sea organisms... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

I'm very surprised about all the negative comments. This is a very old museum and it's necessary to think about the resources that they had more than a hundred years ago and They have plenty of animals! it's true that the rooms need a renovation and maybe more explanation but that's all! The aquarium is small but modern. We really... More 

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2 Thank Yen M
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2015

After seeing the aquariums in Scheveningen and Oberhausen, this one is really disappointing. It's a bunch of fairly small rectangular aquariums, with only small fish. I'm no fish expert, but I didn't notice any special fish you wouldn't see at other places.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

This is worth stopping at if you're down by the river or passing. There are some large freshwater tanks with corydoras and tetras which you don't usually see at large aquariums. There are some nice large tanks but it seemed there was refurbishment going on. Perhaps the building of a ray tank, which was empty. The large cube tank was... More 

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