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Bergen Aquarium

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Address: Nordnesbakken 4, Bergen 5005, Norway
Phone Number: 4755557171
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"WHO WE ARE AND WHAT YOU CAN EXPERIENCE..." AN EXPERIENCE THAT...

"WHO WE ARE AND WHAT YOU CAN EXPERIENCE..." AN EXPERIENCE THAT GUARANTEES A DESIRE TO LEARN! Male penguins sometimes adopt eggs and become the world's best "mothers", some turtles can breathe through their backsides, the plastic we throw away every year creates a sheet in the ocean as big as some countries, and spiders use hydraulics to move: after a visit to the aquarium, you'll definitely know something you didn't beforehand. And you'll know it with your entire body - not just your head. At Bergen Aquarium, children and adults alike can see, touch, read about and follow the animals and aquarium keepers at close range. You can watch shows and feedings, and see how fish and animals act when in their element. Bergen Aquarium has been a must-see institution for visitors and residents alike since 1960. It's situated a short way from the centre of Bergen, in a fantastic parkside location with a view out over the seaward approach to Bergen from all sides. There's good food, too: Biologen Akvariet is a brasserie offering proper food made with proper ingredients. It'll give you energy for the whole visit, and then some.

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Busy attraction

We visited during the summer and it was very busy. Watched the sea lion feeding and got to see the three week old penguin receive its daily weigh in.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have been to Bergen several times but never been to the aquarium. (The street signs on the way say Akvariet, of course, so watch out for this.) A really enjoyable day, the best outdoor activities are the penguin feeding and the sea lion display. We love aquariums (OK then, aquaria) and this is one of the best. Also a brilliant... More 

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited during the summer and it was very busy. Watched the sea lion feeding and got to see the three week old penguin receive its daily weigh in.

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Thank Gizmo8800
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Penguins there are adorable but could be loud I recommend you to go there if you have young children so they can see many types of reptiles ,fishes.

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Thank Brave H
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Hi. Thanks for the nice feedback and thank you for your visit. Agree with our penguins are the loveliest:=). Have a great summer! Best regards Akvariet i Bergen More 

West Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This aquarium had shows, fish, snakes, butterflies, a shark tunnel, and crocodiles. Nice walk from the downtown area.

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Thank LeeLeeAnn
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Hello and thank you for your visit and your feedback . Nice to see that you liked our lovely animals.. Have a nice summer! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Too expensive , we was a group of 12 persons, from 10 years old and up. After One hour we all left. My opinion is that it is too expensive with 250nok for adult. (14 year and up). will not do it again.

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Hello and thank you for your visit and feedback. Have a nice summer! More 

New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit to the aquarium! It was the first time in my life I saw pinguins just hanging outside instead of being inside (maybe because of the really cold weather it was more convinient to have them there hehe). The sea lions are just lovley and the rest of the museum is very nice. The only thing... More 

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Hello and thank you for your visit and your feedback . Nice to see that you liked our, penguins and our other great animals. Have a nice summer! More 

Enumclaw, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked in the gate and were immediately stopped by the penguin exhibit. It was a lot of fun to watch them, but after that.... Two California Sea Lions and a hiding sea otter plus some indoor tanks. You have completed the aquarium. The walk out to it through the old neighborhoods and the ferry ride across the wharf back... More 

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Hello and thank you for your visit and your feedback. Have a nice summer! More 

Siggiewi, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good aquarium with a good selection of sea life on display. Fun activities to view and take part on for all the family. It is not a very big place so the value for money is not good as entrance fee is pretty steep. The restaurant is good but again pricey.

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Hello and thank you for your visit and nice feedback. Have a nice summer! More 

Aurora, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While we were not planning to visit the aquarium, we decided to take the leap. My expectations were not enormous, but I was very pleased with the whole adventure. I swallowed hard when they said 500 kroners (for 2 adults). We arrived a bit before the sea lion show, which was very fun, particularly seeing the great joy on the... More 

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Thank Jeff K
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Thank you for your nice feedback . So nice to see that you had a good time with us. Hope you had a nice stay in Bergen ! We wish you a good summer . Best regards Akvariet i Bergen More 

Sheffield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for a morning while in Bergen and was surprised to learn that despite being called an aquarium the attraction did include the likes of Sea Lions and Penguins. Reasonable entrance fee (for Norway) and a praiseworthy emphasis on the environmental impact human have on the earth,

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Thank jasowl
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Hello and thank you for your visit and nice feedback . Nice to see that you liked our sea lion show, penguins and our other great animals. Have a nice summer! More 

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