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Entrance Ticket to the NAUSICAA, the biggest aquarium in Europe
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Entrance Ticket to the NAUSICAA, the biggest aquarium in Europe
from $28.00*
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  • Average11%
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“sea lions”(61 reviews)
“great aquarium”(20 reviews)
“all ages”(26 reviews)
Nausicaá is open everyday from 09:30 to 18:30. Nausicaa is closed on December 25th. Nausicaa opens at 2 pm on January 1st. Annual closing from 7 to 25 January 2019.
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Boulevard Sainte-Beuve, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
+33 3 21 30 99 99
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Next to the fantastic visual experience, both life and virtual, the aquarium does also a great effort to create awareness around environmental issues related to our waterworld. I highly recommend to take the audio-guide as a supplement, because there is no time enough to read...More

Thank joostdemuynck
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on rainy school holiday and had to queue to get it. Quicker to buy online if you know what day you are going. Even though it was really busy it was still great.

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great aquarium and you can see they have spent a lot of money on it. we were here around 2 and a half hours which was plenty for 3 kids 7 and under. Only little quibble was there were lots of areas...More

Thank Diveboy77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely acquarium. Great exhibition and loads of information panels, easily substituted with an audio guide for those with small kids, who can't stop to read through all the info. Penguins, rays, seahorses, sharks ... my son wished he could have seen the hammerhead sharks too,...More

1  Thank Rachel Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here when visiting France for the day and we were very disappointed. It cost an absolute fortune to get in €92 for a family of 4 and it definitely wasn't worth it. Once you have seen the large tank you have kind of...More

1  Thank Denise M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good day with the children, we spent about 3 hours here, we could have spent longer if we took part in all the activities. The queue to get in was long, im glad we prebooked tickets. The day trip was costly, but the sealife...More

Thank ArchieElliott
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been visiting Nausicaà every year for the last five or so... it’s three hours door to door for us and Boulogne also has an excellent fish market and lots of lovely restaurants. We’ve always loved it - it’s a toss up for us whether...More

1  Thank mamabeachy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friends recommended us to visit Nausicaa and we were not disappointed. Animals appear well-fed and in good shape. The setting itself is interesting with different approaches of the sea life (coast, high sea, ecology).

Thank Pierre G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been to Nausicaá a few times in the past but recently saw they now have Europe’s largest aquarium tank so thought seen as we hadn’t been there for a couple of years it would be good to go back! It was a random trip,...More

Thank Chan7412
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited yesterday, easy to mark and was free on the quayside, park outside for small children. Nausicaa was excellent very accessible, informative and the staff were friendly, there are several cafes on the way round, highlights for us were the penguins, sea lions, hammerhead...More

Thank louisehI9623YQ
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June 23, 2018|
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Response from mamabeachy | Reviewed this property |
There used to be one a few years ago but not any more - even in the enlarged version of Nausicaà
Andy B
October 24, 2017|
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Response from Daniel D | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I search for their English version of their website (nausicaaDOTcoDOTuk). You'll find every answer there, and if not, you can mail them. I wish you all much fun there ! Daniel
Phil L
July 10, 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth J | Reviewed this property |
From my experience we felt to book on line, was cheaper and on the day worked well. The underground park was a great help and not too expensive, supper place,