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Nausicaa, National Sea Centre

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Address: Boulevard Sainte-Beuve, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
Phone Number: 33321309999
9:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

More than just a simple aquarium, Nausicaá, National Sea Centre, is the...

More than just a simple aquarium, Nausicaá, National Sea Centre, is the largest European complex entirely devoted to the universe of marine life. Nausicaá offers an entertaining, educational and scientific, visit raising public awareness about the need to act responsibly towards the world's seas if their resources and beauty are to be maintained. Let yourself be astounded by the immense variety of the sea life: 5 000m2 exposition space 36 000 living creatures 1 000 different species housed in 4.5 million litres of water which is dispersed into 50 aquariums, large tanks and terrariums Nausicaá proposes you a wonderful chance to discover "the Penguin" a unique marine bird in a revisited environment and alert us to the harmful risks of global warming in the new exhibition "Climate & Ocean: Getting hot in here! What does the future offer?" Nausicaá, take a plunge to discover the diversity of the marine life.

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Great place with lots to see. Sea Lions are wonderful

Lots of added info about the sea, the climate the history of man and its relationship with the sea. Great place to spend a day watching the animals and getting the kids to learn... read more

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Lots of added info about the sea, the climate the history of man and its relationship with the sea. Great place to spend a day watching the animals and getting the kids to learn something about the world around them.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With low expectation and a shock at the price - we were pleasantly surprised by the value, variety and quality of the experience. Great for kids.

Thank marktinkler
Woodham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big aquarium with plenty of sharks and other fish. Enjoyed the sea lion show a lot as well as crocodiles. Must visit with kids!

Thank Christiancornwall
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went today on the way back to the Eurotunnel. The aquarium was really good but some of the tanks were small and the penguins looked quite unhappy. The sealions were great fun though. Halfway around we stopped at the bar for lunch. Considering the aquarium focuses on the environment etc, all of the hot food was microwaved and the... More 

Thank JenRay11
Saint Nicolas, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very great aquarium. A lot of squales, Great show with sea lions I have never visited a so huge aquarium.

Thank Fabian B
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an outstanding aquarium that will appeal to every age group. The layout is imaginative and exciting. Parking is a problem. There is limited, free parking on the ground floor. There is also a small underground car park that you pay for. This fills up quickly. The staff then locked the pedestrian access door (so you have to walk... More 

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on 5/8/16. Good for a rainy day all under cover. Kept my teenagers mildly interested for about two and a half hours. Don't miss the sea lion feeding at 11:45am. Very good for a sea life centre I am sure if kids were younger they would have loved it. SEA LION feeding is highlight of the day.

Thank Joe W
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous displays and most interesting information provided as well as interactive activities. Seeing cuttle fish from up close, touching a ray and experiencing a storm from a boat.

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited with my 6 year old grandson. We really enjoyed looking at the many varieties of marine life.

Thank GibbsJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is one of the best aquariums I have been too. You can get so close to the animals. The seal area is amazing!!! I won't spoil it for you though. They really take the environment seriously too and the preservation message comes across loud and clear. Well worth a visit. Oh and there's a really good tourist information... More 

Thank Alison M

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