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“Brilliant aquarium and great way to spend 3 hours”

Nausicaa National Sea Centre
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Entrance Ticket to the NAUSICAA National Sea Centre in Boulogne-sur-Mer
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Annual closing period: from January 8th to February 2nd 2018, inclusive. More than just a simple aquarium, Nausicaa, National Sea Centre, is the largest European complex entirely devoted to the universe of marine life. Nausicaa 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 Nausicaa 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?" Nausicaa, take a plunge to discover the diversity of the marine life.
Reviewed January 12, 2013

Enormous aquarium, not too commercial and with good views of the beach and restaurant on site. Although expensive (family of five) I felt it was great value and all ages would enjoy it. Very well displayed and lots of variety including large open 'lagoon area' with sharks. Highly recommended and reason enough to visit Boulogne - one of the most attractive towns in the area.

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

This is quite unlike the sort of Aquarium you might expect to find in a small seaside town. It is enormous, brilliantly presented and well worth a visit.

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Reviewed December 6, 2012

this aquarium is huge, and got different rooms and partitions. There are thousands of species and lots to do. A nice restaurant overview the beach next to it

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Reviewed November 28, 2012

We visited Nausicaa on Sunday as we were staying near Boulogne and it looked great. Our 4 year old really enjoyed it and I would thoroughly recommend a visit if you are in the area. The centre is massive and every time I thought that we'd reached the end there was more to see.
We especially enjoyed the touch tank where you can touch the rays and the penguin exhibition and 4d film. Definitely worth a look and worth the money when you think of how much it costs to get into the sealife centre here in Bristol!

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Reviewed November 14, 2012

I took my grandchildren here they were fasinated it is very well run and welcoming gives a realy insight into sea life.

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