Nausicaa, Boulogne-sur-Mer

#1 of 146 in Parks in Hauts-de-France
Must see · Aquarium · Zoo / Aquarium
Nausicaa is a science center entirely dedicated to the relationship between mankind and the sea. It is one of the largest public aquariums in Europe and houses exhibitions on marine fauna and the exploitation and management of marine resources. Exhibits include a shark aquarium, a tropical lagoon, a sea lion reserve, a touch pool, and a penguin enclosure, among others. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Boulogne-sur-Mer fast, fun, and easy.
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  • It was an extremly positive experience! We really enjoyed the visit from the very first moment. It was Friday afternoon, no crowds, everyone was following the rules, the staff was nice and helpful.....  more »
  • Had a full day here, and enjoyed it thoroughly. Some of the displays are fantastic, with loads to see. The only real downsides were the very slow lifts, which seemed to move at a snail's pace, and...  more »
  • A very nice aquarium. Convenient parking, correct Corona protocols. People who appreciate well-preserved, REAL coral riffs will absolutely love this place. Don't just run through it, sit down, lean back, read the signs and enjoy. Some things can be done a little bit better. But all in all a great experience, highly recommend.
  • We visited today and the aquarium is really impressive. It's huge and has many exhibits and a lot of sea animals to discover. It was not busy when we visited (on a Friday). They really took good measurements against covid-19. There is disinfectant gel everywhere and we saw people cleaning all the time. Note though the restaurants are currently closed so bring your own picnic. We spent approx 5 hours here.

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