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Nausicaa National Sea Centre

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Boulevard Sainte-Beuve, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
+33 3 21 30 99 99
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Entrance Ticket to the NAUSICAA, the biggest aquarium in Europe
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ADMISSION TICKETS (1)
Entrance Ticket to the NAUSICAA, the biggest aquarium in Europe
from US$28.78*
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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: 10 000m2 exposition space, 58 000 living creatures 1 600 different species housed in 17 million litres of water which is dispersed into 85 aquariums, large tanks and terrariums Nausicaa proposes you a wonderful chance to discover the Hammerhead, the giant manta ray, pengouins, sea lions, and more! Nausicaa, take a plunge to discover the diversity of the marine life.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea lions” (59 reviews)
“all ages” (26 reviews)
“great aquarium” (19 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Boulevard Sainte-Beuve, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
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+33 3 21 30 99 99
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"sea lions"
in 59 reviews
"all ages"
in 26 reviews
"great aquarium"
in 19 reviews
"an aquarium"
in 10 reviews
"rainy day"
in 17 reviews
"three hours"
in 14 reviews
"sea life centres"
in 14 reviews
"we spent hours"
in 7 reviews
"per adult"
in 8 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 26 reviews
"free parking"
in 15 reviews
"family ticket"
in 6 reviews
"tropical lagoon"
in 8 reviews
"great for kids"
in 6 reviews
"sealife centre"
in 10 reviews
"different species"
in 7 reviews
"touch tank"
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Reviewed yesterday

Read the reviews and decided to go and was not disappointed at all. Lots to see and the lay out is really good. So many interesting sea life and the best sea life centre we have ever been to. Best to get there early to...More

Thank AdamPage
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was really impressed by the beauty of this aquarium/vivarium. So many different species shown in the best possible conditions. This really is a unique place to explore the wonders of so many different environments in and around our rivers and oceans. This complex is...More

Thank CarolienBAC
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The extension has been worth waiting for. The exhibits are fabulous and the whole attraction feels welcoming and friendly. Very helpful staff. Visited on a Sunday not long after opening time and was not too busy, very comfortable visit. Only one thing that I found...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on holiday for a week in northern France with 2 11 year old girls and knowing that the excellent Nausicaa aquarium had just reopened after a massive redevelopment and renovation, we took them for a visit. They were absolutely enthralled by the sheer...More

Thank PeterC555
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit overall. However the set up is principally designed for kids. I would have liked more, directly accessible information and less entertainment. I was rather disturbed by two of the caimans which had injuries around their noses and mouths. At the very...More

Thank Kerin P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This would have been good, we have been before a number of years ago. Staying nearby for an extra night on our return from a trip to be able to visit, we arrived on a Monday morning around 11am. The place was swarming with very...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 10 month old son for his first aquarium visit, and drove from Calais to Boulogne which only took 30 minutes. It’s very easily accessible and there is free parking in the beach car park nearby. Nausicaa has just opened a huge extension...More

Thank inspec71
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Sea Life Centre is wonderful to see, especially with children. It's the biggest in Europe: there are about 58.000 animals (so, not only fish). Best to come early to find a good parking space.

Thank Paulette L
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We spent half a day here and thoroughly enjoyed it. The main tank is amazing and very well stocked. The staff are very welcoming and helpful. It's well set out, clean and informative. I'll be going back. There's something for everyone, my 6month old son...More

Thank Tom S
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

If you are in the area is worthing a visit to Nausicaa. Is a very nice aquarium and the kids were amazed. The only thing was is a little expensive, i pay 72 euros for 2 adults and a kid 4 years old.

Thank CHRathens
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24 June 2018|
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Response from CHRathens | Reviewed this property |
I haven't seen a octopus only a very big squid...
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Andy B
25 October 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
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Phil L
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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,
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