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Nausicaa National Sea Centre

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“sea lions”(60 reviews)
“all ages”(26 reviews)
“great aquarium”(19 reviews)
More than just a simple aquarium, Nausicaá, 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...more
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Boulevard Sainte-Beuve, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
+33 3 21 30 99 99
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Reviewed today via mobile

The best aquarium I’ve ever visited. Thoughtfully & intelligently designed, with enough information without overdoing it. The main tank is simply breathtaking, and the animals look healthy, happy & well cared for. I especially loved the Tunnel, & spent a long time in there marvelling...More

Thank Lesley F
Reviewed yesterday

amazing, fantastic informative, beautifully done. so much information and things to see. worth going twice. very disable friendly.

Thank Linda J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went to Nausicaa as a child, but going back as an adult and seeing how much it’s changed, along with all the new tanks and animals was incredible. The centre now has a dedicated multi-story car park a stones throw away which is cheap,...More

Thank Karl D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This centre dedicated to the sea, sealife and what humans are causing, is a must for everyone. The big bassin gives you a goo,d idea of the life in the sea. But also the mangrove dept. Not to forget all the examples of the stupid...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed yesterday

We really had a great time exploring the new wing! But I think it'll be even better in a couple of years when life in the new tank is more developed! The Manta Ray is sooo majestic, the highlight of the visit and I really...More

Thank SnEm74
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Due to the weather we decided to go for something indoors. Not so cheap but worth while to visit as they have the biggest aquarium with sharks, manta rays, barrier reef and other animals.

Thank philipmB4734TR
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was astonishing. The blend of sealife, tanks, and multimedia was amazing. The eye for detail was throughout - always places for kids to look from, appropriate floor coverings, huge efforts to present natural habitats. I ran out of superlatives by the end of a...More

Thank SimonDorset
Reviewed 6 days ago

Never know really what to expect from something like this.First impression wasnt very favourable but as we went on it got better until i realised we had really enjoyed it and was impressed.It really is worth a visit.We went after the school holidays mid week...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a Friday and arrived on opening (9.30) Free parking near by just past roundabout with grass on. Excellent location and easy to get to. Take a map at the beginning and you will have your bags checked however you can take food/cold drinks...More

Thank dommotyger
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were so many different sea creatures with interaction for children. The shop had a big variety from glass figures to toys for kids. It was one of the best experiences I have ever had.

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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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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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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,