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Murmansk Oceanarium

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Great fun

The oceanarium is next to the large lake where people do ice swimming, and the attraction park for... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2016
Murmansk Oblast, Russia
via mobile
An underestimated place...

have reading other rewiews and had not so big expections, but get to se a very good show, the seals... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2015
Thomas A
Rovaniemi, Finland
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  • Average5%
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  • Terrible3%
Oct 22, 2017
“Strict times for visits”
Mar 5, 2017
“Things to skip, unless you are with children or a student of local culture”
68°59′41″ с. ш. 33°05′23″ в. д.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Geroyev Severomortsev ave, 4, Murmansk 183038, Russia
+7 815 243-26-71
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

I stopped here briefly on the way to the Aloysha monument. There are strict times for when visits are permitted, with big gaps between. Since I was a long way from the next available slot I decided to miss the interior. Worth checking the visit...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank KGB777
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Tank of smelly water with animals that are doing mild tricks while hostess tells a fairy tale linking the tricks to a storyline. Even sitting on the top, third row, we were in abject terror of being splashed and stinking of dirty fish water the...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank sherryannehome
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Don't think of this as anything like you would find in more developed parts of the world. It's a small enclosure with arctic seals performing tricks, and has nothing to do with conservation.

Date of experience: June 2016
3  Thank OnwardTraveller
Reviewed 20 February 2016

The oceanarium is next to the large lake where people do ice swimming, and the attraction park for children. The 1hr long shows they put on are interesting and fun to watch and the well-treated mammals seem to enjoy taking part. It's not very expensive...More

Date of experience: February 2016
2  Thank tybraf
Reviewed 21 October 2015

have reading other rewiews and had not so big expections, but get to se a very good show, the seals was very well trained and it is a lot of hard work behind to learn them all this, they have all ther personal trainer and...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Thomas A
Reviewed 10 August 2015

A nice show of seals, walruses and sea-cats in Murmansk city. It's close to the Alyosa War Memorial and absolute worth to visit.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Frank_KolaTravel
Reviewed 20 July 2015

The show consists of trained Greenland seals doing tricks in and out of the water. This is not a Sea World performance, but they do put on a very entertaining show. The seals appear to be well cared for by their trainers. They (the seals...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Richard J
Reviewed 16 January 2015

Firstly, in regards to the animals, I believe those are all rescued seals and sea dogs that were injured by the large ships and unable to survive in their natural habitat. They seem to be well-cared for and each one has their own trainer who's...More

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank tinaq_reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2014

This place is a shock! The smell is horrible, the water is so dense green and cloudy that you cannot see an animal that is swimming right next to the glass while you are downstairs. This place is basically an entertainment center for young children....More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank baldeagle46
Reviewed 19 July 2014

First, the seals were adorable, well trained and seemed well nourished. But, the facility is depressing. Your first impression is of the fishy smell! The water is dirty green and cloudy, and the tanks are so small for these wonderful animals! There are blow up...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank LLCJ54
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