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“Best sea life centre we've been to ”

Nausicaa National Sea Centre
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Have been here in the past, and it continues to develop with a lot of building work going on at present, set to open in May. There's a huge range of exhibits including a large shark tank and tropical reef with underwater viewing, and plenty of information including a lot of environmental messages. There's a small cafe halfway round for drinks and snacks. Admission is nearly 20 euros, but you get a lot for your money and it's cheaper if you buy a ticket online with a reduction for 4 people or more. Highly recommended.

1  Thank oehugh
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"all ages"
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"great aquarium"
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"sea life centres"
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"we spent hours"
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Took the early morning ferry, as opposed to Le Shuttle as we prefer to wonder around the ferry and daylight is so much better for the soul. Nausicaa is close to Boulogne, easy to park on site. The aquarium is vast and full of wondrous creatures. The crocs were marvelous as were the vertical tanks of luminous jellyfish. Stayed at a cheap bnb in Boulonge before we headed back home the following morning. A Great day out and well recommended.

Thank keith l
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Well worth the money. Cheaper than see life in England and lasts a lot longer. 2 and half hours visit. Second time been . Love it

1  Thank Mark A
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

This amazing place was directly opposite our hotel, so we visited before checking in. Amazing range of fish and animals, and loads of informative audio and visual displays highlighting everything from global warming to the local fishing industry. As I keep a mini reef at home, highlight for me was the awesome walk over lagoon, with corals growing one side, and a reef pool the other, both bristling with life, plus you able to walk down to viewing platforms that allow you see them from side on. Sharks were stunning. Great sea lion display as well. Not cheap at 54 euros for three of us, but well worth the money.

Thank Russell S
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

I went on a school trip to le touquet for 5 days and this was the first place we visited it was incredible and so fascinating you could see so many different variations of fish and sea creatures it was definitely my favourite place on the whole trip and one I would definitely recommend it was a cheap entry for what you saw and huge. it has great disabled access even for people who struggle with walking like myself. it has fun activities and is really interesting would definitely recommend.

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