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“The future is here”

Aquarium de Valencia
Ranked #7 of 17 things to do in Valencia
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Reviewed 16 November 2015

As soon as you arrive you feel like you are looking at the homes of the future. Or is it spaceships that have crash landed in the middle of this ancient place?? The buildings are beautiful and very unusual. Even if you don't go in, just a walk around is worth it. There is the aquarium at one end, then the science museum, the hemispheric (which shows 3D movies, and the arts building at the other end. Surrounded by water and parks, it really is very beautiful.
The aquarium is fun. It is not too big,has a dolphin show (but check the times before you go in so you don't miss it) and see everything else around that (sharks, seals, beluga whales, lots of fish and birds). It's €27 for a adult so if you intend to see the science museum and a 3D show, buy all the tickets together as it is a little bit of a saving. The entire aquarium takes about 3-4 hours at a leisurely pace. Also make sure you book which 3D show you want to see when you buy your ticket.
You can definitely do this in the morning and then the science museum in the afternoon. Big day but the kids will love every minute.
Oh and don't forget to play a trick on the kids out the front of the science museum (the hemispheric side). Get them to stand at one end of the big arch, right against the wall at the front corner, just in the grove, and then go to the other end and speak into the grove at your end. They will think you are standing next to them speaking. It's hilarious watching them work out how you make your voice travel. Have fun

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Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

A wet day didn't stop our visit. Some amazing sights. Not too crowded and so much to see. Comfortable shoes a must.
Restuarant could have been better, felt a bit like a canteen but food edible. Parking underground? Head for section d or e then climb stairs to payment booth.

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Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Extremely average. Some good exhibits. Dolphin show was below average. We waited 25mins for it to start and then when it did it wasn't that wonderful. The dolphin show in Madrid is much more exciting!

1  Thank DanielleC4545
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Reviewed 5 May 2015

We went on Tuesday morning which coincided with several bus loads of hundreds of school kids. Which didn't help our experience. As others have noted, signage is poor. We headed off to see the Sharks first. Despite signs tellingpeople not to sit down in the tunnels or bang on the glass, the school kids did both. There were no staff around to monitor behaviour or to direct questions to. We went to see the dolphin show which was dull, all aimed at the school kids & all speaking was in Spanish. We didn't enjoy the experience & wouldn't recommend. We enjoyed seeing all the architecture in the area, however, although it was sad to see how run down the buildings & landscaping are.

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Reviewed 23 October 2014

This has got to be the best aquarium ever. You need to spend a whole day there to see everything. The dolphin show is the highlight but there's birds, penguins, fish and sharks galore. A really great day out.

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