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Oceanário de Lisboa

Set in the Parque das Nações, and built to appear as if it’s resting on the mighty River Tagus, the Oceanário de Lisboa is one of the Portuguese capital’s must-visit attractions.Friday, 31 May 2019

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Oceanário De Lisboa

Set in the Parque das Nações, and built to appear as if it’s resting on the mighty River Tagus, the Oceanário de Lisboa is one of the Portuguese capital’s must-visit attractions. A global beacon for ocean conservation, culture, enjoyment and education, in 2018 it was named Best Aquarium in the World for the third time at the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.

Touring under the name One Planet, One Ocean, the permanent exhibition at the Oceanário de Lisboa is a true multisensory experience. The incredible central aquarium symbolises the ‘global ocean’, and hosts about 100 species from four oceans, surrounded by four distinct marine habitats. Visitors can meet Magellanic penguins, puffins, sea otters, sunfish, seadragons, octopuses, clownfish, eels, rays, several shark species and stunning corals, to name but a few.

The temporary exhibition Forests Underwater by Takashi Amano presents tropical forests and their aquatic systems using the largest and most breathtaking nature aquarium in the world, created by the famous aquascaper, Takashi Amano. The artistic and conceptual display from this Japanese visionary is an interpretation of nature that reveals its balance of energy, where art, beauty and nature are perfectly connected.

Searching continuously for new and creative strategies to share knowledge of the ocean and its biodiversity, all the while focusing on current environmental challenges, the Oceanário de Lisboa aims to raise awareness of a healthier natural environment. Additionally, through its ocean literacy programme, the Oceanário aims to promote discovery, and instil a sense of stewardship towards the conservation of marine life. Students, teachers, families and groups can join guided tours, themed workshops, children’s concert, and even spend an evening with the sharks.

As part of its mission to raise awareness of the sustainable use and conservation of the ocean, Oceanário de Lisboa also launched the movement #SEATHEFUTURE, a new store, restaurant and cafeteria areas, with sustainable products.

DONT MISS

Forests Underwater by Takashi Amano: the world’s largest ‘nature aquarium’, combining forest sounds and music

NEED TO KNOW

KEY FACILITIES

• 8,000 marine creatures
• 30 aquariums
• Audio guides available in six languages
• Ramps and elevators available

KEY ACTIVITIES

• Guided tours available (pre-booking required)
• Children’s concerts
• Sleeping with sharks
• Fado for kids
• Oceans for all ages (senior groups)

GET IN TOUCH

oceanario.pt

T: +351 218 917 000

E: info@oceanario.pt

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