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    What to Expect
    Visit: Nausicaa, Boulevard Sainte-Beuve, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer France

    New! 19th May 2018

    Built in the shape of a Manta Ray, the new building houses a tank holding 16,000m3 of water - equivalent to four Olympic pools - and modeled on the island of Malpelo, off the coast of Colombia. Sharks, manta rays and shoals of other fish will populate this ecosystem, with almost 60,000 creatures in the community.

    In 26 years, over 15 million visitors have come to try unique experiences such as "Shores and People". On 19th May, a brand new aquarium will open, doubling Nausicaá’s area:
    • 58,000 creatures including hammerhead sharks, manta rays, clownfish and shoals of fish
    • 16,000 m3 of water
    • an 18-metre long submarine tunnel
    • a viewing panel, 5 metres high and 20 metres wide
    • a 7m deep trench
    • new technologies and interactive tools enhancing the visitors’ experience and much more…

    The vast viewing panel gets you right up close to life under the sea and a spectacular view of the tank.

    An 18-metre-long transparent tunnel offers a totally immersive experience with panoramic viewing angles as if you were among these truly impressive creatures.

    Aquariums and exhibitions

    Visit giant aquariums, attractions, animal reserves and exhibitions featuring live broadcast from all around the world in the interactive TV platform. A unique and inspiring opportunity to learn more about the fascinating world of marine life.

    The Californian Sea LionsSea lion training.

    The Californian reserve has 400 seats in terraces covered with bamboo. Come and observe the Californian Sea Lions as they exercise every day. The public can attend daily trainings of the 6 sea lions, presented by their carers.

    Upon leaving the Californian Sea Lions' Reserve, discover the new area dedicated to biodiversity and protected marine sites. Enter into the universe of marine parks and the immense wild domains that are inhabited by seals, elephant seals or sea lions.

    Getting there and around

    NAUSICAA - Centre National de la Mer 

    Boulevard Sainte Beuve - B.P. 189 

    62203 Boulogne-sur-Mer Cedex 

    Tel: + 33 (0)3 21 30 99 89 (Reservation) 

    www.nausicaa.co.uk
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Nausicaa, Boulevard Sainte-Beuve, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer France
    Departure Time
    FROM SEPTEMBER, EXCLUDING HOLIDAYS

    9:30am – 6:30pm

    FROM SEPTEMBER, DURING FRENCH HOLIDAYS**

    9:30am – 7pm

    JULY AND AUGUST

    9:30am – 8pm

    NEW! SATURDAY NIGHT OPENING

    From January to June enjoy Nausicaa until 8pm.

    During school holidays**, Nausicaa is open every Saturday until 10pm.

     

    *Closed exceptionally on the 18th May 2018. Annual closing from 7th January 2019, for about three weeks. 
    **B and C French Holidays zones as defined by the Ministry of Education, except summer holidays.

    Duration
    4h
    Inclusions
    • Entry/Admission - Nausicaa
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Confirmation for this ticket will be received at time of booking
    • NAUSICAA is accessible by people in wheelchairs
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We visited yesterday and we all throughly enjoyed it. So easy to get to from calais. Parking charge was reasonable. We booked in advance so the entrance price was slightly cheaper. The aquarium was very clean. All the toilets we visited were clean. The lockers were very handy to
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    We had a nice 2 day visit at nausicaa. Stayed in Opal hotel only 100 yards from nausicaa . English speaking staff. Great experience. Only local restaurants were disappointment. Closing early in the the afternoon.
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    We went to Nausicaa after 7-8 years and we felt that the number and variety of fish is much reduced. There were 4 species of ratfish, 2-3 small sized sharks and 5-6 smaller fish. There was a very impressive ray fish, 4-5feet wide and majestic. However at 25.90 euros we were
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    As title says an amazing place. Entrance at 26E each seemed a bit steep but once you are in you can see why it costs what it does. Place is HUGE and has sections that show you different fish and other species. (While we were there the Sea Lions were either having a nap or had
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    Stuck in Boulogne on a wet day we decided to visit the aquarium and what a good day we had. This place is amazing with great interactive displays surrounding just about the biggest sea water tank you can imagine that you can view from above, below or the side as you travel
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    Horologist
    Aylsham, United Kingdom
    21764
    Recommended
    It was a rainy windy day and we had a few hours spare before getting eurotunnel back to England. I have visited a
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    stewk
    Rochester, United Kingdom
    12788
    Full day adventure
    With or without kids, we ere the former, this is a truly amazing day out. Well organised, friendly staff and so
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    m0rgank
    Hornchurch, United Kingdom
    7554
    Amazing aquarium. Would definitely return
    We visited yesterday and we all throughly enjoyed it. So easy to get to from calais. Parking charge was
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    miringui
    Brussels, Belgium
    9126
    Great afternoon
    We were there at least for hours with our 2 year old. After having been in the Valencia aquarium I find hard to
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    956arkadiuszg
    42
    Two day ticket highly recommended
    We had a nice 2 day visit at nausicaa. Stayed in Opal hotel only 100 yards from nausicaa . English speaking staff.
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    486srk
    Fes, Morocco
    167
    Nausicaa visit, felt a bit disappointed
    We went to Nausicaa after 7-8 years and we felt that the number and variety of fish is much reduced. There were 4
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    Anita37
    Stockport, United Kingdom
    421200
    Poss the most amazing aquariam in Europe
    As title says an amazing place. Entrance at 26E each seemed a bit steep but once you are in you can see why it
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    Ken F
    Greater London, United Kingdom
    72
    Brilliant Place to visit (with or without Kids)
    Stuck in Boulogne on a wet day we decided to visit the aquarium and what a good day we had. This place is amazing
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    KLNature
    Le Havre, France
    413
    Informative
    Nausicaa is very impressive. The stark entrance does not prepare you for what lies amongst the exhibits. The very
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    Gerald N
    United Kingdom
    103
    Highlight of half-term!
    Not just any sea-life centre, definitely the best in Northern Europe.Book your tickets beforehand online to avoid
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    Virrvarr
    Brussels, Belgium
    6620
    The most amazing aquarium - loved it!
    The expectations were high so as the entrane fee but it was the most wonderful experice visiting this lovely
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    paulsO4333HN
    573
    visit to Nausicaa with grandson
    Visited Nausicaa during the school holidays with my two year old grandson, a bit crowded but plenty of space to
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    Anton G
    Shropshire, United Kingdom
    268
    Good time spent at the Aquarium
    This is a good place to take kids with lots of fish as you woudl expect. The large tank with its mantaray and
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    Κωνσταντίνα Ο
    20
    exciting experience
    A great place to visit, for all ages and fields of interest. Wide variety of species from various environments.
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    659sw
    Kent, United Kingdom
    4131
    Fascinating
    My husband and I visited on a rainy Sunday. We read the reviews and were keen to experience it, but were unsure
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