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Address: 1 Avenue de la Plage, 64200 Biarritz, France
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+33 5 59 22 75 40

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A place of calm & education

A lovely modern building, with a calm and peaceful atmosphere. Interesting content too & wonderful staff.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 June 2016
London, United Kingdom
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Biarritz, France
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446 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

More of a science exhibit than a museum, I can highly recommend walking here along the coast from Biarritz on a nice day. You can't currently walk at sea level (unless the tide is out) from Cote des Basques to Milady beach. As well as the inside don't forget to explore the roof which is shaped like a wave. Thursdays... More 

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Clifton, Virginia
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21 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Only half the exhibits are in English or Spanish; several exhibits failed to work including Sauvetage. The Virtual Tour 360 includes a small number of fish/amphibians that are way too common, and well known such as sharks, Dolphins, tortoises AND you can hear the surrounding noise which spoils the calmness divers enjoy underwater; As for Virtual Tour 360 of 12... More 

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Sussex, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Fully multilingual hi tech displays imaginatively deal with many aspects of the oceans. Not really suitable for young children, more suitable for ages 10 plus. Essential visit for key stages 3, 4 & 5. Interesting for adults too.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Loved this place that exceeded expectation. Informative, interactive and innovative. Something for all the family - my 7 year old was very well entertained. Good food in the cafe and restaurant too, although the restaurant is pricey and needs booking at the weekend.

Thank Mark S
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25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

I do recommend to visit Cite de l'Ocean for those who are in to science and environment. A lot of animations are set at the museum, which makes the tour very attractive. The full visit may take few hours to read and watch all.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

A lovely modern building, with a calm and peaceful atmosphere. Interesting content too & wonderful staff.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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299 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

This museum is difficult (but not impossible) to get to without a car. There is an admission fee. Many of the exhibits are electronic--recordings and videos--that require you to push a button to make them work. Unfortunately, quite a few were not operational. Informative displays on the ocean and its creatures. Perhaps the highlight is a virtual reality surfing experience.

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Giessen, Germany
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643 reviews
301 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Lots of Computer Animations - nice Location on the top - interesting view into the Climate and Weather phänomenas - Surfing with 3D Glases

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Pamplona, Spain
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102 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

We had good time there but we really like science museums. It seems to be very new. Everything is white with many spaces. You have several audiovisuals but all of them are in french. There is a 3d film where the kids try to reach the fishes and seahorses. The guides are in french spanish and english. Some of them... More 

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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347 reviews
174 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Sorry, but did not review this at the time. This I believe is the museum about two miles out of town from the shops and sea front. I found this very informative despite the hideous reviews some people have given this. I found the part about where oil is found very informative and the section about the arctic explorers also... More 

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