Nausicaa, Boulogne-sur-Mer

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Aquarium · Zoo / Aquarium
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Nausicaa is a science center entirely dedicated to the relationship between mankind and the sea. It is one of the largest public aquariums in Europe and houses exhibitions on marine fauna and the exploitation and management of marine resources. Exhibits include a shark aquarium, a tropical lagoon, a sea lion reserve, a touch pool, and a penguin enclosure, among others. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Boulogne-sur-Mer fast, fun, and easy.
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  • Firstly, this is a high-level aquarium with many interesting species, which all appear to be cared for well. Many of the recent reviews mention how busy and crowded this aquarium gets. This is true... 
    Firstly, this is a high-level aquarium with many interesting species, which all appear to be cared for well. Many of the recent reviews mention how busy and crowded this aquarium gets. This is true...  more »
  • It is over 20 years since my wife and I took our sons to Nausicaa. This time is was with the grandchildren aged 14 and 10. It is now bigger than it was then and just as interesting and exciting as it....  more
    It is over 20 years since my wife and I took our sons to Nausicaa. This time is was with the grandchildren aged 14 and 10. It is now bigger than it was then and just as interesting and exciting as it....  more »
  • This is a fantastic aquarium for big and small visitors. They have penguins, turtles, Sea lions, crocodiles and sharks. There are sections dedicated to different parts of the ocean (one for coral... 
    This is a fantastic aquarium for big and small visitors. They have penguins, turtles, Sea lions, crocodiles and sharks. There are sections dedicated to different parts of the ocean (one for coral...  more »
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  • A truly wonderful day out. During our 6 hour visit we saw everything there was too sea 😉 and enjoyed every minute of it. We have many highlights to share with our family and friends. The auditorium is like the biggest and best TV you will ever see - truly stunning. Could have spent all day there alone, just watching. My wife is slightly disabled, and being able (for free) to have use of a wheelchair (secured with your ID) made the day possible. And with at least 97% accessible with a wheelchair we missed nothing (other 3% you could still see, just not quite as close). Lifts (with notifications giving priority to wheelchair users) are plentiful and like everything else clean, and to a very high standard - and even some nice surprise. Food, maybe is the only negative, we had a crepe for lunch and a coffee (no problems with that), as we planned a restaurant meal that evening, but the other offerings did seem excessively expensive and not that good. In conclusion for a day out of memories, under €30 entry it is well worth a visit.
  • I have always wanted to go since I was a kid and we finally managed to get there. Absolutely amazing place, if you love an aquarium trip then you will love this place! Only advice I can offer is give yourself plenty of time to get around it as it's huge!
  • I didn't really think that this place lived up to the expectations. I would visit if I lived in the town, but wouldn't say its worth a long trip to see. The large centre aquarium is quite amazing but there were a lot of areas that just have screens and tv's. Personally, if I go to an aquarium I don't want to see screens... I want to see the real thing! Knocked off some stars for this reason, otherwise there's a wide variety of fish and cool things to see!
  • Nice aquarium with large and small fish tanks. The large one is very impressive. During our visit the place was crowded with schoolchildren. The salmon burger in the restaurant was horrible, I would avoid eating there.
  • Loved how this incredible facility is set up with information available in English (as my French is not as good as it should be) and so much to see. It is far more than just entertainment and forces you to think of the impact we make on this remarkable habitat.

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