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Oceanopolis, Brest

(3.5/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web)
Dedicated to ocean discovery, Oceanopolis houses 10,000 marine animals in 50 aquariums from 50 to one million liters (13 to 264,000 gal) of water. Videos, kiosks, and signs provide information on the biology of species, on environmental protection, and on ecosystem functioning. Visit the restaurants for a bite and the bookstore and shops to complete your souvenir collection. The center is divided into four pavilions: temperate, polar, tropical, and biodiversity. Oceanopolis includes 8,700 sq m (94,000 sq ft) of space with four million liters (over one million gal) of seawater with one million liters (250,000 gal) for the shark tank alone. By using our Brest itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Oceanopolis and other attractions in Brest.
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  • Always fascinating, and you spend an entire day. It is the second time that we visit. It is suitable for everyone and especially the kids have fun and learn. Adorable seals and penguins and excited down underwater with elevator. You can have lunch and, on a nice day in the company of seagulls!
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  • Educational but short ride! Three pavilions (Britain, polar and tropical), which it then fast enough. The penguins in the polar lodge seemed depressed on the ice in styrofoam.
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  • Highlighting the educational side to justify the confinement of these poor animals. informative but no more.
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  • Take yourself here for a few hours. Our kids loved it. We loved it! On arrival don't get too upset by the external appearance of the footpaths. They need to be maintained and cleaned up. More importantly get inside and look around the sea life is amazing and we as adults enjoyed it. Good facilities, restaurant is good and not too expensive. Gift shop as more than enough products to remind yourself of your trip.
  • A wet day on holiday made this a great place to visit. Loads for kids to see and do and a great range of species separated in different zones e.g. tropical, polar, temperate. A good gift shop and book store. A heavy emphasis on research which was good. I give 4/5 as it was almost entirely in French and the grounds were covered in weeds which was a shame and looked shabby. Free parking, easy to get to and a good restaurant. At €72 for a family of 5 it was good value. A visit won't disappoint.
  • A great day out, especially if the weather is a bit grey. Lots of animals and fish to see. Kids loved it
  • Great aquarium with lots of animations. Deep water fishes are also here.
  • We went to Oceanopolis so my girlfriend could learn more about the sea life, and she loved it! Discovering all those different animals, and all the explanations along them taught us a lot. The zoo is very well organized with the different areas, and there are the feeding shows of the animals that you shouldn't miss.