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Oceanopolis, Brest

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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. Use our Brest day trip website to arrange your visit to Oceanopolis and other attractions in Brest.
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  • Entry access is hard to find, very bad markup pedestrian outside Ditto inside. Rather disappointing in terms of entertainment, polar space don't absolutely not attracted me the framework, the more tropical, the number and variety of different sharks are a + but undeniable bias presentation leaves to be desired. Cafeteria and bar only open. Space Brittany without own character except the mottled seals. In summary the visibility is not top, the targeted approach off-putting, too technical, and little playful, from my humble point of view, my Stallion being the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.
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  • Third or fourth time that I go there since my childhood. Still beautiful. Very many species of fauna and flora marines. Very many explanations. I loved the underwater lift that I had never borrowed. The teams are there to answer our questions. Courses very rewarding. Accessible route for strollers or people with reduced mobility. Price quite high, but it's worth to do it at least once
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  • Agree the entry price is a bit high but what a wonder! Many rooms carefully decorated to make us discover exciting animals during a visit of several hours (you can devote a whole day). The staff is particularly competent and attentive both to the care of the animals than the quality of the contact with the visitors. Come on Marvel you at the sharks, seals, tropical fish colorful, meet with unknown species, accept the invitation of the lovely employee of the "Discovery Basin" to touch for the first time the strange sea cucumber! And so many other things in a rather fascinating...
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  • Actually, the very good park: large aquariums with colorful fishes and different types of sharks. Plenty of interactive games for children and informative posts. There are documentary movies of high quality but only in French. I wanted to put 5/5 but I finally 4/5 because it was a bit empty, so, looked quite abandoned.
  • Océanopolis is large aquarium complex with three zones, Tropical, Polar and Brittany. The tanks are amongst the best I have seen beautifully lit and maintained. The polar display was also spectacular with penguins and seals. The Brittany zone was the familiar sealife of the North Atlantic. What I liked about this aquarium was the unique presentation and points of view. You see the central large tank from four different vantage points above and below, descending in a huge lift with a view. Throughout the exhibition there were little side displays on scientific subjects. Unlike nearly all the other aquariums I have visited, all the glass was really clean and all the tanks were in use. The only minor gripes I had was the fact that there was not an obvious visitor track covering all the exhibits. For instance the otters (Sea & Eurasian) were off the main visit track and we had to double back to visit them and they were difficult to find. I am sure a lot of visitors miss them which is a pity because they are one of the highlights. As with all French attractions it has an excessively complex schedule of opening hours and is closed on Mondays. For visitors in a wheelchair there are ramps and lifts to all exhibits.
  • The ultimate place in France to experience the extraordinary beauty of marine life at the closest possible. The staff are excellent in service and infrastructure is at its world class. Overall place for marine biologist
  • This place is a great spot to visit on a Monday, when lots of other attractions are closed. Other days are good too! English speakers can relax, as many members of staff can understand english. There are a plethora of underwater exhibits and there are many different types of fish, and sea animals both indoors and outdoors. There is a great and budget-friendly cafeteria in the aquarium, and a cute gift shop. Definitely a great place to take family.
  • A beautiful place to get a profond knowledge of sealife. You can watch animals here, learn about sea ecosystems, study the biology of sea organisms. Truly wonderful for everyone!

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