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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. By using our Brest itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Oceanopolis and other attractions in Brest.
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  • Species we had never seen that before (a large beautiful otters!) This isn't a "aquarium-circus" so don't expect performances! It is oriented education. There are quite a few explanations on the species, it allows to really learn and educate the visitor. It changes a little bit, we had the impression of less stupid repartee. My +: great otters, the proximity with the seals and sea lions, the panoramic views of the large aquariums, video on polar animals, the staff is really nice my-: avoid the wc in the hall (only 3 women... not possible...), use rather those of the entrance, the staff is super cool but we would have loved met nursing staff!
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  • We had a nice time in this aquarium. Negatives:-no bathroom during the visit in a pavilion. -little animation the afternoon (only at 14 h) positives:-fun course with explanations and images. Aquarium more focused on the explanation with screens and sheets on the show - Pavilion of Brittany who is a beautiful showcase of the aquarium, including the laboratory of the jellyfish part. -the Otter space, well appointed and we provide information about this animal
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  • Customer of the Oceanopolis since the opening, I saw the centre evolve over the years. I like the green side of the Center, which does not seek to make the show with its residents. The only downside, it's a little expensive. But it's still top in the discovery of the oceans, for adults as well as children.
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  • 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.
  • Great aquarium. Fun to go on the hottest day of the year so far. Lots of fish and stuff and there is a lot of English (but of course not as much as French).
  • In the Oceanopolis can you see very beautiful fishes and many sharks. It's a very interesting place.
  • Nice aquarium, odd layout as you have to go outside to access the other buildings. Good variety of fish, plus penguins, seals and otters.
  • i went there and all the time there i was wishing my daughter are with me, very nice place for kids to go and see sea creatures, there is a collection of tropical, polar, and local fish, seals, and penguins, it is worth visiting if you have time in Brest, easy to get to by the bus service (i think it was line 3 that connect this area to Brest downtown).

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