Aquarium de Lyon, Lyon

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Forty tanks holding 10,000 L (2,600 gallons) of water are home to over 450 species of underwater life at Aquarium de Lyon. The aquarium includes the Shark Pit, a popular place where you can watch the sea’s greatest predators behind protective glass. Another popular section is “The Five Senses,” where you can reach your hand into the water and make contact with live sea creatures in a shallow pool. Plan to visit Aquarium de Lyon during your Lyon vacation using our convenient Lyon tour itinerary builder .
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  • September 23, 2017
    We, my friend and I made the visit to the aquarium during a weekend getaway in Lyon, it was the first for her, the 4 or 5th for me. And that said--an entry-level price high despite the Lyon City Card (€ 12/person so that other museums are better, bigger and free) - aquariums where fish circling or stopped moving altogether. -A pit of sharks where 3 animals don't live that night (and so were sleeping on the bottom during our visit) and half-empty - aging and incomplete information panels (some compilation fish, other non-listed)-cafeteria closed during our visit, so we were still in hours of lunch. -Dead animals (of jellyfish moving at all or having more of manubrium, starfish to the severed arm or stranded fish at the bottom of the aquarium) - photographers looking for extra cash because apparently the price of admission and the shop are insufficient - a shop mandatory at the exit with key doors at €10 found in commerce and the Internet basically, a very disappointing visit and sick at heart, we recommend and invite anyone to go into a real nice Aquarium (type Grand Aquarium de Saint-Malo) and to focus instead on museums on cinema during their visits to Lyon.
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  • September 17, 2017
    It is a nice aquarium filled small basins. Lovely family time. Only the large aquarium is sharks. The space is clean. They have a small cafeteria. The entrance is a bit expensive given the number of exposed species and they have a little trouble to renew itself.
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  • September 17, 2017
    An excellent visit 2 h family, great fish... We had a very good time. A traveling photographer took us all 4, we couldn't wait to choose a photo. Photography price: €15. Very expensive but we still got it
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  • July 4, 2017
    Ok if you want to learn more on local fishes but nothing compare with the aquariums we used to visit in North America like the one in Toronto, Quebec City or Boston. Be good for young children. Best time to visit: Monday afternoon during school time.
  • August 30, 2017
    Great display, but too small. Only there for a skant 2 hours and all in French so you cannot understand any of the information, even though their website gives an alternative of English.
  • August 21, 2017
    Nice, but could be better. Its missing a few sea's and species and only one octoppus....
  • July 15, 2017
    Good collection of fishes but no really big pools , and their is no under water glass tunnel.
  • December 11, 2016
    Really good place for children, might interest lots of adults as well. Has a big shark tank with a variety of sharks ranging from 1 to two meters. Other tanks quite good too, with displays of beautiful polyps and coral ecosystems.

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