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Aquarium de Lyon, Lyon

(1.7/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
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. Using our international travel planner, Lyon attractions like Aquarium de Lyon can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The positives:-the staff is nice - the table changing the negative points why the circuit is in the toilet - the variety of fish and animations it not practicable with strollers? -the price of the entrée(15€): why the promotion on the internet (€12) is not widespread at the price of the Fund if this is controversial? Why the brochure available at the entrance is not included in the price of admission (supplement of € 4 if want to!) Why open at 11 even the weekend if isn't to make us consume the snack at lunchtime? the circuit is staked photographer, the snack bar and at the exit of the store and seller of photos... I find it unfortunate to make the most the aquarium while it seems to be a cultural place in the first place...
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  • The aquarium n is not Super big but the presented varieties are quite numerous and quite nice staff. On the other hand a photographer is always present to "encourage" consumption. And at the end of the visit, there are of course the shop remembering where we look wrong if it does nothing. Fortunately, the children enjoyed!
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  • We went to the aquarium with our daughter of 2 and a half years, in order to discover a new environment and new animal species. Unfortunately, we were extremely disappointed as an adult. For a toddler, it is passable, but quickly tiresome. For negative points, among others:-... quite late opening time. 11: 00, the never seen for a park or aquarium. -Adult price €15 on-site. Exorbitant for a circuit that takes not even 1 hour of time and so few things to discover. -An ambiguity on the children rates from 3 years or 90 cm. For € 6. My daughter 2 and a half years already more than 90 cm, this becomes expensive family outing. -A very short circuit, no Terminal with animations or explanations. Really too bad. -Photographers who "throw" themselves on you, and you literally force to carry out a shooting. Bad came and heavy, despite the refusal to take pictures. -An obligatory passage in gift shop, with compulsory and forced passage before the seller of photos to look at these last performed to reluctantly. Overpriced, mediocre photos. In short. What little positive, if it's just our little could see new things. But not quite convincing for the price and time of the visit.
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  • Great aquarium, the food bar was closed, I don't know why. The aquarium has some great fish to see and very helpful people who work there, mind that their English is not to great so bring a dictionary or use Google translate
  • At 15 euros for adults the price is a bit steep compares to some of the other great attractions Lyon has to offer. I would recomend this only if you are a big fan of aquariums, or if you are a family as a lot of the aquarium is geared towards children.
  • Better go there when kids have school ;)
  • A little out of the city. Weird location. The place is very family and child orientated and is not that big.
  • Pour les grands et les petits