Aquarium Mare Nostrum, Montpellier

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#1 of 68 in Parks in Herault
Check out the world's oceans at Aquarium Mare Nostrum, a public aquarium with approximately 400 species. Stop by a wide range of exhibitions and interactive educational displays (even some tactile ones), as well as 33 basins holding some of the most exotic sea life in the world. Don't miss the giant octopus. A visit to Aquarium Mare Nostrum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Montpellier journey planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Perfect for an afternoon family, couple, etc... Wide variety of species and basins. Many explanatory signs, very educational. Alas, price a little expensive.
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  • Great aquarium, we're having a very good time. Suitable for large or small. Too bad it is a bit expensive to go back often.
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  • 2 adults, a child of 6 years, a Saturday afternoon, arrived around 4 pm a little disappointing compared with one aquarium near where we live. We found little varied species, a bit bland aesthetics of aquariums, upon arrival to penguins, a smell unpleasant and quite pronounced, fairly quick visit (1 h 35 by taking our time), and finally, all too dark. So we found the high price (3euros less where we usually go for a totally opposite experience). There was no SOAP in the ladies, or next to the sink that is used to wash their hands after contact with the rays, in the touch pool. Just not possible... The corners play terrible, no animations, met one member of staff at the start of visit. Single + ship Simulator.
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  • Good value; although we hesitated when we saw the price, we enjoyed our visit and found the attraction well-run. The shark tank is spectacular. Beware though - If you buy tickets online they are cheaper, but they are not valid for the day on which you buy them. 🤷🏻‍♂️
  • Very nice aquarium, aiming at family visits. Easy parking at adjacent shopping mall. Displays also include English texts. A visit can be combined with a lunch or dinner in one of the many restaurants or foodstands located in the shopping mall.
  • It is a great program with the family, very nice presentation of the living creatures of the Mediterranean sea.
  • Lovin it. The ambiance was amazing
  • Good aquarium to bring young children to - there are English language signs as well as French ones. It wasn't crowded when we went in the morning - but by the look of the queue lines they have outside the building, I think they do tend to get very crowded at times.

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