Lisbon Oceanarium, Lisbon

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See more than 450 species of marine life at the biggest indoor aquarium in Europe, Lisbon Oceanarium. Peter Chermayeff designed this massive oceanarium, which opened to the public in 1998, so visitors could learn about native and foreign flora, fauna, and wildlife. View more than 16,000 creatures, including sunfish, penguins, birds, sea otters, sharks, jellyfish, and rays. You'll also find activities for children of all ages. Take a guided tour, participate in a workshop, or sleep overnight with the sharks. Lisbon Oceanarium is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Lisbon Edition.
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  • An attraction to breathtaking. Not to be missed if you move to Lisbon. Enjoy to have a good time in the Park.
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  • Respected marine universe, a central aquarium and more impressive the staging of different aquariums is very successful not to be missed on Lisbon
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  • I’ve been looking to see an ocean sunfish for years in person! And when I heard they had one I had to go. They had an adolescent one when I was there, but it was so cool to see one in person. The rest...  more »
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  • A great place for the whole family to enjoy. My two year old girl had the most fun of all. The fish where easy to see with huge glass walls. With different ecosystems in open air exhibits where she could see the animals up close. I would recommend this to anyone with children. The cost of entry is not expensive and its well worth it.
  • Really nice experience! Well organized with clear signs, good flow of people and information in English throughout the exhibition. Arrived at 11.15 and basically no line to the ticket booth. Entrance including the temporary display was €18 per person which I think was well worth the money. Signs to parking could've been more clear, otherwise no problem finding space. Highly recommend!
  • Would recommend visiting here. The customer service is great, had a slight issue with the tickets that I bought but was able to get it sorted out easy and quickly. The aquarium itself was really interesting and had some unexpected animals in it such as otters and birds. A deep tank in the middle held some interesting fish like massive rays and sharks. Additionally, the temporary exhibit was well set out, some aspects looked like a mini underwater forest.
  • This deserves a five stars. The area is very worth a visit, it is the modern side of the city, built for Expo' 98 and still very alive and well kept. The oceanario is a pearl. I was impressed by how they recreated the natural habitats and by the fact that guests walks through them, being immersed in those artificial but stunning small worlds. A very instructive and rewarding experience, especially with kids. Very worthy the price.
  • The pricing is a bit too much. The inside tour is very well organized. The dimmed lighting making it seem like the visitor is underwater with the animals, the spaces to sit and just enjoy the sight is very nice. Very good for the children to enjoy and learn new things. Best time to go is mornings. Don't be fooled by the two prices. One is for the main part of the aquarium and the other is for both the aquarium and the temporary exhibit.
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