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Lisbon Oceanarium

#1 of 429 things to do in Lisbon Features Animals
Esplanada D. Carlos I | Doca dos Olivais, Lisbon 1990-005, Portugal
+351 21 891 7000
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Opened in 1998, the Oceanário was the centerpiece of the XXth Century's last World Fair, themed "The Oceans, a Heritage for the Future", and eternally binds Lisbon to the Oceans.MissionThe Oceanário’s mission is to promote knowledge of the oceans and bring up the public about the duty of protecting natural heritage, through changing their daily habits.While walking through impressive and unforgettable exhibits, visitors are encouraged to learn fascinating things about the oceans and, more importantly, how to make decisions in their daily lives that actively promote the conservation of nature.
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  • Average6%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Esplanada D. Carlos I | Doca dos Olivais, Lisbon 1990-005, Portugal
Parque das Nacoes
+351 21 891 7000
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Reviewed yesterday

The biggest an probably the best oceanarium in Europe. If you want to see penguins, sharks and sea dragons under one roof, this is the place! All new, clean and very well maintained.

Thank Dariusz77
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A great way to spend the afternoon with the family - entertaining and captivated both the old and round alike. Getting out of the heat was a welcomed bonus. One of the better laid-out aquariums. The stars of the aquarium are the super adorable otters,...More

Thank Nicholas S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very nice aqaurim. Visit only the permanent one,it is big and nice and great animals can be seen, the temporary (plus 3 euro) is a scam...you will only see a room with some pictures and homemade aqauriums. The peramanent (15 euro) is nice... the extra...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was our 2nd visit to the Oceanarium. As with our last visit, we were mesmerised by the fish, sharks and rays in the main tank but the pair of otters were my favourite. A must do when in this area.

Thank Karen R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I are tropical fish keepers and so always love to visit aquariums. Have to say this was the best we have ever been to. I don't want to spoil it for people but there were some amazing animals and birds as well...More

Reviewed yesterday

The Oceanarium is very interesting and it is a rare chance to get up close to lots of unusual fish and a few friends like sea otters, penguins and sea birds. The staff were very helpful. They gave us a free ice cream on arrival...More

Thank GeraldKierans
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is simply a must see as you will have an amazing view of the central aquarium, sharks, moon fish etc all in the same volume flyng by. There are lots of small galleries where you can discoverohter species leaving in the sea. It's simply...More

Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolut fantastic but if family has a child that is older than 12 it's very expensive we played 65€ and our children are 10 and14. This made it a poor review. The venue itself is great parking easy and if one comes from the south...More

Thank christoph v
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice place to look at different fish and other creatures. Well maintained and laid out. Definitely worth if you're in the expo area.

Thank Adam Z
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to the aquarium because we wanted to explore Lisbon. We did wait for 20 minutes in line but then decided to book tickets online instead as this option looked quicker. Before going into the exhibit, we watched a short film about whales and...More

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Parque das Nacoes
This neighborhood was built up at the end of the 1990s
mostly because of the Expo '98. The pavilions and
structures that once were the home of all the Expo's
attractions and exhibits are still culturally and
artistically significant. In Parque das Nações you'll
explore conference and concert pavilions, a shopping
center, trendy restaurants and an enjoyable cable car
ride you can't miss out on. On top of this, the
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Gemma D
12 August 2017|
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Response from Mihir_tx | Reviewed this property |
No extra ticket needed, but as 'Mbvanwees' just said, it all depends on feeding times. You may be able to catch the penguins being fed, but I suspect they feed the fish in the main tank when the aquarium is closed.
Addie P
11 May 2017|
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Response from OceanarioLisboa | Property representative |
Oceanário de Lisboa is open every day of the year, including public holidays.
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Ana Gabriela S
29 April 2017|
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Response from martinsnos | Reviewed this property |
There are luggage lockers and I think by the toilets -2 level (easy to find) there is a manned cloakroom check-in. The staff at the Oceanarium are 'very' helpful, so 1 way or another I am sure you will be able to put your... More