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Nausicaa National Sea Centre

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Open today: 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Entrance Ticket to the NAUSICAA, the biggest aquarium in Europe
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Entrance Ticket to the NAUSICAA, the biggest aquarium in Europe
from USD 28.03*
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea lions”(60 reviews)
“all ages”(26 reviews)
“great aquarium”(19 reviews)
More than just a simple aquarium, Nausicaa, National Sea Centre, is the largest European complex entirely devoted to the universe of marine life. Nausicaa offers an entertaining, educational and scientific visit, raising public awareness about the...more
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Hours Today: 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Boulevard Sainte-Beuve, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
+33 3 21 30 99 99
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

In my opinion, this place is very overrated. I think the entrance fee is way too much for what you get in return. Moreover they let an undefined amount of people in which makes it way too crowded inside. Especially stay away if you plan...More

Thank Ben_Beton
Miriam C, Community manager at Nausicaa National Sea Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello, Nausicaá had a record crowd yesterday. Like many tourist sites, the number of visitors is bigger during holidays, especially on rainy days. Important actions have been put in place by our crew to welcome you in the best conditions: orientation to the nearest car...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic day out for the whole family. Excellent facilities. Felt well worth paying more than average for a sea life centre. Staff v accommodating of our poor French!

Thank B0b35
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful and all sorts of fishes were there to see :-) The biggest aquarium I've ever seen. There's a separate route for strollers.

Thank Gloria V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last 2 years we have visited 3 big and well known aquariums in Europe, i.e.: Lisbon Ocenanrium, Aquarium Barcelona and Nausicaa in Boulogne sur Mer. Comparing Nausicaa with the other two aquariums we have to say that - yes, it has got the biggest single...More

Thank Rafał W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good experience indeed! The family thoroughly enjoyed the visit (2x adults; 2x under-10s). The food could have been more clearly priced, but that is a very minor comment in an overall excellent experience!

Thank pdwhwh
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent some time in the Pas de Calais region this year instead of just rushing through. If you have time, this aquarium is well worth a visit, whilst not on the scale of some of the larger international aquariums in the world like Monteray...More

Thank Yvonne M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out. Very large attraction with many exhibits. Was very busy, but if you take your time you see everything you want. Full disabled access to all the areas i could see.

Thank Darren D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were too many people and the noise of children was annoying. I paid 25,90 euros for my ticket.

1  Thank Jandramik
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! We were really impressed with this aquarium as the quality of the exhibits and the range of species was incredible. My boys, aged 7 & 9, absolutely loved it and there was plenty to keep them interested all day. It loses one mark for...More

1  Thank Ieuan E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A quick bite n a noisy place. It can't be called a restaurant. Only sandwiches, salad and some fast food available.

2  Thank Benny H
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24 June 2018|
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Response from CHRathens | Reviewed this property |
I haven't seen a octopus only a very big squid...
Andy B
25 October 2017|
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Response from Daniel D | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I search for their English version of their website (nausicaaDOTcoDOTuk). You'll find every answer there, and if not, you can mail them. I wish you all much fun there ! Daniel
Phil L
10 July 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth J | Reviewed this property |
From my experience we felt to book on line, was cheaper and on the day worked well. The underground park was a great help and not too expensive, supper place,