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Nausicaa, National Sea Centre

#1 of 27 things to do in Boulogne-sur-Mer Features Animals
Boulevard Sainte-Beuve, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
+33 3 21 30 99 99
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More than just a simple aquarium, Nausicaá, National Sea Centre, is the largest European complex entirely devoted to the universe of marine life. Nausicaá offers an entertaining, educational and scientific, visit raising public awareness about the need to act responsibly towards the world's seas if their resources and beauty are to be maintained. Let yourself be astounded by the immense variety of the sea life: 5 000m2 exposition space 36 000 living creatures 1 000 different species housed in 4.5 million litres of water which is dispersed into 50 aquariums, large tanks and terrariums Nausicaá proposes you a wonderful chance to discover "the Penguin" a unique marine bird in a revisited environment and alert us to the harmful risks of global warming in the new exhibition "Climate & Ocean: Getting hot in here! What does the future offer?" Nausicaá, take a plunge to discover the diversity of the marine life.
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“all ages” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 19:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Boulevard Sainte-Beuve, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
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+33 3 21 30 99 99
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Parking is very difficult....it gets incredibly busy in August....long wait for poor quality food in cafes...once inside, a fairly oppressive scene awaits...dark,noisy,crowded, loads of tv screens and text that wasn't very child friendly....some good displays if you could be bothered to push your way to...More

Thank KentStan
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a super aquarium to visit problem is it's too popular in the French holidays we went last week (August) parking is a nightmare round the beach area so dropped family off at Nausicaa then drove up the hill direction Wimaux on the cliffs...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in graveline and took the train into boulogne... There is two stations both with easy walks to town centre and the sea life centre!! If you travel by train show your tickets at the admission booth for discount off entry. We found this...More

Thank Tim E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first trip to an aquarium, is that the correct word?! Well we really enjoyed it as a family. It's easy to navigate, open to all ages, interactive and exciting. You can get close to massive sharks, laugh at seals that seem to constantly argue...More

Thank BoutiqueDesignFan
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is much more than the average aquarium. It's huge and has loads of variety. As well as fish it has sharks, sea lions, crocodiles and penguins. The sea lion section in particular is great. With the sharks, you can both look down into the...More

Thank BusinessAlwaysBusine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit and will definitely go again. Outshines any of the aquariums we have visited in the UK. The variety of fish was amazing and all the information was in French and English. A must if you are in the area

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Nausicaa, when it was raining, at Le Touquet. We arrived with 2 cars, because, we were 8 people. We arrived at 11.00am , and there were already no more parking space. The underground parking were fully parked. And the little parking nearby...More

Thank Ben C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun for both kids and parents! The start gets crowded in the morning, so it's a good idea to head straight to the penguins for example ..

Thank EricVC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit.. all of the signs are in English as well as French.. Their are lots of fish and sea life to look at including sharks, rays and reptiles.. We enjoyed the touch tanks the most

Thank Clive M
Reviewed 12 July 2017

It's some years we were there with our 4 little children, and so Nausicaa remains stille an educational oriented place. Keep children near to you, and learn them how to visit a museum where they also have aquaria where children can touch and feel the...More

Thank Daniel D
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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,
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nicola k
18 July 2016|
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I wouldnt suggest doing this. you wouldnt save that much tbh.....ive been a foot passenger on boats before nd in my experience its so much easier with a vehicle. Thre are some great offers when you are on the boat of things... More
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Response from c_frete | Property representative |
The rates are : for adults (+ 12 years old): 19€ and for children (from 3 to 12 years old): 12.50€. You can find all rates (for family, disabled person and some others..) on your english website. Have a good visit! Kind... More
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