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Nausicaa, National Sea Centre

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Address: Boulevard Sainte-Beuve, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
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+33 3 21 30 99 99
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09:30 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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More than just a simple aquarium, Nausicaá, National Sea Centre, is the...

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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Entrance Ticket to the NAUSICAA National Sea Centre in Boulogne-sur-Mer
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Great day trip

Decided to visit here as a change from shopping, fantastic sea life centre, plenty to see, and the cafe above the marine/ shark pools was a fab place for a coffee with a view... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Decided to visit here as a change from shopping, fantastic sea life centre, plenty to see, and the cafe above the marine/ shark pools was a fab place for a coffee with a view, shall be returning soon :)

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I not been here before so this was a 1st for all of us. I have taken my son to a lot of sealife centres but this was best outside the UK. Over 4 hours we all spent here it was so nice and relaxing, the kids loved seeing the penguins being fed and a diver cleaning the tanks. Will... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a day trip from Kent - it was better than any of the aquariums local to us and cheaper to get to than London. Only half an hour's easy drive from Calais. Entry fee worked out about £16.50 when booked in advance so pretty reasonably priced too. The exhibits were numbered with markings showing you which way to... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice place to spend time with family and friends. Very easy to find. Close to Calais Dunkerque port.

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Thank Toms1984
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Really nice place to Visite. We spend 4h walking around and we really love it. We have seen few in U.K. But this one is best

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Thank Robert D
Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

A very nice aquarium with lots of different atmospheres and very didactic to kids. It's a surprising visit and surely well worth a visit.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Easy to find, great variety of animasls. Interestingly designed attractions. English and French signage

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Thank taralaras
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to take a family. Great views and really beautiful exhibits. They have lovely interactive areas to be a part of the exhibits, pet a skate, and watch a live sea lion show.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

What a brilliant aquarium! The exhibits are really well thought out and have really interesting ways of getting up close the animals such as these domes that are under the tanks so you can see the fish from the bottom of the 'sea bed' as it were. Theres a couple of little cafes too, one of which has a balcony... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

A fantastic day out and loads to do. Far better than anything like this in the Uk. The photos are a rip off so I would avoid them at 15 euros for one or 30 for 3! Other than that cannot fault it.

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