Nausicaá
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
About
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 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: 10 000m2 exposition space, 58 000 living creatures 1 600 different species housed in 17 million litres of water which is dispersed into 85 aquariums, large tanks and terrariums Nausicaa proposes you a wonderful chance to discover the giant manta ray, pengouins, sea lions, and more! Nausicaa, take a plunge to discover the diversity of the marine life.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Wesley VdV
    Mechelen, Belgium80 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting Visit but difficult to do with a toddler
    Beautiful tanks, many things to see. The day we chose was not the best because it was suuuuper crowded. We didn't have many space to move around with our trolley and many times it was difficult or slow to move forward (many stairs and so on). Our lil baby wanted to see a lot and though the tanks have plenty of spots to see through, but because there were so many people, it was sincerely hard to have him stand and look for a little while. Many interesting spots to read or watch info about environment but we didnt have time to read itnproperly due to the babies schedule and him being tired. Recommended on a hot day when there aren't that many people (especially for the restaurant/ entrance).
    Hello and thanks for your feedback. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit! Indeed, during school holidays, the number of visitors increases sharply: we advise you to come and visit Nausicaá as soon as it opens at 9:30 a.m. See you soon !
    Written 9 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 August 2023
  • H.M.WvH
    Tiel, The Netherlands2,629 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Zo maar !
    On a rainy day we decided to visit this place. It's a high entrence price, adults € 25,00 p.p. Also a very high security check before you can enter this place. But what a wonderfull things to see, the whole nautic life can be seen during a visit. The gelly fish are so great to see, every part of this cinery is different to discover. We had a great time this afternoon !
    Bonjour, tout d'abord merci pour votre visite et merci d'avoir pris le temps de laisser un commentaire ! Effectivement il y a des contrôles de sécurité avant d'entrer dans Nausicaa car nous sommes toujours en plan Vigipirate. Nous sommes ravis de lire que votre visite vous a apporté entière satisfaction ! A très bientôt, l'équipage Nausicaa
    Written 24 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 September 2023
  • Pascaline VIAL
    Aix-les-Bains, France1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nausicaà visit
    I visit this aquarium with a friend in November last years. Nausica is the largest European aquarium. There are lot of marin animals; we can see a big manta ray, sharks or tribe of pinguin. The visit is very varied, you can see the marin animal from the four corners of the world. I recommend to visit this aquarium for his beauty but also his wealth of information about the world of sea and oceans. This aquarium is very beautiful, especially the large room with the big glass window, where you feel like you’re in the aquarium with the fish. I loved the visit and really recommend this place.
    Bonjour, Nous vous remercions pour votre visite, et sommes ravis que celle-ci vous ait plu. Merci également d'avoir pris le temps de rédiger un avis très positif. Bien cordialement. L'équipage.
    Written 20 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 October 2023
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Colettegf
Leighton Buzzard, UK41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely brilliant. Really informative. Love the enormous tank. We've been a few times and you've inspired my teen to study marine conservation.
Written 21 February 2024
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Dear Colette, thank you so much for your nice review. We are thrilled that your kid has chosen to devote his career to marine conservation : raising everyone's awareness and engaging new generations is truely our mission! We are really looking forward seeing you again soon! The Nausicaà team.
Written 26 February 2024
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vonxombie
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
I wish I could live here, it was so breathtaking. It's amazing, it actually takes an hour or 2 to get round unlike others where its done in 20 minutes, even longer if you want to read everything and stand watching for a while which we did!! Not very far from Calais. I can't wait to go back!
Written 6 January 2024
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Hello, thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Nausicaá. Hoping to see you again very soon in Nausicaá!
Written 29 January 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

KatyD
Bertrange, Luxembourg15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Each time I am nearby, I will visit it despite my age. It is sometimes a bit crowded, but I love how they arrange it all and how kids and adults can discover things
Written 10 November 2023
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Hello, thank you so much for sharing with us your experience at Nausicaà. We are delighted that you have really appreciated your last visit here. During school holidays, we welcome a larger number of visitors. We advise you to come and visit our center from 9:30 a.m. See you soon and have a good day. The crew.
Written 11 November 2023
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Pawel w
Sittingbourne, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Such a great place. Big aquarium with Mantas,sharks, turtles and many more fishes. You also can see sea lions and penguin shows . Greater experience for anyone. Highly recommend.
Written 31 October 2023
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Good evening ! Thank you for sharing your experience and feedback with us. We are delighted to hear that you really appreciated your visit at Nausicaà. Have a good day and see you soon. The crew.
Written 1 November 2023
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Keith L
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Big but missing some items like octopus. Long queue for the poor restaurant, and long queue at the shop so all a bit hard work.
Written 25 October 2023
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Tout d'abord, merci pour votre visite et votre retour . Nous sommes désolés de lire votre déception. En effet en période de vacances scolaires, le nombre de visiteurs est en forte augmentation : nous conseillons de venir visiter Nausicaá dès l’ouverture à 9h30 ou en fin de journée à partir de 15h. A Nausicaá, vous pouvez observer 58 000 animaux de 1600 espèces différentes dans 10 000m2 d'expositions. Tout ce beau monde est réparti dans 3 visites distinctes accessibles depuis le Hall. A bientôt !
Written 26 October 2023
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Pascaline VIAL
Aix-les-Bains, France1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
I visit this aquarium with a friend in November last years. Nausica is the largest European aquarium. There are lot of marin animals; we can see a big manta ray, sharks or tribe of pinguin.
The visit is very varied, you can see the marin animal from the four corners of the world.
I recommend to visit this aquarium for his beauty but also his wealth of information about the world of sea and oceans.
This aquarium is very beautiful, especially the large room with the big glass window, where you feel like you’re in the aquarium with the fish.
I loved the visit and really recommend this place.
Written 18 October 2023
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Bonjour, Nous vous remercions pour votre visite, et sommes ravis que celle-ci vous ait plu. Merci également d'avoir pris le temps de rédiger un avis très positif. Bien cordialement. L'équipage.
Written 21 October 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jim C
London, UK7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Good but not sure it warrants the exorbitant entry prices. The food is awful and the hot drinks out of the machine are vile. The AR activities, the interactives parts and the rays were by far the best parts by far.
Written 1 October 2023
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H.M.WvH
Tiel, The Netherlands2,629 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
On a rainy day we decided to visit this place. It's a high entrence price, adults € 25,00 p.p.
Also a very high security check before you can enter this place.
But what a wonderfull things to see, the whole nautic life can be seen during a visit.
The gelly fish are so great to see, every part of this cinery is different to discover. We had a great time this afternoon !
Written 22 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Bonjour, tout d'abord merci pour votre visite et merci d'avoir pris le temps de laisser un commentaire ! Effectivement il y a des contrôles de sécurité avant d'entrer dans Nausicaa car nous sommes toujours en plan Vigipirate. Nous sommes ravis de lire que votre visite vous a apporté entière satisfaction ! A très bientôt, l'équipage Nausicaa
Written 24 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

stewk
Rochester, UK205 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
With or without kids, we ere the former, this is a truly amazing day out. Well organised, friendly staff and so much to see and be informed. We spent a full day there and our 8 year old was fully engage.

Possibly the best aquarium is Europe, but for leaning with the exhibits, tops.

Parking is adjacent, and several restaurants nearby.
Written 7 September 2023
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Hello, thank you for your visit, we are delighted that you enjoyed it. Thank you for taking the time to leave us your very positive review. Have a good day and see you soon. The Nausicaá crew.
Written 9 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Paul D
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Beware! We bought tickets from the automatic ticket kiosk, which charged my credit card but didn’t print tickets. Staff advised us to pay again at a staffed ticket window, and wait 48 hours to contact their office for a refund.

We contacted them after 48 hours but still no sign of a refund nor almost a week after our visit. It is very poor customer service.

I would advise anyone visiting to beware paying by credit card as a result of our experience.

If management are reading this review, please can you help resolve this for me?
Written 6 September 2023
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Bonjour, Nous vous remercions pour votre visite et sommes désolés de lire votre déception. Si à ce jour vous n'avez toujours pas reçu de réponse de notre part, n'hésitez pas à revenir vers nous par email et nous vous répondrons dans les plus brefs délais. Cordialement. L'équipage.
Written 9 September 2023
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