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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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Hours Today: 09:30 - 19:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Boulevard Sainte-Beuve, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
+33 3 21 30 99 99
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

We happened upon this aquarium quite by chance, but on a wet day it seemed like an ideal diversion, and so it proved. Although, at the moment it is undergoing a period of development, it is still fully open to visit. Apparently, once the development...More

1  Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 11 July 2017

It'd been 5 or 6 years since we last visited and we really couldn't remember too much about the place. We are so pleased we visited again. It's educational, but in a fun way. I just love the jelly fish. We spent over 4 hours...More

1  Thank Hils900
Reviewed 24 June 2017

It's 19.00 Euros per adult but well worth it! There is so much to see and do ~ it's a must visit if you are spending any time in Boulogne as, I believe, it is the biggest such place in Europe ~ we saw the...More

Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped here today. This was a great place to visit. So much to see. Food and drink was a bit overpriced but it is in most attractions.

Thank Marie L
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We had this recommended but well done France. Top quality presentation of all things marine. English translations everywhere. La France well done!

Thank Laurence F
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We visited here with our toddler who still needs a buggy for longer distances. The centre is brilliantly laid out, with all exhibitions accessible with a buggy/wheelchair - there is a slightly different route through the halls using lifts where steps can't be avoided and...More

Thank Colin B
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Best sealife type centre we have visited. Took us a fair few hour to get round it but it all flows nice and little bistro/bar stop off half way! Catered well to both English and French. Fair walk from old town but doable.

Thank Danielle D
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We visited here on a Sunday in May, it was not heavily busy it is fantastic the way you follow a track around and go through different parts of the ocean, the sea lions were great to see, food and drink was reasonable aswell

Thank Stuey1985
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Fantastic place really worthy of the visit. I am in a wheelchair very good no bother. Family visit with Grandson 20 months walking plus buggy too. My (our) gripe was the overall high pitched screaming and laughter from visiting school children, with teachers who directing/gathering...More

Thank Elizabeth J
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

This place is great. Aquariums, educative information and great organization. An eye opener for those that want to know more about maritime live in a pleasant way!

Thank Koen V
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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,
nicola k
17 July 2016|
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Response from jamievarney1 | Reviewed this property |
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
31 May 2016|
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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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