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Nausicaa, National Sea Centre

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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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  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
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“all ages” (25 reviews)
“great aquarium” (18 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Boulevard Sainte-Beuve, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
+33 3 21 30 99 99
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled by car from Belgium and the location is well indicated from the highway up to the final place ; as it was december we could easily park the car for free, close to the site. As we had 2 little children with us...More

Thank kristienvandaele
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...and being a diving instructor, with a wife who can't dive, this is the closest she'll ever get to sharks. Some fascinating displays, particularly the jellyfish. Yes, sharks are exciting creatures and having dived with them and seals they do get your heart pumping, but...More

Thank baggycat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic place to visit. Was cold / wet & grey outside, the weather dampening my spirits. But once inside wow! Cheered up in no time. This is so much more than an aquarium, so many things to do / see to suit all...More

Thank surfjunkey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited at the end of August so it was nice and quiet. It was well laid out with displays in English as well as French. Lots to interact with and a good range of large and small tanks. Well worth a visit and we...More

Thank Sarah V
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

This is a massive aquarium and is spilt into zones to help you try to see everything. Some massive tanks holding sharks, rays and turtles and also an amazing tropical zone. The entrance fee is a little pricey however plenty to see and probably worth...More

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is a great sea life center with diverse aquatic life to see from all sorts of fish, stingrays, jelly fish, crabs, sharks, corals, turtles, sea lions, crocodiles, penguins and snakes. The displays and exhibits are well laid out with allot of educative information, which...More

Thank Anne K
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Good experience. It was very busy the day we visited but my husband and I did enjoy ourselves! Limited offer available regarding snacks and food. Cafe could have been laid out better and cleaner. Tables in the cafe were too crowded. Overall experience was good...More

Thank Mahbuba B
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Spend a couple hours visiting the center, great variety of sea-life to adore in close-up. Well laid out attraction, with a good route to make sure you didn't miss anything. Still recalling the big sharks acquarium.

Thank belgium9745
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We visited with teenagers who moan about everything but loved this place. It's really well laid out with a nice flow so although it was busy you could see everything. We didn't really intend to go in but ended up spending hours in there.

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Nice surprise , we are here by chance and found this place very good to visit. The sea center presents large variety of sea world items. Enjoyable afternoon to a family.

Thank Cobonbeh
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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,
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