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Kattegatcentret - Denmark's Shark Centre

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Address: Faergevej 4, Grenaa 8500, Denmark
Phone Number:
+45 86 32 52 00
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Get smitten by the sea at the Kattegatcenter! Feel the fear when sharks...

Get smitten by the sea at the Kattegatcenter! Feel the fear when sharks surround you, paddle a kayak on an icy ocean and fall in love with our clever seals, while they gobble herring and learn the alphabet! Whether you prefer to stay on dry land or jump in at the deep end in a wetsuit, you will find an ocean of experiences both indoors and out at the Kattegatcenter that will leave a lasting impression! Our daily shark training in the tropical shark tank gives our visitors an insight into the fascinating world of sharks. The large rays dance at the surface, whilst shark fins cut through the water and razor sharp teeth snatch flatfish out of the trainer's hand. Get up close and risk getting wet, or watch the show from our shark tunnel, where there is only 6cm between you and the sharks. For our smallest guests, we have a children's corner and touch tanks inside the center, whilst outside there is our exciting aqua-playground, where they can play, splash, creep and crawl amongst giant sea creatures! At the Kattegatcenter you can do more than just look through the glass. We have open aquaria where you can experience spray, smells and sounds, and touch tanks where you can "pat" a shark, play hide and seek with flat fish and hold a starfish or a crab in your hand. You can also take the plunge and experience everything up close. More than 250 amazing, colourful species of aquatic animals are waiting to enchant you forever. See you soon!

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Blue lobster, tiger sharks and seals

We visited on a very quiet day for the aquarium. There were about 10 families there with small children. With a small number of guests, we could really spend our time at each... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 January 2017
Aarhus, Denmark
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Aarhus, Denmark
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We visited on a very quiet day for the aquarium. There were about 10 families there with small children. With a small number of guests, we could really spend our time at each exhibit. They have many interesting tanks showing the aquatic life right outside it's doors. There is also an interactive exhibit that is a lot of fun and... More 

Thank NJSE
Hammel, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The Kattegat Aquarium is basically a site divided up in two: 1) A display of the marine fauna in the nearby Danish waters, and 2) marine life in tropic waters. We found the display of the local marine life the most interesting, and the collection of species is quite amazing ranging from Ocean Eels to Cods and two sturgeouns. Plenty... More 

Thank JorgenHelstrup
Torshavn, Faroe Islands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Alot of activities for kids , lot of sharks , outside there are seals and play ground for young small kids , can also fish the crabs outside admission cost 160kr pr. Person

Thank Venussuda P
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Visited from the Orkney Islands, Scotland, UK, with my husband and our 6 year old son. We had a great experience and my son really enjoyed fishing for crabs as well as seeing all the fish, sharks and those cheeky seals! We had lunch in the restaurant and couldn't fault it. We've visited a few Sealife centres in the past... More 

Thank LAM791
Virum, Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We went for a big shark dive at the center and it was an amazing experience. The staff were friendly amd professional. Place is packed with kids but the food is nice and the exhibitions are illustrative and fun.

Thank Tammi V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

A lovely way to kill a couple of hours waiting for the ferry over to Sweden: a big aquarium with sharks! Nice cafe, outside tables. Friendly staff.

Thank bobjimfred
Randers, Denmark
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Such a boring attraction. The main attaction i.e. the feeding time is extremely mundane and it is not helped by the quality of the running commentary. All in all to be avoided, even if it raining! I suppose for young kids its fun enough but at 160kr per person being the price of entry I doubt many families can afford... More 

Thank Enzo V
Torvastad, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Very well organised aquarium. The sharks were amazing both looking down on them and walking in the shark-tunnel. Lots of other exciting things and fishes to look at.

Thank Jan Ove L
Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We spent a few great hours here! Our 6 yr old son was very excited to see the many fish tanks and of course the tropical sharks! Deliberately we planned our visit for a day with less number of visitors - which turned out to be just right! Few people around - much more to see and easier to take... More 

Thank Anders J
Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Beauiful building in good location right on the coast. Impressive shark aquarium with 2m specimens of various species. Good for all ages.

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