Zoomarine Italy, inaugurated in September 2005, represents the first amusement & educational theme park of central and southern Italy. Zoomarine is not only a place where having fun thanks to the attractions for both children and grownups such as 4D Movie theatre, Pools and Water park, but it is also a place where environmental education, popular science programs and research are very important features of its philosophy.
Zoomarine’s Mission is to teach people to love and respect nature in an engaging way. Through the close observation of animals hosted in the Park, according to the “edutainment” philosophy, Zoomarine is committed to bring both children and grownups in a new exciting world.
The 40-hectares park, has different zoological areas such as: the Dolphin’s Island, the Pinniped’s Bay, the Parrots’ Forest, The Predators’ Plain and the Little lakes walk – where visitors can admire dolphins, seals, sea lions, tropical birds and water birds. The zoological areas are located in a beautiful environment characterized by the presence of the typical Mediterranean vegetation, trees and bushes.
The Park offers shows of: dolphins, sea lions, seals, parrots, acrobatic divers and Acro-Basket.
Zoomarine only shelters animals born in the park or in other EAZA (European Associatons of Zoos and Aquaria) zoological structures, and host them under the most rigorous international standards.
Inside the Park there is also a water park with pools that can contain up to 5,000 persons and a tropical beach with real sand. The pools and water park compound open only during summertime. It includes a teak wood beach with beach loungers, parasols, slides and other children attractions.
Since 2009, Zoomarine Italy is the first Italian Park to be awarded “zoological garden”, and today it is the only Park in Italy to be accredited by AMMPA – Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums – the International association, which gathers all the structures that assure high quality standards for the animal they host and promotes the preservation of the species through educational and research programs.