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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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“all ages” (25 reviews)
“great aquarium” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Boulevard Sainte-Beuve, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
+33 3 21 30 99 99
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

What a fabulous aquarium we were very impressed by the experience and highly recommend to all ages. Our favourite were the seals who were mesmerising but we loved it all. We spend two hours going around (with young teenagers in tow) but you could easily...More

Thank lucyjt2015
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Great sealife centre in Boulogne not far from Calais, (our 2nd visit) lThere was no queue to get in and there were oads of things to sea from fish to sharks to giant turtles, reptiles and penguins. There's a glass floor where the sealions swim...More

Thank dtmjb1
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

It was very busy this afternoon but there was still space to experience and see all the fish and animals. I didnt get a chance to see any of the ‘shows’ due to timing but that didn’t make it any less value for money. Watched...More

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 25 September 2017

A very well laid out Aquarium with plenty of different fish to see. Covers many levels which has stairs and lifts, so no problems getting around. One of the best things there is when you stand on the bridge of a Trawler at sea in...More

Thank bobby-kinsuk
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We visited Nausicaa on a stormy day in September when the attraction itself was not too busy. It is a very interesting way to spend a half day but I felt that some of the tanks at the start of the tour were far too...More

Thank lynchcarmelb
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

This is such a good aquarium. There is lots to see and do, and the displays and exhibits are well laid out. We particularly liked the tropical reef with the ability to walk underneath and put one's head into a perspex dome to see the...More

Thank Antony B
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Whilst my experience may have been coloured slightly by the almost overwhelming excitement of my 5 year old daughter who through the Octonauts seems to have acquired an impressive knowledge of marine life that far eclipses my own, I thought this was a really exceptional...More

1  Thank geordieboy034
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We visited Nausicaa on our last day in France before taking the ferry back to the UK. There was too many people (which is expected) but everyone was using their phones to take pictures of the fish! This was so annoying!! This slows everyone down...More

Thank andres k
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Hadn't been here for around 20 years, but wanted to go somewhere different. Had already booked a day return with P&O (£28), and this is only a short drive from Calais. Brought tickets online which you can print at home or at the centre for...More

Thank HughesAl
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

It was the second time for us. Since our last visit in 2013 they have renewed and extend the aquatic museum. There's a simulation of a boat in a storm and some more interesting explanation about nature & sea. The kids loved it and afterwards...More

Thank Joelle d
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Andy B
24 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