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Kattegatcentret - Denmark's Shark Centre

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Faergevej 4, Grenaa 8500, Denmark
+45 86 32 52 00
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Lots of interesting sea creatures

Sharks were a highlight, but the feeding was a bit disappointing. Not understanding Danish too... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Stavanger, Norway
Family time

Visited the site over Easter. Living in CPH we have been in the Blue Planet quite often and... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Martin Bakkebo P
Copenhagen, Denmark
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Faergevej 4, Grenaa 8500, Denmark
+45 86 32 52 00
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Sharks were a highlight, but the feeding was a bit disappointing. Not understanding Danish too well, the explanation dragged out.

Thank PelleAa
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Visited the site over Easter. Living in CPH we have been in the Blue Planet quite often and expected something less. We were positively surprise - this site is just amazing. There are many interesting fish and a good playground for kids. We visited a...More

1  Thank Martin Bakkebo P
Kattegatcentret, PR-chef at Kattegatcentret - Denmark's Shark Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words Martin :) We're happy to hear that you and your loved ones had a wondefull time. Kind regards Hans, Kattegatcentret

Reviewed 16 April 2017

Found the site easily, look for the large multilingual parking sign on entry. Three levels of parking, park and walk which is free but a short distance from the attraction. Pay and park, which is closer and 25 Kr, or reserved which appears to be...More

Thank Blueman R
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Spending a day at the Kattegat center aquarium is quite fun. Our daughter enjoy the easter egg hunt in the aquariums. And the touching pools is very fun. She spent a day there, using time with the presentations, feeding and the other activities. We bought...More

Thank Torjussen
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...More

Thank NJSE
Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank JorgenHelstrup
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
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...More

Thank LAM791
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
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
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