Oceanopolis, Brest - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Port de plaisance du Moulin Blanc, 29210 Brest, France
Ticket Price: 20 EUR
Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:30 am - 06:30 pm Details
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About Oceanopolis, Brest
Europe’s largest open air aquarium; covering three structures, fifty aquariums, and a thousand species of animals; is possibly responsible for about 60% of all European marine research!
The highlights are:
- Tropical Pavilion: covers the Shark Tank, a wall of live coral, the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea, Mangroves, and a tropical Greenhouse:
- Polar Pavilion: Penguin Rookery, Seal Pool, Cold Oceans.
- Temperate Pavilion: Kelp Forest, Jellyfish, Eelgrass Herbarium, the AbyssBox, and the Touch Pool.
- Bioderversity Pavilion.
Plan to spend nearly a whole day here if you want your money’s worth, especially if you’re here with your family. Wonderfully presented and easily accessible, this is Brest’s favourite attraction.
- Get the park map from the attraction website.
- There is a café, a bar and a brewery.
- Best to come on the weekend.
- Free car parking with reserved areas for the disabled and mobility impaired.
- The whole park is wheelchair accessible.
- Check out the souvenir shop.
Oceanopolis Ticket Prices
- EUR 12.80: ages 3-13 and motor disabled adults
- EUR 16.30: students
- Free for under 3
- For staying overnight at Oceanopolis, check out the attraction website.
Oceanopolis Opening and Closing Hours
- All times given are for 2015. They may change in the coming year.
How To reach Oceanopolis by Public Transport
- Line 3 Lambezellec - Oceanopolis by Palaren.
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Oceanopolis, Brest Reviews - Write a Review
Actually, the very good park: large aquariums with colorful fishes and different types of sharks. Plenty of interactive games for children and informative posts. There are documentary movies of high quality but only in French. I wanted to put 5/5 but I finally 4/5 because it was a bit empty, so, looked quite abandoned.
Océanopolis is large aquarium complex with three zones, Tropical, Polar and Brittany. The tanks are amongst the best I have seen beautifully lit and maintained. The polar display was also spectacular with penguins and seals. The Brittany zone was the familiar sealife of the North Atlantic. What I liked about this aquarium was the unique presentation and points of view. You see the central large tank from four different vantage points above and below, descending in a huge lift with a view. Throughout the exhibition there were little side displays on scientific subjects. Unlike nearly all the other aquariums I have visited, all the glass was really clean and all the tanks were in use. The only minor gripes I had was the fact that there was not an obvious visitor track covering all the exhibits. For instance the otters (Sea & Eurasian) were off the main visit track and we had to double back to visit them and they were difficult to find. I am sure a lot of visitors miss them which is a pity because they are one of the highlights. As with all French attractions it has an excessively complex schedule of opening hours and is closed on Mondays. For visitors in a wheelchair there are ramps and lifts to all exhibits.
Had a great afternoon wandering about. Well worth the money. Accessible for a wheelchair user. 😁
The ultimate place in France to experience the extraordinary beauty of marine life at the closest possible. The staff are excellent in service and infrastructure is at its world class. Overall place for marine biologist
This place is a great spot to visit on a Monday, when lots of other attractions are closed. Other days are good too! English speakers can relax, as many members of staff can understand english. There are a plethora of underwater exhibits and there are many different types of fish, and sea animals both indoors and outdoors. There is a great and budget-friendly cafeteria in the aquarium, and a cute gift shop. Definitely a great place to take family.