Discover the Oceanogràfic
An underwater trip over the biggest aquarium in Europe.
The Oceanogràfic of the City of Arts and Sciences is the largest aquarium in Europe and contains representatives of the world’s main marine ecosystems. Each building is identified with the following aquatic environments: the Mediterranean, Wetlands, Temperate and Tropical Seas, Oceans, the Antarctic, the Arctic, Islands, and the Red Sea, as well as the Dolphinarium with 24 million litres of water and a depth of 10.5 metres. The Underwater Restaurant and the Access Building which welcomes visitors stand out because of their spectacular roofs designed by Félix Candela.
During their route through the various installations, visitors can get to know at first hand the behaviour and way of life of over 45,000 individuals of 500 different species: dolphins, belugas, walruses, sea lions, seals, penguins, turtles, sharks, rays, sawfish, jellyfish, starfish, sea urchins, and crustaceans of all kin..., as well as wetland bird species such as those inhabiting the Albufera de Valencia and tropical mangrove swamps.
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From Monday to Friday: 09.30-18.00
Weekends and holidays: 10.00-14.00
Meetings & events
Highlights at the City of Arts and Sciences
Check out all our outstanding activities, exhibitions, projections and workshops in a single place.
Penguin Encounter. Do you want to feed them and make a very special visit to the incubator and bird hatchery in the Oceanogràfic?
Their keepers will help you to know in detail the characteristics of this marine birds. Everyday at 3.15pm. Book the activity at the Oceanogràfic Ticket Office or at the Temperate building, in the upper level
'Visit the other side of the aquarium'. Live an incredible experience by visiting technical sectors of the Oceanogràfic that are normally closed to the public
This activity allows knowing the amenities for its veterinary scientists, the turtle recovery section, the technical gallery and the quarantine zone. Are you going to miss it? Everyday at 12.30pm
Live a night of adventures with your friends, your parents, or your school, that you will travel through the oceans and seas, to end up by sleeping in the Tower of Oceans surrounded by sharks, after having enjoyed a dinner and a previous activity.
Imagine being able to dive into the Europe's largest saltwater aquarium. Surround yourself with impressive bull sharks and species as curious as sunfish or sawfish. Now, in the Oceanogràfic is possible with the activity "Shark Encounter". Information and reservations, 902 100 031
Initiative aimed to people over 18 years of age to raise awareness about the daily activity carried out by those who take care of and train the dolphins, seals, sea lions, belugas and walruses. You will know in depth the Arctic area, the Dolphinarium, the Islands area, the Temperate zone, Veterinary and Laboratory area, and the 'ARCA del Mar'
Do you know that we do research in the Oceanogràfic (Aquarium) to contribute to the conservation of marine biodiversity?
The ARCA del Mar (Area for the Recovery and Conservation of Sea Animals) and the E+I building house studies as the assisted reproduction in endangered species or the bioacoustics of belugas to ensure the richness of oceanic species