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.
Get your tickets at the ticket offices or
print them and access directly.
From Monday to Friday:
09.00 - 20.00
Saturdays (included August 15th):
10.00 - 20.00
10.00 - 15.00
Meetings & events
Highlights at the City of Arts and Sciences
Check out all our outstanding activities, exhibitions, projections and workshops in a single place.
'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
The Oceanogràfic has had, since 2007, the largest and most up-to-date facilities in the Mediterranean. These were especially designed for the reception and recovery of turtles and dolphins. The Arca del Mar (Area for the Recuperation and Conservation of Marine Animals), can treat between 15 and 20 turtles at a time. This centre is noted for being the largest in Spain and one of the largest in Europe for attending to and rehabilitating these reptiles
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
Do you know the difference between a seal and a walrus? What do dolphins eat? Where do sea lions live? Thanks to the Animalia Passport you can get to know these engaging animals at first hand together will all the little secrets that their keepers will reveal. This activity is intended for the whole family.
DO YOU WANT TO LISTEN THE SOUNDS OF THE FIN WHALE OR THE SPERM WHALE? AT THE OCEANOGRÀFIC WE STUDY THE BIOACOUSTICS OF CETACEAN THAT LIVE ON OUR COASTS
The Oceanogràfic' researches develop programs 'on site' of bioacoustics for the study of cetacean in the Mediterranean. Discover the sounds of these animals caught by hydrophones. Did you know that in front of Valencian' coasts we can find up to 8 species of cetacean?