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The other side of the aquarium

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:
09.00 - 18.00
Weekends and holidays:
10.00 - 14.00

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Highlights at the City of Arts and Sciences

Check out all our outstanding activities, exhibitions, projections and workshops in a single place.

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Conferencia 'Aguas profundas: biodiversidad amenazada y propuestas de conservación' el martes 25 de noviembre a las 19:00

El biólogo marino Àlex Bartolí abordará todos los aspectos que pueden hacer comprender las condiciones extremas de las aguas profundas, así como su gran biodiversidad y algunas de las adaptaciones que estos seres que las habitan han tenido que desarrollar para sobrevivir en esas condiciones de presión, frío, falta de luz y alimento.

Conservación de especies marinas

ARCA del Mar, más de 200 tortugas marinas recuperadas y devueltas al medio marino

El Oceanogràfic de la Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias cuenta desde 2007 con instalaciones especialmente diseñadas para la acogida y recuperación de tortugas marinas y delfines. Actualmente acoge a 8 ejemplares adultos y a más de 100 crías de tortuga boba tras la puesta natural encontrada en la playa de San Juan, la primera de la que se tiene constancia en los últimos 200 años en la Comunitat Valenciana.

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Scuba dive with sharks in the Oceanogràfic of the City of Arts and Sciences

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

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'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

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Animalia Passport

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.



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?

Did you know that ...

.. the white colour of their skin is an adaptation to their usual habitat?

.. the white colour of their skin is an adaptation to their usual habitat?

Did you know that a research project on Beluga bioacoustics is being carried out at the Oceanogràfic?

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Oceanográfico's services

Discover all services of the Oceanográfico

  • Underwater restaurant. It is located in the centre of the park and is its most emblematic building. The restaurant is surrounded by 8 acrylic sheets that house 10,000 pelagic fish and offers a high quality menu.
  • MEDITERRÁNEO pizza-ice-cream parlour. It is next to the Mediterráneo installation and is an excellent place to sample fresh pizzas together with other specialities.
  • Shops. In the Oceanográfico, there are five shops where you will be able to pick the souvenir of the park and its animals that you like the most. In the access building, you will find the Oceanográfico Shop, the Marine Corner and Aqua Coffee Shop.

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