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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:
09.00h - 18.00h
Weekends & Holidays:
10.00h - 14.00h

Meetings & events


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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.


Conservation and recovery area for marine fauna: ARCA del mar

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

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Trainer for a day

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 and belugas. 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'

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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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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.

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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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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.

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 and the Marine Corner.

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