Oceanogràfic's Dolphinarium to remain closed to improve and reform the installation

Nov 14, 2006

 The Oceanográfico’s Dolphinarium at the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias will remain closed over the Inmaculada holidays and over the next three months so as to repair and improve the main pool so that it can host future projects to enrich the Oceanográfic’s activities.


Holding 2,210 spectators, the Oceanográfico’s Dolphinarium has five pools in all. The one dedicated to exhibitions is the biggest with a volume of 23 million litres and a depth of 10.5 metres. This pool, in which bio-educational exhibitions are undertaken, is now being overhauled.

As part of this maintenance work, it is also hoped to improve certain factors contributing to the better biological management of the animals.

After four years of activity and being open to the public 365 days a year, the Dolphinarium pool will be emptied and some of the dolphins transferred to another centre of Parques Reunidos, the Oceanográfico’s operator, while others will remain in another one of the Oceanográfico’s installations.

Due to the temporary closure of the Dolphinarium, the general management of CACSA has decided to reduce the entry fee to the Oceanográfico.