Come and meet the denizens of the deep at Oceanografic, Europes largest marine centre. You will be able to explore all the worlds major seas and oceans, with each building dedicated to a different maritime environment. Marvel at the majesty of the Mediterranean. Wander through the wild Wetlands. Travel through the Temperate and Tropical Seas. Admire the awesome Antarctic and Arctic Oceans. Revel in the Red Sea and discover the delights of the Dolphinarium. There are more than 45,000 creatures from 500 different species, including beluga whales, jellyfish penguins, sea lions, seals, sharks, rays, starfish, walruses and many, many more. You will also see many wetland bird species, including those that inhabit the amazing Albufera Natural Park in Valencia. Through its concept and design, its spectacular size and sheer number of species, Oceanografic has become a reference point among aquariums worldwide. Themed exhibits provide a fascinating vision of marine ecosystems and their rich biodiversity, allowing you to feel almost submerged underwater as you embark upon a journey in search of the secrets of the ocean. Continue your journey at the underwater restaurant, where you can watch thousands of fish swim around you as relax. During the summer, from July 17 to August 31, there are special night-time shows from 8pm to midnight, where you can take in the magical atmosphere in the company of the friendly and gentle dolphins. Oceanografic invites you to explore our sensational complex of more than 110,000 square metres of marine park, with 42 million litres of water (the Dolphinarium alone has 24 million litres of water, reaching a depth of more than 10 metres). Doors open at 10am and close at 6pm, 8pm or midnight, depending on the month. Guided tours can be arranged at Oceanografic in English, French, German and Spanish.
You will receive a voucher including all information you need including:
- Where do you have to call to confirm the booking
- The location of the meeting point
- How to receive pick up time
Print out the voucher and read the instructions carefully.
Address or meeting point Avenue Autopista del Saler Numbers 1, 3, 5, 7. (46013).
Start or opening time 10:00 hrs.
End or closing time 18:00 hrs. (15/09 to 14/06), 20:00 hrs. (15/06 to 31/06 and 1/09 to 14/09) and 24:00 hrs (August).
Is there any parking? Is it on the street, private or public? Yes. There is a 2 floor parking not free.
How do you get there by car? Yes, by highway A-7 and take road N-340.
Is it possible to get there by public transport? Yes
List each means of public transportion and the stop's name EMT Bus lines: 19, 35, 40 and 95. Stop: City of Arts and Sciences.
Guides & companions
Is it done with a guide, a driver and/or an instructor? A guided visit can be required at the venue itself.
Which languages do guide/instructors speak? English, French, Spanish and German.
Is there a shop? How much time is spent on shopping? There are 5 shops: Oceanografico's shop, the Rincón Marino, Photo Acqua, the trastienda del delfín, The bazar del Artico.
Are credit/debit cards accepted? Which ones? Yes. Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
Is lunch/dinner included on this tour? No
Is there a restaurant at the venue? There are 2 restaurants à la carte, 1 self service, 1 pizza restaurant, 1 hamburger restaurant and an icecream parlour.
Are toilets available? Yes
List all venues where restrooms are available At every facility.
Which of them are accessible by wheelchair? All of them.
Is there a charge to use any of them? No
What is the fitness level required? Any
Is there any fee or limitation for photo/video camera usage? No flash are allowed in the aquarium.
Which currencies are accepted? Euro
Which is the minimum/maximum age to participate? (for all or each one of the activities) Any