Welcome on board
The largest aquarium in Europe
Vieni a scoprire L’Acquario di Genova e immergiti in un mondo di emozioni. Ti aspettiamo per vivere la straordinaria esperienza di una passeggiata tra delfini, squali e centinaia di altre specie che popolano i mari del pianeta.
Impara ad amare il mare divertendoti!
Sqm Park Area
The sharks bay
Predators of the sea
A portal with an holographic effect welcomes visitors in the sharks bay, giving a sneak preview of what you will feel while watching the big tank that hosts the predators of the sea – not only various species of sharks from different environments, but also other interesting fish. Near the bottom, for example, you can find two specimens of sawfish, typical of the Indian and Western Pacific Ocean; they can be identified easily because of their long rostrum with tooth-like denticles.
Scopri le Esperienze
This small but rich botanic garden, where birds, reptiles and fish move freely, re-creates the beauty, the complexity and the fragility of the tropical forests, fragile ecosystems endangered by human exploitation.
Meet the expert
A biologist will be entirely at your disposal, only for you and your friends or family, to guide you on a unique and unforgettable tour.
You may chose the day, the hour and also the theme of your special encounter with the animals of the Aquarium, or you may choose one of our recommendations: Marine Mammal, Mediterranean Sea, Tropical Seas, Dangerous Animals.
National Museum of Antarctica
Discover the Italian research station in the Antarctic and a highly impressive scenery through films, reconstructions and scientific findings.
Galata Maritime Museum and Submarine Nazario Sauro
This is the largest and most innovative maritime museum of the Mediterranean Sea and it includes a full-scale Genoese galley (33 meters long) of the 17th century and a brigantine-schooner of the 19th century. The museum also displays 6000 original objects in its 23 rooms, enabling you to completely immerse yourself in the history of sea navigation. The exhibition goes on with the voyages of Italian emigrants on board of steamships heading towards North America, Brazil and Argentina. There is also a part dedicated to contemporary migration movements. This is the history of navigation both on and beneath the surface, thanks to the exclusive tour of the submarine Nazario Sauro, the first museum in a ship in Italy that can be visited in the water.
Galata Maritime Museum
This is the largest and most innovative maritime museum of the Mediterranean Sea and it includes a full-scale Genoese galley (33 meters long) of the 17th century and a brigantine-schooner of the 19th century. The museum also displays 6000 original objects in its 23 rooms, enabling you to completely immerse yourself in the history of sea navigation.
Behind the scenes tour for kids
A special tour divided in stages for the youngest visitors accompanied by their parents will allow them to discover Acquario di Genova’s secret areas. Children between 3 and 7 years old will be able to discover the secrets of some animals hosted in the Aquarium, visiting the labs and areas usually not open to visitors.
This adventure will stimulate both their curiosity and their imagination.
Behind the scenes tour
Find out all the secrets of our premises. Participate in a guided tour to the areas where the animals are taken care of and to the laboratories of the Aquarium. You will learn everything about the necessary maintenance work regarding the tanks as well as the care-taking and the breeding of the animals, and lots of other fun facts. A great opportunity to enrich your experience at the Aquarium, both for grown-ups and for families.
This guided tour offers the opportunity to learn more about the biological and ecological aspects of the marine life at Acquario di Genova, also to those who aren’t in organized groups.
Discover the everlasting bound between mankind and the sea, thanks to an experience that connects the Acquario di Genova, the Galata Museo del Mare (the largest maritime museum of the Mediterranean Sea) and the submarine S518 Nazario Sauro.
This is a full immersion into some of the most beautiful environments on Earth. The ticket includes the entrance to Acquario di Genova, the “Tropical Garden – Un Battito d’Ali (Wings flapping), to the Museo Nazionale dell’Antartide (National Museum of Antarctica) and to the Biosphere.
Solo Acquario - Aquarium only
Acquario di Genova, which has been expanded by adding the internal section “Tropical Garden – Un Battito d’Ali” (Wings flapping), has the most extensive range of aquatic biodiversity in Europe in terms of number of tanks and hosted species.
A night with sharks
A unique occasion that allows you to spend a whole night inside Acquario di Genova. Spend a night with our sharks. Sleep in front of their tanks and find out how the Aquarium transforms at nightfall.
Acquario Village is a place in which learning becomes an enjoyable and engaging experience, a place full of positive energy and a source of unforgettable experiences.
To allow you to enjoy this cultural and entertaining experiences, we offer you a single ticket, an all-inclusive solution that includes the access to all structures of Costa Edutainment in the Porto Antico (Old Port) of Genoa.
The ice kingdom
Penguins and anthartic marine species
Visitors will enjoy a stylistic design with white lacquered walls similar to real ice while they learn about the harsh environment of the Antarctica and of the sub-Antarctic region. While the Antarctic continent in itself is rather desert, the seas around Antarctica host many species that adapted to survive in extreme conditions. Acquario di Genova is the only aquarium in Europe to host some specimen of invertebrate and Antarctic fish.
In the Ice Kingdom, you can also find some specimen of Gentoo penguins and Magellanic penguins. The tank that hosts them reproduces the environment of the Falkland Islands, where both species live together in some periods of the year.
The dance of the jellyfish
Wonderful and fascinating creatures
This is a room where you can let yourself be carried away by the floating movement of jellyfish. Nine tanks allow you to find out species coming from many seas around the world, but also to observe the first stages of the life cycle of these ancient organisms and their really simple structure.
Visitors can enjoy this unforgettable experience listening to a soundtrack expressly composed and lead by a particular light system.
Cetaceans Pavilion - The dolphins coast
Meet the dolphins
As you enter into the Cetaceans Pavilion, you can’t help but hold your breath while your heart starts racing. The four open-air tanks host a group of bottlenose dolphins, a species that lives close to the shores.
The visit is an immersive experience thanks to a tank on two levels that will allow you to look at the animals both on the surface, as if you were watching them in the open sea, and underwater, with spectacular views. The exhibit is like a window on the Pelagos Sanctuary, the largest Marine Protected Area in the Mediterranean Sea. Here you will have the chance of looking closely at dolphins, thanks to a 24-meters glass wall and to a stunning underwater tunnel of about 15 meters in length.
Non solo Acquario
Bigo Ascensore Panoramico
L’Ascensore Panoramico 40 metri sopra il mare, che offre uno speciale panorama a 360° della città di Genova.
Una "goccia" di acciao e vetro sospesa sull'acqua che riproduce al suo interno un ambiente tropicale, nel quale si trovano molte specie animali e vegetali straordinarie.
Museo Nazionale dell'Antartide
Una nuova esperienza edutainment per approfondire la conoscenza di una terra sconosciuta e affascinante, scoprire la vita nelle basi di ricerca italiane in Antartide e gli scenari più suggestivi del continente di ghiaccio attraverso filmati, ricostruzioni e reperti scientifici.
Rendi speciale la tua visita con la nuova App
acquistare il biglietto online, ricevere durante la visita le informazioni sulle specie ospiti delle vasche. Una volta arrivati in Acquario l’applicazione, interagendo con i beacon posizionati lungo il percorso, fornisce tutti i contenuti di approfondimento per vivere al meglio l’esperienza di visita.
Acquario di Genova.
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