Experiences and Visits

A World of Feelings

Enjoy the Blue Planet Experience

Aquarium Hours

from 9am to 8pm last admittance 6pm

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!


Hosted animals


Sqm Park Area

2/3 h

Visit duration


Vegetal species

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.

Discover the experiences

The ice kingdom

Penguins and Antartic 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.

Not only Aquarium

Make your visit special with the new App

The new free App of the Acquario di Genova, available for smartphone and tablet devices, allows you to personalise your visit to the Aquarium.
The App, supporting different languages (Italian, English and French), allows visitors to customize their visit by choosing their own

itinerary, planning the journey from home,buying the tickets online, receiving pieces of information about the species hosted in the tanks. It is like a real guide that functions thanks to 25 beacons , low-frequency Bluetooth chips, placed along the exhibition.

Acquario di Genova.
Come to discover an ocean of wonder.