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.
Discover the experiences
Acquario di Genova is the largest aquarium in Italy, boasting the richest exposition of water biodiversity in Europe. You can dive into over seventy eco-systems.
Go back stage and expose the secrets of the Aquarium’s pools and tanks. Make the most of this opportunity to go behind the scenes and see what is going on. And, once the 90 minute guided tour is over, you can continue to explore the public exhibits on your own.
AcquarioVillage is the place in which learning becomes an amusing and enthralling experience. A multiplier of positive energies, an engine of discoveries to live in the structures of AcquarioVillage’s world.
The largest and most innovative sea museum in the Mediterranean: a reconstruction of a 16th century, 33-metre long Genoa galley and an 18th century brigantine-schooner, six thousand original objects in the twenty three display cases of Galata for a full immersion in navigation history.
Find out what binds man to the sea both above and beneath the water. Visit the Acquario di Genova and then go on to explore the Galata Museo del Mare – the largest Maritime Museum in the Mediterranean.
A "drop" of steel and glass suspended over the sea, which hosts vegetable and animal species coming from tropical forests threatened by human exploitation. You will be able to view them from close, admire their fragile beauty and understand how their survival also depends on you.
Plunge into some of the world’s most fascinating humid environments and explore the Acquario di Genova, Tropical Garden – Wings Flapping, the Museo Nazionale dell’Antartide and the Biosfera.
To learn about an unknown and charming land. At the discovery of the Italian base in Antarctica and the most suggestive scenarios through films, reconstructions and scientific finding. Interactive and advanced displays will allow you to discover the last uncontaminated continent and to follow the activity of Italian researches in Antarctica, the vast natural laboratory to study environmental and climatic problems.
Bigo Panoramic Lift
A panoramic lift offering a 360° view on Porto Antico di Genova. Bigo was designed by architect Renzo Piano to offer you an amazing aerial view of one of the largest historical centres of Europe, rich of art.
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
Visita "dietro le quinte" per bambini (3-7 anni)
Uno speciale percorso a tappe pensato per i visitatori dai 3 ai 7 anni di età, accompagnati dai genitori, alla scoperta delle aree segrete dell'Acquario di Genova.
Dal 20 settembre le visite guidate saranno disponibili solo nel weekend e acquistabili lungo il percorso di visita presso la postazione dedicata vicino al VR Gear.
Amatissimo dai bambini di ogni età, l'Acquario di Genova, il più grande d'Europa, non smette mai di stupire. Tante sono le proposte per insegnare ai più piccoli a imparare divertendosi!
Bigo Panoramic Lift
The panoramic lift 40 meters above te sea, offering a spectacular 360-degree view of the city of Genoa.
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.
National Museum of Antarctica
A new edutainment experience to deepen the knowledge of a unique land, discovering life in the Italian research bases in Antarctica and the most evocative landscapes of the ice continent through films, reconstructions and scientific findings
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Acquario di Genova.
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