Experiences and Visits

A World of Feelings

Enjoy the Blue Planet Experience

Aquarium Hours

from 8:30am to 10:30pm last admittance 8:30pm

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!

15.000

Animal inside

27.000

Sqm Park Area

2/3 h

Visit duration

200

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.

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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.

Non solo Acquario

Rendi speciale la tua visita con la nuova App

La nuova App dell’Acquario di Genova, disponibile per smartphone e tablet, ti permette di rendere esclusiva la tua visita in Acquario. L’applicazione, multilingua (italiano, inglese, francese) e gratuita, consente di scegliere il proprio percorso, organizzare il viaggio da casa,


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.
Come to discover an ocean of wonder.