Opening time

The Aquarium is open 365 days/year.

Parking lots

The Aquarium car park is open every day, 24 hours a day.
Places available: 167, of which 4 for disabled people.
It is not possible to reserve a parking space, but within the Porto Antico Area there are other covered and uncovered car parks.
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Tickets

Adult (+13) starting from €25,00
Boys (4-12) starting from €15
Children (0-3) free
Military / Over 65 / Disabled* starting from €19
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FAQ

  • The entrance ticket to the Genoa Aquarium, like the tickets for all the other structures included in the AcquarioVillage (The City of Children and Teens, Bigo and Biosphere), combined included, ARE NOT NOMINAL.
    For tickets purchased online, the name that appears on them is that of the person who made the purchase, or the gift recipient.
    In case of impossibility to carry out the visit, the tickets can therefore be transferred to third parties.
  • The FIXED DATE ticket requires, at the time of purchase, the reservation of the date/time slot chosen to carry out the visit. Date and time slot are binding and must be respected.
    The FLEXI ticket is valid for one year from the date of purchase, does not require immediate booking and gives the possibility of making a date/time slot change, avoiding the loss of the ticket in the event of inconveniences.
  • If you have purchased a FIXED DATE ticket, we are sorry but, as per the conditions of sale, this is not possible.
    If you have purchased an OPEN FLEXI ticket, you can change the date/time slot of the visit once, within 2 hours of the chosen entry time, at the following link: ?
  • Disabled people with documentation certifying their disability are entitled to a discounted fare ("reduced" ticket).
    The companion of the 100% disabled person is entitled to free entry; in case of online purchase, the companion must go to the cash desk to collect the free ticket, upon presentation of the above-mentioned certification.
    In the case of disabled people aged between 4 and 12, we recommend purchasing the "child" ticket, which is cheaper than the "reduced" ticket.
  • Sorry, no animals are allowed inside the Genoa Aquarium with the exception of guide dogs for blind people.
    For information about the dog sitting service in the area, we suggest you contact the IAT (Tourist Reception Information) Porto Antico. (tel.: 010.5572903 - email:
    info@visitgenoa.it)
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Frequently asked questions

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  • The entrance ticket to the Genoa Aquarium, like the tickets for all the other structures included in the AcquarioVillage (The City of Children and Teens, Bigo and Biosphere), combined included, ARE NOT NOMINAL.
    For tickets purchased online, the name that appears on them is that of the person who made the purchase, or the gift recipient.
    In case of impossibility to carry out the visit, the tickets can therefore be transferred to third parties.

  • The FIXED DATE ticket requires, at the time of purchase, the reservation of the date/time slot chosen to carry out the visit. Date and time slot are binding and must be respected.
    The FLEXI ticket is valid for one year from the date of purchase, does not require immediate booking and gives the possibility of making a date/time slot change, avoiding the loss of the ticket in the event of inconveniences.
  • If you have purchased a FIXED DATE ticket, we are sorry but, as per the conditions of sale, this is not possible.
    If you have purchased an OPEN FLEXI ticket, you can change the date/time slot of the visit once, within 2 hours of the chosen entry time, at this link
  • Disabled people with documentation certifying their disability are entitled to a discounted fare ("reduced" ticket).
    The companion of the 100% disabled person is entitled to free entry; in case of online purchase, the companion must go to the cash desk to collect the free ticket, upon presentation of the above-mentioned certification.
    In the case of disabled people aged between 4 and 12, we recommend purchasing the "child" ticket, which is cheaper than the "reduced" ticket.

  • Sorry, no animals are allowed inside the Genoa Aquarium with the exception of guide dogs for blind people.
    For information about the dog sitting service in the area, we suggest you contact the IAT (Tourist Reception Information) Porto Antico. (tel.: 010.5572903 - email: info@visitgenoa.it ).
  • Consult the calendar with all opening times.
  • To guarantee entry to the Genoa Aquarium, booking a date and time slot is mandatory.
    If you purchase a FIXED DATE ticket, the reservation is made at the time of purchase.
    If you purchase an OPEN FLEXI ticket, you can book the date/time slot at the following link:
  • Here is a list of services available within the Aquarium:

    • Secure wardrobe: Where it is possible to store both clothing and luggage (€3 per item).
    • Souvenir photo: at the entrance. It is not obligatory to be photographed, nor to purchase the photos. B. For privacy reasons, photos can only be collected within the day they were taken.
    • Gift Shop: in the “I Delfini” and “L'Approdo” shops, you can purchase exclusive products.
    • Baby corner: 6 toilets with changing table.
    • Refreshment points: on the deck of the Blue Ship there is the "Gusto aboard" restaurant, approximately halfway along the route, the "Tender" Fast Food Bar.
    • Vending machines: dispense snacks and hot and cold drinks.
    • Picnic area: outdoors, on the deck of the Blue Ship, equipped with tables and chairs.
    • Free Wi-Fi: throughout the Aquarium.
    • Lost property: at the Office Entrance.
  • Yes, it is indicated with blue panels and totems.
  • The visit lasts approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.
  • There is no maximum visit duration.
  • Along the exhibition route it is not permitted to: take photos with flash, make videos with a spotlight, consume food or drinks, smoke, introduce animals with the exception of guide dogs for blind people, carry out propaganda actions.

    It is also expected that visitors behave in a manner appropriate to the place and that they do not cause disturbance or damage to the structure, animals, other visitors and staff on duty.

  • Yes, inside the Aquarium it is forbidden to introduce:

    • knives, pointed, cutting and blunt objects;
    • weapons and ammunition;
    • flammable or explosive materials.

    Armed visitors are prohibited from entering, even if they have a valid firearms licence.

    NB Delivery of these items to the cloakroom is not permitted.

  • You can take amateur photos and videos, but the use of flash or spotlights is strictly prohibited.

    For professional photos and filming, it is necessary to contact the Press Office of the Genoa Aquarium in advance.

  • Sorry, this is not allowed.
  • No animals are allowed in the Aquarium, with the exception of guide dogs for blind people.
  • No type of show is performed inside the Genoa Aquarium.
  • The dolphins hosted at the Aquarium of Genoa are bottlenose dolphins ( Tursiops truncatus ), the most widespread cetacean species in aquariums and dolphinariums around the world.

    Bottlenose dolphins, like all cetaceans, are considered species at risk of extinction and are therefore included in the lists of the Washington Convention (CITES) which regulates their trade throughout the world. In Europe, trade is limited to specimens born in a controlled environment and since 1992 the taking of dolphins at sea has been prohibited, as has the entry of animals captured at sea, even where the capture was carried out outside the borders of the Union.

    The specimens hosted by the Aquarium are registered in the European studbook (census book) which is part of the EEP Program of the EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquariums).

    The Aquarium of Genoa received recognition as a Zoological Garden in 2011 according to Italian legislation and has been part of EAZA since 1998.

    For more information on the regulations regarding the maintenance of bottlenose dolphins in a controlled environment, on the structure that houses the dolphins and on the research and dissemination projects of the Genoa Aquarium, download the in-depth document.

  • About halfway through the visit there are 2 refreshment points:

    • “Tender” , fast food bar – many solutions for a quick snack, prepared the same day with quality raw materials.
    • “Taste on board” – the flavors of traditional cuisine revisited by the chef in a refined and high quality menu. All in a suggestive and elegant environment.
  • Yes, pre-packaged foods for celiacs are available in our refreshment points.
  • No, it is not allowed to immerse yourself in the tanks with animals. However, at the touch tank it is possible to pet the stingrays, following the instructions indicated on the panels next to it.
  • The Genoa Aquarium was built without architectural barriers to allow easy visits to both disabled people and children in strollers. For more information, see our Services .
  • In the Porto Antico area there are parking lots, catering outlets, ATMs and toilets. Click here to download the map of the Porto Antico area of Genoa.
  • Yes, at the Aquarium we organize corporate events, birthdays , graduation and anniversary parties, weddings are celebrated and meetings and conventions are held in the 3 conference rooms . Consult the Meetings & Events area of our website for more information.