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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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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  • 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:
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Research and conservation

The Genoa Aquarium has always been involved in research and conservation activities for the protection of biodiversity.
There are many projects carried out from 1992 to today and which have seen the involvement, in addition to biologists and Aquarium staff, of students from the main Italian universities and young researchers

Projects focused on environments in the aquatic world at high environmental risk and with the danger of extinction of some species due to causes directly or indirectly linked to human activities.
Below are some of the main active projects.

The European pond turtle

The European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis), widespread throughout much of Europe, is a species threatened by the reduction and fragmentation of the habitat due to water reclamation and canalization activities, pollution and competition from invasive alien species. In Italy its distribution is particularly fragmented and numerous populations have been declared extinct. For this reason, the Genoa Aquarium projects dedicated to this species were born.

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SOS turtles

The Aquarium of Genoa has been intervening to safeguard sea turtles in difficulty since 1994 and, since 2009, it has been the institutional contact for the hospitalization of the loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta (in agreement between the State and the Regions), in collaboration with the CITES Service of the Carabinieri .
Over the years, around 150 specimens have been welcomed and cared for by the Genoa Aquarium.

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The Genoa Aquarium for seahorses

The Aquarium of Genoa is involved in a seahorse conservation project in the area of the "Mar Piccolo" regional natural park of Taranto, in collaboration with the Municipality of Taranto, the National Research Council and the University of Bari ..

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Tropical corals: a heritage to be preserved

The Aquarium of Genoa has been studying the ecology of tropical corals in its curatorial tanks and in nature for years. Thanks also to the collaboration with international partners, the staff of biologists and aquarist technicians has acquired a wealth of knowledge and skills, which has led to the development of protocols aimed at the reproduction and breeding of corals in a controlled environment.

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The cetaceans of the Mediterranean Sea

Mainly 8 species of cetaceans live in the Mediterranean Sea. To improve knowledge on the marine species that inhabit the Mediterranean Sea, it is important to create research networks and share the data collected in different areas. For over 10 years the Genoa Aquarium has been engaged in this "networking" process to make a significant contribution to the study and conservation of Mediterranean cetaceans.

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The bottlenose dolphin

The bottlenose dolphin is one of the most present cetacean species in the Mediterranean Sea and is found particularly along the coastal strip, within 200 meters of depth, where it forms sedentary units. For over 20 years, the Genoa Aquarium and the Genoa Aquarium foundation have been studying the ecology and conservation status of the bottlenose dolphin in the waters of the Pelagos Sanctuary and the Mediterranean Sea.

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The Genoa Aquarium for sharks

In the Mediterranean Sea, at least half of the species of rays and sharks are at risk of extinction due to the consequences of human activities such as pollution, habitat modification and fishing. In addition to being the targeted object of professional fishing, these fish are often victims of by catch: although they are not the target species, they accidentally become trapped in fishing gear. Acquario di Genova is a partner of the Elife Project, which aims to increase knowledge of these ancient inhabitants of seas and oceans and to promote the conservation of Elasmobranchs in Italy, thanks to the study and application of alternative fishing tools that allow to limit accidental catches and to increase the survival of caught sharks.

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The Aquarium of Genoa for the Italian crayfish

Habitat alteration, pollution, poaching and the introduction of invasive alien species are putting the survival of the crayfish at risk. The Aquarium of Genoa is a partner in an important project aimed at preserving and improving the populations of this species in the area of the north-western Apennines of Emilia Romagna and Liguria, through a long-term program which involves breeding and reintroduction of the native crayfish, the environmental restoration of streams, the reduction of invasive crayfish and an awareness campaign.

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    • Acquario di Genova
    • Area Porto Antico - Ponte Spinola - 16
    • 16128 - Genova
    • Tel. +39 010.23451
    • Fax +39 010.256160
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