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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Tropical Forests

Tropical forests

Without them we cannot live
Without them we cannot live
Tropical forests, with their extraordinary richness of plant and animal species, are considered an authentic natural pharmacy: it is estimated that around 25% of modern medicines derive from animals present in these forests, as well as from chemical compounds extracted from the plants that they live.

Tropical forests also play a key role in mitigating climate change. Every year, huge portions of forests are destroyed to make room for large-scale agriculture, natural resource extraction and the expansion of urban areas.
Some protagonists
Tubercled iguana
Iguana iguana
Family: Iguanidae
  • medium risk
    of extinction
It lives in the rainforests of Central and South America. It also inhabits many islands in the Caribbean region and the eastern Pacific Ocean.
Adults have a characteristic dorsal crest; it can reach 2 meters in length and weigh 8 kilograms. It has excellent hearing and its eyes are protected by an upper eyelid and a more mobile lower eyelid.

It feeds mainly on fruits and vegetables, but occasionally catches insects and other arthropods.
The females lay 20 to 70 eggs in cavities dug into the ground up to a meter deep.
Iguanas kept in a controlled environment can live more than 20 years, while wild specimens are estimated to live about 8 years.

He is not afraid of heights

It is a very resistant animal, capable of withstanding falls from 10 - 15 meters without damage.
Boa constrictor
Family: Boidae
  • medium risk
    of extinction
It is widespread throughout Central and South America. It has nocturnal habits and can reach 4 meters in length.
Its diet consists mainly of small mammals and birds.
The arboreal forms, hunting mainly suspended from the branches, have evolved longer teeth than the terrestrial ones; in this way the preys have less chance of escaping once grabbed.

The boa is ovoviviparous. Females give birth to 20 to 50 young at a time, which measure just under 50 centimeters at birth.
The young look like adults and are independent within a few minutes of birth.
It is threatened by habitat destruction and the illegal skin trade.

A grip... suffocating

The preys are first grabbed with the teeth, then wrapped in the powerful coils until they are unable to breathe.
Golden cape
Mantella aurantiaca
Family: Mantellidae
  • high risk
    of extinction
It lives in the humus of the forests of eastern Madagascar.
The golden cape owes its name to the lively orange colour, more or less dark.
It is a small amphibian, not exceeding 2 centimeters; females are typically larger than males.
It is reproduced regularly at the Genoa Aquarium.

When it rains I reproduce

It breeds in the rainy season. The female lays her eggs out of the water and covers them with leaves, after 30 days the tadpoles are born which are then carried towards the ponds by torrential tropical rains.
Tropical Seas
Tropical seas
Coral reefs are one of the richest ecosystems in life on the planet, comparable in terms of variety of species only to tropical rainforests.
  • Fish
  • Shark
  • Fish
  • Angel fish
Temperate Seas
Temperate seas
These are the seas found in the bands between the tropics and the polar circles of each hemisphere, characterized by mild summers and winters, moderate temperature variations and an equal distribution of rainfall throughout the year.
  • Murena
  • Redfish
  • Donzella
  • Little horse
  • Shark
  • Bottlenose
  • Jellyfish
    four-leaf clover
Cold seas
Cold seas
The two polar regions, the Arctic and the Antarctic, located at opposite ends of the Earth, are the coldest and most inhospitable places on the Planet. The Arctic Ocean surrounds the North Pole, while a vast expanse of land, the Antarctic continent perpetually covered by ice, surrounds the South Pole.
  • Seal
  • Penguin
  • Penguin
    of Magellan
Tropical forests
Tropical forests
Tropical forests, with their extraordinary richness of plant and animal species, are considered an authentic natural pharmacy: it is estimated that around 25% of modern medicines derive from animals present in these forests, as well as from chemical compounds extracted from the plants that they live.
  • Iguana
    from the tubercles
  • Buoy
  • Cape
Tropical fresh waters
Tropical fresh waters
Waterways in tropical regions flow through a variety of habitats, ranging from rainforests to swamps, floodplains to coastal areas.
  • Manatee
    of the Antilles
  • Dwarf caiman
    by Cuvier
  • Piranha
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    • Costa Edutainment S.p.A.
    • Acquario di Genova
    • Area Porto Antico - Ponte Spinola - 16
    • 16128 - Genova
    • Tel. +39 010.23451
    • Fax +39 010.256160
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