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 Fresh Waters

Tropical fresh waters

A treasure of biodiversity
A treasure of biodiversity
Waterways in tropical regions flow through a variety of habitats, ranging from rainforests to swamps, floodplains to coastal areas.

This diversity offers a series of microenvironments that host a very large number of animal and plant species, which make tropical rivers true treasure chests of biodiversity to be preserved.
Some protagonists
Antillean manatee
Trichechus manatus manatus
Family: Trichechidae
It is widespread between the coasts of Rhode Island and the Rio Doce, north of Rio de Janeiro, where it lives near lagoons and large estuaries, going up the rivers for many miles.
The female is on average larger than the male and can reach almost 4 meters in length and weigh more than 1500 kg. It can dive up to 60 meters deep and can remain free-diving for over 10 minutes. It has poorly developed eyesight and the exploration of the environment is mainly entrusted to touch.
It is herbivorous and feeds on aquatic plants that it tears from the seabed with the help of its large prehensile lips. It can also protrude from the surface to graze on the shoots and leaves of trees closest to the water.
The Antillean manatee is currently considered in serious danger of extinction and is under protection by international bodies. Among the main threats caused by man we remember: collisions with boats, hunting, accidental catches in nets, pollution which drastically reduces food sources.

Zoos and aquariums united for their protection

The presence of manatees at the Genoa Aquarium is part of a reproduction program coordinated by the Association of European Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA) which aims to ensure genetic exchange between individuals of species at high risk of extinction.
Cuvier's dwarf caiman
Paleosuchus palpebrosus
Family: Alligatoridae
Cuvier's dwarf caiman lives in South America, in the flooded forests of the Amazon and Orinoco river basins.
It reaches a maximum length of 1.5 meters for males and 1.2 meters for females and a weight of about 15 kilograms.
The mouth is equipped with about 80 teeth and equipped with a very powerful jaw with which the animal captures invertebrates, fish and terrestrial vertebrates.
It prefers to move at night and spends most of the day hidden among the vegetation along the banks of rivers, lakes or swamps.

At the beginning of the rainy season the females collect plant material and mud in mounds in which they lay about 15 eggs which, for incubation, are thus exposed to the heat produced by the maceration of the organic material.
Red Piranha
Pygocentrus natterreri
Family: Serrasalmidae
The Amazon basin is inhabited by several species of piranha.
Equipped with very sharp teeth, piranhas are active predators, equipped with a complex auditory system, which allows them to sense the presence of prey even in very murky waters.
The red piranha often moves in schools to defend itself from predators, but rarely displays group hunting behavior.

It's all the cinema's fault

They attack exclusively to feed themselves or if they are frightened.
They are therefore far from the image of ferocious animals that attack humans, which only happens in exceptional cases, especially in the river areas most frequented by swimmers or to defend their offspring during the reproductive period.
In reality, these fish play a fundamental ecological role, mainly attacking old, sick or injured animals.
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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    • Acquario di Genova
    • Area Porto Antico - Ponte Spinola - 16
    • 16128 - Genova
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