Get ready for one of the best experiences ever! Visit the World's best aquarium at TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards of 2015 and 2017, the largest of Europe and the #1 attraction of Lisbon in a guided tour full of fun facts about its residents!
Includes: ✔ Ticket to Oceanarium ✔ 2h Guided Tour ✔ Insurances
11.00 am 4.30 pm
11.00 am 4.30 pm
11.00 am 4.30 pm
Gallery and Description
Built for Expo'98 to portrait its own theme, The Oceans, the Oceanarium is the bookplate of Parque das Nações and the #1 attraction of Lisbon!
Vasco is a super hero and his mission is to save the Oceans from the human threats against all the species living on it!
The largest Nature Aquarium ever done in the World! A hypnotic aquarium designed by the pioneer of Nature Aquascaping: Takashi Amano!
Largest Aquarium in Europe
The central tank of the Oceanarium has more than 5 million liters of water and represents the theme of the exhibition: Global Ocean.
Each penguin at the Oceanarium has a name and you can identify them by looking to their bracelets and checking their family tree!
The most scary and popular marine species! At the Oceanarium you can find 12 different species of sharks and some of them are not that scary!
The sea otters are the stars of the Oceanarium! You can understand why just by looking at them. And you can't imagine the love story they have to tell you!
The Lisbon Oceanarium is one of the few in the World to house a sunfish. This is the largest bony fish in the Ocean and can weight more than a car!
The masters of camouflage! To spot some of these species can be a real challenge. And if you find them, don't touch it! Some of them are deathly poisonous!
Amazing! Beautiful! Hypnotic! Unique! You'll spend a lot of time looking to this astonishing aquarium!
There are many species of rays at the Lisbon Oceanarium and some of them look like a fusion of rays with sharks. Thats because sharks are their closest parents!
At the Oceanarium of Lisbon you can find the scary moray and wolf eels! But for sure the ones you will want to take home are the Garden eels! The cutest!
Looking for Nemo? Find him here! And Dory to! And all his friends at the dentist aquarium as well! And don't worry about them... the sharks are in another aquarium!
Coral reefs can be made up of hundreds of different species of coral. They are among the richest and more diverse communities in the Oceans!
These animals make the perfect scenario for aquariums! They can be of so many colors and together create amazing marine landscape views!
We will meet outside the Lisbon Oceanarium and start by a brief introduction about its location, Parque das Nações, and its origins from Expo'98. Then we will enter the Oceanarium (skipping ticket lines) and visit first the temporary exhibition: Forests Underwater by Takashi Amano. This is the largest nature aquarium in the World, designed by the pioneer of Nature Aquascaping, the Japanese Takashi Amano. It is a hypnotic aquarium with plants mimicking a real habitat of tropical forests with almost 100 species of plants and fish!
Then we'll move to the permanent exhibition with the theme Global Ocean. Here you'll find the largest indoor aquarium in Europe, with more than 5 million liters of water! We we'll travel through 4 different Oceans and see some of the 500 marine species living in each one: penguins, sharks, sea otters, coral reefs, amphibians and many many more! Hear some curiosities, stories and fun facts about a few of them. You'll also learn how our daily actions put in danger the existence of these species. In the end, we want you to have lots of fun but, at the same time, be moved to help these species surviving!
Come #sailthecity with us!
Complement this tour with one to the 'New Lisbon'. See our calendar and book the Cable Cars Tour or the Free Tour finishing right on time and at the meeting point of this one!