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Lisbon Oceanarium

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Esplanada D. Carlos I | Doca dos Olivais, Lisbon 1990-005, Portugal
+351 21 891 7000
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Opened in 1998, the Oceanário was the centerpiece of the XXth Century's last World Fair, themed "The Oceans, a Heritage for the Future", and eternally binds Lisbon to the Oceans.MissionThe Oceanário’s mission is to promote knowledge of the oceans and bring up the public about the duty of protecting natural heritage, through changing their daily habits.While walking through impressive and unforgettable exhibits, visitors are encouraged to learn fascinating things about the oceans and, more importantly, how to make decisions in their daily lives that actively promote the conservation of nature.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Esplanada D. Carlos I | Doca dos Olivais, Lisbon 1990-005, Portugal
Parque das Nacoes
+351 21 891 7000
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Reviewed yesterday

My favorite attraction in Lisbon. Best oceanarium we visited with great variety od species, well designed, two levels balconies to admire underwater world. We loved sunfish, guitar fish and amazing octopus. We visited twice in a few days. Temporary exhibition is also worth visiting. Must...More

Thank Artur K
Reviewed yesterday

There is something for everyone here. Interesting architecture, captivating exhibits, unique animals, and a beautiful setting on the water. Located in the "expo" area which was completely redone. Our only disappointment was the cafeteria in the Oceanarium which had a very limited menu & as...More

Thank David B
Reviewed yesterday

the areas are well kept and planned. the central tank is fabulous. it was really great to seat and admire all the species. the kids loved the sharks and manta rays

Thank Rui S
Reviewed yesterday

The only remark is that I wish it wasn't so expensive so I could visit more often. You learn and you relax.

Thank Rita d
Reviewed yesterday

Great time for family fun and learning. The main tank is truly impressive and I have seen many aquariums around the world. Alternate exhibits also informative and neat. Only caveat is it seems to be very popular even off season and in the rain!

Thank Christopher O
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The oceanarium is located in a fun new part of town, and the buildings architecture is noteworthy. The puffin exhibit was the highlight, but lots more to see from all different ecosystems. Great for all ages.

Thank samon n
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth visiting. Several scenarios, environments, atmospheres. Great for both adults and children. If visiting in the summer, take a sweater with you - the 'north pole' area could get a little chilly ;-)

Thank MichaelAngelus
Reviewed 3 days ago

terrific variety, interesting conservation info - the large tank of swimming fish, sharks, other was fascinating

Thank Ginger W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Of our group only I went to visit as I love aquariums in general. This one is simply breathtaking,it was one of the highlights of my visit to Lisbon and not to be missed.

Thank quiggers
Reviewed 5 days ago

A must visit when in Lisbon! Beautiful and also educational. It will take about 2-3 hours to really see everything.

Thank elina s
Parque das Nacoes
This neighborhood was built up at the end of the 1990s
mostly because of the Expo '98. The pavilions and
structures that once were the home of all the Expo's
attractions and exhibits are still culturally and
artistically significant. In Parque das Nações you'll
explore conference and concert pavilions, a shopping
center, trendy restaurants and an enjoyable cable car
ride you can't miss out on. On top of this, the
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Roma L
11 January 2018|
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Response from Paweł C | Reviewed this property |
There are only discounts for kids (4-12 years old) and seniors (over 65)
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Lindsey D
3 January 2018|
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Response from Bud33eboy | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lindsey, There isn't a touch pool for like petting rays or anything like that.There are a couple areas that have open pools where the penguins and seas otters are but you can't physically interact with them.
Lindsey D
3 January 2018|
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Response from Luis S | Reviewed this property |
No Lindsey! there is no touching pool, you can only observe!