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Murmansk Oceanarium

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Address: Geroyev Severomortsev ave, 4, Murmansk 183038, Russia
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Phone Number: +7 815 231-58-84
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68°59′41″ с. ш. 33°05′23″ в. д.

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The oceanarium is next to the large lake where people do ice swimming, and the attraction park for children. The 1hr long shows they put on are interesting and fun to watch and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 February 2016
tybraf
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Murmansk Oblast, Russia
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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350 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Don't think of this as anything like you would find in more developed parts of the world. It's a small enclosure with arctic seals performing tricks, and has nothing to do with conservation.

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Murmansk Oblast, Russia
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79 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

The oceanarium is next to the large lake where people do ice swimming, and the attraction park for children. The 1hr long shows they put on are interesting and fun to watch and the well-treated mammals seem to enjoy taking part. It's not very expensive and visitors can always incorporate it as part of a mini tour to include the... More 

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Rovaniemi, Finland
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

have reading other rewiews and had not so big expections, but get to se a very good show, the seals was very well trained and it is a lot of hard work behind to learn them all this, they have all ther personal trainer and seems to be happy and like wath they do, a high class show very much... More 

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Monchegorsk, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

A nice show of seals, walruses and sea-cats in Murmansk city. It's close to the Alyosa War Memorial and absolute worth to visit.

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Omaha
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111 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

The show consists of trained Greenland seals doing tricks in and out of the water. This is not a Sea World performance, but they do put on a very entertaining show. The seals appear to be well cared for by their trainers. They (the seals :) vary in age from 3 to 28, and up to 750 pounds. The venue... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2015

Firstly, in regards to the animals, I believe those are all rescued seals and sea dogs that were injured by the large ships and unable to survive in their natural habitat. They seem to be well-cared for and each one has their own trainer who's responsible for them. I admit the interior is quite dated and a bit gloomy, not... More 

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San Diego, California
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139 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014

This place is a shock! The smell is horrible, the water is so dense green and cloudy that you cannot see an animal that is swimming right next to the glass while you are downstairs. This place is basically an entertainment center for young children. The mammals are well trained, but they live in very small pens. The kids probably... More 

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Alamo, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

First, the seals were adorable, well trained and seemed well nourished. But, the facility is depressing. Your first impression is of the fishy smell! The water is dirty green and cloudy, and the tanks are so small for these wonderful animals! There are blow up plastic ocean animals hanging from the ceiling. For American and European guests, it is hard... More 

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