NAUSICAA - National Sea Center

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    Nausicaá in Boulogne-sur-Mer

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NAUSICAA - National Sea Center 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer fr

On the beach and at the entrance to the port, Nausicaá is the largest aquarium in France with 4.5 million litres of water, 55 aquariums and terrariums and more than 35,000 marine and terrestrial animals.


Nausicaá's attractions include a reconstruction of a Californian sea lion reserve with an entirely suspended underwater tunnel, a tropical lagoon with coconut palms, white sandy beaches, and an underwater observatory in water teeming with fish of every colour. Tremble in the face of sharks; delight in stroking the bellies of rays and meet unique marine birds: African penguins. In the interactive TV studio, Nausicaá invites you to meet correspondents from around the world who report on positive initiatives for our planet.


This year, Nausicaá the French National Sea Centre in Boulogne-sur-Mer is celebrating its 25thanniversary on 18th May 2016.

Nausicaá will be marking this special occasion with a host of surprises and festivities. During the week of May 18th 2016 a programme of events has been planned to celebrate the occasion.

For this very special year, Nausicaá is staging a brand new exhibition – the Tropical Forest, a colourful display full of yellow frogs, green snakes, blue and even purple geckos. At the beginning of the exhibition, visitors can see some amazing animals from our coastlines such as the curled octopus, cuttlefish, seahorses and pipefish.


As well as a host of surprises Nausicaá is also offering free admission to the sea centre for everyone born in May 1991, you just have to turn up with your proof of ID!

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