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Listen to the Call of the Ocean

Beauty, abundance and mystery, but at the same time, such fragility

The LARGEST aquarium in Europe

4,5 hours of unforgettable FAMILY fun

At Boulogne-sur-Mer in the heart of the OPAL COAST

Your OCEAN ADVENTURE starts here!

Opening times

09:30 to 18:30


Adult: 28,50€
Child: 21,50€

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Events of the day

Divers in the diamon tank

Mankind and shores - N°3

California pool divers

Mankind and Shores - N°6

Backstage tour (fee payable, booking required)

See you in the lobby - Nausicaá logo

Feeding on the High Seas

Journey on the high sea - N°12

Guided tour: the sharks at Nausicaá (fee payable, booking required)

Activity with commentary in French

Feeding on the High Seas

Journey on the high sea - N°12

Guided tour: the sharks at Nausicaá (fee payable, booking required)

Activity with commentary in French

Sea lion entertainment

Mankind and Shores - N°15

Live the Ocean month

In June, meet actors committed to the Ocean through a unique program



Come and discover the giants of the High Seas in the world's first augmented reality experience! A must-see!

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In the depths of the Ocean

Unforgettable emotions and sensations thanks to 3 immersive and playful visitor routes.

Journey on the High Seas

Live a unique experience around the biggest aquarium in Europe which reproduces Malpelo Island off the coast of Colombia.


In the Eye of the Climate

Climate change is real and is experienced every day: as you move through the exhibition, you will discover this phenomenon at its heart.

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Explor'actor visit booklet

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HERE AND THERE Meet & Support

Nausicaá is a truly unique conservatory of oceanic biodiversity and is home to over 58,000 animals

From the outset, the Nausicaá crew has always been dedicated to preserving the ecosystems of the oceans and conserving marine animals.

Discover our animals

Help us support those who take action in the field


More than 20 baby penguins have been born as part of a European conservation programme.

Dominique Mallevoy, Director of Aquariology
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FOR THE BLUE PLANET Understand & Engage

Uncover all the secrets of the Ocean and discover just how fragile it is.

Read the Ocean Magazine to find out more about the Ocean and what is at stake...

Discover our magazine


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A treaty on biodiversity in the high sea...

High Seas 6mn

Nearly 70 states gathered at the United Nations in New York ...


What is the IUCN Red List?

Biodiversity 2mn

The IUCN status, which ranges from "least concern" to "extin...

glacier, chagement climatique : qu'est ce que le giec ?

What is the IPCC?

The Ocean and the Climate 3mn

The IPCC, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, has exi...

Manchot empereur, quels animaux en Antarctique ?

What animals live in Antarctica?

Biodiversity 6mn

Considering the extreme climatic conditions of this environm...

quelles menaces pour l'ours polaire ?

How can the endangered polar bear be sav...

Biodiversity 4mn

The polar bear is sometimes considered to be a marine mammal

What is the UNFCCC?

The Ocean and the Climate 2mn

The UNFCCC is the United Nations Framework Convention on Cli...

What is a COP?

The Ocean and the Climate 2mn

The subject of climate change is becoming more and more prom...

morse en arctique

What animals live in the Arctic?

Biodiversity 5mn

Around the Arctic Circle, the cold does not deter animal lif...

Bouées et drapeaux sur les plages : quelle est leur signification ?

Buoys and flags on beaches: what do they...

High Seas 4mn

The summer holidays are just around the corner, and with the...

méduse dorée à nausicaa

The jellyfish, a beautiful poisoner

Biodiversity 8mn

Fascinating, slimy, dangerous, elegant... There are many dif...

What is marine renewable energy?

Blue Innovation 2mn

Humanity can depend on the resources of the ocean to satisfy...

Tidal energy

Blue Innovation 1mn

The ocean holds tremendous potential for renewable energy.