The largest aquarium in Europe is, of course, in Valencia City of Arts and Sciences. In Valencia Oceanographic represent important marine ecosystems on Earth differentiated in several buildings in the complex, Mediterranean, Wetlands, Temperate Seas, Tropical Seas, Oceans, Antarctic, Arctic Islands and Red Sea. It also has the Dolphinarium volume of 24 million liters of water.
The spectacular and modern covers Oceanographic in Valencia due to the designs of Felix Candela. Below them are the Underwater Restaurant and the building giving access to the site.
The Oceanographic is home to more than 45,000 copies of 500 different species. Dolphins, beluga whales, walruses, penguins, seals, sharks, sawfish, jellyfish, starfish, sea urchins are among the species that live in the largest European aquarium. In addition, you can see birds typical of wetlands in the Albufera of Valencia and tropical mangroves.
Oceanographic in Valencia
Among the activities to be performed on the oceanographic are sleeping with sharks, an experience that undoubtedly will change your perspective. Sleep surrounded by sharks, an adventure that will live in the Ocean Tower, the red shark and shark gray await. Other activities are becoming a trainer for a day, a new commitment of oceanographic, for over 18 years, by which you will know the work of caregivers and trainers of dolphins, seals, sea lions and walruses.
A unique opportunity to discover what they eat dolphins, learn about marine ecosystems in the world or watch sharks.
Oceanographic Schedule 2012
This is our schedule for 2012
We have different deadlines depending on the season. Keep up the season where you make your visit and see the schedule in the table below.
|Dates||From Sunday to Friday||Saturday|
|Low Season|| the 01/01 to 17/06 |
the 01/10 to 31/12
|10h. to 18h.||10h. to 20 h.|
|Mid Season|| the 18/06 to 12/07 |
from 01/09 to 01/10
|10h. to 20h.||10h. to 20h.|
|Peak season||the 13/07 to 31/08||10h. to 24h.||10h. to 24 h.|
Dates with special hours
- January 1: 12:00 to 18:00 h.
- March 18: 10:00 to 20:00 h.
- April 5 to April 8 from 10:00 to 20:00.
- 1 and May 30 from 10:00 to 20:00.
- from 9 to 11 October: 10:00 to 20:00 h.
- from 6 to 8 December: 10:00 to 20:00 h.
- 24 and 31 December: 10:00 to 16:00 h.
- December 25 from 12:00 to 18:00 h.
- Ticket offices open from 10:00 h always. to 1 hr. before closing the park.
Schedules subject to change.
Oceanographic rates - valid until 31/12/2012
|Oceanogràfic||€ 24.90||€ 18.80||€ 11.20||€ 16.65|
|Annual Pass Oceanogràfic||€ 60.00||€ 45.00|
Towers or facilities
In this space, form and shape of an igloo, we can observe two marine mammals typical of these latitudes: the beluga whales and walruses
Representation of a rocky cliff with breeding and spawning areas, and in whose hand is seen submerged swim almost effortlessly to a colony of penguins, with their graceful movements underwater.
Circular building that honors the Mediterranean Sea. The aquarium brings together about 7,400 copies.
This twin tower structure presents a journey along the ocean currents that make up the usual route of travelers overseas, both humans and nonhumans.
Enjoy demonstrations of intelligence of bottlenose dolphins, with a surprising and educational display in one of the world's largest dolphin. With a total of five swimming pools, this facility can accommodate about thirty dolphins.
Temperate and tropical
Installation of Temperate and Tropical invited on a journey from the warm-water ocean regions to the warm waters of the tropics, through exhibitions connected with a fantastic underwater tunnel 70 meters long, the longest in Europe.
Sea lions are relatives of the seals. These animals will surprise us by their great intelligence and sympathy as well as his great skill under water. The exhibition is open air with heated water.
Outdoor exhibition showing two representative coastal wetlands of the temperate and tropical areas: the marshes and mangroves.