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L'Oceanogràfic is an oceanarium and aquarium in Valencia, and it is the largest of its kind in Europe! Home to 45,000 animals from 500 species, including fish, marine mammals (including a family of beluga whales!), and birds, there’s something new for everyone to discover when they visit. Lines can be long, especially in summer, so book your tickets in advance to save time on the day of your visit!
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Book your tickets to L'Oceanogràfic in Valencia in advance to skip the lines on the day.
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Oceanogràfic de Valencia: Entry Ticket
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Get more out of your trip to L'Oceanogràfic with a guided tour!
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4 tips for visiting the L'Oceanogràfic

L'Oceanogràfic | Photo: TimOve CC-BY 2.0
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Buy Tickets in advanceLines for the ticket office can be long, especially in summer, so book your tickets in advance to breeze right past.
L'Oceanogràfic | Photo: Hernán Piñera CC-BY-SA 2.0
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Get additional infoAn audio guide is available to rent for €3.70 (or €5 for two), and it’s helpful to have, guiding you around the exhibits and giving you extra information. You can rent a guide in Spanish, Valencian, English, French, German, Italian, or Russian.
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Mind the climateMake sure to dress appropriately for the weather, especially in summer. There are lots of indoor areas to hide in if it rains, but in the hot Spanish summers, you’ll want sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat to prevent sunburn or heatstroke.
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Combination offersIf you’re also planning to visit the spectacular Museu de les Ciències in the City of Arts and Sciences then you can save money by buying a combo-ticket.
Entrance to the Oceanogràfic | Ulmon: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

L'Oceanogràfic: excursion into the underwater world

The largest aquarium complex in all of Europe, with 45,000 animals from 500 species.

Marine animals and amphibians, birds and mammals

The inhabitants here include penguins, sharks, beluga whales, sea lions, flamingos, and turtles, along with many different fish and amphibians. The beluga whales are a very special experience of Oceanogràfic: they are the only family that lives in an aquarium. In 2016, the first baby beluga whale in Europe, Kylu, was born here. Research on beluga whales allows deeper insights into ways to protect and conserve these animals in the wild as well.

Guided Tours behind the scenes

If you want to learn more about the animals and their care, book a guided tour behind the scenes: This costs €12 per person, lasts 90 minutes and you also see the divers' area, the quarantine area and the kitchen.

Feedings and shows

It is possible to be present at the feedings, which take place several times a day. Information about the feeding times is provided for visitors right at the entrance. Especially the dolphin show is worth seeing, especially for children! Please do not feed the animals on your own! This can lead to serious health problems.
In Oceanogràfic | Flickr: z0rc PD

For families with children

The tanks are designed so that even small children can easily see inside them.

Children can usually get a lot out of a visit to L'Oceanogràfic. They enjoy recognizing all the different animals and maybe seeing the dolphin show. There are also two playgrounds where kids can let off steam. The 4D films on offer are not suitable or permitted for children under the age of 4. This should be considered when buying the tickets.
In Oceanogràfic | Flickr: Tuscasasrurales CC BY-ND 2.0

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the food options? Can we bring a picnic?

Visitors aren’t allowed to bring food into the complex. There are 5 different dining options within the aquarium, including a pizzeria, a hamburger restaurant, a large self-service restaurant, and Océanos, a Mediterranean restaurant with a large outdoor terrace. There’s also the option to eat at Submarino, which offers avant-garde dining surrounded by over 10,000 fish - the three-course lunch menu is available for either €35.90, €39, or €45 per person. If you’d like to eat at Submarino then it’s worth making a reservation, especially in the peak tourist season. Read more.

How long should I plan for a trip to the aquarium?

It will take you about 2 to 3 hours to see everything inside the aquarium, possibly slightly longer if you’re intending to watch the dolphin show or one of the films shown in the 4D cinema. Parents with small children might also need to take a slower pace so that their children can enjoy everything. Visitors planning to use a combo ticket to also visit the Museu de les Ciències should consider allocating a whole day for the experience, with one attraction scheduled for the morning and the other for the afternoon. Read more.

Is the aquarium handicapped accessible?

All buildings are adapted with ramps and / or elevators to ensure that all visitors can access any point of the aquarium. If you have reduced mobility you can request a wheelchair loan, leaving a deposit, which will be reimbursed upon the return of the chair. Read more.

Are dogs allowed in the aquarium?

The entry of domestic animals is not permitted. The only animal that has access to the enclosure is the guide or assistance dog with the corresponding distinctive as indicated by the law of the Valencian Community. Read more.

General information

opening hours

L'Oceanogràfic is open daily from 10 am to 9 pm. On December 24 and 31 L'Oceanogràfic closes at 4 pm.

address

L'Oceanogràfic
Carrer d'Eduardo Primo Yúfera, 1
46013 Valencia

tickets

General admission tickets are €38.50, with a lower rate of €28.50 for children aged 4 to 12 years, and for seniors aged over 65, as well as persons with disabilities. The 4D cinema experience carries an additional fee of €3. Admission for children under 4 years is complimentary. Students, job seekers and large families receive a discount. Please check the specific conditions for discounted tickets.

how to get there

It’s easy to reach L'Oceanogràfic via public transport. The aquarium is a short walk away from Alameda metro station, which is served by lines 3, 5, 7, and 9, and it’s also served by bus numbers 15 and 95. The site also has a car park. It costs €2.30 per hour to park, up to a maximum of €24 per day, but if you present your ticket to L'Oceanogràfic you’ll be entitled to park for just €6 for the whole day.
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