Océanopolis is ocean-oriented science and cultural centre with 50 different aquarium tanks, the largest of which is the shark tank, holding a million litres.
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  2. https://www.oceanopolis.com/en/welcome
  3. Prices*:
    ADULT (+ 18) - 21.30 €
    YOUNG (14-17) - 16.10 €
    CHILD (3-13) - 13.50 €
  4. * - opening and closing times as well as entrance prices, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.
  5. In a perpetual dynamic throughout the year, according to the school holidays, Océanopolis offers activity programmes, temporary exhibitions, refurbishments and new aquaria.
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Since 1990, Océanopolis, owned by the City of Brest and managed by Brest’aim, has recounted the natural history of the oceans, with a mission of scientific mediation through pedagogy and creativity.

THE ONLY SUCH INSTITUTION IN EUROPE

Knowledge and understanding of the planet’s various marine ecosystems, to improve their conservation. Océanopolis is unique in Europe: three houses and an otter trail for a world tour of the oceans, via temperate, polar and tropical environments. More than just a visit, it is a rigorous scientific journey and a great achievement in reconstituting marine habitats, in 77 aquaria and 9,000 m2 of exhibition space.

A SCIENTIFIC WINDOW ON THE OCEAN

Throughout the year, Océanopolis is an excellent educational platform. It hosts major temporary exhibitions, activity programmes on a yearly rolling basis, especially during school half-term holidays at regular intervals. Océanopolis intends to be a site of knowledge sharing and exchange. Based on the latest oceanographic knowledge, Océanopolis educates, so everyone can understand how the ocean works and form their own opinion on the impact of their actions, yet through entertainment and wonder.

AT THE HEART OF THE BREST OCEANOGRAPHY WORLD

Designed by academics who wished to let science out of the laboratory and bring it to the general public, Océanopolis is a very singular aquarium. Links with researchers continue to be forged, of course especially those in Brest, where the quality of the local scientific platform is unique in Europe. We also work with international teams. The Brittany hub is a meeting point for French marine sciences: IFREMER, CEDRE, the University of West Brittany (UBO), the Paul-Émile Victor Polar Institute, the European Sea Institute, the Iroise marine natural park, the French National Agency for Protected Marine Areas, the French Navy Hydrography and Oceanography Department (SHOM) and more, plus the elite universities and all the leading companies working in marine technology. Close collaborations between Océanopolis teams and French and international agencies working in the marine world, whether in science, industry or education, frequently result in the construction of joint projects, resulting in exhibitions, aquaria, films, educational workshops or scientific cultural events.

HOW TO GET TO OCÉANOPOLIS?

BY CAR

From Rennes-Morlaix, take the “Brest-Ports” exit.
From Nantes-Quimper, follow “Brest-Océanopolis”.
From Place de la Liberté (City Hall), drive towards the train station, then the cargo port and follow the signs to Océanopolis.
Free parking available at Océanopolis.

BY TRAIN

Brest train station : 3 km, then bus no. 3 Océanopolis via Palaren.

TER Bretagne : With the TER Bretagne Océanopolis special offer, take advantage of discounts on the train, bus and entrance to Océanopolis.
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BY BUS

No. 3 Lambézellec – Océanopolis via Palaren.

BY AIR

Brest-Bretagne international airport: 15 minutes from Océanopolis (9 km) and 20 minutes from the city centre.

Transport from the airport to the city centre by shuttle + tram, taxi or car rental.

BY SEA

From the Crozon peninsula, with the Compagnie Maritime de la Rade aboard the Brestoâ.

Last Updated: 21 January, 2022
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