The Public Aquarium combines an oceanarium and a maritime museum at the Institute of Fisheries and Fisheries. It received the status of a zoological garden, as many rare specimens of marine life are in its collection.
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  1. #PL44
  2. al. Jana Pawła II 1, 81-345 Gdynia, Poland
  3. +48587326601
  6. Working hours*:
    open Monday-Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  7. Prices*:
    Normal price 27zl
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The museum opened on June 21, 1971, although attempts to create such an institution were made in the 30s of the twentieth century. Most of the living organisms for the Aquarium were collected by local scientists, merchant seamen. Since its opening, the Aquarium has constantly been developing, various exhibitions have been held.
The museum houses about 1,500 living organisms from all over the world, including 250 species of animals: 142 species of fish, three species of amphibians, 12 species of reptiles, 58 species of invertebrates. The most interesting inhabitants are the variegated shark and the electric eel. If you are lucky, you can witness how a unique fish spits water at a distance of fifty centimetres to bring down its prey. The unfortunate insect falls into the water and falls prey to this intelligent fish. Another attraction of the Aquarium is the living coral reef, located in a reservoir with a capacity of 3000 litres. Here you can see dozens of species of hard corals, soft corals, as well as invertebrates, including the giant octopus.
A cinema was open in 2005 in the Aquarium and a laboratory equipped with modern microscopes for research. The Aquarium is currently planning to expand its exhibition space.

How to get to Aquarium Gdynia
on foot:
from Gdynia Glowna (train and bus station)  walk 25min, (2km).
by bus: from Skwer Kościuszki - InfoBox 02 ( Line 320 bus ) to Przystań Żeglugi 02 and walk 2min (110m).
by taxi: from train and bus station, price 3 - 4 euro, 4min

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