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The Aquarium of Genoa

From 8.30 am to 10.30 pm
Last entrance at 8.30 pm

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The Acquarium of Genoa: 25th anniversary and news!

Best Western Hotel Metropoli is a modern and comfortable 3-star hotel in Genoa, located close to the Aquarium, that celebrates its 25th anniversary!

The Aquarium of Genoa is the ideal location to spend a day with your family. It is easily accessible on foot from the Hotel with a short, scenic stroll through the "caruggi” (alleyways) of the historical center of Genoa.

On the occasion of its 25th birthday, this beautiful structure has completed renovations and has included modern scenography and digital installations.


History and particularities of the Aquarium

Opened in 1992, each year it adds new species and new environments, for a journey that today, with over 2 hours of visit, lets you enjoy a variety of tanks with real ambience reconstructions for dolphinssealspenguinsfish and reptiles

One of the peculiarities of the Aquarium of Genoa are the four big tanks for the seals, the reef, the sharks and the dolphins, which are visible from both exhibition floors. In some of the tanks you can even dip your hands and touch the fish directly, in particular the thornback stingrays.


25th anniversary: discover the Aquarium’s updates

In honor of its 25th birthday, the Aquarium of Genoa renovates itself through new visit experiences and events.

Thanks to the Aquarium, visitors can undertake a full immersion trip to the discovery of the oceans. New incredible scenography, a permanent installation of virtual reality with viewers to completely plunge into the depths of the sea, a multimedia room with game stations where you can create your own favorite fish and weekly meetings with the staff of the Aquarium. These are the enhancements launched in 2017!

Inside of the building, international, Italian and local companies can organize big events such as meetings, conventions, fashion shows, product launches, gala dinners and more. Choose an unusual location for your event! Pick the Aquarium.


So, what are you waiting for? Take advantage of our special offer! Take a trip to the Aquarium of Genoa and experience the enhancements.