Plunge into unknown depths in the biggest aquarium in Europe!

Come and meet the ocean!

Nausicaá, located on the Côte d’Opale in the heart of Boulogne-sur-Mer, plunges you into the heart of the ocean! Nausicaá is so much more than just an aquarium. It is the most important European site dedicated to the discovery of the marine environment and to raising awareness for its protection.

Old and young explorers alike can embark on a day of adventure exploring the world of the sea. Find out about all its secrets and treasures during two interactive and fun trails: ‘Journey on the High Seas’ and ‘Shorelines and Men’ All the areas are designed so that you can feel as close as possible to the animals and enjoy a unique sensory experience!

Since May 2018 and the opening of a huge extension, Nausicaá has become the largest aquarium in Europe.

Come and enjoy an unforgettable experience at the largest aquarium in Europe where the island of Malpelo off the coast of Colombia has been reconstructed. Admire the spectacle of the ocean opposite the large bay and discover breathtaking species such as grey sharks, Manta rays, schools of sparkling fish and much more!

Discover the beauty and vastness of the ocean and understand why its preservation is essential to the future of humanity… 

(Re)discover ‘Shorelines and Men’

Set off on your first tour of the world, via the North Sea, the Mediterranean, the Tropics and the coast of California. During this voyage, you will learn how mankind and the oceans live side by side and create their future together. You will find a unique biodiversity here and remote ecosystems, as well as the many services rendered by the sea to mankind.

New for 2019!

In 2019, the Nausicaá experience is becoming larger and promises even more opportunities for discovery and wonder thanks to:

  • Our new free app to help you with your visit: this will be your guide throughout your visit and will provide you with all the practical information you need.

  • Our audio guides are available in many languages

  • Behind the scenes tour: a one hour tour behind the scenes to gain a better understanding of the daily lives of our aquariologists