Ocean-Life

What is the ocean-life really like for all the species living there? That is something most of us find very interesting. All aspects of the ocean-life is covered at these aquariums. Want to know how the fish you like to eat really lives or watch some real live piranhas get fed? Do yourself a favor and visit some of the Danish Aquariums!


Denmarks Aquarium


The oldest aquarium in the country. It opened in April of 1939. In the 70's is another section was added and today it holds 70 tanks with a million litres of water. At this aquarium you can see 300 different water-living species from all over the world.

Location: Kavalergården 1 / DK-2920 Charlottenlund
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The North Sea Museum

The North Sea Museum is the greatest aquarium in the Northern Europe. At the North Sea Museum you can learn everything there is to know about life forms in the Northern Sea. The museum/Aquarium opened for the first time back i 1984. Unfortunately a violent fire in 2003 destroyed the newest part of the museum and killed one of the main attractions, the huge ocean sunfish, but now the reconstructions are finally over and the museum is once again open to the public.

Location:Willemoesvej - DK-9850 Hirtshals
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The Kattegat Center


The Kattegat Center opned for the first time in May of 1993. The goals of the center is to show life at sea as well as to point out the human uses of the sea and the consequenses hereof. In the huge tanks you can experience "the whole story" about life in the seas and you can even take a walk through the shark tunnel and have these great creatures swimm right on top of your head!

Location: Færgevej 4 - 8500 Grenaa
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The Aquarium of Øresund


This small aquarium shows the life on the bottom of the sound, Øresund. The aquarium is part of the University of Copenhagen. The exhibitions you will find here focuses on the small species-fauna, that is often overlooked in the bigger aquariums.
Location: Strandpromenaden 5, 3000 Helsingør
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The Fisheries & Maritime Museum


The theme of this museum is "People and the Sea". You can follow the evolution of sailing in the Danish waters as far back as to the Vikings. The museum also holds a huge variety of tanks showing life in the sea and a sealarium. In the open air setion you wil also find an original bunker from WW2, equipped like they were at the time of the war.

Location:Tarphagevej 2 - DK-6710 Esbjerg V
Opening hours, admissions and other useful Information
here


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