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Visitors can explore the aquarium in four different routes: Blue, Yellow, Green and Violet.
Fully immerse into the history and biological evolution of various marine life including sharks and penguins, stingrays, and jellyfish. It also includes the touch tank, where visitors are allowed to touch organisms such as the trigons.
It focuses on watercourses, with tanks dedicated to baby Caymans and otters that are part of a conservation project. Embark on a journey to explore the playful Caymans and get to know the smallest otter in the world up close.
Discover the world of reptiles and amphibians that include exotic iguanas, chameleons, frogs, insects, and snakes in an environment that recreates the natural habitats of deserts and tropical forests.
A unique opportunity to hear the sounds produced by the strangest creatures of the seas. The installation of pools makes it possible to witness the communication between fish and invertebrates.
Enhance your knowledge of the underwater world by discovering 400 marine species and over 3000 specimens in the Aquarium of Cattolica. Take your time to explore and witness interactive experiences where you can touch and interact with starfish and sting rays. These hands-on experiences are enjoyable for both kids and adults.
One of the main attractions is the glass tunnel where visitors can walk through a large tank while surrounded by swimming fish and sharks. It provides a unique and immersive experience, giving you the feeling of being underwater with marine creatures. Watch in amazement as colorful creatures such as jellyfish, crustaceans, moray eels, and seahorses swim past you.
Apart from the sharks, get up close with friendly otters with small claws - Eva, Costanza, and Marta, a native of Southeast Asia. Witness the Dwarf Caiman, the smallest specimen of alligator. See an astonishing variety of snakes of almost every species, varying from only a few centimeters to gigantic constrictors. Watch in awe of the giant squid, 13 meters long, at the "Abissi Terra Aliena" exhibit.
Check the feeding schedule and attend the animal feeding sessions, especially the sharks in a gigantic 700,000 liters tank. It's not only fascinating to watch the “predators of the ocean” being fed, but it also gives you the opportunity to see them up close and learn more about their dietary habits. You can also find Humboldt penguins, from Peru and Chile, in a replicated habitat.
Drop by the sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation center where injured, infant, and sick sea turtles are taken care of until they can be released back into the wild. It's a heartwarming experience to see the efforts of biologists and veterinary doctors conserving these magnificent creatures and ensuring their perfect state of health.
The Aquarium of Cattolica organizes educational programs, presentations, and marine shows year-round. It aims to exhibit marine life, their conservation efforts, and the importance of protecting our oceans. Participating in these events can improve your understanding of marine ecosystems and the awareness needed to preserve them.
Closed on: 7, 8, 9, 26 to 31 December; 1 to 7 January
Best Time to Visit: The aquarium is the prime attraction in Cattolica and is mostly crowded on weekends and during the summer. Visit in the morning or late afternoon in summer, or in the spring and fall seasons.
Address: Piazzale delle Nazioni, 1A, 47841 Cattolica RN, Italy
The ticket price for Cattolica Aquarium is €20. This includes skip-the-line entry to the aquarium and access to all exhibitions across all routes.
You can book Aquarium of Cattolica tickets online or at the venue. Purchasing online allows you to eliminate the risk of tickets getting sold out on the day of your visit.
Buying Aquarium of Cattolica tickets allows visitors to skip the line at the aquarium entry which is crowded especially in peak seasons. Tickets often get sold out during the summer months and on weekends, so buying tickets online helps in guaranteeing your entry to the attraction.
Your Aquarium of Cattolica tickets guarantees your entry into the underwater kingdom. Get access to over 100 exhibitions housing 3000 specimens, sea turtle & otter conversation areas, and also entry into the lost kingdom of Dinosaurs.
Yes, children up to 11 years of age will have to pay €17 for entry to the Aquarium of Cattolica.
Yes, you can purchase skip-the-line Aquarium of Cattolica tickets. This allows you to bypass the long queues at the entrance and get more time to explore the aquarium at your own pace.
Aquarium of Cattolica tickets can be canceled up to 24 hours from the time of experience and get a full refund.
The opening hours are 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM, from April to December and 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM, from January to March.
Plan to spend around 3-4 hours visiting the entire Cattolica Aquarium.
The best time to visit is the morning or late afternoon in summer or in the spring and fall seasons.