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Tickets to Genoa Aquarium

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  • Discover over 12,000 marine animals in up to 70 different exhibits at the Genoa Aquarium.
  • Marvel at the rarest species of manatees, dolphins, penguins, sharks, and much more in their unique habitats.
  • Don't miss out on the Cetacean Pavilion, offering a comprehensive immersion into the Mediterranean's protected Pelagos Sanctuary area!
  • Feel peckish after your exploration? Upgrade your ticket and add on a Genovese lunch at Tender Café or freshly baked focaccia.

Inclusions

  • Entry to the Aquarium of Genoa
  • Lunch at Tender Cafè (optional)
  • Genoa focaccia (optional)
  • Tip: Check out the 'Tactile Basin', a safe space to touch and feel various marine animals under controlled circumstances that cause them no harm, making it a great experience for children and adults alike.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Combo: Genoa Aquarium + Fantacinema Museum Tickets

€29
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  • Grab this money-saving combo to access two of Genoa’s fascinating attractions, the Aquarium of Genoa and Fantacinema Museum.
  • The largest aquarium in Italy is an immersive experience with digital installations, beautiful habitats, and renewed light and sound design.
  • Get an introduction to conservation and recovery projects for endangered species, and find two recently opened areas dedicated to reptiles and amphibians.
  • Full of timeless original pieces, memorabilia, statues, articles, and posters, Fantacinema thrills visitors young and old.
  • Discover how fantasy cinema was born and evolved as you view cult objects, like the DeLorean from Back to the Future.

Inclusions

  • Entry to the Aquarium of Genoa
  • Entry to the FantaCinema exhibition

Exclusions

  • Live guide

Aquarium of Genoa

  • Tip: There’s a restaurant and café on-site if you need a break for some refreshment, along with a gift shop so that the kids can take home a souvenir.
  • The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Fantacinema Museum

  • Tip: Don't forget to bring along your cameras to take some cool and quirky photos inside the museum.
  • The venue is wheelchair accessible.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Combo: Genoa Aquarium + Lighthouse Tickets

€29
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You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Instant Confirmation
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  • Grab this money-saving combo to access two of Genoa’s fascinating maritime attractions, the Aquarium and the Lighthouse of Genoa.
  • The largest aquarium in Italy is an immersive experience with digital installations, beautiful habitats, and renewed light and sound design.
  • Get an introduction to conservation and recovery projects for endangered species, and find two recently opened areas dedicated to reptiles and amphibians.
  • With your tickets to the Lighthouse complex, walk the 800-meter promenade overlooking the harbor, which leads to an open air museum in the park.
  • Admire Genoa from the top of a panoramic terrace in the lighthouse tower.

Inclusions

  • Entry to the Aquarium of Genoa
  • Entry to the Lighthouse of Genoa

Exclusions

  • Guided tour
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Tickets to Genoa Aquarium with Lunch

€33.90
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You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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  • Dive into marine conservation at the Aquarium of Genoa, and round off your experience with a scrumptious lunch at Tender Café.
  • Be awed by the mighty predators of the sea at Shark Bay, and meet the fascinating Gentoo and Magellanic penguins at the Ice Kingdom.
  • Admire beautiful yet deadly jellyfish from various seas around the world.
  • Savor a delicious lunch at the fast-food bar on the terrace while admiring a beautiful view of the port of Genoa.

Inclusions

  • Entry to the Aquarium of Genoa
  • Lunch at Tender Cafè
  • Tip: After your visit to the aquarium, take some time to explore the surrounding area. The Old Port of Genoa is a vibrant area with shops, restaurants, and attractions like the Galata Maritime Museum.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Located in the heart of the city, the Genoa Aquarium is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in marine life. The aquarium boasts a stunning collection of over 12,000 animals from 400 different species, as well as a range of engaging exhibits and interactive experiences.

Planning a visit to Genoa Aquarium? Read on to find out all about ticket prices, options, and how to make the most of your visit.

Why Visit Genoa Aquarium?

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  • Largest Aquatic Exhibition in Europe: With 71 water tanks and over 12,000 animals of 600 species, Genoa Aquarium is the largest aquarium in Europe.
  • Diverse Range of Species: Visitors can meet a diverse range of marine animals, from rare marine mammals such as the manatees to the great predators of the sea — sharks.
  • Learn About Marine Life: Genoa Aquarium is the only facility in Europe that replicates the natural habitat of seals, jellyfish, tropical fish, and other species. Watch the penguins waddle, dolphins splash, and piranhas snap; and learn about Antarctic animals that live here. Observe and learn about the wonders of the deep blue sea and snap amazing photographs of the animals here!
  • Stunning Views of the Old Port of Genoa: Don't miss the opportunity to snap amazing photographs of the animals, and take in stunning views of the Old Port of Genoa, as the aquarium is built inside an old harbor.

Your Genoa Aquarium Tickets Explained

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Entry Tickets

Duration: Flexible

  • Genoa Aquarium Tickets offer you access to the Acquario Di Genova where you can meet over 12,000 animals in 70 exhibits.
  • Upgrade your ticket and gain entry to the Genoa Lighthouse or FantaCinema.
  • You can also opt for tickets that include lunch, allowing you to enjoy a meal after the visit.

Discounted Tickets: Children below the age of 3 can enter for free while those between the ages 4-12 years can enjoy reduced ticket prices.

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Skip-the-Line Tickets for Genoa Aquarium

Skip-the-Line Tickets

Duration: Flexible

  • Avoid waiting in any long lines with skip-the-line access and gain direct entry into the venue.
  • Along with the aquarium, gain access to the Galata Museum, the largest maritime museum in the Mediterranean.

Discounted Tickets: Children between the ages 4-12 years and senior citizens of 65 years and above enjoy reduced ticket prices.

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Combo Tickets

Duration: Flexible

  • Visit two of Genoa's most popular attractions with one single ticket. Along with Genoa Aquarium, one can visit the Lighthouse or the Galata Maritime Museum.
  • Depending on the ticket you choose, you can enjoy skip-the-line access to the aquarium.

Discounted Tickets: Children between the ages 4-12 years and senior citizens of 65 years and above enjoy reduced ticket prices.

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Why Buy Genoa Aquarium Tickets Online?

The best way to buy the Genoa Aquarium tickets is by using an online portal. Genoa Aquarium tickets are available at the venue but you might have to wait a long time.

Convenience: You can skip the long queues and book your tickets with just a click. You’ll also get 24/7  customer service on phone, email, or chat. 

Advanced Reservation: You can plan your trip in advance and avoid any disappointments like tickets selling out.

Discounts: The Genoa Aquarium ticket prices start at €27. You can avail of some of the best discounts and book combo tours that allow you to visit popular attractions in Genoa along with the aquarium.

What to do at Genoa Aquarium

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Aquario Village

Aquario Village comprises all the main attractions that visitors can explore. This includes the Genoa Aquarium, Galata Museum of the Sea, Submarine Nazario Sauro, Biosphere, and Bigo Panoramic Lift. This is a great way to discover and learn about the different marine and land species around the world including the flora of tropical forests. You also get a history lesson about the sea and the sailing ships through the centuries. And with a ride at the Bigo Panoramic Lift, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Genoa city.

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Galat Aquarius

If you wish to learn the history of the sea, then the Galat Aquarius experience is perfect for you. Discover the relationship between man and the sea through the centuries at the Galata Museum of the Sea. It is a 4-floor building to take you from Italy to Argentina via America. Visitors can also board Genoese Galea and The Brigantino to relive how it feels to be a crew member of these sailing ships. You can also visit The Nazario Sauro, the first museum ship in Italy on water, to experience the living conditions on a real submarine.

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Planet Aquarius

Immerse yourself in the interesting ecosystems around the world with a visit to Genoa Aquarium, Bigo Panoramic Lift, and Biosphere. At Genoa Aquarium, you can discover 12,000 animals in 70 ecosystems from seas around the world. At Biosphere, you can learn about the flora and fauna of tropical forests. Observe over 150 species here and why it is important to conserve them. From striking Scarlet Ibis to tree ferns, you will find a wide range of selections over here. Enjoy the 360-degree view of Genoa city from the 40-meter high Bigo Panoramic Lift.

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Aquarium only

Visit the largest exhibition of aquatic animals in Europe at the Aquarium of Genoa. With over 70 ecosystems and 12,000 animals from all over the world, this aquarium is a great way to learn about the new species. Each year, Genoa Aquarium adds new species and representatives to display to the public to create awareness about them.

Dolphin Aquarium of Genoa

Face to Face with the Dolphins

Meet the adorable dolphins at Genoa Aquarium while being accompanied by a guide and understand more about this beautiful animal. You will meet the dolphin trainers and observe them carrying out activities with the dolphins. This will include how they ensure their well-being, carry out a health check, prepare and serve food to the dolphins, disinfect the water, and more. At the end of this experience, you can repeat the signals with trainers to have the dolphins perform a few exercises.

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Night with the Sharks

Perfect for kids aged 7-11 years, this unique experience at Genoa Aquarium begins at 9 PM. Book tickets for the Night with the Sharks to enjoy a guided tour experience where kids get to observe the nocturnal behaviour of the animals. There are other entertainment activities along with setting up camp beds in front of the shark tank. Spend the night sleeping with the sharks and then end the experience with a visit to some pools and breakfast the next morning.

Plan Your Visit to Genoa Aquarium

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Genoa aquarium hours

Genoa Aquarium is open throughout the year.

  • Daily from 9 AM to 8 PM, with last entry at 6 PM
  • From 14 to 19 April and from 23 to 25 April: 8:30 AM to 8 PM.

Duration

You can expect to spend about 2-3 hours exploring Genoa Aquarium.

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Bus: Porto Antico/Pegli and Caricamento/Acquario are the closest bus stops to the Acquario Di Genova and are just a 2-minute walk from it. You can take a bus to either of these bus stops to reach the Aquarium.

Train: San Giorgia and Darsena are the closest train stations, a 2-minute walk, to the Aquarium of Genoa. You can take the MM train line to reach here.

Car: You can drive your car to the Aquarium of Genova where you can park your car in the 24-hour Genoa Aquarium Car Park. There are 167 spaces available, out of which 4 are for disabled visitors. It costs € 2.20 an hour from 7 AM to 12 AM and € 1.10 every hour from 12 AM to 7 AM.

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The best time to visit Genoa Aquarium would be in the winter (low season) from November to February, as the venue will see fewer crowds.

However, if you plan to visit during long weekends, high season, or public holidays, choose an early morning slot to visit. Most visitors tend to choose the midday slots so it can become crowded at that time.

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To make the visitors feel comfortable, the Acquario Di Genova offers lots of amazing facilities and services, such as:

  • Guide book
  • Gift shop
  • Cafe & restaurants
  • Souvenir photographs
  • ATMs
  • Lift for disabled visitors
  • Rest areas
  • Toilets equipped with diaper-changing facilities
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  • Aquarium of Genoa + Food: If you opt for this option, then you can save money by enjoying a breakfast or lunch at the Bar Tender Cafe. This cafe offers you amazing views of the Old Port of Genoa and serves Ligurian specialities to try out here.
  • Dining Under the Sea: For a more magical experience, Dinner Under the Sea is a great option for visitors. The experience starts with an evening performance of soprano Katerina with the sighting of dolphins. This is followed by a delicious 3-course meal consisting of delicacies such as Alaskan salmon, argentine prawns, and more.
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To ensure a pleasant visit to the Acquario Di Genova, it is important that you follow these visitors’ rules and regulations:

  • Each ticket offers access to the aquarium only once. You cannot return back inside the Aquarium with the same ticket. 
  • It is strictly forbidden to take photographs with flash or shoot videos with the spotlight as it can cause discomfort for the animals in the aquarium.
  • Pets are not allowed inside the aquarium with the exception of guide dogs for blind people.
  • Smoking is strictly forbidden inside the venue.
  • Consumption of food and drinks is not allowed in the exhibition halls.
  • Guests are strictly forbidden from knocking on the glass panes, giving food to the animals, or throwing stuff in the tubs.

Frequently Asked Questions About Genoa Aquarium Tickets

Q. Where can I buy Genoa Aquarium tickets?

A. Genoa Aquarium Tickets are available both offline and online. However, visitors are recommended to book tickets to Genoa Aquarium online for a 100% entry guarantee to the attraction.

Q. Should I buy Genoa Aquarium tickets in advance?

A. If you are looking for guaranteed entry to the attraction, then you need to buy the Genoa Aquarium tickets online. Also, online reservations are necessary for entry on public holidays and weekends (Saturday and Sunday).

Q. Which is the best way to purchase Genoa Aquarium tickets?

A. Visitors are recommended to book their Genoa Aquarium tickets online. This will not only save you from long queues but will also allow you to enjoy great discounts..

Q. Who can get discounted Genoa Aquarium tickets?

A. Any children who are between the age of 4 and 12 years old and senior citizens who are over 65 years old can get discounted Genoa Aquarium tickets for their visit.

What is the validity of Genoa Aquarium tickets?

Genoa Aquarium tickets will be valid for the date and the time that you select upon checkout.

Q. Is Genoa Aquarium worth it?

A. Yes, Genoa Aquarium is worth a visit as it is the largest and best aquarium in Italy. It is also the largest exhibition of ecosystems and biodiversity in Europe. You can meet around 12,000 animals here and over 600 species along with several unique experiences to make this trip memorable for you. 

Q. How long does it take to walk through the Genoa Aquarium?

A. It can take you around 2 to 3 hours to walk through all the exhibits of the Genoa Aquarium.

Q. Which animals can I expect to see with my Genoa Aquarium tickets?

A. Guests can see over 12,000 animals once they enter with their Genoa Aquarium tickets. A few of the animals that you can expect to see here are penguins, dolphins, sharks, jellyfish, among others.