Aquarium Océanopolis in Brest
A real ocean discovery park
An ocean discovery park unique in Europe
Make the most of your stay at the Best Western Plus Europe Hotel Brest to visit Océanopolis with your family! Our 4-star hotel is located less than 15 minutes by car from the aquarium. Plan a whole day to discover and immerse yourself in the life of the oceans.
The most visited tourist site in Brittany
Located on the edge of the Brest harbour, Océanopolis opened its doors in 1990. Its mission is to promote awareness and understanding of the planet's different marine ecosystems in order to better preserve them. A genuine ocean discovery park, Océanopolis aims to be a place for sharing and exchanging knowledge.
For a unique journey to the heart of the ocean
Océanopolis is 9000m² of exhibition space, 77 aquariums to see, 1000 different species and more than 10000 animals. For a world tour of the ocean, Océanopolis is divided into three pavilions.
Each pavilion is dedicated to a different ecosystem:
- tropical: an immersion in a fairy tale of colours
- Brittany: a fascinating world of diversity
- polar: a journey through the heart of the ice
The opportunity to discover seals in their tanks, the manchotière, sharks, live corals, exotic fish, etc. Live a captivating experience around the aquatic world!
Films, interactive presentations, workshops and conferences allow children and adults alike to discover the richness and diversity of the ocean. Regularly renewed by a team of scientists, large temporary exhibitions and entertainment programmes are offered throughout the year.
Conferences, congresses and seminars in Brest
Brest, the capital of oceanography, is home to 60% of the staff involved in oceanographic research in France. Numerous tailor-made corporate events are organised at Océanopolis, bringing together 20 to 2000 people.