A scientific mediator will help you discover different areas usually innacessible to the public.
OUR SUMMER ANIMATIONS
From July 9 to August 28, discover all of our animations and activities for a summer under the sign of the sea.
Discover our summer animations in this video !
This summer, come and meet the extinct marine animals of the Cambrian period. It was a time when dry land was akin to a mineral desert while the ocean teemed with life! Thanks to this new immersive, family-oriented animation from the Xperiensea series, you can discover on the big screen and in 3D puzzling marine species with strange and whimsical shapes such as Anomalocaris sp. (literally the ‘strange prawn’) and Hallucigenia sp.. Accompanied by an Océanopolis scientific mediator, experience a unique encounter and let yourself be moved by the richness and vulnerability of marine biodiversity.
DIVE INTO THE DEEP OCEAN
In August, discover an exceptional experience, diving down into the deep ocean. Meet the scientists from the second edition of Ifremer’s ChEReef (Characterisation and Ecology of cold-water coral Reefs) scientific campaign and follow, exclusively, new dives into the heart of the canyons in the Bay of Biscay and the search for cold water corals.
This activity is included in the price of your admission ticket to Océanopolis.
FEEDING TIMES WITH COMMENTARY
- Sea otter mealtimes
Meet up with our keepers and watch our sea otters eating and going through their veterinary exercises.
- Seal mealtimes in the Brittany pavilion
Meet up with our keepers and watch our Brittany pavilion seals eating and going through their veterinary exercises.
Those activities are included in the price of your admission ticket to Océanopolis.
Discover our entertainment capsules and explore exciting themes alongside an Océanopolis scientific mediator:
- Seaweed, an essential source
Brittany’s waters are among the richest and most diversified in the world, with more than 700 species of algae recorded! These marine plants often intrigue swimmers in the summer. Beyond their essential ecological role, marine macroalgae have many interesting properties for food and industry.
- Sharks, moving beyond misconceptions
These fascinating fish are struggling to get rid of the bad reputation that sticks to them. And yet they are gifted animals in many ways, sometimes revered and even imitated by humans.
- Objective zero plastic
An ocean of plastic, the 7th continent, the plasticene epoch etc. There are many expressions describing the intrusion of plastic into the marine environment. From large detritus through to nanoplastics, this man-made material is now found everywhere in the ocean, from the beaches to the deepest ocean trenches. It is ingested by organisms, but also a carrier of species. Visitors will discover the effects of plastic on marine fauna, the evolution of this material in our oceans and future solutions for plastic-free oceans.
- Coral polyps, essential animals
Corals form some of the most important and complex ecosystems on the planet, serving as habitats, breeding grounds and growing areas. A veritable oasis of life in the middle of the ocean, coral reefs are a reservoir of biodiversity, home to more than a quarter of the planet’s marine diversity.
This activities are included in the price of your admission ticket to Océanopolis.
EVENTS IN THE BRITTANY PAVILION MINILAB
Discover 4 playful and interactive animations about Brittany’s marine biodiversity alongside an Océanopolis scientific mediator:
- In a drop of seawater
Incredible life in a single drop of seawater! Using a microscope, binocular magnifying glasses and 3D-printed models, the scientific mediator provides a live discovery of the extraordinary forms of plankton, its role and its importance in marine ecosystems.
- Treasures of the foreshore
At high tide, the sea deposits a strand of seaweed mixed with unusual objects on the beaches: this is the foreshore. Cuttlefish bones, the remains of shells, the hard shells of sea urchins but also pieces of plastic. Where does this debris come from? What is the role of the foreshore? Discover with the scientific mediator many testimonials about biological activities and the significant exposure to pollution in this little-known yet essential area.
- Quiz: ‘Do you really know sharks?’
Did you know that some species have up to three eyelids? That a white shark can detect a drop of blood in the volume of water found in an Olympic swimming pool? Or that the Greenland shark could live up to 400 years? Visitors can test their knowledge and discover some unusual information on rays and sharks at the Minilab with an Océanopolis scientific mediator.
- Cousins by the sea
Observe crabs, shrimps, sea urchins and whelks and try to find the relationships between these different species. Faced with extraordinary marine biodiversity, a scientific mediator will help visitors to better understand how we manage to classify living beings.
These events last an average of 20 minutes and are included in the price of your admission ticket to Océanopolis.
EXHIBITION: OBJECTIVE PLANKTON
This exhibition, the first produced by the Objective Plankton participatory science programme, will present the people who work on the project, the actions conducted as part of the programme and the great diversity of plankton species. It will also provide the possibility of meeting with the general public.
HEALER FOR A DAY
Live an unforgettable moment discovering the animal trainer profession. A fun filled morning with guaranteed emotions