SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

This summer Océanopolis, France’s National Centre for Scientific Culture dedicated to the Ocean, offers a family-focused and interactive programme allowing you to travel to the heart of the Ocean while giving added depth to your holidays.

 

HOURS
10am, 12 noon, 2pm and 4pm
DATES
Every day from 10 July to 29 August 2021
DURATION
20 minutes
LOCATION
Auditorium
AGE
Suitable for 6 and up

NEW: 3D PLANKTOLOGY

The new XperienSEA animation allows you to discover the incredible biodiversity of plankton in a completely new way.

Created by Océanopolis, this exceptional event will run from 10 July to 29 August in the Océanopolis auditorium. On the big screen, offering total immersion in 3D, animal and plant planktonic organisms will follow one another according to the rhythm of the story told by a scientific expert.

Under great threat due to pollution, climate change and the acidification of our oceans, these animals and plants now play an essential role!

To find out more, book your seats now using our online ticket office!

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ABYSS 3D

The second XpenrienSEA 3D show takes you on a journey to perpetual night where a secretive life is revealed with flashes from a thousand lights: welcome to the silent abyss where you will meet species with surprising shapes and behaviours!

It’s a journey to a depth of 6,000m where you will discover an unsuspected biodiversity of marine species with very surprising shapes, colours and behaviours: cockatoo squid, dumbo octopus and common fangtooth etc.

To discover these incredible marine species, book your seats now using our online ticket office!

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HOURS
11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm
DATES
Every day from 10 July to 29 August 2021
DURATION
20 minutes
LOCATION
Auditorium
AGE
Suitable for 6 and up

Minilab

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Hours
From 10am to 6:30pm, every half hour
Dates
Every day from 10 July to 27 August 2021
Duration
20 minutes
Age
Suitable for 6 and up

MINILAB DISCOVERIES

 

Discover 3 activities throughout the summer in the heart of the Brittany pavilion:

 

  • In a drop of seawater: immerse yourself in a drop of seawater using a microscope, binocular magnifying glasses and 3D printed models!

 

  • The treasures of the foreshore: at high tide, the sea deposits a cordon of algae mixed with unusual objects on our beaches: this is the foreshore. What is its role? Where does the debris come from? A scientific expert will answer these questions.

 

  • Seaside cousins: Did you know that a blenny is more closely related to a seal than a shark? That the starfish and the sea urchin belong to the same zoological group? A scientific expert will shed light on the family ties that may exist between groups of vastly different appearance.

 

To meet our experts in the Minilab, book your seats now using our online ticket office!

NEW: DIVE INTO THE DEEP OCEAN

LIVE FROM UNDER THE SEA

In August, you can discover a new and exceptional opportunity, diving into the deep ocean!

You will have an appointment with scientists from Ifremer’s ChEReef scientific project to watch, exclusively and live, exceptional dives into the heart of the canyons in the Bay of Biscay in search of cold-water coral.

Accompanied by a scientific expert, you will dive with the HROV Ariane, an exploration robot in France’s Oceanographic Fleet and will be able to pose questions to the on-board research team.

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HOURS
11am and 3pm
Dates
Every day, from 14 to 20 August 2021
DURATION
30 minutes
LOCATION
Amphitheatre
Age
Suitable for 6 and up

EXHIBITIONS

PLASTIK PANIC IN THE OCEAN

This collection of photographs illustrates the view of researchers working on plastic pollution of the marine environment in the Bay of Brest and its watershed. Taking both a scientific and artistic approach, the exhibition seeks to raise awareness about the challenges of sustainable oceans and to support actions that encourage a more frugal use of plastics and responsible consumption.

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SEEN FROM SPACE

On leaving Océanopolis, the exhibition SEEN FROM SPACE invites you to take a unique journey to Brittany through exceptional images obtained by Earth observation satellites.

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COMPLETE YOUR VISIT

BACKSTAGE TOUR

Accompanied by a scientific expert, take a walk behind the scenes of the park to discover what happens backstage, its residents and the technical areas. As a back door opens in the heart of the tropical pavilion, you will be invited to go behind the scenes, which had previously been reserved for Océanopolis staff.

Practical information

Dates: every day

Hours: 11am and 2.30pm

Age: from 12 and up

Prices: €10 for subscribers or holders of an Océanopolis entrance ticket / €15 for the backstage visit only

Reservation on site and through our online ticket office

 

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KEEPER FOR A DAY

An exceptional opportunity to share the daily jobs of our healers. For 4 and a half hours, spend some precious moments packed with emotion. Discover what goes on backstage, watch medical training sessions, participate in the preparation and distribution of meals and meet otters, penguins, seals, tropical fish etc.

Practical information

Dates: every day except Friday.

Hours: from 8am to 12.30pm

Duration: 4 and a half hours

Age: from 12 years old (accompanied by an adult) or 16 years old (unaccompanied)

Prices: €150* per person from 16 years old / €100* per person (12 to 15 years old) accompanied / €100* per person accompanying a young person (12 to 15 years old) limited to 1 chaperone per family.

*Entry to Océanopolis included.

Reservation on site and through our online ticket office

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⚠ ESSENTIAL INFORMATION ⚠

Due to the weather and the summer holidays, Océanopolis is very busy.

🎫 Online reservation is required

😷 The health pass is compulsory for over 18s

Thanks for your understanding,
The Oceanopolis team.