Via della Cava - Valpiana
The AQUARIUM MONDO MARINO
is both a centre of marine environmental education and the headquarters of the SHARKS StUDIES CENTRE that undertakes studies on sharks in South Africa and in the Mediterranean. At the AQUARIUM MONDO MARINO there are 37 tans with Mediterranean - Tropical and Atlantic species
and reproductions, like the panoramic tank, that mimics a tropical lagoon with Black Tips Sharks
and Grey Bamboo Sharks
. There are more than 150 animal and plant species
waiting to be discovered at the aquarium, like Zebra
and Leopard Morays
, Bat Fish
, Clown Fish
and 6 different species of sharks
(Black Tipped, Grey Bamboo, Brownbanded Bamboo, Coral Catshark, Samlispotted Catsharks and the Nursehound). Every Wednesday and Friday at 4.30 p.m
. there is an opportunity for visitors to see the "SHARKS' FEEDING"
From preistoric fishes to dinosaurs with 20 faithful representations in true dimensions,
the EXPLORA visit starts 400 million years ago when life existed mostly underwater and sea creatures such as the armored fish Dunkleosteus
, the Ammonite and subsequently the Megalodon
were alive. The visit continues with the story of the slow passages of marine reptiles toward the land and the discovery of dinosaurs like Velociraptor, Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Triceraptops, Pteranodon, Brachiosaurus, Tyrannosaurus-rex
and many others. Every Tuesday and Friday at 5.00 p.m. , visitors can partecipate in a " DIG FOR DINOSAURS' FOSSILS"
Every Wednesday and Friday at 4.30 PM, visitors are invited to see "SHARKS' FEEDING".
Every Tuesday and Friday at 5.00 p.m. , is proposed to visitors a " DIG WITH DINOSAURS' FOSSILS".
Half-day and full-day educational workshops, guided tours, conferences.
Picnic Area situated 300 metres away from the AQUARIUM MONDO MARINO
From 1st of June to 12th of October: 10.00-19.00
From 13rd of October to 31st of May: 10.00-12.30, 15.00-18.00 (closed on Monday)
In case of rain, open on Monday in Aprile and May
OPEN ON SUNDAY 24 APRILE AND MONDAY 25 APRILE FROM 10.00 TO 18.00
Full Price : € 8,50,
Reduced Price : € 6,50
Family ticket: € 28 (2 adults and 2 children from 3 years old to 12 years old)
Discount 4 Adults : € 30 (4 adults)
Guided tour for schools or groups: € 5.00 per group of at least 20 paying visitors
Director: Ph.D Primo Micarelli
Info and reservations: 0566.919529 342.5713315
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