Aquarium in Barcelona
We visited Barcelona aquarium in October 2013. Their official English homepage is: http://www.aquariumbcn.com/?lang=en
A ramp leads downstairs from the entrance, and there is also an escalator directly to the restaurant and children’s play area.
Photo opportunity with a shark, and you may buy a print on the way out. The aquarium is proud of its shark displays.
There are many very well kept tanks displaying the fish very well, with clear information in three languages.
We met school classes led by guides from the aquarium. They seemed to be having a wonderful time,
moving quickly between tanks, sitting and listening attentively. Once two groups met in front of a tank,
and the guides gave a joint presentation that seemed to be highly appreciated by the laughing children.
A very typical display.
A ray from under.
Poisonous Lion fish or Turkey fish.
The slowly moving path around the largest tank where there are shark.
The brown path is a conveyer belt that takes you around the tank. There is space to stand and look.
The tank is full of fish from the Mediterranean …
… including a moon fish and ….
…. of course sharks.
The tunnel through the big tank.
This octopus was very active flexing its tentacles very rapidly.
There were sea horses, but this is a leafy sea dragon.
And these are weedy sea dragons.
A couple of the many iguana.
One of many tanks in the section for tropical fish.
The large room with displays at two levels.
You could enter the mouth of the sperm whale to see what could be found in its belly.
Inside the sperm whale, tanks of jelly fish and a model of a squid.
The penguin section with benches to sit and watch.
There was a large section giving children a chance for hand-on exploration of marine life.
The play area included
this bubble reached by crawling through a tunnel under the tank.
The inside of a submarine, child sized.
And then the gift shop at the end.