The Paris aquarium (also known as CinéAqua) combines the usual fish tanks with art, live shows and films, both nature films and cinema films. It has
an education program and is an activity center for children. When we were there in March 2013, it was so crowded that it was difficult to move around.
Adults might find the National Maritime Museum, at the top of the steps on the other wing, more interesting. http://www.musee-marine.fr/paris
The aquarium is in the park next to Esplanade du Trocadero, opposite the Eiffel Tower.
The entrance just behind the ticket counters. You walk down a curve, as can be seen from the visitors map:
The aquarium has two floors, and you enter at the upper level.
One of the first display rooms. Note the artwork on the pillar on the right.
One of many art displays.
There are several large tanks like this.
A hermit crab
Clear signs with information about the fish
Live coral. There are seating areas in front of many of the tanks.
A cove with smaller tanks
Egg cases from sharks or skates (rays).
The pirate section
Photos and videos
The cinema, free entrance. The film shown this time was Ice Age II.
Captain Nemo’s office in the Nautilus
The largest tank at the center of the aquarium
Lots of seating, which was well filled
The tunnel through the large tank
A touching pond with carp
The theater at the end of the aquarium
The tank at the boutique and coffee shop where you leave the aquarium.