Aquarium Tropical de la Porte Dorée, Paris's historic aquarium

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Published by Manon de Sortiraparis, Cécile de Sortiraparis, Margot de Sortiraparis · Photos by My de Sortiraparis · Published on December 27th, 2023 at 10:35 a.m.
Created in 1931 for the Colonial Exhibition, the Aquarium is located in the 12th arrondissement, in the Palais de la Porte Dorée. It is home to over 750 species of small fish and, best of all, admission is free for under-26s!

We're off to the basement of the Palais de la Porte Dorée, a stone's throw from the zoo, to discover theAquarium Tropical. An accessible aquarium on a human scale, it's perfect for children, with portholes at the height of the youngest visitors, benches and steps so you can watch the fish for hours...

TheTropical Aquarium boasts more than 80 aquariums, with over 550 species of freshwater and saltwater fish, coral, marine life, turtles and crocodiles.

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Piranhas, seahorses, stingrays, albino alligators, electric fish, surgeon fish and clown fish are all part of this original outing, which can be enjoyed with children, teenagers or on your own. The best part is that under-26s get in free: at that price, you might as well take advantage all year round, and immerse yourself in seabeds from the four corners of the globe!

From the great coral reefs to the rivers of Amazonia and Asia, not forgetting the great lakes of Africa, the caves of Central America and the mangroves... It's an opportunity to take a world tour of the planet's oceans, seas, lakes and rivers, right from the Porte Dorée.

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And don't forget the Aquarium's most entertaining attraction: the Spot, an interactive wall where you can immerse yourself and dance with the whales. So, shall we take a trip to theTropical Aquarium ?

Practical info:

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday 10am - 5:30pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am - 7pm
Last admission 1h before closing time
Closed Mondays, January 1, May 1 and December 25.

Admission:
10€ Full price
7€ Reduced price
Free for under-26s

Access:
Station Porte Dorée (line 8)
Bus 46, 201
Tramway Ligne T3
Vélib Station Porte Dorée

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Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
Starts November 28th, 2023

× Approximate opening times: to confirm opening times, please contact the establishment.

    Location

    293 Avenue Daumesnil
    75012 Paris 12

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    Prices
    Tarif réduit: €7
    Plein tarif : €10

    Official website
    www.aquarium-tropical.fr

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