The Aquarium Festival at the Palais de la Porte Dorée: discover the program for the whole family!

Published by Margot de Sortiraparis, My de Sortiraparis, Cécile de Sortiraparis · Published on June 3rd, 2024 at 10:32 a.m.
The Palais de la Porte Dorée invites you and your family to its big party on Saturday June 8 and Sunday June 9, 2024. This 8th edition features numerous workshops, immersive animations, creative activities and conferences for the whole family.

The Fête de l'Aquariumis back again this year, for a seventh edition, to be experienced on the weekend of June 8-9, 2024, at the aquarium of the Palais de la Porte Dorée. This discovery-filled weekend offers you the chance to meet major players in the preservation of the world's oceans and rivers, including associations, NGOs and research centers.

This year's theme,"Rivers of the World", is an invitation to discover the world of rivers: populated by exceptional flora and fauna, these freshwater environments are particularly threatened and weakened by human activity. From France to India, via French Guiana and other continents, discover the most beautiful rivers on our planet!


During the weekend, there will be a host of free activities on site and on the Poisson Lune terrace, including scientific workshops, a participatory fresco, eco-quizzes, film screenings and more.

On the program:

Scientific activities

  • Dans nos rivières, biodiversité en Seine, l'eau dans tous ses états, Eco-Quizz, Saturday and Sunday non-stop, from 12pm to 6pm

Guided tours of the world's rivers

  • The Amboaboa River in Madagascar, Saturdays and Sundays at 11am/13pm/15pm/17pm
  • The Western Ghats in India, Saturday and Sunday at 12pm/14pm/16pm and 6pm
  • The rivers of French Guiana, Saturday and Sunday at 11am/13pm/15pm and 5pm

Scientific workshops

  • Je fabrique mon aquarium durable, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm, duration 2h30, €20 per child/adult pair aged 10 and over, registration required.
  • O² et CO², un couple indissociable, Saturday and Sunday at 11 am, duration 45 min, from 10 years old, free, registration required

Workshops and artistic activities

  • Beatbox workshop with Fayabraz, Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm, duration 20 min.
  • Participatory installation "et au milieu coule une rivière" by Carole Chaix, Saturday and Sunday, non-stop from 10am to 7pm
  • Musical storytelling, Saturday and Sunday, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm


  • La prophétie des Grenouilles, Saturday and Sunday at 4pm
  • Courts d'eau, Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m., ages 5 to 12

Celebrate the aquarium on the terrace - free entertainment

  • Masquerade costume, from 12 noon
  • Quiz "Questions for a fish", Saturday 4.30pm
  • Flamenco concert, Saturday 8.30pm
  • Fanfare "Mouette et charbons", Sunday 5pm

Throughout the two-day event, micro-tours of the Tropical Aquarium will be organized to give you a more detailed and personalized insight into marine biodiversity. To take part in the activities organized as part of the Fête de l'Aquarium at the Palais de la Porte Dorée, you'll need to buy tickets, which cost €10 full price and €7 concessions, and are free for the under-25s.

See you on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June 2024 at the Palais de la Porte Dorée for the 2024 edition of the Fête de l'Aquarium!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From June 8th, 2024 to June 9th, 2024

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


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    75012 Paris 12

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