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Our most recommended Genoa Family-friendly Activities

  • Aquarium of Genoa: Skip-the-Line Ticket

    1. Aquarium of Genoa: Skip-the-Line Ticket

    Make your way to the Aquarium of Genoa to see more than 15,000 animals from 400 species at Italy's largest aquatic zoo. Skip the line, and learn how the aquarium was built for the Genoa Expo '92. Now, it is home to the biggest display of aquatic biodiversity in Europe. Venture into the fascinating waters of the world as you explore more than 70 tanks of critters, including sea cows. Marvel at animals from the Antarctic, such as penguins, and see sharks, seals, jellyfish and the colorful fish of the coral barriers. Go to the Cetacean Pavilion, designed by Renzo Piano, and laugh along with the bottlenose dolphins at 4 open-air pools.

    The experience is amazing but sometimes I found the order of the animals a little bit confusing. It is worth of money value.

  • Genoa: Aquarium of Genoa with Lunch

    2. Genoa: Aquarium of Genoa with Lunch

    Immerse yourself in the largest aquatic biodiversity exhibition in Europe. Stroll through the world's most fascinating seas and waters as you discover the ocean and enjoy an unforgettable experience. In spectacular settings, enjoy new thematic itineraries to get to know all the secrets, curiosities, and details of a place that never ceases to surprise and excite. Enrich your visit with lunch at the Tender Cafè, which is a fast food bar inside the Aquarium of Genoa which has a splendid terrace overlooking the port of Genoa. It will be there that you can taste and discover Ligurian and Genoese specialties.

    Bellissima esperienza. Ottima cura degli animali. Costo parcheggio leggermente eccessivo.

  • Genoa: Triple-Attraction Maritime Experience

    3. Genoa: Triple-Attraction Maritime Experience

    Discover the everlasting bound between mankind and the sea, thanks to an experience that connects the Aquarium of Genoa, the Galata Museum (the largest maritime museum of the Mediterranean Sea), and the submarine S518 Nazario Sauro. The Galata Museum is the largest and most innovative maritime museum in the Mediterranean. The Aquarium of Genoa, which has been expanded by adding the internal section titled “Tropical Garden", has the largest range of aquatic biodiversity in Europe in terms of numbers of tanks and hosted species. Every year, new areas and new species coming from endangered environments await their visitors. This is guaranteed to be a visual spectacle with many educational moments.

  • Aquarium of Genoa: Entry Ticket with Food & Drinks

    4. Aquarium of Genoa: Entry Ticket with Food & Drinks

    Book your Aquarium Happy open ticket and enter the Aquarium of Genoa without any reservation. Take a delicious food and drink break at the Tender Bar inside the aquarium, with a spectacular view of the Old Port.

    Visit the Aquarium of Genoa after 4:00 PM, the quietest moment of the day, and enjoy the flexibility of an open ticket. In between your visit, sit down and relax at Tender Bar with a glass of sparkling wine and Genoese focaccia.

    To experience your visit in the best way, it’s recommended you schedule your entrance from 4 PM - 5 PM.

  • Genova: biglietto d'ingresso per la Biosfera

    5. Genova: biglietto d'ingresso per la Biosfera

    Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and spend the day in nature at the Genoa Biosfera. Head to the Old Port of Genoa, where you can witness the unique architecture of this steel and glass structure, designed by architect Renzo Piano. Inside the biosphere, learn more about the fauna and flora of tropical forests, delicate ecosystems that are threatened by human exploitation. Observe more than 150 species closely, admire their fragile beauty and understand how their survival depends on you too. During your visit, get the opportunity to witness several rare specimens of tropical plants. In addition to the tree ferns, the tallest in the world, you can see plants such as the chewing gum tree, the coffee plant, the banana tree, and cinnamon.

  • Aquarium of Genoa Ticket and Whale Watching Cruise

    6. Aquarium of Genoa Ticket and Whale Watching Cruise

    The exhibition gallery at the Aquarium of Genoa consists of over 70 exhibits and about 12,000 specimen of 600 species, from all the seas of the world. From the rarest species such as manatees – marine mammals that may be at the origin of the legend of mermaids – to the most famous ones such as dolphins, penguins, and sharks – the great predators of the sea; but also jellyfish, seals, and multi-coloured tropical fish species. For the whale-whatching excursion, sail via the sea mammals’ routes in the Pelagos Sanctuary. The boat excursion departs from Genoa, from the pier next to the Aquarium, and lasts 4 hours as you try to see the sea mammals in their natural habitat. Guiding the public through this unique experience will be a marine biologist who, during the excursion, unveils to the participants all the secrets of how to spot the animals, and illustrating the correct behavioural condu...

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What people are saying about Genoa

Visit lasting just over 3 hours with a lunch break and a relaxing break at the dolphin pool. Ticket purchased including lunch. But be careful, the lunch included in the ticket does not include everything you find at fast food but only focaccia. We then opted for the sandwich with cutlet for the children. Drinks included. For the rest: nice!

Very interesting and informative for those who love the sea and fish. I appreciated the path not only because it is well structured, but also because the distance was there and all the anti-COVID regulations were respected.

A large aquarium with a quite a diverse population of species. Very well presented with detailed explanations in Italian and English. I highly recommend it.

The experience is amazing but sometimes I found the order of the animals a little bit confusing. It is worth of money value.

All perfect. Scheduled day with exact times. Very well-trained and professional staff.