Its a big aquarium opend for the EXPO1998 and has a collection of marine species — birds, mammals, fish, cnidaria, and other marine organisms. The main exhibit is a 1,000-square-metre (11,000 sq ft), 5,000-cubic-metre (180,000 cu ft) tank with four large 49-square-metre (530 sq ft) acrylic windows on its sides, and smaller focus windows strategically located around it to make sure it is a constant component throughout the exhibit space. It is 7 metres (23 ft) deep, which lets pelagic swimmers to swim above the bottom dwellers, and providing the illusion of the open ocean. The water in the central tank is kept at a temperature that will allow both temperate and tropical fish to live here. About 100 species from around the world are kept in this tank, including sharks, rays, chimaeras, various species of tuna, barracudas, groupers, and moray eels. One of the main attractions is a large Sunfish. Four tanks around the large central tank house four different habitats with their native flora and fauna: the North Atlantic rocky coast, the Antarctic coastal line, the Temperate Pacific kelp forests, and the Tropical Indian coral reefs. These tanks are separated from the central tank only by large sheets of acrylic to provide the illusion of a single large tank. Throughout the first floor there are an additional 25 thematic aquariums with each of the habitats' own characteristics. The Lisbon Oceanarium is one of the few aquariums in the world to house a sunfish due to their unique and demanding requirements for care. Other interesting species include two large spider crabs and two sea otters named Eusébio and Amália, named after two Portuguese contemporary cultural references.
Open : minimum 10am-7pm
Entrace fee: Yes
For kids: Playgrounds and pettingarea
Food: The aquarium has a place where you can get a snack
Taking photos: Is allowed, if publiciesed, please mention the aquarium on your homepage
Phone number 21 891 7002
Fax number 21 895 5762
Address: Oceanário de Lisboa S.A., Esplanada D. Carlos I - Doca dos Olivais, 1990-005 Lisboa, Portugal
Where to finde the aquarium:
I don't have any guides of this aquarium. Does any body know if they made any guides? And where I can get them?