AQUATIS Aquarium-Vivarium

City: Lausanne
Country: Switzerland
Canton: Vaud
Opend 17th October 2017


Species 400

It presents animals through a totally immersive and interactive scenography using innovative digital technologies. More than an aquarium or a vivarium, AQUATIS is an exceptional journey through our planet’s most fascinating freshwater environments. It is a recreational area, a pole of environmental education and a platform for exchanges

Freshwater is key to the message that AQUATIS wishes to communicate. It will of course determine the pace of the tour that has been designed like the life cycle of a drop of water as it travels around the world. AQUATIS invites visitors to dive head first into an immersive trip around the five continents to discover the main freshwater ecosystems and their flora and fauna.

AQUATIS wishes to establish a long-lasting and emotional link with water, vital source of life. The wonderful journey becomes a journey of initiation and the tour encourages each and every visitor to think about their relationship with nature and raises several questions

Last visited 2020

AQUATIS Aquarium-Vivarium
Route de Berne 144
1010 Lausanne



Phone number 021 654 23 23

Open 10am - 6pm




  • Adult 29,- CHF
  • Child 19,- CHF


Annual Card
  • Adult 149,- CHF
  • Child 99,- CHF


There are several daily feeding as well as a touchpool


On December 22, 2005, the Aquaécopôle project won first prize in an architectural competition because of its originality. The construction of the relay park adjacent to the Vennes station of the M2 line of the Lausanne metro began in October 2008 and was inaugurated on September 17th, 2010. Following opposition from a local resident, the construction of the aquarium and the hotel was delayed. The opposition was unsuccessful in March 2011. The green light was given at the end of March 2011 but the work was delayed following the oppositions which went to the Federal Court. On April 15, 2013, the first stone of a construction planned for a period of more than two years was laid. At the start of 2013, the project was renamed Aquatis. AQUATIS Aquarium-Vivarium Lausanne opened its doors on October 21, 2017.

Map 2018 Basement Map 2018 1st floor Map 2018 2nd floor
After paying the entrance fee we learn about fresh water. Why it is the big life giver and why we should protect it. Then we look at the rivers and lakes of Europe. Following this we meet different rivers like the amazone with its tetras and piranhas, the nile with its crocodiles and lake tanganika with its cichlides. On our way we also me isolated island, like Komodo with its dragons. Before we exith we wonder around th the top of the rainforest, here we meet Sakis and birds

DE: Europas grösstes Süßwasser Aquarium zeigt neben Fischen auch Komodo Warane

DK: Europas største ferskvandsakvarium viser især fisk, men også andre dyr som Komodo varanen
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