The center of oceanography and marine biology «Moskvarium»

The largest center of oceanography and marine biology in Europe was opened in August 2015 in VDNKh. The construction lasted for two years.

The center occupies the total area of 53 thousand square meters. It holds 25 million litres of water. It can accept more than 2 million people during the year. 700 tons of sea salt were needed in order to start the Oceanarium.

The Oceanarium is divided in three zones: the zone of aquariums, the water show zone and the seven pool area for swimming with dolphins. The area of 12 thousand square meters accommodates 80 specially designed aquariums and swimming pools. 8 thousand marine and freshwater inhabitants live there. Their geography varies from Lake Baikal to the Galapagos Islands, from the Icelandic fjords to the Great Barrier Reef, from Greenland to Kamchatka. A special interactive area with a contact pool is allocated for children, so that they can touch the animals. This area is inhabited by sea stars, carps and ray fish. Educational seminars and screenings of documentaries about marine nature take place in the spacious Lecture Hall.

The "World Travel" show, featuring killer whales, beluga whales, dolphins, walruses and sea lions is performed on a giant water stage and is accompanied by three-dimensional projections and 5D effects. The auditorium is designed for 2300 seats.

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The President’s website - President visited the new Center for Oceanography and Marine Biology "Moskvarium"

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