Sunday, 23 September 2012

Days Out- The Oceanografic

The Oceanografic is one of the stunning futuristic  looking parts of the City of Arts of Sciences (La Ciudad De La Artes Y Ciencias if we're being all Spanish) and one part that I was eager to go to.  A handy 2 for 1 voucher from Carrefour with our shopping meant we popped down on Saturday afternoon and it was well worth the visit.

It's usually €27.90 per adult which is a reasonable price given the standard of everything at the park, but it was quite ridiculously good value with the voucher.

The park is spilt into different areas of marine habitat- the Mediterranean, Red Sea, Arctic, Antarctic, Wetlands, Temperate Climate, Oceans, Tropical Seas and the Dolphinarium.  We took about 3 hours to get around, not stopping to eat, but you could spend longer especially if you caught more shows depending on the timings of your day.  It was very quiet yesterday and easy to get around despite the fact it was a Saturday afternoon and glorious weather which always makes this sort of thing a bit more enjoyable.

I loved the Arctic area with walruses and seals as well as the tropical seas with the bright corals and fish.  Everything is translated into English which meant that it's possible to learn a lot as well as see the exhibits.

The dolphin show was good and another highlight for me.  I'm sure we'll go back again with visitors especially after they see the pictures of what we have 10 minutes walk from our door...

Walking down to the Oceangrafic through this stunning structure outside the Science Museum.

Part of a series of sculptures of sweets with various flags by Laurence Jenkell. 

This is another attraction (as with the Biopark) where I'm considering getting an annual pass.  It's on our doorstep so I can see me getting good value for money from it as it's only €60.90.

The Oceanografic is open from 10am to 8pm for most of the year and from 10am to midnight in the summer when I think it would just be stunning.  For more information head to their website.

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