Explore the might of oceans, come face-to-face with sharks and dive into the world of plankton following the launch of a new programme of thrilling events at NAUSICAA aquarium and marine centre in Boulogne-sur-mer in 2014.
The centre, which is home to 36,000 fish and is one of the biggest attractions in the north of France, is a firm favourite with the team at France For Families.
Here’s our pick of NAUSICAA’s most exciting events in 2014.
17-21 April: 23rd Festival of Sea Imagery
This exhibition of contemporary underwater photos shows the richness of the ocean environment and helps visitors understand the importance of preserving it.
21-25 May: Festival of Nature
Now in its 8th year, the Festival of Nature is dedicated to “Wild grasses, young shoots and the experience of maturity”.
8 June: World Oceans Day
World Oceans Day is a festival of the sea aimed at increasing public awareness of the marine environment. NAUSICAA is a founder member and arranges a whole programme of events to celebrate.
26 June: Launch of the Thalassa oceanographic research vessel
NAUSICAA is opening a new area dedicated to oceanographic research where visitors can embark aboard the oceanographic vessel ‘Thalassa’ to experience the thrills of a scientific voyage.
Throughout 2014: Islands Stories
This timely exhibition illustrates the various problems facing small islands across the world by telling the stories of their inhabitants, their concerns and hopes. The story takes visitors to faraway places, with remarkable animals and multimedia animations displayed in a setting that is fun, spectacular and educational.
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