The Aquarium of Genoa reopens

The Acquario di Genova is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (last admission at 6 p.m.).
 You can come back to visit your favourite animals: manatees, sharks, dolphins, penguins, seals and all the 12,000 guests of the Aquarium are ready to welcome visitors for an exciting journey to discover the underwater world.
The Aquarium's exhibition itinerary is fully accessible, with the exception of the touch tank, which remains visible, the VR Gear room and the 'Un battito d'ali' garden.
The accompanying experiences "L'esperto con te" (The expert with you) , "A tu per tu con i delfini" (Face to face with the dolphins), "Dietro le quinte" (Behind the scenes), are now available again, all on reservation.
"L'esperto con te" is an exclusive guided tour, where participants can choose the theme of the encounter with the Aquarium animals or select a proposal among Marine Mammals, Mediterranean Sea, Coral Reefs, Dangerous Animals.
An Aquarium biologist accompanies visitors on this special tour, which includes both observation of the exhibition tanks and access to some technical areas. The date and time of the visit are also at the visitor's choice, to be agreed with the facility's staff by writing to the dedicated email
"L'esperto con te" is available every day, with reservations made within 48 working hours prior to the visit.
The price of the experience is € 110 in total, up to a maximum of 6 people belonging to the same family or living together, to be added to the Acquario di Genova admission ticket.
"A tu per tu con i delfini" is the experience created by Genoa Aquarium to let people experience the emotion of meeting these amazing animals.
The participants, accompanied by an expert, have the opportunity to meet the trainers who look after the dolphins and to discover how their work is carried out, also by taking part in some of their daily activities.
The experience, which can be enjoyed by children aged 5 and over, is intended for a group of up to 5 people from the same household or living together.
It lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes and is available every day, except Mondays and Fridays, at 8.40 am. Reservations must be made at least 3 working days before the day of the activity at
Costs: adult €120, child (6-12 years old) €99. Family rates: 2 adults + 1 child €300, 1 adult + 2 children €270; 2 adults + 2 or more children €330 (prices also include the entrance to the Acquario).
To discover all the secrets of the Aquarium, the "Dietro le quinte" tour is available, a guided tour to learn many curiosities about the tanks and the animals. Visits are available at weekends and every day during school holidays, with departures at 10.30 - 11.30 - 12.30 - 13.30 - 14.30 - 15:30.
Tickets for the "Behind the scenes" visit can only be purchased along the exhibition route, at the dedicated desk on the upper floor of the Cetacean Pavilion, for a maximum of 8 people per group. Prices: adults €8; children (4-12 years old) €5.
ATTENTION: prams and/or wheelchairs are not allowed.
From August 6th, in compliance with the latest ministerial provisions (DL 105/2021), the Acquario di Genova and the other facilities of the world AcquarioVillage, Galata Museo del Mare and submarine N. Sauro, Bigo and Biosfera, will be visited only by showing to the reception staff the EU Digital Covid certiticate (Green Pass), with one of the following certifications:
- at least one dose of vaccine (valid for 9 months);
- the negative result of a molecular/antigenic test, carried out within 48 hours of the visit;
- a certificate of recovery from Covid-19 (valid 6 months after recovery). 
In the absence of the required documentation, entry will NOT be allowed.
Are exempt from this requirement: children under 12 years and those who can not vaccinate for health reasons (proven by certification). 
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It remains confirmed the obligation for the public (6 years and older) to wear a mask for the duration of the visit and the respect of interpersonal distance. 
Acquario di Genova has introduced the new "OPEN FLEXI" fare to meet the needs of visitors who, in this period of uncertainty, may have to change their travel plans.
With this ticket it is possible to change the date of the visit, for a maximum of one time (within the validity date of the ticket). The change of date must be made within 48 hours prior to the booking being made and after changing the date of the visit the ticket is non-refundable.
This type of ticket, valid for one year from the date of purchase, is only available online at Adults €32; Reduced €28; Children €23.
Fixed-date Aquarium tickets can be purchased online and at the ticket office at a cost of 27 Euros for adults, 19 Euros for children (4-12 years old), 23 Euros for reduced tickets.
For those who wish to combine the visit to the Aquarium and the Galata Museo del Mare, the prices are: 42 Euros for adults, 31 Euros for children (4-12 years old), 37 Euros for reduced tickets.
 Holders of previously purchased fixed-date tickets who wish to visit the Aquarium must send an email to within 3 working days before the scheduled visit date.
The facility is equipped with a station for taking body temperature before entering, dedicated signage to encourage the right social distancing both at the ticket office and in front of the exhibition tanks, and a dispenser of sanitising gel along the route. The mask must be worn for the entire duration of the visit.
In order to guarantee the safety of visitors, last June Acquario di Genova was the first cultural tourism facility in the world to obtain RINA's Biosafety Trust Certification. The certification is intended to give a strong signal to maintain the trust of users and takes into consideration not only the regulations and ministerial indications but, as for the other certifications, tends to implement measures to go beyond the law.
In order to ensure social distancing, the maximum number of visitors entering each time slot is reduced by half an hour.



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