Nat Geo Day Tour: Oceanario Odyssey, A Behind-the-Scenes Experience
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Nat Geo Day Tour: Oceanario Odyssey, A Behind-the-Scenes Experience

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Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Do this because
  • Witness the work of Lisbon's Aquarium from a different perspective, learning about animal care, feeding routines, and their daily lives
  • This tour is led by a marine educator with specialist knowledge on all the animals living in the oceanarium
  • Discover the Oceanário Foundation's collaborative sustainability initiatives with National Geographic, gaining valuable insights into their impactful conservation projects
What to expect

Delve into the depths of Lisbon's Oceanário with National Geographic for an exclusive adventure like no other. Your voyage begins with a special behind-the-scenes tour, led by a dedicated marine educator who will unveil the enchanting world of ocean conservation.

As you explore the Oceanário's backstage, you'll witness the wonder of their conservation projects and their history with National Geographic. From tropical corals reproduction projects to the protection of manta rays and sharks, gain unique insights into how this remarkable organization cares for and preserves our ocean's precious inhabitants. In collaboration with Lisbon's Oceanarium, National Geographic has supported the Capredux project to reduce seabird accidental catches in Portugal's Marine Special Protection Zone, while also filming the release of manta rays and supporting a shark conservation exhibition.

Next, prepare to be spellbound by the Oceanário's permanent exhibition, where the crown jewel is a colossal main aquarium holding an astounding five million liters of seawater. Here, four distinct marine habitats come together, seamlessly immersing you in the heart of the ocean itself. You'll feel as though you're swimming alongside the incredible diversity of aquatic life.

Throughout this exclusive National Geographic experience, you'll have the opportunity to engage with a marine educator, quenching your curiosity with answers to all your burning questions about the mysteries and wonders of the underwater realm.

To conclude this unforgettable adventure, head to the Oceanário's restaurant to savor three snacks, each paired with a glass of local wine. This experience goes beyond a tour, it is a voyage of discovery and wonder allowing you to discover the awe-inspiring world beneath the waves, exclusively with National Geographic.

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What's included
  • check Behind-the-scenes tour
  • check Guided tour
  • check Food tasting

Esplanada Dom Carlos I s/nº, 1990-005 Lisboa, Portugal

Meeting point:
Meet your guide at the main entrance to the Oceanario.
What to remember

Know in advance:

  • activity level is light
  • the menu will include three types of Portuguese selected wine and three types of Portuguese canapés and it will be served at one of Oceanarios's restaurants -- #Seathefuture restaurant
  • this tour can host a min. of 4 and a max. of 12 people
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 4 days before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience



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  • Steve

    From United Kingdom - March 2024

    Travelled with a group of friends


    18 - 24 years old


    Overall rated


    Not your average aquarium visit! It was incredible to go behind the scenes to see and hear about how the animals are cared for from a marine biologist ...

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