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All you need to know to plan your visit to Lisbon Oceanarium

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As one of the largest indoor aquariums in Europe, Lisbon Oceanarium is home to over 8,000 different species, including sharks, rays, and tropical fish. The highlight of Lisbon Oceanarium is the massive central tank, which houses an impressive variety of marine creatures, from sunfish to sea turtles! Learn more about planning your visit!

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Lisbon Oceanarium

What Are Lisbon Oceanarium Opening Hours?

Lisbon Oceanarium is open everyday of the week

Daily: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
December 24: 10 am to 7 pm
December 25: 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
January 1: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm 

Last Entry: One hour before closing time




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What's the best time to visit Lisbon Oceanarium?

Lisbon has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. The peak tourist season runs from June to August, and the weather during this time is usually sunny and warm. If you prefer a quieter experience, it might be better to visit in the shoulder seasons of spring and autumn, from October to March, when the weather is still pleasant, and the crowds are smaller. However, if you prefer warmer weather and longer days, the summer months are also a great option, just be prepared for larger crowds.

Where is Lisbon Oceanarium located?

Getting to Lisbon Oceanarium

By Metro

By Metro

Closest Station: Oriente Station

Taking the metro is a great way to get to Lisbon Oceanarium. Visitors can take the red or green line to get to the station, and the oceanarium will be about 1.6 km away.

Bus

By Bus

Closest Stop: Estação do Oriente

Another convenient option to get to the Lisbon Oceanarium is by taking the bus. Visitors can take bus lines 5, 10, 19, 21, 28, 50, 68, 81, 82, 85, 87, 88, or 208 to get to Estação do Oriente, and the oceanarium will be about 1.3 km away.

By Car

By Car

Closest Airport: Lisbon Airport

Visitors who prefer to drive can also get to the Lisbon Oceanarium by car. Visitors can easily rent a car or take a taxi from the airport to the Oceanarium. The drive from the airport to the Oceanarium takes approximately 15 minutes.

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Facilities
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Restaurant: Lisbon Oceanarium has two restaurants that offer a beautiful view of the main tank and both the restaurant offer a peaceful spot to unwind, relax and grab a bite.

Souvenir Shop: There is a shop where visitors can buy various items such as postcards, t-shirts, and other souvenirs.

Restrooms and Baby Changing Facilities: There are several restrooms located throughout the aquarium, and there are baby changing facilities as well.

First-Aid Station: Lisbon Oceanarium has a first-aid station for any emergencies, and visitors can ask for assistance if needed.

wheelchair
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: The entire facility is wheelchair accessible and visitors can borrow a wheelchair free of charge. The venue has accessible lifts, ramps, and bathrooms.
  • Audio Guides: Audio guides are available in various languages. They provide detailed information about the exhibits and are useful for people with visual impairments.
  • Sign Language Interpretation: Lisbon Oceanarium offers sign language interpretation services for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing. This service must be reserved in advance.
  • Service Animals: Service animals are welcome inside the facility and water bowls are available.
  • Sensory Map: A sensory map is available at the reception, which provides visitors with an overview of the different areas in the Oceanarium and includes information on lighting, sounds, and textures.
  • Quiet Rooms: Quiet rooms are available for visitors who need a break from the noise and stimulation of the exhibits.
no smoking
  • No outside food or drink is allowed inside the aquarium.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited throughout the premises.
  • Visitors are not allowed to touch the marine animals or feed them.
  • Photography is allowed, but the use of flash is not permitted in some areas.
  • Visitors are not allowed to enter restricted areas or cross any barriers or fences.
Eat

SeaTheFuture Restaurant
Located on the ground floor of the Lisbon Oceanarium, SeaTheFuture Restaurant is run by the SushiCafe Group. It offers a vegan and gluten-free menu featuring salads, granolas, smoothies, natural juices, and more. There’s also a special children’s menu with mini pancakes, burgers, and other treats!
Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 7pm

Tejo Restaurant
Situated on the 1st floor of the Lisbon Oceanarium, Tejo Restaurant offers Mediterranean-inspired meals. Designed by the Cerger group, the menu includes soups, salads, meat, and vegetarian options, with dishes changing daily to keep things fresh and exciting.
Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 7pm

Stay

BudgetIbis Lisboa Parque das Nações (1.6 km away), VIP Executive Arts Hotel (2.4 kilometers away)

Mid-RangeTryp Lisboa Oriente Hotel (1.6 km away), Olissippo Oriente Hotel (850 meters away)

LuxuryMyriad by SANA Hotels (2.1 kilometer away), Tivoli Oriente Lisboa Hotel (1.2 km away)

Jeronimos Monastery

Belem Tower: A historic fortress in Lisbon, Belem Tower is a UNESCO World Heritage site symbolizing Portugal's Age of Discoveries.

St George's Castle: A medieval castle perched on a hill overlooking the city, offering stunning views and a glimpse into Portugal's history.

Pena Palace: Pena Palace is a beautiful example of the Romanticist architectural style, it has a colorful and eclectic mix of neo-Gothic, neo-Manueline, Islamic, and Renaissance elements.
Jeronimos Monastery: This UNESCO World Heritage site took a hundred years to complete. It represents the age of discovery, a time when most of the world was unknown. Decorated with maritime motifs, the monastery wants to showcase Portugal's maritime history.

Frequently asked questions about visiting Lisbon Oceanarium

What are Lisbon Oceanarium opening hours?

Lisbon Oceanarium is open every day of the week from 10am to 8pm, with the last admission at 7pm.

What is the best time to visit Lisbon Oceanarium?

The best time to visit Lisbon Oceanarium is early in the morning or later in the afternoon to avoid crowds.

How much time does it take to visit Lisbon Oceanarium?

Visitors can expect to spend around 2-3 hours at Lisbon Oceanarium to see everything.

Are prams allowed in Lisbon Oceanarium?

Yes, prams are allowed inside Lisbon Oceanarium.

Does Lisbon Oceanarium conduct activities for children?

Yes, Lisbon Oceanarium offers educational activities for children, such as workshops, tours, and interactive exhibits.

Is there parking available at the Oceanarium?

Yes, there is parking available near Lisbon Oceanarium, including spaces for disabled visitors. Public transportation options, such as the metro and bus, are also a convenient way to get to the aquarium!

Is the Lisbon Oceanarium wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the Oceanarium is fully wheelchair accessible and offers wheelchairs for loan. Accessible routes and restrooms are available throughout the facility.

Are pets allowed in the Oceanarium?

Pets are not allowed, except for service animals accompanying visitors with disabilities.