TO DO | KIDS
A favourite trip for our children is to the Aquarium “Planet Ocean” in Montpellier. Every year we go at least once. Mainly for the kids, but I always like going there myself as well. We have already been to quite a few aquariums; this is definitely one of the most beautiful.
Amazing underwater world
From the outside, Planet Ocean does not look very inspirational, but once inside you enter an amazing underwater world. “Mare Nostrum” means “our sea” in Latin, which is what the Romans used to call the Mediterranean. They considered it to be their sea, as the Roman Empire reached as far as the Mediterranean.
Travel around the world
Follow the marked path and you will encounter different worlds and their inhabitants. All very beautifully designed. Via the Mediterranean, you reach a huge aquarium where you can admire real sharks, stingrays and other greats. After that, you can also visit the Southern Seas, Oceania and a tropical rainforest.
Not only are the fish and other aquatic animals beautiful to watch, but there are also plenty of other things to do and experience. You can get on a boat in a storm, for example. Or you can be a real investigator at the “Abysses Station”, a submarine simulator at 3,782 feet below sea level.
There is also an educational section, where you will get to know everything about the sea and all kinds of aquatic animals. If you’re lucky, you can even hold a starfish or sea hedgehog. Every week, especially during French holidays, you will find many demonstrations, feeding and training sessions.