Opened in 2006, and billing itself as "the first Oceanarium in Russia", this collection of exotic and tropical fish and other marine creatures is part of a shopping centre in the centre of St. Petersburg, close to Vitebsky Station. There are 33 aquariums in the display, containing nearly 150 species of fish, sea mammals, and other sea creatures. The attractively designed aquariums are divided into zones by environment (tropical, reef, etc.), with an ambient soundtrack and themed decorations. There are also shows with seals (Tuesday to Sunday, 11.30am and 4pm) and sharks (Tuesday to Sunday, 7pm), and the chance to watch the animals being fed. There is also a diving school attached to the Oceanarium.

  • The main aquarium of the Oceanarium in Saint Petersburg, Russia
    The main aquarium of St. Petersburg's Oceanarium
  • Exotic fish at the Oceanarium in St Petersburg, Russia
    Exotic fish at the Oceanarium
  • Electric ray at the Oceanarium in St Petersburg, Russia
    Electric ray at the Oceanarium
Location:86, Ulitsa Marata
Telephone:+7 (812) 448-0077
Open:Daily from 10am to 10pm (ticket office to 9.15pm)
Closed:Last Monday of every month
Admission:Adult: RUB 450.00. Students/children: RUB 250.00
Photo and video:Photo: RUB 200.00 Video: RUB 500.00
Accessibility note:Full wheelchair access is available, with elevators/lifts and ramps.