Nausicaa is the Sea National Centre, based in Boulogne-sur-Mer. It is the European biggest aquarium and a marine environment discovery centre. Nausicaa offers playful, educational and scientific activities and exhibitions, mainly focussed on the interaction between humans and the oceans.
Opened in 1991, Nausicaá is a unique centre for the discovery of the marine environment, which is at the same time playful, educational and scientific, essentially focused on the relationship between Man and the Sea and whose mission is to raise public awareness for a better management of the oceans and their resources. The visual aids and educational terminals provide information on what the visitor discovers throughout his visit.
The events that punctuate the day offer a time for exchange with the public. Visitors are invited to share their opinions on the various forums.
The learning centre puts its documentary resources at the service of the public (books, videos, photos). Temporary exhibitions provide answers to environmental issues.
Nausicaa, the tourist locomotive of the Hauts-de-France region, opens a new page in its history in May 2018 and changes dimension: the extension of Nausicaa is based around a large basin reconstructing the ecosystem of the High Sea where the visitor will perceive the immensity: a powerful ocean, a living ocean. Nausicaa counts no less than 60,000 animals, for 1,600 species. Since its opening, Nausicaa has welcomed more than 17 million visitors.