Host :
SAS au capital de 10 059 500 €
RCS Lille Métropole 424 761 419 00045
Siège social : 2 rue Kellermann - 59100 Roubaix - France.

Owner :

Publication director :
Paul Alezraa.

Océanopolis, the Ocean Discovery Park

Brest, France

Océanopolis is a public attraction which belongs to the town of Brest and is managed by Brest'aim, a public-private company. 

Through three pavilions dedicated the polar, tropical and temperate marine ecosystems, Océanopolis immerses visitors in an underwater universe to discover the flora and fauna of oceans around the world. A fourth pavilion houses the main temporary exhibition on marine biodiversity. 

The ocean discovery park goes further still, purposely combining a scientific approach with spectacular presentation of life in the oceans. This original approach, the ambition and the scale of the site, and the innovative way in which the themes are addressed are at the heart of Océanopolis' notoriety.  

A real asset for tourism in western Brittany, Océanopolis has welcomed nearly 5 million visitors since its extension in 2000.

A perfect opportunity for French oceanographic research to display its most recent findings, Océanopolis is constantly evolving in partnership with great scientific institutions and maritime professionals. As home to 60% of French oceanographic researchers and engineers, Brest is the European capital of oceanography.

In total, Océanopolis is: of 8,720 sq.m of visiting areas, 50 aquariums (3.7 million litres of seawater) accommodating for more than a thousand animal species, exhibits, videos, shows, a complete educational programme for children for all school ages, as well as restaurants and shops.