The oceanarium

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The oceanarium

  1. 1. Direcção Regional de Educação do Centro / Código – 403921Apartado 82 – 3834-908 Gafanha da Nazaré Tel. – 234 390 890 / Fax – 234 390 891 Email: esgn@esgn.pt / WEB: www.esgn.ptComenius Project – 2011/2013Promoting Magic Places in Europe: Past, Present and FutureVisit to Óbidos and Lisbon - THE OCEANARIUMIt opened in 1998 and its theme was "The oceans, a heritage for the future".Visitors will never cease to be amazed as they journey through Europes largestOceanarium. Inhabited by 16.000 animals and plants representing over 450 different species,the Oceanarium offers visitors a unique and enchanting experience.The Oceanarium is Europe’s largest aquarium. In the world, just one aquarium haslarger dimensions: the Osaka Aquarium in Japan, which was built 10 years ago by the samearchitect who designed the Lisbon Oceanarium – Peter Chermayeff.Motivated by the pollution that is seriously threatening the health of the oceans anddue to the over exploration of resources, the founders of EXPO98 planned to build a giantaquarium. And just like that the Oceanarium of Lisbon was born, devoted to the oceans andtheir preservation.Inês VazBeatriz Casqueira

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