Very nice with young children A low budget outing (Paris, 12ème)
  • WE LOVE : the Nile crocodile pool, the 2 albino alligators, the 5000 species of fish?
  • AGE ideal from 3 years old
  • PLACE Palais de la porte Dorée (Paris 12e)

The Tropical Aquarium of Paris is one of the 3 aquariums in the Paris region With l'Aquarium of Paris located at the Trocadero and theSea Life Aquarium in the 94. The 3 aquariums are very different, the Tropical Aquarium is the oldest one and it has a very charming old-fashioned side. It is great especially for its crocodile pond. Its entrance fee is unbeatable.

At the Tropical Aquarium, we don't miss

  • The basin of Nile crocodiles
  • The 2 albino alligators are white with orange eyes. These are extremely rare specimens, because they cannot survive in the wild
  • The African dwarf crocodiles : they are not the nicest!
  • The magnificent building dating from the colonial exhibition

The Tropical Aquarium at the Porte Dorée is

  • about 5,000 specimens300 species of tropical flora and fauna including magnificent corals
  • 84 aquariums, a crocodile and alligator terrarium, and a turtle terrarium
  • tropical freshwater fish, especially, but also sea fish, which come from Asia, Africa and South America
  • a very well designed place for the little ones. Stands  are arranged in front of all all the aquariums to allow the children to really see all the fish
  • an installed aquarium in a magnificent building from 1931, built for the colonial exhibition. This space gives the Tropical Aquarium a very pleasant old-fashioned look

Family activities at the Tropical Aquarium

The Tropical Aquarium offers activities for children from 3 years old. Prior registration is required. Workshops last between 1 hour and 1h30 depending on the activity chosen and the age of the children.

Practical information

See schedule details
  • - Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 5:30pm (ticket office closes at 4:30pm)
  • - Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 7pm (ticket office closes at 6pm)
  • -closed every Monday
  • -Closed on January 1, May 1 and December 25

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