Northern Europe’s largest aquarium is a sea of fun

Visit the National Aquarium Denmark, Den Blå Planet for a day full of fun. The fascinating creatures will amaze you, the world-class architecture will take your breath away and the exhibitions will teach you all about life under water. Our friendly staff are always ready to help any way they can.


Experiences in the deep

The National Aquarium Denmark is northern Europe’s largest aquarium, offering a round-the-world journey under the sea for children and adults alike. Experience thousands of fish and sea creatures up close in 48 aquariums containing a total of 7 million litres of water. There are shows and fantastic storytelling throughout the day, and our staff always provide a high level of service. And after exploring our vast sea of experiences, you just might go home feeling like 8-year-old Ophelia, who said: “I’ll never get tired of hammerhead sharks, Mummy.”

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Award-winning architecture

The National Aquarium Denmark’s beautiful and distinctive architecture has taken the world by storm.
This unique architectural landmark in Copenhagen has won several major international awards, including a RIBA EU Award and the World Architecture Festival’s Display Award.
The aquarium’s architecture is inspired by a whirlpool comprising five ‘arms’ that reach across the entire globe – from the cold Nordic seas to the beautiful coral reefs of the world’s oceans. We work hard to keep the aquarium looking its very best.

World-class visitor interaction

How do fish hear and see under water? And can you talk like a fish?

Our award-winning digital exhibition provides visitors with an extraordinary experience by exploring the fascinating and mysterious life under water through education, play and immersion.

Touchscreens, interactive units and digital games make it even more fun to combine learning and play. For example, you can design your own fish and set it loose in a digital aquarium. The National Aquarium Denmark has also developed an app that allows visitors of all ages to find information about the fish they find particularly interesting. The app can also be used as a “fish encyclopaedia” before, during and after the visit.

 


Nordic food and atmosphere

With a splendid view of the sea, our restaurant, Spisestedet ØST, is an attraction in its own right.

The menu is designed to cater to all tastes with contemporary interpretations of fresh seasonal produce and always featuring fresh and sustainably sourced fish from the seas around us. We also have delightful pastries – try a light and flaky croissant with a delicious caffe latte.


Have a fun day with the kids – rain or shine

Kids are experts at sensing and experiencing the world. Every day, we see children standing with their noses literally pressed against the aquarium glass, fully immersed in a new universe.

On rainy days, the National Aquarium Denmark is a great place to enjoy a day indoors surrounded by 7 million litres of water. And when the sun comes out, the beauty of the aquarium leaves a lasting impression. Enjoy the view of the sea and the Øresund Bridge to Sweden. In the summer, the kids can splash about and play in the water playground, go exploring in the Wondrous Waterhole and fish from the pontoon bridge.

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