Winter holidays

What if during the winter holidays you chose to sail from the Caribbean Sea to a Polynesian lagoon before rediscovering the charms of the Indo-Pacific region?
Get ready to embark on an Ocean of colours!

Coming soon…

The secrets of colours in the ocean

This year, the scientific mediators at the Aquarium La Rochelle invite the whole family to explore the mysteries behind the colours of many marine species, from silver reflections to bright colours.

Through fifteen illustrated themes, combining scientific information and games, we discover that all these shades allow marine animals to develop incredible faculties to protect themselves, warn and even seduce!

This activity booklet will be on sale for €2.50 on the Aquarium’s online ticketing service and at the cash desk from 8 February 2023 (only available in French).

Plan your visit

Below you will find our tips for making the most of your experience:

Opening hours

During the school holidays, the Aquarium is open every day from 10am to 8pm. The last entries are at 6.30 pm.

Sunny day

We advise you to arrive in the morning as soon as the aquarium opens at 10am or to come at the end of the day, from 5.30pm. We also recommend that you come on sunny days to make the most of your visit.

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During school holidays, some time slots or half-days may be quickly filled. Only the purchase of a ticket on our website allows access to the visit on the day and at the chosen time.


A cloakroom service is available at a charge. Buggies are accepted with the exception of scooters, bike trailers and other draisies.

Brasserie La-Haut

The Brasserie Là-Haut, located on the second floor of the Aquarium, is open for lunch. Reservations are strongly recommended by telephone on +33 (0)5 46 50 17 17.

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