Primorye Oceanarium to open on 6 September

Primorye Oceanarium to open on 6 September

29 August 2016

The Primorye Oceanarium on Russky Island in Vladivostok will open for visitors on 6 September. Tickets have been on sale at the city’s box offices since Monday, 29 August. To avoid long queues, the oceanarium will not sell tickets on-site initially. It will be open six days a week – from 10 am to 10 pm except Monday.


Visitors will see carps, walruses, white whales, sea lions, dolphins and other species that live in polar oceans, the Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk, the Bering Sea, Lake Baikal, the Amur River and Khanka Lake.


The Primorye Oceanarium is slated to become one of the world’s largest research and educational complexes of its kind. Its main building has a floor area of 35,000 sq m and holds 500 aquariums for 500 species of fish and mammals.


The oceanarium belongs to the Russian Academy of Sciences and is designed primarily for research. Once opened, it will become part of the National Research Centre for Marine Biology that is being established in Vladivostok.