Attractions , Zoos and aquariums El Gòtic
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The main draw here is the Oceanari, a giant shark-infested tank traversed via a glass tunnel on a slow-moving conveyor belt. Other aquaria house shoals of kaleidoscopic fish where kids can play 'hunt Nemo'. The upstairs section is devoted to children. For pre-schoolers, Explora! has 50 knobs-and-whistles style activities, such as turning a crank to see how ducks' feet move underwater or climbing inside a mini-submarine; unfortunately, much of the equipment is looking a bit the worse for wear. Older children should head to Planet Aqua – an extraordinary, split-level circular space with Humboldt penguins.

Venue name: L'Aquàrium
Address: Moll d'Espanya, s/n
Opening hours: Oct-May 9.30am-9pm Mon-Fri; 9.30am-9.30pm Sat, Sun. June, Sept 9.30am-9.30pm daily. July, Aug 9.30am-11pm daily
Transport: Drassanes (M: L3)
Price: €16.50; €11-€13 reductions; free under-4s
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