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AquaRio: what to see and how to get to the RJ marine aquarium

AquaRio: what to see and how to get to the RJ marine aquarium

AquaRio: what to see and how to get to the RJ marine aquarium

The largest aquarium in South America brings together more than 350 species, including those at risk of extinction, and offers environmental education activities

The name itself is Rio de Janeiro Marine Aquarium, but for those close to you, you can simply call it AquaRio, pun included. Inaugurated in 2016 in the Gamboa neighborhood of the Píer Mauá region, the structure is the largest of its kind in South America.

In an area of ​​26 thousand square meters in which 28 tanks are distributed, the structure gives the possibility of discovering 350 different species that populate the oceans.

Around 10,000 animals are currently on display, including a wide variety of fish, sharks and even seahorse specimens that only exist on the Brazilian coast and are now at risk of extinction.

In addition to the views of the various pools, the highlight is the Acquarium it’s called Recinto Oceânico, popular Tank. Seven meters high and featuring a transparent tunnel, the space holds 3.5 million liters of water and is a big hit with children, but also impresses adults.

AquaRio also offers educational activities

With a structure reminiscent of the best aquariums in the world, the Acquarium It is also a good choice for excursions for educational purposes. The place offers guided tours for schools, in groups of 35 students accompanied by the teacher, as well as the aquarium guide.

In addition to welcoming students, the facility also has collaborations with the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and the Federal University Fluminense (UFF) to develop marine life conservation projects.

Among the studies currently carried out in Acquariumhighlighting the cultivation of corals and the development of techniques capable of promoting the survival of these delicate ecosystems, constantly threatened by human action and changes in sea temperatures.

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How to get to the AquaRio

OR Rio de Janeiro Marine Aquarium it is located in Muhammad Ali Square and can be accessed both by private vehicle and public transport. For those taking the metro it is possible to go to the Cinelândia station, then take the VLT-01 towards Rodoviária and get off at the station. Utopia AquaRio; View a VLT itinerary in the region.

You can also include a visit to Acquarium in a single tour with the other attractions of the region: the place is about 20 minutes walk from the Museum of Tomorrow, and it is possible to go from one attraction to another on foot, passing through various graffiti.


Where? Muhammad Ali Square – Binário do Porto Street, s/n – Gamboa

When? Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 6pm.

How much? Tickets for R$120 (there is a discount for residents of the State of Rio de Janeiro); learn more.

Source: Terra

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