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Gdynia Aquarium MIR - Our little oceanarium

When we think about discovering the secrets of the oceans and seas, our thoughts often turn to distant destinations. However, we don't have to travel to the end of the world to immerse ourselves in a sea adventure. The Gdynia MIR Aquarium, our small oceanarium, offers a unique journey through the underwater world, providing not only entertainment, but also valuable knowledge.


Located in the heart of Gdynia, on the very shore of the Baltic Sea, the Gdynia Aquarium is one of the largest and most modern facilities of this type in Poland. Since its opening, it has become a place where science meets nature, and visitors can feel close to the fascinating world of the sea depths.


Regardless of age, the MIR Gdynia Aquarium invites you to discover the secrets of underwater life, educate yourself about the protection of the marine environment and spend time in an educational and entertaining way.



Rotunda of the aquarium in Gdynia

The educational mission of the Gdynia Aquarium


As you discover each corner of the Gdynia MIR Aquarium, you will notice that it is not an ordinary oceanarium. Here, each element has its educational value, and you become a participant in an important scientific mission. This mission, addressed to people of all ages, aims not only to provide knowledge, but also to raise ecological awareness and encourage active protection of the marine environment.


During your visit, you will discover how important the role of oceans and seas is for life on Earth and what threats are posed by modern human activities. The Gdynia Aquarium, through its exhibitions and educational programs, shows how each of us can contribute to the protection of these extraordinary ecosystems.


Scientific and research work is also an important part of the Aquarium's mission. The Gdynia Aquarium MIR team actively participates in projects to protect endangered species and their natural environments, which is an opportunity for you, as a visitor, to gain first-hand knowledge about current environmental protection activities.


Exhibition dedicated to the Amazon in Gdynia

What will you see at the MIR Gdynia Aquarium?


When you visit the Gdynia Aquarium, you enter a world that surprises with its diversity of species and ecosystems. It is a place where history meets modernity, and every corner hides a fascinating story.


The history of the Gdynia Aquarium dates back to the beginning of the 20th century, when it operated as part of the Marine Fisheries Laboratory in Hel, and in 1971, as the Oceanographic Museum and Marine Aquarium, it moved to Gdynia.


Since then, the place has been constantly developing, not only changing its name to the Gdynia Aquarium in 2003, but also expanding its exhibitions and improving spaces for visitors.


When visiting the Aquarium, expect to see not only colorful coral reef fish, mysterious sharks and octopuses, but also understand the depth of the marine world through the history of this unique place. Exhibitions at the Gdynia Aquarium present marine life from various corners of the world, from coral reefs to the ocean depths, while offering insight into Poland's maritime history.


The Aquarium's rotunda, with the largest seahorse in Poland, is not the only eye-catching element. The aquarium also offers special rooms, such as the Wet Room, where you can touch the fish, or a room full of sea stuffed animals for the youngest. All this proves the rich educational offer and interactivity that the Gdynia Aquarium puts in the first place.


Whether this is your first visit or you are here again, the Gdynia Aquarium always has something new to offer. From the moment you buy your ticket to discovering the secrets of the sea depths on three floors full of exhibitions - every step on this journey is well thought out to provide you with an unforgettable experience.


Don't forget about visitor amenities, including special strollers for children that make sightseeing comfortable for the whole family.


Get ready for a fascinating journey through history and the underwater world offered by the Gdynia Aquarium. Are you ready to continue exploring this unique place with another headline?


The interior of the Gdynia aquarium

Practical information for visitors to the oceanarium


When planning a visit to the MIR Gdynia Aquarium, it is worth paying attention to some key information that will make your day even more unforgettable. First check the opening hours, which vary depending on the season. It is important that you can make the most of the time spent with us, without rushing and in comfortable conditions.


Opening hours:


  • Spring (April 1 - May 31) : daily 9:00 - 19:00 (box office until 18:30)

  • Beginning of summer (June 1 - June 30) : daily 9:00 - 20:00 (box office until 19:30)

  • Peak of summer (July 1 - August 31) : daily 9:00 - 21:00 (box office until 20:30)

  • Beginning of autumn (September 1 - September 30) : daily 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (box office until 6:30 p.m.)

  • Late autumn (October 1 - October 30) : daily 10:00 - 17:00 (box office until 16:30)

  • Winter (November 2 - February 29) : Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00 (box office until 16:30)

  • Early spring (March 1 - March 31) : Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00 (box office until 16:30)


Remember about the days when the Aquarium is closed, such as November 1, December 24-25, December 31, January 1, and on Easter Day.


Ticket prices vary depending on the season. In the summer season (from May 1 to August 31), a regular ticket costs PLN 38 and a reduced ticket costs PLN 28. For people with disabilities, the ticket price is PLN 18 all year round. Outside the summer season, prices are slightly lower .


At the Gdynia Aquarium, it is worth taking advantage of the offer of family tickets, an annual personalized ticket or the Gdynia Aquarium Friend discount card, which offers additional benefits.


For people with small children and disabilities, the Aquarium offers numerous amenities, such as special strollers for transporting children around the exhibitions and ramps for wheelchairs. Thanks to this, every visitor, regardless of their needs, can enjoy all the attractions our oceanarium offers.


When planning your visit, also check out the website for more information and current events that can enrich your day with us.

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