There is a lot happening in the Gdynia Aquarium. Not only exhivitions are changing. Our educators are preparing a wide range of events for families with children and activities for groups of any age. Find out what events you can attend in the near future.
Type of classes: Multimedia presentation Educational space: Cinema Classes duration: 45 min. Maximum number of participants: 50 Level: primary school, middle-school, high-school Cost: 100 zł How can we threaten animals living in the seas? Can only the shark be a threat? Should we be afraid of the snails? Which marine animals are considered the most[…]
Type of classes: Multimedia presentation Educational space: Cinema Classes duration: 45 min. Maximum number of participants: 50 Level: primary school, middle-school, high-school Cost: 100 zł This is a story about polar regions located at the far end of the Earth – similar, but very different, about the conditions prevailing there, unusual phenomena such as the[…]
14th – 15th October The Education Center Days of the Gdynia Aquarium is an opportunity to see our laboratories, where over 40,000 people annually learn the secrets of the underwater world. This time the event weekend is on a special holiday – National Education Day. Find out what attractions we have prepared this year and[…]
This family includes 121 species living mostly in warm marine waters near coral reefs, sometimes brackish as well as freshwater ecosystems. They have a strong jaw with 4 teeth, which facilitates the crushing of hard shelled crustaceans. The fins are poorly developed. They reach a length of up to 90 cm. When they feel threatened,[…]
It resembles a clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris), which is probably one of the best known fish bred in the aquariums. It has a white belt that runs across the body just behind the eye. It lives at the depths of 1 to 12 m.
This freshwater fish in natural conditions usually has less coloration, but most are light orange and orange-red. Males have a distict hump on the forehead, which indicates the age and position of the individual. They reach size of 25 cm. Couples carefully guard their eggs and later offspring. While the female always remains near them,[…]
It lives in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean on coral reefs, mostly in shallow waters of 1 to 25 m. It reaches a length of about 30 cm. It occurs both in flocks as well as alone. It feeds on benthic plants.
Young individuals are lemon yellow, while adults are orange, with red spots around the gill cover. They live in warm waters of coral reefs and lagoons at depths of 5 to 40 m.
It comes from the Indo-Pacific. Lives near the coral reefs and at the rocky bottom at a depth of 5 to 50 m. It reaches a length of about 50 cm. It feeds on fine zooplankton.
Brown butterflyfish is known for that as an adult it has red tail fin which stands out from brown-gold body. Despite its peaceful nature it can become very shy if will be keeping with aggressive fishes.
The Gdynia Aquarium presents animals from warm and cool seas and interesting freshwater species from all over the world. You can get familiar with our local fauna. We pay special attention to interesting water creatures and education concerned with the world of nature hidden under the water.
The Gdynia Aquarium Education Center offers a variety of lessons about the aquatic life. Our classes include oceanography, biology, geology, marine chemistry and environmental protection. We have a wide didactic background. Classes are adapted to the groups' requirements.
Classes in the Aquarium are financed by Sopot Municipality, Gdynia Municipalityl and the Ministry of Administration and Internal Affairs. To find out what activities are free of charge, please see our education projects.
The Gdynia Aquarium is part of the National Marine Fisheries Research Institute, an institution that carries out scientific research. Our mission is not only to present species of aquatic animals from around the world, but also to impart knowledge about the aquatic environment and to promote the scientific discoveries.