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Murmansk Oceanarium

#4 of 65 things to do in Murmansk Features Animals
Geroyev Severomortsev ave, 4, Murmansk 183038, Russia
8 (8152) 41-15-61
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Things to skip, unless you are with children or a student of local culture

Tank of smelly water with animals that are doing mild tricks while hostess tells a fairy tale... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
sherryannehome
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Evanston, Illinois
Small and all about performing animals

Don't think of this as anything like you would find in more developed parts of the world. It's a... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2016
OnwardTraveller
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
5 Mar 2017
“Things to skip, unless you are with children or a student of local culture”
22 Jun 2016
“Small and all about performing animals”
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Geroyev Severomortsev ave, 4, Murmansk 183038, Russia
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Tank of smelly water with animals that are doing mild tricks while hostess tells a fairy tale linking the tricks to a storyline. Even sitting on the top, third row, we were in abject terror of being splashed and stinking of dirty fish water the...More

Thank sherryannehome
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Don't think of this as anything like you would find in more developed parts of the world. It's a small enclosure with arctic seals performing tricks, and has nothing to do with conservation.

2  Thank OnwardTraveller
Reviewed 20 February 2016

The oceanarium is next to the large lake where people do ice swimming, and the attraction park for children. The 1hr long shows they put on are interesting and fun to watch and the well-treated mammals seem to enjoy taking part. It's not very expensive...More

2  Thank tybraf
Reviewed 21 October 2015

have reading other rewiews and had not so big expections, but get to se a very good show, the seals was very well trained and it is a lot of hard work behind to learn them all this, they have all ther personal trainer and...More

Thank Thomas A
Reviewed 10 August 2015

A nice show of seals, walruses and sea-cats in Murmansk city. It's close to the Alyosa War Memorial and absolute worth to visit.

Thank Frank_KolaTravel
Reviewed 20 July 2015

The show consists of trained Greenland seals doing tricks in and out of the water. This is not a Sea World performance, but they do put on a very entertaining show. The seals appear to be well cared for by their trainers. They (the seals...More

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 16 January 2015

Firstly, in regards to the animals, I believe those are all rescued seals and sea dogs that were injured by the large ships and unable to survive in their natural habitat. They seem to be well-cared for and each one has their own trainer who's...More

1  Thank Tinde_K
Reviewed 3 October 2014

This place is a shock! The smell is horrible, the water is so dense green and cloudy that you cannot see an animal that is swimming right next to the glass while you are downstairs. This place is basically an entertainment center for young children....More

Thank baldeagle46
Reviewed 19 July 2014

First, the seals were adorable, well trained and seemed well nourished. But, the facility is depressing. Your first impression is of the fishy smell! The water is dirty green and cloudy, and the tanks are so small for these wonderful animals! There are blow up...More

Thank LLCJ54
Reviewed 5 days ago
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