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“Watch a sea animal show far above the Polar Circle”

Murmansk Oceanarium
Ranked #5 of 56 things to do in Murmansk
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Owner description: 68°59′41″ с. ш. 33°05′23″ в. д.
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.

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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 :) vary in age from 3 to 28, and up to 750 pounds. The venue is no more depressing than the whole city of Murmansk. Yes, the water smells a little, but no one in our large group seemed to mind. Children and adults can enjoy it.

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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 responsible for them. I admit the interior is quite dated and a bit gloomy, not having changed much for the past decades. But the show is cute and sweet and children seemed to enjoy it. It's mainly focused on children so my husband and I, without any little one of our own, felt a bit weird, but we were glad to come.

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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. The mammals are well trained, but they live in very small pens. The kids probably enjoy the entertainment, but the mammals deserve better living conditions. Be careful not to sit in the first row because you can get splashed with this horrible water.

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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 plastic ocean animals hanging from the ceiling. For American and European guests, it is hard to watch, as this show, and treatment of the animals, is out-dated.
Also, the show takes place up a set of stairs, probably not accessible by wheelchair.

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