Aquarium tropical | Exhibition

Marine algae (seaweed!)

from 05 October 2021 to 08 January 2023

Palais de la Porte Dorée - 293 avenue Daumesnil - 75012 Paris

Gare de Lyon - Bercy - 12e Arrondissement


From 5 October 2021 to 8 January 2023, the Tropical Aquarium in Paris invites visitors to take a closer look at the fascinating world of marine algae. Enter the ‘laboratory’ and discover the numerous and less well-known properties of different kinds of seaweed and their key role in marine ecosystems.

Learn about the threats facing these algae and their biodiversity, and how they can be better protected. The exhibition is organised in partnership with the Natural History Museum.


All public, Children, Young people

Prices and times

From 10am to 5.30pm. From 10am to 7pm Saturday and Sunday. Closed on Monday

€8. Reduced rate: €5. Free for young people under 26-years-old

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Chèque Vacances

Aquarium tropical

The Palais de la Porte Dorée is an incredible Art Deco building, classed as a historic monument. Situated on the outskirts of the Bois de Vincennes (12th arrondissement), it was built for theParis Colonial Exposition in 1931. Since its inception, it has been home to the Tropical Aquarium, which exhibits over 5,000 animals of over 300 species, from primitive fish to electric fish, from Asian waters to the faunas of Africa and South America, without forgetting the spectacluar crocodiles, sharks, or piranhas! A unique chance for all the family to discover aquatic biodiversity. Since 2007 the palace has also been home to the Museum of the History of Immigration. Since the start of 2014, the Aquarium has welcomed two young albino alligators. These are extremely rare specimens: genetic rarities since both parents must carry the genes necessary for albinism.

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Aquarium tropical

Palais de la Porte Dorée - 293 avenue Daumesnil
75012 Paris

  • Subway - Porte Dorée
  • Tram - Porte Dorée
  • Bus - 46

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Physical Physical

Accessibility information

- Physical disability: car park with reserved adapted space(s), level or ramped entryway, cashdzesk with dropped section, shared bathroom fitted with transfer bar and accessible sink, stairs with alternative means (lift, ramp), accessible dining room. The lower part of the aquarium is not accessible for wheelchair users.
- Visual impairment: Lift with accessible buttons (raised and/or Braille), information in large print, signs at a reasonable height.
- Intellectual disability: easy-to-understand signage, use of pictograms, monitored entryway, visible from reception desk.

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