Copenhagen Aquarium

Copenhagen Aquarium

Recommendation

The Travelin’ Man’s Overall Recommendation: VERY GOOD*
(surprisingly good, exceeding on some levels)

  • What did I like the most: Wide variety of exhibits and great interactive media.
  • What is the biggest area for improvement: Wish the free bus had more locations for pickup.

Logistics

The aquarium is located at Jacob Fortlingsvej 1, 2770 Kastrup, Denmark. This is a bit outside the immediate area so we had to take the subway to get here, which was pretty standard for subways. There were kiosks inside the subway stations where we were able to get our subway tickets. The tickets are time bound one way, so be sure to only buy what you need. There is also a free bus that goes to the aquarium, but the pickup location was not convenient to our hotel.

We paid 170 dkk ($27) for entry at the entrance. You could easily spend two or more hours here.

The Aquarium

This aquarium is up to expectations in terms of what you would expect for an aquarium in a major metropolitan area. The media types used throughout are very modern, and offered in multiple languages, including English.

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For example, the above is a touch screen info center located at each exhibit and is based on the actual fish in the respective tank.

As for the exhibits themselves, everything here is as you would expect including individual, specialized displays, even had one for piranha (above lower left). There really is a lot to see here.

And of course the humongous tank that had the more exotic fish and sharks. They also has a glass tunnel where you walked through the large tank.

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And I just love sea horses, but the sea horse dragons are even better! I could sit and watch these things for hours. Wait….where’d everybody go? Jana?

Yup, found Jana and Melissa sitting outside enjoying the fantastic view at the cafe. They serve up a pretty decent lunch and serve wine and beer. Of course I had…..fish!

All in all, this was a top notch aquarium experience. Come here. Bring your kids! Sorry that I don’t have a crazy Melissa picture here to finish with, she was on her best behavior here….


* Each area is rated on a scale 1-5, with 1 = poor, 3 = good, 5 = exceptional
How did this do compared to what I had expected: 4
How well were the logistics handled: 4
Was the staff helpful and friendly: 3
Overall execution and presentation: 4
Total score: 15
4 – 8 is POOR (was not at all what I expected and/or was not worth the time/money)
9 – 10 is OK (quality of the experience was a little low, but I enjoyed it)
11 – 13 is GOOD (met expectations, would recommend, would do again)
14 – 15 is VERY GOOD (surprisingly good, exceeding on some levels)
16 – 20 is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (outperformed my expectations, great value)

 

 

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