White Ocean, polar station

White Ocean, polar station

 

In the lab, explore the bases set up on the poles, the animals that live in these extreme environments, great explorers…

 

Learn how you can draw conclusions about climate changes with coring !

 

Ice floes, icebergs, ice cap, Arctic, Antarctic, permafrost… these terms will no longer be a secret for you !

 

A zoo-location console will take you to meet the polar fauna : polar bears, seals, penguins, walruses, terns…
Do polar bears live on the North or South pole ?
Discover the animals which are able to live in these extreme conditions ! Impressive !

 

Have you heard of polar bases ? Some photos and videos will take you to these scientific bases, located in this white vastness.

 

Explanatory videos, touch screens, interactive experiences, realistic settings will turn you into an explorer fascinated by this hostile yet thrilling environment !

White Ocean, enter into the polar base

White Ocean, enter into the polar base

 

A new universe arrives in the City of the Ocean !

 

The contribution of science to the understanding of climate change is essential.

 

The City of the Ocean is interested in ice and ice-caps because of the important role they play in relation to the ocean.

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An ocean musical at the City of the Ocean

An ocean musical at the City of the Ocean

 

On Sunday April 14 from 3 pm, the Conservatoire Maurice Ravel will immerse you in an ocean of music !

 

Water, in all of its poetic beauty, is a recurring theme in classical music : from the sea, calm or agitated, to the aquarium, passing through rivers and springs, invoking all of the divine facets of this element.

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Discover the video of Biarritz Océan !

Discover the video of Biarritz Océan !

 

The Biarritz Aquarium and the City of the Ocean are two exceptional places to visit with family, friends, couples…

 

Soak up the atmosphere and discover these 2 venues with this 3 minute video !

 

The pictures speak for themselves.

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New diving experience in the bathyscaphe

New diving experience in the bathyscaphe

 

There is a new version of the 3D animation now showing in the bathyscaphe. Not only that, but this diving experience is twice as long as the last one ! New 3D Pop-out technology has been used for this film that provides the ultimate “I was there” experience !

 

A submarine setting, comfortable seats, polarized glasses…

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Coelacanth

Coelacanth

 

Have you ever seen a coelacanth ? A what ? A coelacanth…

 

The coelacanth is a fish with an extraordinary story to tell. Until 1938, the scientific community was only aware of the existence of this creature in its fossil form.

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The City of the Ocean wins the Annual Design Review 2011

The City of the Ocean wins the Annual Design Review 2011

 

The prestigious building designed by architect Steven Holl working in collaboration with Solange Fabião was presented with the Annual Design Review 2011 award on 19th December in New York.

 

The Annual Design Review is the most prestigious design award in America.

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