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History of the Aquarium

Since early 2000

Opening its doors in 2000, the Aquarium de La Réunion is a private company that has now welcomed over two million visitors.

Sharing information and raising awareness of Reunion's marine environment among the general public, the Aquarium de la Réunion seeks to enhance Reunion's marine heritage and improve our knowledge of reef ecosystems.

Facts & figures


litres of seawater


species of
ray and shark


animals on display


species of reef life from Reunion Island

Quality seals and funding bodies

The Aquarium is accessible to people with reduced mobility


To help enhance Reunion's reef environments, the Aquarium de la Réunion works in partnership with many public and private organisations:

Natural History Museum of Reunion - Department of Reunion Island

Marine Ecology Laboratory - University of Reunion Island

IRD Reunion


ARDA, Reunion Island association for the development of aquaculture

Volcano City

Kelonia, the sea turtle observatory of Reunion Island

Reunion Island Fisheries Committee

Reunion Island Marine Nature Reserve

The Vie Océane association of Reunion Island

Globice, local cetacean observation and identification group

Océanopolis, Centre for scientific and technical culture in Brest

Arvam, Reunion Island association for the promotion of the sea

The Rectorate of Reunion Island

Gabriel Barathieu, underwater photographer at Underwater-landscape

And many more…

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Our Aquarium is rated 4/5 on Tripadvisor and 4.1/5 on Google.
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