The Oceanogràfic aquarium is now welcoming virtual visitors.
If, like me, you were extremely jealous of those adorable penguins who got let loose on a tour of Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium last month, then we might have something to make you feel better. Sunny Valencia is home to the largest aquarium in Europe (and third largest worldwide), and whilst it may be closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, you can still take a peek inside with their new virtual tour. (Featured image: FromTheNorth, via Flickr)
Housed in Valencia’s dramatic La Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, The Oceanogràfic aquarium is a fascinating hub of science and education. Whilst it’s perhaps best done in real life, the 360º views of the aquarium which constitute the virtual tour are a fun way to see it from your sofa. Marine life including flamingos, turtles, sharks, dolphins, starfish, and plenty more can all be seen on the tour, all housed in impressive recreations of marine ecosystems.
With the sea lying many miles away from London, this is likely the most marine action you’re going to be seeing for the next few weeks – you can join the tour here!
Meanwhile, these art galleries and museums can also be explored virtually.
Also published on Medium.