Aquarium Tropical

Temporarily closed

  • Type of activity/equipment: Recreational activities , Vivarium / Aquarium

The tropical aquarium was created during the Colonial Exhibition of 1931 to show the public the aquatic wildlife of the colonies.

Aquarium Tropical
293, avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris 12ème


293, avenue Daumesnil
75012 Paris 12ème



+ 33 (0) 1 53 59 58 60


Tramway T3a - Porte Dorée
Metro : Line 8 - Porte Dorée
Bus : 46
Vélib' station 12032

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From the famous clown fish to sharks through to piranhas, 300 species of tropical fish swim in the waters of this aquarium. Upon entering, you discover strange fishes, sometimes called "primitives": these are the last representatives of species which are 300 million years old.

Be guided by the series of aquariums. "Electric" fish and other species from the seas of Asia, Africa and South America inhabit the pools. After this trip into tropical waters, you come nose to nose with the crocodiles watching you from their huge pit with African décor.

The Tropical Aquarium of Palais de la Porte Dorée also features exhibitions including photographs to show you the Earth's treasures and the challenges of tomorrow. Take advantage of your visit to the aquarium to discover the Museum of Immigration history.


Tour Operators/Distributors Sales


Type of clientele

  • Children


  • Minimum number: 10
  • Maximum number: 30

Animals not accepted

Complementary welcome

On site restaurant :
Palais de la Porte Dorée Café:
from 11:00 to 17: on tueday and Wednesday
from 11:00 to 18:30 on saturday and sunday

Contact : +33 (0)1 44 74 85 02 /

Services and Activities


  • Educational visits
  • Room hire


  • Exhibition space
  • Restaurant


Type of visit available

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided individual tours available permanently
  • Unguided group tours on request
  • Guided group tours on request

Average length of individual visit

90 min


Visit language(s)

Educational signs and documentation language(s)

Spoken language(s)

Language(s) of documentation


Price reduction applied : € 90 for groups (excluding exhibition time)


7 - 7€
from 26 years old


5.5 - 5.5€


Low price : excluding temporary exhibitions time
High price : during temporary exhibitions time

Reduced price and free entrance under conditions

Twinned tickets (Aquarium + Immigration history museum)

Adult :
- Except during temporary exhibitions at the museum: €8
- With one temporary exhibition at the museum : €9
- With two temporary exhibitions at the museum : €10

Family (2+2) :
- Except during temporary exhibitions at the museum: €17
- With one temporary exhibition at the museum : €20
- With two temporary exhibitions at the museum : €22

Free for disabled people and accompanying persons, Job-seeker
Free younger than 4 year


Direct Ticketing

Aquarium tropical du Palais de la Porte Dorée :

Telephone: + 33 (0) 1 53 59 58 60

Group booking required

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  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • Magnetic loop available at the reception
  • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities

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