Pula Aquarium is the largest aquarium in Croatia and one of the big attractions in Pula. It is located outside the city on a green peninsula. The building is also a sight to see, the aquarium is in an old fortress. It is a great aquarium.
The best way to get there is by car. There were plenty of parking spaces when we visited in April, and they were free of charge. However, there are barriers at the entrance to the parking spaces. In summer, parking might not be free of charge. We got a parking space directly at the entrance to the aquarium.
The aquarium has several floors and is quite large. There is a basement, ground floor, first floor and second floor. There are aquariums and exhibitions with other animals everywhere.
The sections in the Pula Aquarium include fish in the Adriatic and Mediterranean Sea, freshwater fish in Croatia, tropical fish in the sea, Amazon, cold sea like North Sea, cold countries freshwater fish and some more.
Admission prices Pula Aquarium 2023
Adults pay 130 kuna, about 18 euros. Children over 7 years, seniors over 60 and students pay 100 kuna (about 14 euros). Children between 3 and 6 years pay 700 kuna (10 euros). Only children under 3 are free. This is quite a lot, especially for families. As far as we know, there is no family ticket or anything similar at the Pula Aquarium.
Opening hours Aquarium Pula
Opening hours are longer in the summer season than in the winter:
July, August: 8 am to 10 pm
June, September: 9 am to 9 pm
May: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
April, October: 9 am to 6 pm
other months in winter: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekends 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There is no closing day or similar, the Pula Aquarium is open every day.
Special features Aquarium Pula
On the 2nd floor there is an exit to the roof. You have a good view in all directions, also of the sea.
There are many activities for children.
The fortress in which the aquarium is located was built when Istria belonged to Austria. It is also worth seeing inside.
Highlights include the large shark tank on the first floor and the Amazon tank on the second floor.