Den Blå Planet, National Aquarium Denmark

Experience a world under the seven seas and get a close look at ferocious hammerhead sharks and elegant rays at Northern Europe’s largest and most modern aquarium, home to more than 400 different species of creatures from all over the world.

Den Blå Planet, National Aquarium Denmark is surrounded by water, giving visitors the sense of being beneath the surface of the ocean. The architecture is inspired by a whirlpool and consists of five ‘arms’ that encircle the entire planet – from the bird colonies on the steep fells of the Faroe Islands to the stunning coral reefs of the world’s oceans.

The Ocean Tank, the Water Playground and the Tropical Rainforest

Enjoy a close encounter with hammerhead sharks and rays, as they swim towards you in the amazing underwater tunnel. Unleash your inner water baby in the Water Playground and give it all you’ve got with the pumps and locks. The physical activity and cooperation will give you a greater understanding of water. Or try your hand in the more traditional playground with its climbing frames, turning bars and slides.

You can also explore the Tropical Rainforest and discover fluttering butterflies, ferocious piranhas and the arapaimas, the largest freshwater fish in the world.

A visit to Den Blå Planet, National Aquarium Denmark is a unique experience, in which entertainment, fascination and knowledge come together in a spectacular setting.


The Aquarium is CO2-neutral and equipped with low-energy windowpanes and a seawater cooling system, both of which reduce energy consumption. With its range of information and educational activities, Den Blå Planet, National Aquarium Denmark encourages both staff and visitors to be more environmentally conscious.

Visitors with a Copenhagen Card

Please note that visitors in possession of a Copenhagen Card should enter via the ticket office and not ‘Fast Track’.

Den Blå Planet, National Aquarium Denmark enjoys a great location with wonderful views of the Øresund Strait. It is situated near the Kastrup Metro Station, less than a 15-minute journey from Nørreport.

Opening hours
Monday 10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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