Acquario di livorno is committed to ensuring that its public is able to enjoy important and entertaining experiences, developing display itineraries that are exciting and full of surprises, a fantastic journey to accompany all our guests in their exploration of the sea and its secrets.
Acquario di Livorno approaches to the world of education, catering a multilevel and multi grade offer of educational activities, created by the Educational Department of Costa Edutainment S.p.A., following the principle of educational entertainment and privileging a deductive approach to learning.
Activities range from guided tour to themed tours, from didactical laboratories to the special "Behind the scenes" tour, each one fulfilling to the Acquario di Livorno's mission to increase environmental awareness to protection and knowledge of the environment (in particular the marine) among general public and young generations.
Activities are held for minimum 15 paying persons.
KELP AND THE SUBMERGED FOREST
The tank dedicated to Kelp and its submerged forests islocated on the ground floor of Acquario di Livorno.
Kelp is an Anglo-Saxon term that indicates different species of Macroalghe that can develop in height for several meters, to the point of forming a real submerged forest. Each of them can consist of several algal species, the best known being the Macrocystis pirifera or Fucus, known to the public because the extracts are used in cosmetics. The amount of animal species we can find in this habitat is incredible; there is a real zoning, with species that specifically occupy the various levels of the water column, from the bottom to the surface. These environments are mainly distributed in the temperate and polar areas of the oceans, although one is present near The tropical coast of Ecuador.
THE TANK DEDICATED TO THE OCTOPUS
NEW DIDACTICAL OFFER 2020/2021
- FOCUS "WITH A MEMORY, LIKE A TURTLE" for Primary (starting from the 3rd class), Secondary I° and II°
- FOCUS "DO YOU KNOW THERE IS A SANCTUARY UNDER THE WATER IN FRONT OF US?" for Primary (starting from the 3rd class), Secondary I° and II°
The spectacular replicas of the different environments make of Acquario di Livorno the perfect place for learning: teachers can guide their classes in analysis and study of special topics related to marine environment.
In respect of the educational and environmental awareness that distinguishes Acquario di Livorno, students will be active participants in observing, comparing and thinking with the aim of raising in them a proactive behaviour towards environmental conservation and protection.
Our Educational and Cultural Department aims to be an authentic reference point for all teachers intending to include a visit to the Acquario di Livorno in their annual teaching programme, offering visits with experts and projects with workshop activities.
During the course of each project, students are able to investigate a range of topics by means of direct experiences using special instruments.
COMBINE THE ACTIVITIES AND FIND THE BEST SOLUTION FOR YOUR CLASS!
Are you a teacher? You will have the opportunity to create a taillored visit choosing and combining different activities, that can be found in the Educational Brochure 2020/2021
Activities take place in groups of minumum 15 paying people.
Upon reservation for school groups, Acquario di Livorno is open every day of the year.
Educational brochure 2020-2021
Download our educational programmes for the 2020/2021 season and discover all the new proposals!