Behind the scenes

Come “Behind the Scenes at Livorno Aquarium and discover what’s hidden behind our display tanks!

On this guided visit - led by expert and qualified staff members - you’ll discover all the secrets and curiosities of the technical area of Livorno Aquarium, like the care tanks used as nurseries where the various species hosted by the aquarium grow until they reach a size suitable for life in the display tanks, where new arrivals are kept in quarantine, and where sick animals receive any necessary medical treatments.

In addition there are complex technical systems, the control area used to monitor and check their correct operation, the kitchen where food is prepared and conserved, and the laboratory where the necessary chemical and physical analyses on tank water are carried out.

The visit ends with access to the technical area over the display tanks, with views from above of the rear of the shipwreck tank and the Mediterranean and Tropical itineraries of the Gregotti galleries. After the guided “Behind the Scenes” circuit, you can start or continue the visit to the normal aquarium itinerary.

The special "Behind the scenes" is available in Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays at 4.30 pm and at other times of these days (12.30 AM, 1.30 PM, 3 PM) (when the minimum number of participants is reached). Duration: 45minutes Price: € 4.00 per person (to be added to aquarium admission price).

Below is the calendar of days when the Behind the scenes course is available

March 2024: 16,17, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 

April 2024: 1, 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28

May 2024: 1, 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 

June 2024: 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 


Tickets available at the Livorno Aquarium ticket office until tickets available 
No booking required 

Tel. 0586-269.111 (Mon.–Wednesday 8.30 am–4.30 and Thursday -Friday 8.30am to 12.30 am)

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