Frequently asked questions



Aquarium Pula is a private company founded in 2000, which today employs over 30 staff members. It is located in 130-year-old Austro-Hungarian fortifications - Fort Verudela and Battery San Giovanni, where a unique blend of natural and cultural heritage has stood out for more than 20 years. It is recognized as an educational, scientific and entertainment centre included among the very top of tourist attractions in the city of Pula. Part of the income is also intended to maintain the Verudela fort and protect endangered animals such as sea turtles, noble pen shells, sharks and rays.
It is located 4 km away from the centre of Pula, on the Verudela peninsula.
Covering an area of more than 2,500 m2 of outdoor and indoor space, there is one of the most diverse displays of Mediterranean marine life in Europe, as well as numerous tropical marine and freshwater exhibitions.
You can purchase tickets at the entrance – fort Verudela.
Prices:

Adult 130 kn
Students and seniors 60+ - 100 kn
Children from 7 to 18 years - 100 kn
Children from 3 to 6 years - 70 kn
Children up to 3 years - Free entrance
Aquarium is currently (1.5 - 31.5) open every day from 09AM to 20PM, with last entrance at 19PM.
Pets are not allowed.
Recording and taking photos are allowed without the use of a flash. Use of recorded material is allowed only for personal use. Every other use of recorded material is not permitted without the approval of the Aquarium Pula. Thank you for your understanding!
Aquarium Pula has its free car park (for up to 20 vehicles); other parking spaces are available near the Aquarium (within 400 m; P1, P2, P3). During peak times (in case of bad weather) these parking spaces are quickly filled, in which case we recommend coming by city bus or taxi.
You can approach the aquarium by car, city buses (line 2a and 3a) and taxi.
The recommended duration of a visit is 2h 30 min.
*In case of bad weather during the summer season, a greater number of visitors is expected.
The following facilities are available inside the aquarium:

- Toilet and baby-changing facilities
- Mobile ramp for people with disabilities up to the first floor
- Souvenir shop
- Caffe bar "Ribnjak" (during summer)
- Children's playground behind the caffe bar
- Photo corner
- Self-service machines for coffee, drinks and snacks
- Panorama view
- Bicycle corner
- Free drinking water point
For people with disabilities, a mobile ramp from the ground floor to the first floor is provided.
Inside the aquarium, there is a caffe-bar "Ribnjak" which offers organic snacks and drinks. The caffe bar is open seasonally, from June to October.
Within the aquarium it is forbidden to take photographs using a flash, consume food and drinks inside the exhibition spaces, smoke (allowed only in marked places), visit in a bathing suit, touch animals and bring pets.
Each visitor has access to a free audioguide available through the WhatsApp app.
Sharks are fed during the season (1.7 - 1.9) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at noon. The demonstration of marine invertebrates takes place in the courtyard of the aquarium, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon.
Adopt a sea turtle via our (website) or in person at the aquarium. You need to fill out a form with personal information and you will be awarded a diploma for turtle adopters. By symbolically adopting the sea turtle, you will contribute to the survival of the species that are currently among the most endangered in the world!