Temporary Exhibition until September 2, 2018

Practical Information

Opening hours

  • Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Every Wednesday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., from May 23 to August 22.

Closed Monday

Admissions

  • Full price: 7 € 
  • Reduced price: 5.50 €
    (includes ticket for the Aquarium and two temporary exhibits) 

Buy your ticket online

Reservation for groups:
reservation@palais-portedoree.fr

The Exhibition

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The planet’s most bountiful small crustacean, Cyclops takes your children on an ocean voyage featuring 7 sensorial and interactive explorations of marine life. 

The immersive fun exhibition Cyclops is geared mainly to children between 6 and 10. 

Created by Océanopolis, the vast aquarium in Brest, France, the Cyclops exhibition is an educational and scientific experience that awakens children’s curiosity and gives them a better understanding of the marine world that covers almost 70% of our planet’s surface. It features a voyage through plankton, the poles, the ocean’s depths, the tropics and coastlines, ending with maps and the discovery of a laboratory. 

Standing, sitting or lying, children take over the exhibition areas to become real explorers. In each section, every child finds out what there is to discover by watching, listening or touching. Games, interactive objects and experiments are all playful ways to learn more about the oceans, to increase awareness of the environment and to understand the world around them. 

The Seven Voyages of Cyclops

Follow Cyclops through the seven spaces of the exhibition.

1 Plankton Exploration 

Watch the plankton that seems to be hanging from the ceiling. Vertical projections of plankton fall on the children’s bodies or in the palms of their hands. 

2 Polar e-Exploration

Play a group game to observe arctic animals and reconstruct their food networks while learning about climate change.

3 Exploration of the Ocean’s Depths

Pilot an imaginary bathyscaphe to the bottom of the ocean and discover the strange creatures of the deep: an audiovisual experience to encounter the animals in the ocean’s depths.  

4 Exploration of the Coastline

Look through the sandcastle’s windows to see the creatures living between the grains: a tardigrade, a weever, a beach flea…

5 Tropical Exploration

Play a board game that reconstitutes the incredible associations between tropical sea and ocean species. 

6 Map Exploration 

Discover the history of maritime navigation from the 16th century to the present through maps and navigational tools. 

7 The Laboratory

Examine the vials of cultivated micro-algae kept in an algae bank and presented in a photo-bioreactor. 

Exhibition Partners

Cyclops is supported by the following scientific partners: 

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Photo Pierre Poitrat