Nausicaá is not only an aquarium. It’s also an educational and cultural centre dedicated to the Ocean, a platform of initiatives in favour of the sea, a meeting point for professionals, scientists, spokespeople for Ocean-related issues, film producers and for the general public, and particularly school children. Six hundred thousand people visit Nausicaa every year.
Of the 600,000 annual visitors to Nausicaá, 68% are French and 38% foreign (mainly British, Belgian, Dutch and German), 13% of the visitors live on the Côte d’Opale (near Boulogne-sur-Mer), one of every two visitors has already been to Nausicaá at least once, and 30% come in groups, of which 35% are children. Nausicaá is situated at Boulogne-sur-Mer, France’s largest fishing port and also the largest fish processing centre in Europe.