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The course of a year at the largest aquarium in northern Europe

Besides the exciting wildlife in our aquariums, we have a lot of different activities and events during the year. You can find an overview of the events that take place, right here. 

Activities in 2021

All year

The North Sea: A journey through time
Throughout 2021, we invite you on a journey through time around the North Sea. Let the traces of ancient life draw you back into the natural history of the area: from fresh seagull feathers over insects caught in amber and fossils from the Limfjord to 65-million-year-old petrified sea urchins. There will also be guided tours along the coast near Hirtshals.

February 13 - 28

Amber - evidence of ancient life
During the Danish winter holidays, we take a closer look at amber, the gold of the sea. Or more precisely, the insects caught in tree resin millions of years ago. Are they the same kinds of insects found in nature today? Join in on a multitude of activities for the whole family and get tips on how to look for amber on the Danish coasts. On select days, watch an amber polisher at work and find your own amber (success guaranteed). 

March 27 - April 11

April 30 - May 2

May 13 - 16

May 22 - 24

Amber - evidence of ancient life
During spring, we take a closer look at amber, the gold of the sea. Or more precisely, the insects caught in tree resin millions of years ago. Are they the same kinds of insects found in nature today? Join in on a multitude of activities for the whole family and get tips on how to look for amber on the Danish coasts. 

June 28 - August 29

The North Sea - a journey through time
Throughout the summer we will continue our focus on the prehistoric North Sea. Find out about the origin of whales, and why the nature of Vendsyssel's shores looks the way it does and what secrets it holds. Guided tours on select days.

All through summer, the aquarium is buzzing with activities for the whole family: 

  • Crab Coast - open daily (may be closed in bad weather)
  • Ocean View - open daily
  • Ship o'Hoy - experience the rough seas on board a cutter
  • Tours to the fish auction at Hirtshals Harbor (July 16 and August 6) Tickets can be bought here.
  • Fishing and fun at the Oceanarium's lighthouse (on select days)
  • The Whale Researcher's Hut is buzzing with activity. Get stunned by the huge fin whale skeleton (from July 7)
  • 2x feeding in the large Oceanarium (11 AM and 3 PM)
  • 2x feeding of the seals (12 PM and 4 PM)
October 16 - 24

Giants of the past and mysterous sea creatures
Exciting theme week about the inhabitants of the seas millions of years ago. Learn about the creatures that roamed the oceans then. Some of them may still be around today? Marvel at the remains of ancient sea creatures, and much more....

November & December

Weekend fun
Every weekend there will be special activities for the little ones. Guided tours for young children, and much more... 

December 26 - 30

Christmas holidays at Nordsøen Oceanarium
Fun and cosy activites every day.
  Please note: Our program can be subject to change.

More than just fish

Did you know that The North Sea Oceanarium also is the venue of concerts and other exciting events? For example we are hosting the Herring of the year-competition, in which restaurants from all over Denmark competes about making the best old-fashion marinated herring. Multiple times a year we also host concerts with different artists. You can read more about these exciting events under Events and concerts on our page.