Covid-19 pandemic, including the reduction in the number of visitors simultaneously and mandatory use of a mask.
After almost two months of closure to the public as a result of the pandemic situation, the Lisbon Oceanarium reopens its doors to receive all visitors, “to see and discover the wonders of the ocean”, with the implementation of new security measures “in response to demands that the current context imposes” due to Covid-19.
“The use of a mask is mandatory during the visit and will be provided free of charge to visitors,” stated the Oceanário de Lisboa, in a statement.
Among the measures implemented, the number of visitors is to be reduced at the same time, frequent cleaning of spaces, reinforcement of disinfectant gel dispensers for use by visitors and payment of tickets exclusively by automatic means are noteworthy.
According to the Lisbon Oceanarium, all exhibitions are open and have measures to ensure the necessary distance, allowing the public to “dive” in the large central aquarium, visit the “Submerged Forests” and discover the magic of the installation “ONE - the sea as you have never felt it”, which debuted earlier this year.
Taking as a priority the well-being and safety of all visitors, employees and animals it maintains, Oceanário de Lisboa intends to continue its mission of “promoting knowledge of the ocean and contributing to its conservation”, the institution said in a statement.
Opened in 1998, in the Lisbon parish of Parque das Nações, Oceanário de Lisboa is a public aquarium of world reference, receiving “more than one million visitors per year”.
In addition to the exhibitions open to all visitors, the Oceanário develops educational activities, collaborates in projects of scientific research and conservation of marine biodiversity that promote the sustainable development of the ocean.
Together with the Oceano Azul Foundation, the Oceanário de Lisboa has the mission of promoting knowledge of the ocean and raising awareness for its conservation through changing behaviours.