A detailed guide to Genoa Aquarium opening hours


Open 8:30am–8pm

Last Admission


Genoa Aquarium

Genoa Aquarium is open throughout the year.

Jan 1 TO Feb 28 Timings

Days (Jan 1 TO Feb 28)

TIMINGSLast Admission
Monday 10:00am–8:00pm 6:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am–8:00pm 6:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am–8:00pm 6:00pm
Thursday 10:00am–8:00pm 6:00pm
Friday 10:00am–8:00pm 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am–8:00pm 6:00pm
Sunday 9:00am–8:00pm 6:00pm

Mar 1 TO Jun 30 Timings

Days (Mar 1 TO Jun 30)

TIMINGSLast Admission
Monday 9:00am–8:00pm 6:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am–8:00pm 6:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am–8:00pm 6:00pm
Thursday 9:00am–8:00pm 6:00pm
Friday 9:00am–8:00pm 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am–8:00pm 6:00pm
Sunday 9:00am–8:00pm 6:00pm
genoa aquarium opening hours

The City of Children and Teens: 10am to 6pm. Last entry at 4pm.

Biosphere: Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm. Last entry at 4:30pm.

Bigo: 10am to 5pm. Last entry at 4:45pm.

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Best time to visit the Genoa Aquarium

Weekday vs Weekend

  • The best time to visit the aquarium is during the weekdays, like a Tuesday or Wednesday when crowds are relatively fewer.
  • The increased foot traffic during weekends can lead to longer wait times, especially at popular exhibits and interactive areas. 








Very Crowded

Peak season vs Low season

  • Genoa sits in the Mediterranean climate zone. Average temperatures are between 11 degrees Celsius to 27 degrees Celsius. Avoid traveling to Genoa during the rainy season which falls between October to November.
  • The Aquarium draws maximum tourists in the summer months (between June and September). The ideal time to visit is during the spring and summer months between April and June. During these months the weather remains pleasant and with plenty of sunshine, perfect for a vacation.
  • Low season usually begins from November and goes on until March, with fewer crowds. This is also a great time to visit as air fares and hotel charges are also generally lower, especially when booked in advance.













Off Season
Moderate Season
Peak Season

Genoa Aquarium Restaurant timings

Genoa Aquarium opening hours

Enjoy a delicious meal or a quick bite at any of these restaurants at the aquarium.

1. Tender – Fast Food Bar

Timings: 9am to 8pm
Service: Dining 

2. Gusto A Bordo

Timings: 12pm to 3pm
Service: Dining

How long do I need to explore Genoa Aquarium?

The Genoa aquarium is one of the largest in Europe and has a vast collection of marine species, including sharks, dolphins, penguins, and many others. It also has interactive exhibits, touch tanks, and a variety of educational programs. To explore the aquarium thoroughly, you will need to set aside at least 3-4 hours.

Frequently asked questions about the Genoa Aquarium opening hours

Is Genoa Aquarium open everyday?

Yes, the Genoa Aquarium is open 365 days a year, ensuring accessibility for visitors every day. Opening hours vary by specific periods, so it's better to check beforehand.

How long does the average visitor spend at Genoa Aquarium?

The average time visitors spend at the Genoa Aquarium can vary depending on individual interests and preferences. Typically, visitors spend around 2 to 3 hours exploring the aquarium's exhibits, enjoying the various marine life displays, and engaging in any additional activities or attractions available. However, if you're in for special experiences like the Dolphin show, night with sharks, or the dinners, then you can always spend less or more; just go with the flow.

Is there a recommended time to arrive to avoid large crowds at the Genoa Aquarium?

To avoid large crowds at the Genoa Aquarium, arrive in the first half of the day, particularly during weekdays and outside of peak tourist seasons. Mornings tend to be less crowded compared to afternoons. If you aim to visit during weekends or holidays, arriving at the opening time can help you beat the rush.

What are Dolphin show timings at Genoa Aquarium?

The Dolphin show starts at 8:40am in the morning and goes on for about 1 hour and 45 minutes. Do note that it's mandatory to book at least 3 working days in advance for the experience. There is a cap of 6 visitors for the experience.

At what time does the penguin show start at Genoa Aquarium?

The Face to face with Penguin show at Genoa Aquarium start at 1:30pm and is available on all days except for Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The whole show goes on for 1 hour 30 minutes.

What are the Genoa Aquarium opening hours for the gift shops?

Genoa Aquarium has two gift shops selling unique merchandise and souvenirs. The shops are open daily from 9am to 8pm.

Is Genoa Aquarium open on public holidays?

Yes, fortunately, Genoa Aquarium is open on public holidays. The availability makes it a perfect holiday getaway with family, friends, or even a solo expedition.

Should I visit Genoa Aquarium on a public holiday?

Genoa Aquarium is a very popular tourist attraction. During weekends and public holidays, the aquarium gets very crowded. We suggest visiting on a weekday instead.

Does the timing vary by season or during holidays?

Yes, the timings at the Genoa Aquarium might vary slightly by season, but not by a significant margin. The closing hours remain consistent at 8 pm, with the last admission at 6 pm. However, opening hours may change according to the season. For instance, from March to June, the aquarium opens at 9 am, and from July to August, it opens at 8:30 am. It's best to check the updated timings here to ensure you have the most accurate information for your visit.

What if I miss the entry time on my Genoa Aquarium ticket?

Unfortunately, if you miss the reserved entry time on your Genoa Aquarium ticket, changing the date/time slot is not possible. You would be denied entry to the aquarium in that case. Your best bet might be to try to get another ticket, although it might be challenging considering the reservation requires advance booking. You can find last-minute entry tickets for the Genoa Aquarium with us, but elaborate experiences like the ones with lunch and Focaccia access require prior notice.

How much earlier do I have to arrive for my time slot?

It is advisable to arrive at the Genoa Aquarium at least half an hour to fifteen minutes before the chosen time slot to ensure a smooth entry process.