If you are passionate about exploring the mysteries of the ocean and want to learn about the life of marine creatures, you cannot miss the Nha Trang Oceanographic Institute. This is the largest marine life research place in Southeast Asia, as well as an attractive and useful tourist destination for all ages.
The Nha Trang Oceanographic Institute was established in 1922 during the French colonial period, originally named the Indochina Oceanographic Fisheries Institute. The institute is located on a high, 20-hectare plot near Cau Da port, about 4km from the center of Nha Trang city. The Oceanographic Institute has a convenient geographical location, close to international waters and has the deepest coastline in Vietnam.
The Nha Trang Oceanographic Institute has two main areas: the specimen display area and the marine creature breeding area. The specimen display area has more than 20,000 specimens belonging to about 5,000 species of marine animals, classified into groups such as coral, crustaceans, invertebrates, fish, shellfish, vertebrates. The marine creature breeding area has glass tanks and outdoor tanks, where you can admire more than 300 species of living marine creatures such as sea turtles, sharks, stingrays, seahorses, dolphins. You can also participate in interesting activities such as touching marine creatures, feeding fish, watching performances of dolphins and sea dogs.
The Nha Trang Oceanographic Institute is not only an important scientific research center on Vietnam’s marine resources and ecology, but also a place to educate and raise awareness about marine environmental protection. Coming to the Oceanographic Institute, you will have the opportunity to learn and experience many interesting and useful things about the vast and miraculous ocean world.
The Nha Trang Oceanographic Institute welcomes guests from 6am to 6pm daily, except for holidays and Lunar New Year. The entrance fee is 40,000 VND for adults and 20,000 VND for children. You can travel to the Oceanographic Institute by motorbike, bus, or taxi. If you want to combine visiting the Oceanographic Institute with other tourist spots.
The Nha Trang Oceanographic Institute is an ideal destination for those who love the sea and want to explore the ocean world. Come and feel the magical and beautiful ocean at the Nha Trang Oceanographic Institute!