Forget about visual effects and cinematic experiences, there is something much more thrilling to watch, hidden far below the blue surface.
The National Aquarium Denmark, Den Blå Planet, invites you to enter a world of magical encounters, a wondrous place that combines fun with a good dose of science.
Here, visitors get to immerse themselves in life underwater through visual tales and first-class storytelling – and what you learn might surprise you.
Situated in between the stunning views of Øresund and the spires of Copenhagen city, National Aquarium Denmark,
Den Blå Planet, is as much an architectural pearl as it is a Danish top attraction.
Encircled by water on all sides, the building takes its inspiration from the circulating currents of the sea.
As you step inside, it’s hard not to be impressed by the modern interior and long list of things to do and see.
Science at its best
“We are the biggest aquarium in Northern Europe with more than seven million litres of water and a thousand marine species,
but the thrill of it still takes visitors by surprise.
However, what really sets us apart is our commitment to tell stories about our Blue Planet.
It’s important to integrate scientific learning into our experiences, otherwise the attraction becomes a place without substance,”
explains Tony Jørgensen,
Head of Marketing and Communications.
Through interactive installations, apps and employees with a special knack for spoken words, they entertain and educate children and adults alike.
“We are in love with the sea and all those creatures living in it. Naturally, we want to share our love with our visitors,
hoping that they too will see the wonders our Blue Planet has to offer.
It’s our goal to evoke a sense of curiosity and get more youngsters involved in science.
We want to spark their interest in the sea, its habitats and species,” continues Jørgensen, who highlights how this is all closely linked to conservation efforts.
With world-class storytellers raising awareness Den Blå Planet is much more than an attraction,
it’s an advocate for the preservation of marine life – and stories are an excellent tool.
“Our storytellers are excellent at introducing visitors to the mesmeric world of marine life.
This, combined with our many learning tools, raises awareness of the importance of protecting our seas.
Because, let’s face it, it’s an exciting place,” he says, inviting people to come and see for themselves.
With 53 aquariums and a high number of installations and learning tools, one can easily get lost in this strange world of natural magic.
Once you have seen a squid change colour in a matter of seconds, transforming right in front of your eyes,
it just hits you how profoundly weird the world really is. And isn’t that marvelous?
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