Ruđer Bošković Institute of Rovinj – Rovinj Aquarium

Ruđer Bošković Institute of Rovinj – Rovinj Aquarium

The Ruđer Bošković Institute of Rovinj – is one of the national centres for sea research, founded in 1891. In the beginning, it was a field outpost of the Berlin Aquarium, the purpose of which was collection of the then unfamiliar sea organisms.

Rovinj was selected because of exceptional purity of the surrounding sea, rich diversity of plant and animal species and organisms, and advantageous traffic connection to Trieste, Berlin and other European centres.

The principal attraction of the Centre, the popular Rovinj aquarium with over a hundred years of tradition behind it, has always attracted many curious visitors, tourists and researchers.

The Centre likewise initiated and was host to many scientific conferences on sea and the submarine world, and participated in valuable initiatives and programmes of their preservation, where many prominent experts regularly participate, both from the country and those from abroad.

Today, in the Rovinj Aquarium the visitors can see many different communities of local undersea species of flora & fauna such as: plains, moruses, various algae, crabs and shrimps, snails and stars, teeth, crows, currants, octopuses and lobsters.


Rovinj Aquarium working hours and prices


Children: 15 kn

Adults: 30 kn

Highschool pupils: 20 kn


Working hours:

Otvoreno: everyday

June, July, August 09:00 – 21:00 h.

September: 09:00 – 17:00 h.

Other months: 10:00 – 16:00 h.


Address & Contact:

Giordano Paliaga 5, HR-52210 Rovinj-Rovigno

T: + 385 (0)52 804 712

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