Tradition meets innovation

Renovation work starts at the Aquarium on 19 June 2023

Aquarium Berlin reopened around 70 years ago – so it’s no surprise that certain areas are in need of modernisation. We are now starting to gradually renovate the 110-year-old historical building. The decision was made to carry out the construction work floor by floor to avoid having to close the entire building. This way, regular operations can continue and the work will cause minimal disturbance to both animals and visitors. All those involved in the project have been made aware of the special requirements of the resident fish, amphibians and reptiles.

The first phase of construction starts on 19 June. During this time, only the Budapester Str. entrance will be in use. In addition, the visitor lift in the stairwell will not be accessible. There is an alternative lift located in the middle of the building that can be used during this time. The work is starting on the second floor (amphibian and insect level), meaning that storey will be closed for the time being.

One focus of the renovation work is the complete overhaul of the Aquarium’s exhibition design. We will be installing new animal signs and a new guidance system, as well as activity tables featuring digital content, listening stations and tactile exhibits.

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Last admission: 17:00
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