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  • Photographer: Lovéncentret Tjärnö

Tjärnö Aquarium

Visit the most species-rich aquarium in Sweden

Tjärnö Aquarium

During summer vacation period we welcome the public to this most species-rich aquarium in Sweden. Visitors can also study small living marine organisms in stereo microscope. Two marine biologists are present to answer questions, and give so-called Live presentations about i.e. oysters, lobster, crabs or jelly fishes. Film is shown in the auditorium. Kosterhavet Marine National Park is presented with exhibition. We sell postcards, posters and books.

Opening hours, summer of 2020
Monday-Friday, 14.00–17.00 during period 29 June – 14 August
Wednesday 24 June, 14.00–17.00
Wednesday 19 August, 14.00–17.00

14.30   Live presentation
15.15   Film
16.00   Live presentation
Subject to changes

Webcam above the touch pool

Guided Tour

All year around companies, organisations etc. can book a guided tour of the Tjärnö Laboratory. The tour take count of previous knowledge and interests of the visiting group. The tour can consist of seeing ongoing university education, current research, research vessels, Tjärnö Aquarium and film. We inform about the sea in general, university education, research and marine environmental issues.

Maximum group size is 20 persons. The tour lasts normally 1,5 hour. We offer the tours workdays daytime, but if agreed upon groups can also visit during evenings and weekends.

Getting here: The Lovén Centre Tjärnö is located on the northern Swedish west coast, close to the Norwegian border, on the beautiful island of Tjärnö. The nearest town is Strömstad, 14 km away. It is about 160 km to Göteborg and the same distance to Oslo.


Contact information

Tjärnö marina laboratorium

Hättebäcksvägen 7, Tjärnö

452 96 Strömstad

Phone: +46 31 786 96 21

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