Kattegatcentret - Grenå, DK
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Heva
N 56° 24.370 E 010° 55.612
32V E 618902 N 6252952
Quick Description: Kattegat Center Grenaa - Danmarks største hajbassin
Location: Denmark
Date Posted: 5/1/2022 12:21:43 AM
Waymark Code: WM1644F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII
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Long Description:
[DK]
Kattegatcentret er et stort, dansk akvarium med mere end 250 arter af havdyr - heriblandt sæler, fisk og hajer, der lever i Kattegat, samt mange tropiske arter af fisk og hajer. Kattegatcentret er beliggende i Grenaa helt ud til Kattegat og åbnede i 1993. Det rummer bl.a. Hajtanken med 550.000 liter tropisk havvand og Oceanariet med fisk og andre dyr fra Kattegat, der boltrer sig på 1,5 mio. liter havvand. En akrylrude gør, at publikum kan se fiskene på tæt hold. Det er muligt at gå igennem Hajtanken via en hajtunnel, og man kan både dykke i Hajtanken og Oceanariet.

Kattegatcentrets formål er at udbrede kendskabet til livet i havet og havets miljø. Kattegatcentret er en selvejende fond og drives på non-profit basis. Udover udstillingsområderne har Kattegatcentret også en aktiv skoletjeneste, som besøges af godt 12.000 elever og studerende hvert år. Bygningen er tegnet af Kjær & Richter og er udvidet i 1996/1997.

Direktør er Helle Hegelund Knudsen. H.K.H. Prinsesse Marie har siden 2013 været protektor for Kattegatcentret. H.K.H. Prinsesse Marie indviede Kattegatcentrets store oplevelseszone, Havet in Action, i maj 2013.

[EN]
The Kattegat Center is a large, Danish aquarium with more than 250 species of marine animals - including seals, fish and sharks that live in the Kattegat, as well as many tropical species of fish and sharks. The Kattegat Center is located in Grenaa right next to the Kattegat and opened in 1993. The shark tank with 550,000 liters of tropical seawater and the Oceanarium with fish and other animals from the Kattegat, which frolic at 1.5 million. liters of seawater. An acrylic pane allows the audience to see the fish up close. It is possible to go through shark tank via a shark tunnel, and you can dive in both Hajtanken and Oceanariet.

The purpose of the Kattegat Center is to spread awareness of marine life and the marine environment. The Kattegat Center is a self-owned foundation and is run on a non-profit basis. In addition to the exhibition areas, the Kattegat Center also has an active school service, which is visited by more than 12,000 pupils and students every year. The building was designed by Kjær & Richter and was expanded in 1996/1997.

Director is Helle Hegelund Knudsen. H.K.H. Princess Marie has been the patron of the Kattegat Center since 2013. H.K.H. Princess Marie inaugurated the Kattegat Center's large experience zone, the Sea in Action, in May 2013.

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Physical address of aquarium: Færgevej 4 8500 Grenaa

Website address: https://www.kattegatcentret.dk/

Hours of operation: Daily from 10 - 16

Admission cost: Dayticket DKK 95 Yearticket DKK 345

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