THE OCEANARIUM IN NOVOSIBIRSK
At the beginning of August in 2016, an oceanarium was opened in the territory of the
Novosibirsk Zoo named after Rostislav Shilo in the Center of Oceanography and Marine Biology "Delphinia".
The dream of the deceased Rostislav Shilo was carried out by the investor - the company "Aquatorium" with
the help of the construction organizations "ASK" and "AL Engineering". Our company was
responsible for the construction, delivery of marine animals and the launch of the aquarium.
In just a year we designed, built and opened in Novosibirsk an original exhibition of
marine aquariums - a real oceanarium on an area of 1500 m2.
The exposition was built in the basement of the dolphinarium, which was originally
planned only for accommodation of communications.
In a short time, we carried out construction and installation works, sealing of
acrylic elements of aquariums and an underwater tunnel, waterproofing of surfaces and decoration of expositions,
installation of life support systems and quarantine.
The life support systems and quarantine area of the oceanarium are equipped with the
most modern equipment.
This is how the beginning of exposition looks like. Its whole volume is 600 m3 of the
marine water in the 29 aquariums.
There already has been a small, but qualitative aquarium in the exposition of Novosibirsk zoo. We made it our
aim to show animals, that are not and could not be in it, above all, cold-water animals.
The preference is given to species that do not require large volumes, but at the same time have an exotic
appearance or unique ecological features.
The small dimensions didn’t prevent the exposition from becoming a full-fledged oceanarium, which has already
caught a fancy to Novosibirsk citizens and visitors.
The exposition presents 300 species of marine habitants.
A series of aquariums-portholes.
The aquariums-portholes are the optimal solution for a limited space.
An aquarium with nautilus.
An information support: each aquarium has a tablet with a description of species, also there are large video
monitors in two rooms.
The scenery for lovers of selfies.
Places for observation and rest.
The tunnel is the favorite children place for taking rest.
The transparent low ceiling does not press, but attracts visitors.
The giant guitarfishes and sharks are the largest fishes in the oceanarium.
The exposition is divided into zones - "decks". Here is the transition to
the deck of the aquariums-cylinders.
The mirror walls visually increase the volume of the room.
The rise to the upper exposure level.
The touch-bar makes even adults more childish. Many people want to touch marine
The Baikal seals are represented by very young and playful individuals.
We have prepared the operating team and now continue to be responsible for its work
in the oceanarium of Novosibirsk.