NileGuide Expert Says:
Fascinate the kids with brightly coloured fish, huge turtles and even sharks.
Strandvejen, in Charlottenlund Fort Park, Charlottenlund
2920 Copenhagen, Denmark
tel: +45 3962 3283
fax: +45 3962 0416
May-Aug daily 10am-6pm; Sept-Oct and Feb-Apr daily 10am-5pm; Nov-Jan daily 10am-4pm
Denmark's Aquarium is a great place to take smaller children who might find the zoo a bit overwhelming or find the smaller animals difficult to spot. With more than 300 marine species on show—from large turtles, squids and sharks to tiny seahorses—the exhibits here are really quite fascinating. There are also 'touch pools' in the basement where children get the chance to come close to crabs, flatfish and other tiny sea creatures every day at 10.30am. Visitors can now extend their visit until 8pm on Wednesdays.