Polaria – an Arctic Experience Centre
In a distinctive building depicting ice floes pushed up on land by the rugged ocean in the Arctic, you find Polaria. Polaria is a journey of discovery for the whole family. Polaria is an Arctic aquarium and experience center located in the heart of Tromsø, Norway. If you are curious about how animals, fish, plants, and people are living together side by side, Polaria is the perfect place to experience and understand life in the Arctic. Here you will meet bearded seals and harbour seals, catfish, and tiny sharks, and you will get to know the different species that move across the ocean floor. We have five playful seals living in our seal pool, who we train and feed daily. In our aquarium you will find animals, fish and shellfish that live in our polar regions, along with specimens of Arctic underwater flora. Polaria’s mission is to showcase the research done in the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions. Through knowledge-based exhibitions made in collaboration with scientists from the Fram – High North Research Centre for Climate and the Environment, Polaria will mirror some of the research that takes place in the Arctic. Our brand-new interactive exhibitions allow you to learn more about and reflect over the man-made challenges our region is facing. The intention behind the exhibition is to make our guests understand how all life is connected and dependent on each other.

Hjalmar Johansens gate 12, Tromsø, 9007, NO