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Schools Special

Bookable for free
At least 15 visitors required
Duration: 1 hour
Group: Minimum number of visitors: 15
Full Rate €3.00
Disabled people
Accompanyng rate
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What to expect

At the Turtle Research Center and Observatory of the Gulf of Naples you will enter a unique structure, where there are animals in care and where you study the sea to provide details on its composition and its health.

The visit will start from the six thematic aquariums set up in the entrance hall, surmounted by real-sized models of the great marine vertebrates, where our guides will explain to you carefully six of the eleven descriptors developed by the European Directive for the evaluation of good environmental status.

You will then learn what is meant by maintained biodiversity, what are the non-indigenous species, what are the fish populations exploited for commercial purposes, the meaning of eutrophication of human origin, the integrity of the seabed, how the waste causes damage to the environment coastal and marine.

Soon after, more aware of what is underwater, you will have a privileged access to the encounter with the sea turtles being treated in our Recovery Center.

It will be an extraordinary and exciting experience, in direct contact with an ancient animal that we consider our sentinel and ambassador.

You will leave the turtles to swim in the rehabilitation tanks to continue browsing the large touch screen of the multimedia room, looking for our old "patients" returned to the sea and equipped with a satellite GPS to track their movements.

Come and visit us, your visit will support our work in the service of Nature. Because there is no Culture if Nature is not known!


  • Bookable for free
    You can choose to book your visit only, without obligation and without advance payment. Once you reach the property you will pay directly at the ticket office
  • Skip the line
    By purchasing this ticket online, you will not have to wait in line for purchase, greatly reducing waiting times
  • Flexible date / time
    You can change the date and time of entry within a certain limit after the ticket expires
  • Mobile voucher
    You can validate the ticket directly from your Smartphone / Tablet, via the digital version of the e-ticket
  • Ticket with guide
    A guide will accompany you during the visit to the structure to complete your experience
  • Group visit
    This tour is reserved for groups of people, it is not possible to buy this ticket under the minimum allowed number of visitors

Useful information

How to reach us

  Via nuovo macello, 16 - 80055 Portici (NA)
  • Portici - Ercolano (Trenitalia)
    600 m
  • Portici Via Libertà (Circumvesuviana)
    2,1 km
  • Portici Bellavista (Circumvesuviana)
    3,0 km

Our opening hours

  • 09:00 - 13:00  |  from Tuesday to Friday
  • 09:00 - 17:00  |  Saturday and Sunday

Contact the on-line ticket office


Contact the venue

  • +39 081 5833641 (from tuesday to sunday, 9:00am to 5:00pm)
Full Rate €3.00
Disabled people
Accompanyng rate