The mystery epic journey of Captain Axo !

 

This year the Aquarium has decided to completely change its axis of visit. Indeed, to make you “actor” of your trip and get involved in the discovery of animal and plant species, the site is transformed into a cabinet of curiosities!

Go on an adventure with Axo, our captain axolotl, an endearing and mysterious animal and discover the hidden treasures in the Aquarium.

 

Rare, strange objects take place on the tour circuit to enrich your knowledge of the animal, vegetable and mineral world.

The Aquarium has called on Anne Merlet, a limousine ceramist to expand this discovery trail. Like a fish in the water, a porcelain exhibition that mixes both the specific art of Limoges, porcelain, and marine curiosities.

Captain Axo also takes you in the footsteps of Jeanne Villepreux-Power, inventor of the first glass aquarium and pioneer of marine biology. Come and discover her natural history practice, where she realized her experiments on the marine fauna, especially reproduced for the occasion.

                                              

Leeches, little beasts that want you good!

 

A new species has appeared at the Aquarium of Limoges. These are medicinal Leeches!

The leech is an invertebrate animal that has the shape of a flattened worm. She is hermaphrodite, that is, she has both sexes.

She has ten eyes but has no ear!

There are over 650 species of leeches living mostly in freshwater.

Despite their medical help, leeches have been under threat for several years. They have long been considered as harmful and their habitat is increasingly destroyed by humans.

Come and discover this species and learn more about its benefits.

You can find them in the Bac n°5 Bis.

Exhibition 2018 “Aquatic freaks” 

 

A dive into the mysteries of the depths tempts you?

This year, the Aquarium of Limoges makes you discover the “Aquatic freaks” which populate our seas and oceans. The 2018 exhibition unveils the unknown world of the abyss.

An incredible environment that despite extreme depths, almost total darkness, overwhelming pressure, freezing cold and a cruel lack of food resources, welcomes life …

 To discover this fascinating world, the Aquarium of Limoges offers to enter a unique space transformed into a dark jewel that will guide the visitor from the surface to the most extreme depths. Monkfish, Chimera, Coelacanth, Regalec, Vampire of the Abyss, Dumbo Octopus …

Come and meet fantastic creatures specially created for the occasion!

During the visit, you will discover or rediscover species more curious than each other!

In partnership with Ifremer (French Research Institute for the Exploitation of the Sea), the Aquarium of Limoges also presents an exhibition of more than 40 photographs representing “The study of the depths”.

These photographs allow to travel more than 6,000 meters deep to discover the vitality of the fauna and flora that inhabit this abyssal night but also the means used to study the deep sea.

 

 

Practical information :

  •    From February 10th to December 31th 2018
  •    Paying access
  •    For all

All visitors will have to pay the entrance fees for the Aquarium and will have access to the exhibition as well as the free visit of the Aquarium.

 

 

Curious fish, the Periophthalms!

 

New residents have just appeared at the Aquarium: Periophthalms!

These curious fish are found in the mud or in the roots of the mangrove. They live in both fresh and salt water.
In addition to their branchial breathing, they have a cutaneous breathing that allows them to live temporarily in the open air.
They move with agility on the sand or mud with their powerful pectoral fins or by jumping with their caudal fin.

Come discover these strange animals!

You can find them in the Bac 38.