Zoomarine’s brand was created in Portugal where the company Mundo Aquatico - Parques Oceanográficos de Entretenimento Educativo SA – has been running the Albufeire Park since 1991: the first water-related theme park in Portugal.
Zoomarine Italy, inaugurated in September 2005, represents the first amusement & educational theme park of central and southern Italy. Zoomarine is not only a place where having fun thanks to the attractions for both children and grownups such as 4D Movie theatre, Pools and Water park, but it is also a place where environmental education, popular science programs and research are very important features of its philosophy.
Zoomarine’s Mission is to teach people to love and respect nature in an engaging way. Through the close observation of animals hosted in the Park, according to the “edutainment” philosophy, Zoomarine is committed to bring both children and grownups in a new exciting world.
Since 2009, Zoomarine Italy is the first Italian Park to be awarded “zoological garden”, in compliance with the Legislative Decree 73/2005, and today it is the only Park in Italy to be accredited by AMMPA – Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums – the International association, which gathers all the structures that assure high quality standards for the animal they host and promotes the preservation of the species through educational and research programs.
The 40-hectares park, has different zoological areas such as: the Dolphin’s Island, the Pinniped’s Bay, the Parrots’ Forest, The Predators’ Plain and the Little lakes walk – where visitors can admire dolphins, seals, sea lions, tropical birds, birds of prey and water birds.
The zoological areas are located in a beautiful environment characterized by the presence of the typical Mediterranean vegetation, trees and bushes.
Zoomarine only shelters only animals born in the park or in other EAZA (European Associatons of Zoos and Aquaria) zoological structures, and host them under the most rigorous international standards.
Zoomarine is a leader Amusement Park in Italy and it is part of the touristic pole of the city of Rome.