Attention! Lithuanian Sea Museum: aquarium, exspositions of History of navigation, Marine Fauna, Sea Mammals and birds - closed for reconstruction till 2017. You are welcome to the Dolphinarium.
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Maritime Museum, located on the Baltic Sea coast, is one of the most interesting museums in Lithuania. The museum exposition brings you to the magical and enchanting world of deep waters, home to a wide variety of fish, seals, and Northern and Californian sea lions. Permanent residents of the museum amaze and entertain the visitors with expressive performances. By visiting this museum you will discover a mysterious deep-sea world.
Water depths and secrets at a close glance (closed for reconstruction)
The museum with 6 different exhibitions is set in a former nineteenth century fortification of the Spit. Here you will find a huge aquarium, the exhibitions of marine fauna, mammals and seabirds, as well as get familiar with the maritime history.
The aquarium is populated with invertebrates, and freshwater fish of Lithuania – many species, not only from the Baltic Sea, but also from various tropical seas. The museum’s courtyard has a pool filled with seals, sea lions and penguins. On hot summers and cold winters they prefer going indoors to the museum’s pingvinarium.
The marine fauna exhibition has diverse exhibits: mollusc shells, various fossils, algae and other special exhibits, surviving even the prehistorical dinosaur times.
The mysterious power of dolphins
The Maritime Museum also has a dolphinarium – the only one of this kind in the entire eastern part of the Baltic coast. Its inhabitants dolphins enjoy special attention from visitors, since they not only dance, sing, draw, and jump through hoops, but also warmly interact with the audience.
Maritime history exhibition (closed for reconstruction)
The maritime history exhibition is set out in the former premises of the defence fort of the Spit. Here, visitors can get familiar with a number of different ship models, documentary material and archaeological findings. Guests can check all installed indoor exhibitions, and then go outdoors for the largest exhibits – original antique anchors and unique fishing boats.