The Sevastopol marine Aquarium-Museum Sevastopol.
Hours: Summer from 9.00 to 19.00. Without breaks and weekends. In winter from 10.00 to 18.00. Closed: Mon. In the school holidays – seven days a week.
The Sevastopol marine Aquarium-Museum is one of the oldest public aquariums in Europe, is the oldest marine aquarium in the country. It was founded in 1897 in the Sevastopol biological station. The idea of the Aquarium creation belongs to the first Director of the Sevastopol biological station of the academician A. O. Kovalevsky.
During the second world war the Museum building was partially destroyed, and the exposition is irrevocably lost. In 1948-1950 years was conducted works on construction of buildings and installation of a marine aquarium. And in 1951, the Aquarium was opened to visitors.
The Sevastopol Aquarium-Museum is a well-known cultural and educational institution. It is annually visited by approximately 100,000 people. The exposition of the Aquarium-Museum occupies three halls with a total area of about 200 sq. m.
Sevastopol (Ukr. Sevastopol, crimscott. Aqyar, Akyar) – goodsounding values, a hero-city in Ukraine. Located on the black sea coast of the Crimean Peninsula. Founded by decree of Russian Empress Catherine II in 1783. The largest ice-free sea trade, fishing port, industrial, scientific, technical, recreational, cultural and historical center. Located in Sevastopol naval base of the black sea fleet of the Russian Federation (according to the basic agreement on the black sea fleet between Russia and Ukraine, which is in effect until 2042) and the Ukrainian Navy. The city of Sevastopol is located in the South-Western part of Crimea on the heraclean Peninsula. The territory of the Sevastopol city Council is bordered by the administrative units of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea on the North-East of the Bakhchsarai area, and in the South-East by the territory of Yalta city Council; the total length of land borders is 106 km To the West and South of the territory, subordinated to the Sevastopol city Council, limited to the coastline of the Black sea, the total length of which is 152 km away, Sevastopol is the largest center of the fishing and fish processing industry. In 1964 on the banks of the Reedy Bay was built by Sevastopol marine fishing port, base for the fishing fleet in the South. Wine-making is the leading branch of agricultural industry in the town. The area occupied by vineyards is about 8 thousand ha. In Sebastopol has several ship repair and shipbuilding plants, among them one of the largest such enterprises in the Azov-black sea region with more than 200 years of history – JSC