Visit the MEERESMUSEUM in Stralsund's old town

Modern exhibitions with many new features and old acquaintances await guests on the tour of the Katharinenhalle. Four exhibition areas illustrate the evolution of life from the sea, highlight interactions between humans and the sea, present diversity and show strategies for sustainable fishing.

Discover new exhibitions

The new building with its impressive large aquarium will lead into the modernized aquarium cellar, which is expected to open in October 2024. The tanks show habitats from the Caribbean to the Pacific and the Indian Ocean.

Immerse yourself in tropical underwater worlds (from fall 2024)

Opening hours

September to June: daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

July to August: daily from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

(Ticket office closes 60 minutes before closing time)

1 May: from 9:30 am to 5 pm  

9 May: from 9:30 am to 5 pm  
19 and 20 May: from 9:30 am to 5 pm  
3 October: from 9:30 am to 5 pm  
31 October: from 9:30 am to 5 pm  
24 December: closed  
31 December: from 9:30 am to 3 pm  

(Admission ends 60 min prior to closing)


From July 17, 2024 until the complete opening of the MEERESMUSEUM, a discount of 50 percent on the regular admission price will apply. In the opening summer, guests pay at the MEERESMUSEUM:

Adults (age 25–65): 9 € instead of 18 €

Reduced1: 7 € instead of 14 €

Children (age 4 –16 years): 4 € instead of 8 €

Children (age 0–3 years)


1 Persons aged 17-24 and 66 and over | Members of the Förderverein Deutsches Meeresmuseum e. V. (25-65 years) | regardless of age and on presentation of current proof (not older than one year) at the museum ticket office: trainees, volunteers, Recipients of unemployment benefit 1 with notice of approval (no acceptance of citizens' allowance and social assistance notices as well as city and state passes), Severely disabled persons (accompanying persons have free admission on presentation of proof of eligibility B, H, G, aG, Bl, Gl and TBl)