Marine Aquarium & Regional Centre

Museum / Gallery

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Distance (From Digha Railway Station): 1 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Place Location: Near Old Digha Beach

Transportation Options: Cab / Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 1 km from Digha Railway Station, Marine Aquarium & Regional Centre (MARC) is a research center located in Digha. Situated near old Digha Beach, it is one of the 16th regional centers of the Zoological Survey of India and among the must-visit places in Digha.

Marine Aquarium & Regional Centre or MARC is established in the year 1989 by the National Council of Science Museums. The major aim of the research center is to show the marine biodiversity of the region and communicate its standards to the common people and to carry out the research works. The place is known for its research activities, as well as it is equipped with high-end filtration and seawater circulation system.

The research center has the largest Marine aquarium in India. The aquarium has a total of 32 tanks out of which 24 are big and 8 are small freshwater tanks that are equipped with compressed air supply, light, and regulated supply of water. One can spot species like sea anemones, rays, lobsters, crabs, and even sharks in the center's humungous tanks. The museum also displays various awareness posters linked to marine life, biodiversity, and conservation. The research center is an ideal place to take your kids, who would be in awe of the various kinds of sea creatures that lie beneath the mysterious sea level.

Timings: 9.30 AM - 6.30 PM, Closed on Sunday

Entry: Free