Sea Mammals and Birds

Men grow moustache for beauty. While seals have whiskers in order... not to die of hunger.

In the Lithuanian Sea Museum lives Baltic Sea grey seals, East Atlantic common seals, Steller’s sea lions and penguins.


Men grow moustache for beauty. While seals have whiskers in order... not to die of hunger. Nature seems to have designed whiskers in different ways to serve different purposes. For seals, whiskers provide an astonishing sensitivity to slight ripples from a fish swimming by.


Seals are successfully bred there. Baltic Sea grey seals are a rare and endangered species listed in the Red Books of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden and Russia. These seals have lived in the Baltic Sea for 10,000 years.

Each year tens of wounded, exhausted and ill seals are nursed in the Lithuanian Sea Museum, which afterwards are released back to the Baltic Sea. Thus the Lithuanian Sea Museum contributes to the HELCOM project intended for the restoration of the southern population of grey seals.

What to do if a seal is noticed on the coast?


img_6323.jpg In case you notice a seal, please notify the employees of the Lithuanian Sea Museum. Don't forget to specify the location, the size of the seal and its behaviour. The photos taken by phone would provide us with valuable information as well. Please send information and/or data by e-mail a.grusas@muziejus.lt, p.kulikov@muziejus.lt or call +370 698 37 299.

If you find a seal on the coast in the region from Smiltynė to Giruliai, please inform animal shelter company NUARAS (24 hours): +370 646 21322.

If a seal is found on the coast in the region from Smiltynė to Nida up to the Russian border and/or in the region from Giruliai to Šventoji, please inform Klaipėda region animal shelter tel.: +370 687 36 888.

In March, migration of seal puppets starts, therefore puppets could be noticed resting on the coast. If a puppet pays no attention to the approaching people, it may be too exhausted.

What should you do?


  • Don't drive a seal back to the water.
  • Don't feed it.
  • Don't touch it.
  • Keep away the puppet from dogs or too curious people. Let it have a rest.

If possible, wait till specialists of the above mentioned institutions arrive.

If a dead seal is found on the coast in the region from Smiltynė to Giruliai, please call +370 646 21322.


We appreciate your concern for seals - the biggest animals of the Baltic Sea.


 

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DOLPHINS AND CALIFORNIAN SEA LIONS
PERFORMANCE

JANUARY–MAY,
SEPTEMBER–DECEMBER 

JUNE, JULY,
AUGUST 

 

Eur

Eur

Adults  

7

10

Children (4 years and older), 
school students, students*, 
age retired EU nationals**, adults with disabilities EU nationals***

3.5

5

Admission prices applicable to groups of 15

Adults  

6

9

Children (4 years and older), 
school students, students*, 
age retired EU nationals**, adults with disabilities EU nationals***

3

4.5

* Full-time EU students studying in higher education or vacational training institutions
** EU citizens holding a pensionary certificate
***  EU nationals adults with disabilities who have an average level of disability and have a valid license.


AQUARIUM AND MUSEUMS’ EXHIBITION

JANUARY-MAY,
SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER

JUNE, JULY, AUGUST

 

Eur

Eur

Adults

7

10

School children (EU nations)

0  

Students*, school children (not from the  EU nations), 
retired senior**

3.5

5

Admission prices applicable to groups of 15

Adults  

6

9

School children (EU nations)

0  

Students*, school children (not from the EU nations), 
retired senior**

3

4.5


From the 1st of September free admission to the Sea Museum and Aquarium for schoolchildrenfrom EU nations.
 
Free admission to the Aquarium and Navigation History Exhibitions from 1 September to 30 November, 2018 for the Lithuanian and EU primary and secondary education schoolchildren. To benefit, provide a proving document, school children ID card. In the booking office will be given free ticket


* Full-time EU students studying in higher education or vacational training institutions. To benefit, provide a proving document, students ID card

** EU citizens holding a pensionary certificate


Photography and filming for personal use - free of charge.

 


TICKET ACQUISITION RULES

1. The visitors are admitted to the Museum during the opening hours of the Museum only, upon acquisition of tickets in the Ticket office of the Museum and/or online www.ljm.lt. The Ticket office is closed 30 minutes before the closing time of the Museum.

2. It is possible to pay for tickets and/or other services in cash, by bank card or by using the electronic sales and administration system of the Museum www.ljm.lt/en.

3. A visitor should keep ticket all times until the end of visit to the Museum and, upon request, provide the ticket to a responsible staff member of the Museum.

4. Ticket prices and respective discounts are approved by a separate order of the Director of the Museum. The Museum shall be entitled to apply short-term discounts (campaigns). Respective information is provided in the Ticket office and the website of the Museum. Also, information is provided by phone.

5. A visitor should not spoil, fold, tear, stain or otherwise damage a ticket. The Museum shall be entitled to refuse entrance to visitors with damaged tickets which are not recognized by a scanner.

6. Persons wishing to acquire tickets with discount or visit the Museum free of charge should provide a cashier with a respective certificate granting such right. If a person refuses to provide a respective document, the discount is not applied. During the control of tickets and/or visit to the Museum a visitor may be asked to provide a respective document together with a discount ticket. Discount tickets should be used by persons having acquired the same only. It is prohibited to hand over a ticket with discount to other persons.

7. Acquired tickets are not exchanged and/or refunded except for the cases when services are not provided through the fault of the Museum.

8. However, tickets are not refunded in the event of force majeure circumstances (Item 1, Article 6.212 of the Civil Code of the Republic of Lithuania).

9. Lost, damaged and/or otherwise unusable tickets are not refunded as well.


The following visitors are admitted free of charge:

1. Children up to 4 years of age (without providing them a separate seat) to the dolphinarium

2. Children up to 6 years of age to the Aquarium and the museum expositions;

3. Persons with severe disability, disabled children up to 18 years of age and accompanying persons (one disabled - one accompanying person); Adults with mild disability (valid for a ticket to the aquarium and museum exhibitions) EU nationals;

4. Creators and sponsors of the Museum as well as other persons holding special permits/invitations issued by the Administration of the Museum;

5. Employees of all museums of the Republic of Lithuania upon presentation of a respective employment certificate; 

6. ICOM members; 

7. Guide holding a guide certificate (a ticket could not be transferred to another person);


 

Reduced local fees when entering Neringa for visitors driving from the resort  to the Lithuanian Sea Museum and coming back on the same day!

On your way back to Neringa please provide the control post with:

1. The voucher acquired in Alksnynė or Nida control post (maximum 5 days before your travel)

2. The ticket of the Lithuanian Sea Museum of the current day

3. The card received in the ticket offices of the Museum


Rules and recommendations while visiting Lihuanian Sea Museum

Visitors Service: +370 659 61 497, aptarnavimas@muziejus.lt 


 

OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

DOLPHIN AND CALIFORNIA SEA LION PERFORMANCES – 12.00, 15.00

AQUARIUM AND MUSEUMS’ EXHIBITION  – 10.30–16.30

 


JANUARY

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

DOLPHIN AND CALIFORNIA SEA LION PERFORMANCES – 12.00, 15.00

AQUARIUM AND MUSEUMS’ EXHIBITION  – 10.30–16.30


FEBRUARY, MARCH

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

DOLPHIN AND CALIFORNIA SEA LION PERFORMANCES – 12.00, 15.00

AQUARIUM AND MUSEUMS’ EXHIBITION  – 10.30–17.00


 

APRIL

From Wednesday to Sundayo

DOLPHIN AND CALIFORNIA SEA LION PERFORMANCES – 12.00, 15.00

AQUARIUM AND MUSEUMS’ EXHIBITION  – 10.30–17.00


MAY 

From Wednesday to Sunday

DOLPHIN  PERFORMANCES– 12.00, 15.00

AQUARIUM AND MUSEUMS’ EXHIBITION – 10.30–17.00

ETHNOGRAPHIC FISHERMAN'S FARMSTEAD AND THE GROUNDS OF OLD FISHING SHIPS – 10.30–17.00

CALIFORNIA SEA LION PERFORMANCES IN THE SUN BAY – 11.15, 13.30


 

JUNE

From Tuesday to Sunday

DOLPHIN  PERFORMANCES – 12.00, 14.00, 16.00

AQUARIUM AND MUSEUMS’ EXHIBITION  – 10.30–18.30

ETHNOGRAPHIC FISHERMAN'S FARMSTEAD AND THE GROUNDS OF OLD FISHING SHIPS – 10.30–18.30

CALIFORNIA SEA LION PERFORMANCES IN THE SUN BAY – 11.15, 13.00, 15.00


JULY AND AUGUST

From Tuesday to Sunday

DOLPHIN  PERFORMANCES – 11.30, 13.00, 15.00, 16.30

AQUARIUM AND MUSEUMS’ EXHIBITION  – 10.30–18.30

ETHNOGRAPHIC FISHERMAN'S FARMSTEAD AND THE GROUNDS OF OLD FISHING SHIPS – 10.30–18.30

CALIFORNIA SEA LION PERFORMANCES IN THE SUN BAY – 12.15, 14.00, 16.00


SEPTEMBER

From Wednesday to Sunday

DOLPHIN  PERFORMANCES– 12.00, 15.00

AQUARIUM AND MUSEUMS’ EXHIBITION – 10.30–17.00

ETHNOGRAPHIC FISHERMAN'S FARMSTEAD AND THE GROUNDS OF OLD FISHING SHIPS – 10.30–17.00

CALIFORNIA SEA LION PERFORMANCES IN THE SUN BAY (from the 26th of September in the dolphinarium)– 11.15, 13.30

 

Lithuanian Sea Museum
Smiltynės Str. 3 LT-93100, Klaipėda

Lithuanian Sea Museum is situated in Smiltynė (Klaipėda Municipality) on the Curonian Spit. Coordinates: 55°43'01.0"N 21°06'02.6"E

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From Klaipėda. Take a passenger ferry from the Old Ferry Terminal (addr. Danės St. 1, Klaipėda) or a ferry for vehicles from the New Ferry Terminal (addr. Nemuno St. 8, Klaipėda) to Smiltynė. The distance from the passenger ferry terminal to the Lithuanian Sea Museum is 1,8 kilometer. Take a bus, ride a bicycle or walk on foot to get to the Museum. The distance from the vehicles terminal is 7 kilometers. Come to the Museum by car/ bicycle or on foot.

Ferry timetable and pricelist www.keltas.lt ,  tel. no. +370 46 311 117 


By intercity bus or train.  The distance from Klaipėda Bus or Railway Station to the Old Ferry Terminal (addr. Danės St. 1, Klaipėda) is 2,2 kilometers. To get to the Old Ferry Terminal take a bus 8 (get off at the stop Atgimimo and walk 1 kilometer to the terminal), walk on foot or take a taxi.


Parking in the Lithuanian Sea Museum is charged at a Red Zone rate. Find out more about Parking Zone Prices.

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