Collection of Sea Fauna


The collection represents the variety of fauna of the Baltic Sea and the global ocean. In major, the collection consists of dry-preparations of sea animals. Counting 25 000 exhibits, the collection presents shells, corals, crustaceans, echinoderms, mammals, birds, fishes, fossils of sea animal. 

 


The collection of sea shells has been accumulated since 1975. Presently counting 23000 shells brought to the Museum from various parts of the global ocean, the collection is one among the best collections in Europe. The shells were collected during the scientific expeditions, last ones arranged to New Caledonia (the Pacific Ocean) in 1995 and to Tahiti (French  Polynesia, the Pacific Ocean) in 1997. 
In 2002, the collection was supplemented with 5000 shells by a private collector Feliksas Rimkevičius; in 2007, 2014 shells of Gastropoda were received from a private collector Henrikas Danila. In 2014, the Museum obtained a numerous collection of murexes including 1113 items. 

The main purpose of the collection is to disseminate the scientific information to the professionals, to educate the wide public, students and school children. The collection is presented in the permanent exhibition of the Museum, temporary mobile exhibitions, and the LIMIS.  

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Rules and recommendations while visiting Lihuanian Sea Museum

DOLPHINS 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

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

3.5

5

Admission prices applicable to groups of 15

Adults  

6

9

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

3

4.5

* Last Sunday of each month – free admission day to the Aquarium and Museum exhibitions.

SUN BAY              MAY*, SEPTEMBER JUNE, JULY, AUGUST
All visitors 4 years and older 2 3    
 

* California sea lions performances in the Sun Bay from the midlle of May


* 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.


The following visitors are admitted free of charge:

1. Children up to 3 years of age (without providing them a separate seat) to the dolphinarium

2. Children up to 5 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 

Rules and recommendations while visiting Lihuanian Sea Museum

 

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 – 10.30–18.00

ETHNOGRAPHIC FISHERMAN'S FARMSTEAD AND THE GROUNDS OF OLD FISHING SHIPS – 10.30–18.00

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


OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

DOLPHIN AND CALIFORNIA SEA LION PERFORMANCES – 12.00, 15.00

AQUARIUM AND MUSEUMS’ EXHIBITION  – 10.30–17.00


JANUARY

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

DOLPHIN AND CALIFORNIA SEA LION PERFORMANCES – 12.00, 15.00

AQUARIUM AND MUSEUMS’ EXHIBITION  – 10.30–17.00


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 Sunday

DOLPHIN AND CALIFORNIA SEA LION PERFORMANCES – 12.00, 15.00

AQUARIUM AND MUSEUMS’ EXHIBITION  – 10.30–18.00

ETHNOGRAPHIC FISHERMAN'S FARMSTEAD – 10.30–18.00


MAY 

From Wednesday to Sunday

DOLPHIN  PERFORMANCES – 12.00, 15.00

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

AQUARIUM AND MUSEUMS’ EXHIBITION – 10.30–18.00

ETHNOGRAPHIC FISHERMAN'S FARMSTEAD AND THE GROUNDS OF OLD FISHING SHIPS – 10.30–18.00


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

 

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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