Let’s go to AQUARIUM KARLOVAC, CROATIA with kid(s) !

Hi guys … What’s up … Today we’re taking you to Aquarium Karlovac. We are headed for some fish adventure today ( the boys have chosen this field trip 🙂 ).  Karlovac is about 50 km away from Zagreb and is situated on four beautiful rivers (Kupa, Korana, Mrežnica and Dobra). Croatia is one of the European countries with the richest fauna and flora , and the city of Karlovac, as a city famous for its four rivers , is a particularly suitable place for the presentation of the natural richness of Croatian fresh waters. The idea of constructing an aquarium is a result of the desire for transformation of Croatian rich natural and cultural heritage, especially the element of water, into a notable attraction. The city of Karlovac applied its project on the first European Union Structural Funds competition for non-refundable funds. The European Union acknowledged this idea and has decided to support this project enlisting it in 15 chosen project applications out of 144 recieved. Each town of the Karlovac County has its river – Ozalj has Kupa, Duga Resa has Mrežnica , Slunj has Korana, and Ogulin has Dobra. The four rivers meet in Karlovac.  So let’s take a look at this interesting place. More info on their web page http://aquariumkarlovac.com/en/ .

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Hey ekipica … Kaj ima … Danas vas vodimo u Aquarium Karlovac. Dečki su birali današnji izlet pa nije ni čudo da je povezan s ribom 🙂 . Karlovac je od Zagreba udaljen svega nekih 50-tak kilometara i smješten je na četiri prekrasne rijeke (Kupa, Korana, Mrežnica i Dobra). Hrvatska je jedna od europskih zemalja s najbogatijom riječnom florom i faunom, a upravo grad Karlovac, kao grad na četiri rijeke,  je pravo  mjesto za prezentaciju prirodnog bogatstva hrvatskih slatkih voda. Ideja o izgradnji akvarija u Karlovcu nastala je iz želje da se ta  bogata prirodna i kulturna baština, posebno element vode, transformira u prepoznatljivu atrakciju. Grad Karlovac prija­vio je projekt na prvi objavljeni natječaj za dodjelu bespovratnih sredstava iz strukturnih fondova Europske unije. Europska unija je prepoznala ideju i odlučila podržati projekt uvrstivši ga u 15 odabranih od ukupno 144 pristigle projektne prijave. Svaki grad Karlovačke županije ima jednu svoju rijeku – Ozalj Kupu, Duga Resa Mrežnicu, Slunj Koranu, a Ogulin Dobru. Sve četiri rijeke susreću se u Karlovcu. Pa hajdemo baciti pogled na ovo zanimljivo mjesto. Više informacija na web stranici http://aquariumkarlovac.com/.

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Right at the entrance there is a notice that you shouldn’t be very loud and you should enjoy the sounds of nature and animals that you can hear all the way through the aquarium. This is how Tin was quiet and not talking : ” Look mum a fish ! / What’s her name? / Where does she sleep ? / Does she drink water ? / Can she swim backwards ? / Where’s her mummy ? / What does she eat ? / Reeeally  some of them eat other fish … Aren’t they friends ? ” and a couple dozens of questions more … ( omg we couldn’t even find all the answers that would suite him ),plus constant wish that he wants to swim with fishes and a bit of running around and we got ourselves a cheerful afternoon. 🙂

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Odmah na ulazu stoji obavijest da je preporučljivo biti što tiši i uživati u zvukovima vode, prirode i životinja koji vas okružuju cijelim putem kroz akvarij. Evo kako je Tin bio tih i ne pričao : ” Gle mama riba! / Kako se zove ? / Koja je to riba ? / Gdje spava ? / Da li riba pije vodu ? / Da li riba pliva unatrag ? / Gdje je njena mama ? / Što jede riba ? / Stvaaarno nekad jede drugu ribu … Pa kaj nisu one prijatelji ? ” I još desetak različitih pitanja … ( omg nismo ni znali pola odgovora koji bi ga zadovoljili ), plus stalna želja i potreba da i on pliva s ribicama uz dodatak trčkaranja okolo i eto nam jednog veselog popodneva. 🙂

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” Mum look a mountain, let’s go climbing”
”  It’s a small artificial mountain we can’t climb here ”

” Ok but we can hide from daddy ”

And there we are. Hiding. 🙂

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“Mama gle planina, ajmo se penjati”

“To je mala umjetna planina ne možemo se tu penjati”

“Ok ali možemo se sakriti tati”

I eto nas. Skrivamo se. 🙂

Aquarium presents the flora and fauna of Croatian rivers and lakes, geological history, traditional culture and history of the basin of four Karlovac rivers. Visitors can witness richness of life in rivers and lakes, and more than one hundred freshwater fish species, of which 40 are endemic.

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Akvarij predstavlja floru i faunu hrvatskih rijeka i jezera, geološku prošlost, tradicijsku kulturu i povijest porječja četiriju karlovačkih rijeka. Posjetitelji mogu ra­zgledati bogatstvo života u rijekama i jezerima, odnosno primjerke više od stotinu slatkovodnih ribljih vrsta, od čega 40-tak endemskih.

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Many other activities are available within the complex: a congress hall, an educational center, a scientific research center, information office and a gift shop with a lot of homemade souvenirs.

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U sastavu akvarija nalazi se niz drugih sadržaja: kongresna dvora­na, edukativni centar, znanstveno istraživački centar, uredski i ugostiteljski dio.

After our visit was over, Tin even got a diploma from a lovely staff ( ‘couse he learned so much ) 🙂 . We can say that this is a lovely place worth of visit and it’s not too big, you can make the tour in about an hour which is adequate for smaller kids. Definitely worth visiting.

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Na kraju našeg posjeta, Tin je dobio i diplomu od ljubaznog osoblja ( ‘jer je tako puno naučio) :). Možemo reči da je ovo simpatično mjesto koje vrijedi posjetiti, a i nije preveliko, za obilazak vam treba nekih sat vremena što je isto super ako sa sobom imate manje klince. Uglavnom definitivno se isplati posjetiti ovo mjesto.

Stay tuned … New adventures coming up soon … :*

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Stay tuned … Nove avanture uskoro … :*

 

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