Kharkov Dolphins and Oceanarium

Located within the Shevchenko Park just off Sumskaya Street in Kharkov, you will find the recently opened Oceanarium and Doplhin pool.Sumskaya, 35 Kharkiv Ukraine

Tel: 700-94-00


It can be a little difficult to find the dolphinarium as it is tucked away within the park, so here are some helpful directions:
1) Use the Universitet underground metro.
2) Walk south along Sumskaya Street until you see the Shevchenko monument outside the park.
3) Walk in towards the park until you see the cascade, then bear right, then take a left. You should see the oceanarium in front of you.
4) If see the Kharkov Zoo then you have come to far, the dolphinarium is to left of the zoo.

Ticket costs

Ticket prices are as below:

Adult(daytime) – 100UAH
Children under 5(daytime) – Free
Photos and swims with the dolphins – variable
Evening show – 120UAH
Therapy – variable
last updated October 2010

Opening times

The Dolphinarium is closed on Mondays.

For all other days you can see performances at 12 noon, 3pm, 6pm and on weekends there is an additional show at 9pm.

The show lasts approx 50mins and the weekend 9pm show lasts 80mins.


Directly beneath and adjacent to the dolphin pool is the Oceanarium where you can see many different types of aquatic life, I also took some videos which you can watch on this page.

I was very impressed by the professional manner of the staff at the Oceanarium who offered a free guided tour with detailed explainations of the displays (in Russian language).