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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Rules and recommendations while visiting Lihuanian Sea Museum

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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.

 


* 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);


 

Rules and recommendations while visiting Lihuanian Sea Museum

In line with new national restrictions, the Museum will be closed to the public from 7 November.


Annex to the visitor regulations of the Lithuanian sea museum 

Mandatory for visitors: 1. wear masks or nose and mouth covering  personal protective equipment; 2.practice hand hygiene, comply with the etiquette of coughing and sneezing; 3. maintain safe distance; 4. regard precautionary signs, instructions or other guidelines as well as verbal directions given by the staff of the Museum;


 

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

AQUARIUM AND MUSEUMS’ EXHIBITION – 11.00–17.30

ETHNOGRAPHIC FISHERMAN'S FARMSTEAD AND THE GROUNDS OF OLD FISHING SHIPS – 11.00–17.30

DOLPHINS AND SEA LIONS PERFORMANCES IN THE SUN BAY – 11.00, 12.00, 14.00, 15.00. (usual price)


JUNE

From Wednesday to Sunday

DOLPHINS AND SEA LIONS PERFORMANCES IN THE SUN BAY: II-V – 11.00, 12.00, 14.00, 15.00; VI, VII –  11.00, 12.00, 14.00, 15.00, 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


JULY AND AUGUST

From Tuesday to Sunday
DOLPHINS AND SEA LIONS PERFORMANCES IN THE SUN BAY: II, III, IV – 11.00, 12.00, 14.00, 15.00; V, VI, VII –  11.00, 12.00, 14.00, 15.00, 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


SEPTEMBER

From Wednesday to Sunday

DOLPHINS CALIFORNIA SEA LIONS PERFORMANCES: III-V –  12.00, 15.00, VI, VII – 12.00, 13.30, 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


OCTOBER

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

DOLPHIN AND CALIFORNIA SEA LION PERFORMANCES: V – 12.00, 15.00, VI, VII – 12.00, 13.30, 15.00.

AQUARIUM AND MUSEUMS’ EXHIBITION  – 10.30–17.00


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

Rules and recommendations while visiting Lihuanian Sea Museum

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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