It is an important reference in the cultural and scientific landscape and is active in two locations: the aquarium near the Casino and the museum complex in Soveja Square, built in 1972–1973. The sections Micro delta, Dolphinarium, Planetarium – astronomic observatory and a permanent exhibition of exotic birds are placed in this generous space. The complex park is an excellent leisure area, with alleys and benches, placed among trees and vegetal arrangements, all of them representing a dendrologic garden. The institution heritage comprises more than 30,000 pieces, representing mollusks, shellfish, fish, birds and mammals. In this respect relations were established with a large number of similar institutions in Europe, Asia and Africa.