Located in Prad am Stilfserjoch/Prato allo Stelvio – the main town of the National Park Region, the aquaprad Visitor Centre is centred on the fundamental role of water in the National Park.
The continuous exhibition is called ‘Amongst The Fish – A Journey Into A Strange World‘.
Twelve natural aquariums in the aquaprad combine to recreate an aqueous high mountain biotope comprised of streams, rivers, a lake, a moor and a pond. Thanks to a transparent wall, visitors can observe 30 different types of native freshwater fish in their natural habitat. The European pond turtle, native to this region, as well as reptiles and amphibians can also be seen at close quarters.
Through large panoramic windows, visitors can gain an insight into the local, but unknown world of fish fauna. The emphasis is clearly on autochthone fish, i.e. native fish of South Tyrol.
Several times a year, special guided tours are held at the aquaprad visitor centre for candidates for the fishing exam.
TEMPORARY EXHIBITION AQUAPRAD
The Amphibians of South Tyrol
All 13 South Tyrol’s amphibian species are protected under the Nature Conservation Ordinance since 2010. Until December 2022, the extensive exhibition on the upper floor of the aquaprad visitor centre shows interesting facts about frogs and caudates.
Ortler Sammlerverein Erster Weltkrieg
Special exhibition of the "Ortler Sammlerverein Erster Weltkrieg" (Ortler First World War Collectors' Association), founded in 2006, whose aim is to research and elaborate the historical events surrounding the First World War and the Ortler Front. It includes documents, relics, photos, pictures and a reconstructed model of the Gomagoi roadblock.
Pupils 6 - 14 years: 2€
People in military or civil service, people with disabilities, adults (from 65 years of age), students groups of at least 10 persons: 4€
Family Card (2 adults with children under 14 years of age): 13€
Family Card (1 adult with children under 14 years of age): 7€
School classes: age-dependent from 2 to 3€/pupil
Tour guide (for groups of at least 15 persons): 15€, for more than 15 Persons: 1€ +the entrance ticket