The central building of the tourist centre (with a floor area of 2,600m2) - resembles a bird about to take flight and was designed by the Ybl-prize winning architect László Kertai. The centre offers visitors permanent and temporary exhibitions located on several floors, as well as a conference room, a 3D showroom, a playroom and a scenic lookout tower.
The main attraction of the Lake Tisza Ecocentre building is the LARGEST FRESHWATER AQUARIUM SYSTEM IN EUROPE with a total capacity of nearly 1 million litres: its spectacular design together with underwater wonders offer a unique nature experience.
The summer opening hours at the Lake Tisza Ecocentre are in effect from early April until late October, while winter opening hours apply from the end of October until the end of March - opening hours during this latter period are shorter, and some leisure park programs or attractions may not be available during this period. Ticket prices are significantly lower during winter operation.
Europe's largest fresh-water aquarium system
Within the walls of the Lake Tisza Ecocentre you can step into an amazing underwater world and marvel the region's native fish species in the largest fresh-water aquarium system of Europe with a capacity of over 735,000 litres on level -1 and -2 in the main building. The inner aquariums are directly connected to an artificial lake next to the building, so they form a complex of huge freshwater system. You will be inspired by more than 40 native Hungarian fish species, among them pikes, wels catfish or carps. It is difficult to decide, but maybe our most spectacular inhabitants are the fishes of sturgeon family: european, diamond and starry sturgeons
Meet our otters at feeding times : this programme is offered to the guests 3 times daily
Thanks to the solutions of the 3D technics the audience will feel like being part of the events shown on the screen and experience all the four seasons' beauty on Lake Tisza.
The 3D film about Lake Tisza lasts 12 minutes. Projections are scheduled to start every half-an-hour. There are no precise seats indicated on your ticket - you can take your place in the room freely in the order of your arrival. Please pay attention that you are welcome to see the film at a precise time indicated on your ticket.
You are welcome to ask for the version with English narration if possible in advance at [email protected] or at the central information desk after arrival.
"A night in the forest"
An exhibition of Hungary's amphibians and reptiles in terrariums on the groundfloor
Next to the terrariums' scenes you will find a huge satellite map of Lake Tisza so as to show you around the region and locate towns and villages. The map is partly made of glass - you have the choice to observe the giant aquarium and the fishes moving around from above. It's really funny!
Macroworld Earthinfo room
Play interesting games, find information on screens about the importance of nature protection and ecology or discover the smallest creatures of nature and secrets of miniature world in small aquariums
In this playroom most of the information and games are available also in English
Enchanted Water World
Find and enjoy kids' playroom on the first floor
The conference room of the Ecocentre on the first floor seats up to 120 guests. It is a suitable venue for conferences, seminars, lectures and any kind of meetings or cultural programmes with a special atmosphere. Professional audiovisual technics and equipments are available to ensure success of any social event held in these premises.
The Conference Hall also hosts temporary exhibitions:
- "Remote places on Earth" - exotic species of fish
- Floodplane forest - diorama
- Paintings of Imre Csala
In 2023 a new exhibiton RETRO Poroszló 70-80 is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Kisköre Dam's inauguration
The spacious lookout terrace located in the tower of the main building on the 7th level (can be accessed by elevator) offers breath-taking view of the town of Poroszló and the surrounding landscape: with Lake Tisza in one direction, while the mountain range of the Bükk and the Mátra Hills are visible in the other direction. Those with more adventurous spirit can reach the terrace tower on foot, and learn about the history of how the Ecocentre was built, while viewing the photos exhibited in the stairwell. In the tower, there is an overview map providing information on the distances - measured as the crow flies - of several wold-famous places from Poroszló, displayed in neat little boards