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Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

#35 of 1,319 things to do in Shanghai Features Animals
No.1388 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120, China
+86 21 5877 9988
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Time to renovate and regulate entry

Going there to get out of the hot sun I was quite disappointed with the displays and the crowds... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John C
Sydney, Australia
100% visit just not in JUL&AUG

Got around in 2.5 hours during peak season. Wouldn't recommend going in July-August. Every Chinese... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Delightfully spacious and well-lit aquarium filled with a great selection of Asian fish. The highlight is the impressive tunnels where you under the tanks and surrounded by fish.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
No.1388 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120, China
+86 21 5877 9988
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Going there to get out of the hot sun I was quite disappointed with the displays and the crowds. Some areas and tanks do not look wildlife friendly. Seals seems to be stir crazy in small tanks. I felt I was trapped for 10 minutes...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got around in 2.5 hours during peak season. Wouldn't recommend going in July-August. Every Chinese tourist feels the need to take a picture of EVERY tank, including selfies and alot of pushing. Queue time to buy a ticket outside took around ~30 minutes. This was...More

1  Thank MJBarratt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really beautiful marine life, split into China, Australian, Amazon and polar life. The 150m underwater tunnel was impressive, the travellator very slow. Good traffic flow system. Don't go in summer vacation (July-August)! Some tanks we just had to pass because there were too many 'tank-hoggers'...More

Thank aston ashley W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The entire aquarium is in domes meaning u see aquatic life above and below you. I personally like animals in their natural habitat so this did not really impress me. You could pass this aquarium.

Thank anubha_15
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great amount of sea species that can be found in Asia. Has a setup of 4 underwater tunnels and observation windows which allow you to experience the underwater surrounding.

1  Thank Lina T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited the aquarium in the evening so it was very quiet, which made it an even more difficult experience as there was no distraction from the very poor conditions in which the animals were being kept. All of the tanks were...More

1  Thank Catarina S
Reviewed 16 July 2017

It's a nice aquarium, basically like big aquariums all over the world. There were a lot of unique creatures as well as popular favorites: electric eels, sharks, sea horses, Albino Chinese soft-shell turtles, spiky matamata turtles, sea apples, gilded catfish, mud skippers, shark eggs, clown...More

Thank Carol P
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We were a group of 3 adults. The aquarium was extremely crowded and very noisy. People were putting their hands in the tanks and knocking on the tanks despite signage that instructed not to do so. I stopped one boy from pointing his laser directly...More

2  Thank Terri T
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The aquarium tries to manage the crowd with the flow of traffic, but visitors are very pushy. Most of the attractions look like what you see in a pet store. The underwater tunnel is a highlight, but the moving walkway is painfully slow and people...More

Thank TAP647
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Very busy and a lot of the fish tanks seem on the small side for the fish contained in them . I wouldn't pay the asking price to go in here again as more needs to be done for the animals contained within the tanks.

Thank MJC123
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Questions & Answers
16 October 2016|
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Response from Puja M | Reviewed this property |
It takes around 2 Hrs max. With kids may b half an hour extra.
Thomas G
27 April 2016|
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Response from Jan Gunnar B | Reviewed this property |
.The price per adult is 160 yuan. You can spend your time better in Shanghai than visiting this aquarium.