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Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Kids Enjoyed Walking with the Fishes

Every city we go to, my kids want to either go to the zoo or visit the local Aquarium. For me, I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Great But Could Be Better

Some great undersea things to see. Loved the sharks. Got my first seniors discount of my life for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
West Vancouver, Canada
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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.
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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 2 days ago via mobile

Every city we go to, my kids want to either go to the zoo or visit the local Aquarium. For me, I found it very much similar to Aquariums around other city and not distinct. But, the kids still liked it and thats good enough...More

4  Thank Vigswaminathan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some great undersea things to see. Loved the sharks. Got my first seniors discount of my life for being 60.... not sure if I like this or not. The SA is worth a visit for an hour or two but it needs a little clean...More

1  Thank EconomistGuy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is said that this aquarium the longest tunnel in Asia and of course it's a must to visit. Lots of sea creatures to see compare to Jakarta. Next to the Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower

Thank EtaTandela
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A large, could be crowded on weekends and vacations aquarium, with very well organized tour, some of it on a conveyor belt...

Thank Meir D
Reviewed 29 October 2018

It is one of the best aquariums I have been through. Its huge and offers a lot to see. It does not have huge room to sit and just stare at under water life like the one in Singapore but yes it has a auto-walk...More

1  Thank Sourabh-Joshi-INDIA
Reviewed 26 October 2018

My first time in Shanghai and there is SO MUCH to SEE and DO! Visiting the aquarium was at the top of our list! Not disappointed in the least! Totally worth a visit! You won't be disappointed....unless you already live in the ocean.

Thank Inspiration778880
Reviewed 15 October 2018

There are different issues at play here. The aquarium itself, is just okay. It's honestly nothing special, though it does have some excellent pieces. The Jellyfish part, the overfishing part and the tunnel are all quite good. Everything else is.....as I said, nothing special. Biggest...More

1  Thank KW M
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Not the best aquarium, but far from the worst. There are seals, penguins, turtles, sharks, jellyfish and lots of other miscellaneous fish. Good for young kids that are a bit sick of other types of site seeing. I recommend going on a week day because...More

Thank BecBennett
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

We visited during the autumn festival and the aquarium was slightly chaotic. People pushing everywhere. The displays are good but you can see the aquarium has been around for sometime and some displays look dated. Otherwise enjoyable and worth a visit. Restaurant doesn't look too...More

Thank PaddySA1000
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Somewhere between the good and the bad reviews really. Cost is around $32aus which was fine, but the aquarium itself was rather dated and somewhat small. It does get very busy but it is open throughout the day and till around 9pm I think so...More

Thank SimonR745
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16 October 2016|
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Response from Pradeep K | Reviewed this property |
It depends upon your own interest in fishes and other marine animals. But at the least you would need one hour, which can stretch up to five hours.
Thomas G
27 April 2016|
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Response from JGBC2014 | Reviewed this property |
.The price per adult is 160 yuan. You can spend your time better in Shanghai than visiting this aquarium.