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Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Just OK

There are different issues at play here. The aquarium itself, is just okay. It's honestly nothing... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Guelph, Canada
Not a bad thing to do with young kids

Not the best aquarium, but far from the worst. There are seals, penguins, turtles, sharks... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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 3 days ago

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

Thank KW M
Reviewed 3 days ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Just don’t go , spend time elsewhere. I’ve been in China for 7 years, traveled around and this aquarium is the worse experience ever hahaha who would expect. Price is 160 yuan -so like 23 US dollars. I won’t comment on the happiness of the...More

1  Thank ChinAnna
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

So crowed!!! The animals was inside small boxes and all the lokal people was just hitting/knocking at the glasses af the boxes. Felt so bad for the animals. If I knew it was like that, we had never supported this place!

Thank Natasha H
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Terrible experience. Can’t be compared to other world-class aquariums like in the US, Japan nor Singapore. The aquarium path is tiny and narrow with crowds and kids everywhere. The staff at the aquarium don’t seem to care about the control and flow of visitors. The...More

Thank EdTea
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Shanghai Ocean Aquarium - Oh what fun it was to visit the Ocean Aquariam with my close friends from work!

Thank Emma G
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

The aquarium wasn't too bad very crowded with pushy adults. The adults were worst than the children. Staff need to keep a better eye on what's going on.

Thank bugalugs
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

80% of the fish looked completely shell shocked. Full of grown adults knocking (Not even just tapping) on the tanks and no staff intervening despite having signs up everywhere saying not to. Very busy and everyone shouting at the top of their volume. Local visitors...More

3  Thank gingertravelgirl
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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 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.