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Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

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No.1388 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120, China
+86 21 5877 9988
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A little dated ... but with a gd variety of fishes

Been to a few better aquariums as compared to the Shanghai Ocean Aquarium. There are many small... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
Great place to visit

We were at the aquarium for the whole day and was amazed at the collection of marine animals in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
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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 good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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 via mobile

Been to a few better aquariums as compared to the Shanghai Ocean Aquarium. There are many small tanks with a wide variety of fishes. The underwater tunnels could do with more variety of fishes though. I think what this place is lacking is a big...More

Thank Everlyne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were at the aquarium for the whole day and was amazed at the collection of marine animals in addition to rare collection of fish. Best way to educate family especially kids

Thank jagannathan2016
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

160 CNY per person for entrance fee! Too much for such aquarium. Too many people with little to see if you compare it to other aquarium. I would not recommend anyone to go unless you have covered everything in Shanghai and you want to waste...More

Thank Hesham A
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Although well organised and structured, the aquarium was just alright. Interesting exhibits but a few of them were so small that they break your heart. Would prefer to see a larger facility with larger tanks, or smaller exhibits that offer tactile experiences.

Thank d-milne_writer
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

one of the most beautiful and diversified aquariums I have ever visited. Great variety of fish and a huge complex of underwater tunnels that make you feel plunged with animals

Thank Ricardo P
Reviewed 21 October 2017

I have seen many Ocean Aquariums in different parts of the world and hence, this one is rating just AVERAGE.

Thank Otto B
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Great sharks, turtles, jellyfish, great education and display for all ages well worth a visit , great tourists attractions

Thank davidmurphy101
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I'm rating this attraction with two stars. I wouldn't say there's a fatal flaw like bad maintenance or poor treatment of animals. Truthfully, I'm not qualified to assess how well the animals are housed, so I'll refrain from doing so. That said, I found the...More

1  Thank TomasTJP
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

As title suggested, nothing much you can see here that you haven't seen before elsewhere. Number of exhibits were not much. For some weird reason many parts of the aquarium was dark or dimly lit. It was crowded and full of locals. Beware they can...More

Thank jasonteh7
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This is a good place to take family or just go spend some time looking at amazing fish . The tour can take up to 3 hrs or more if you take in the shows. I've gone twice now.

Thank Aaron g
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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.