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Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

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Opens in 18 min: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Very good Aquarium, amazing jelly fish exhibition

A large, could be crowded on weekends and vacations aquarium, with very well organized tour, some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Meir D
Nice Aquarium

It is one of the best aquariums I have been through. Its huge and offers a lot to see. It does not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Navi Mumbai, India
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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.
Opens in 18 min
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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

1  Thank KW M
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 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
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
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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.