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Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

#34 of 1,316 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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Good luck on week days

We were there on a Friday. Paid 400 for 2 adults, one kid and a baby. We were asked to be taken a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Pretty Good

We have been lucky enough to go to some pretty great aquariums (Sydney, Melbourne) and this one is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were there on a Friday. Paid 400 for 2 adults, one kid and a baby. We were asked to be taken a family photo by the entrance, no elevator to the second floor even with a stroller. Once we got to the second floor...crowded...too...More

Thank Keiswang
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been lucky enough to go to some pretty great aquariums (Sydney, Melbourne) and this one is okay, but not on the level of I think of some. I really liked how they organized it by geographical area, however, it does seem tired, and...More

Thank ntetrault
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking through the tube is very nice. The rest of the aquarium is really not to interesting and some of the animals are trapped in a very small area where they are swimming up and dow the whole day.

Thank Jos B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Shanghai Aquarium is a decently sized place with three floors and some good marine life. The layout seemed super cramped though. There was never a large display like I see in most big city aquariums. Everything was in tiny windows or tight spots. There...More

Thank Chris N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful to walk around and have the fish swimming overhead, very colourful exhibits on show, this is a must see and do attraction

Thank Sherry B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I bought tickets I was thinking it could be waste of money as what more can you see in an Aquarium as I had bought only to escape showers outside...but I was wrong...I have never seen an Aquarium better than this...3 long glass tunnels...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017

Lots of different fish, sharks, various other to see in pleasant surroundings. 6m tunnel on moving travelater which is very good for getting close up for photos.

Thank coopel2017
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Yes, it has a long tube but it's pretty sad for the animals. Most of them have no access to sunlight and are in concrete enclosures and some were in enclosures way too small for them. SOA makes little attempt to make the enclosures as...More

Thank mbungay
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Our 9 year old was very please with this visit. Aquarium is pretty and well maintained, information is also provided in English. It has a long underwater tunnel and a few short ones too. Seals and pinguin areas are not very nice and big attractions...More

Thank Nela Z
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Great little attraction. Good for kids, the best jellyfish aquarium is on second floor, amazing tunnels with fish swimming above you.

Thank 70aviadg
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, How much time does it usually take to cover the whole place? Please share approximate time so that I can plan accordingly.
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
How much is it per person?
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.
Diego S
A que distancia se encuentra del hotel Howard Johnson Shanghai?
9 April 2016|
Response from Jorge S | Reviewed this property |
Hola , si estas en HJ PLAZA , cruzas al distrito financiero , detras de la torre PEARL.
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