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Shanghai Ocean Aquarium: Tours & Tickets

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Open Now: 09:00 - 18:00
Open today: 09:00 - 18:00
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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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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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Shanghai Ocean Aquarium Tours and Tickets
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great for kids. Fun for adults too. This aquarium has large displays of local and tropical fishes from all over the world. Alot of the displays are actually walking through glass tunnels so the fish or mammals are swimming not only beside you but also...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Gary T
Reviewed 22 July 2019

The aquarium is open until 10 pm after summer holiday starts. It's best to visit the aquarium at night. After the acquarium, there is ample time to watch the night view of the city. Note (1) There is concession for students with student cards and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank LT_Fine_Diner
Reviewed 15 July 2019

Some things were very cool, but other areas had too small tanks, dirty water and even looked like there were a couple of sick or dead fish :( A turtle looked stuck down the side and the saw fish is in a tiny and extremely...More

Date of experience: July 2019
3  Thank Casey M
Reviewed 15 July 2019 via mobile

I had left visiting the aquarium till the end of my visit to Shanghai, but I am glad I made the effort to go to it. The adult cost is 160 yuan which is about $24. There is a senior discount for 90 yuan if...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank chrisandun
Reviewed 23 May 2019 via mobile

This wasn’t a very big aquarium but my son really enjoyed it and it kept us entertained for a few hours. I really liked the exhibit with native, endangered fish found only in China and the tunnel where giant sharks, stingrays and turtles swim over...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank krisstak2015
Reviewed 20 May 2019

A lots of diffrent tanks full with different fish from asia. Several tanks that were like a tunnel for the spectators. I was there a sunday and the place was crowded. I would like a room with benches so you can sit and study the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Solkanar
Reviewed 16 May 2019

My family visited the aquarium, on the Pudong side of Shanghai and thought there were a lot of cool sea animals to see, and some less aquatic animals as well. The aquarium is divided into 9 zones: China, South America, Australia, Africa, Southeast Asia, Cold...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank jelico8
Reviewed 7 May 2019 via mobile

Kids will like this one. The place might be crowded especially when it’s holiday or peak season, but it’s worth it.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank SparrowAckerman
Reviewed 27 April 2019 via mobile

Too small when compared with other city like Singapore and Monterey Bay. My kid has spent less time than that in other aquarium. Lines are everywhere even on weekday so it’s hard to watch the species. Not worth every penny.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MWLY
Reviewed 11 March 2019

As other reviews have said there was nothing really 'outstanding' probably the best part was taking pictures at the coloured jellyfish area. Other than that not much to see.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank meeshleboeuf
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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.