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Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

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Open Now: 09:00 - 18:00
Open today: 09:00 - 18:00
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Kids Enjoyed Walking with the Fishes

Every city we go to, my kids want to either go to the zoo or visit the local Aquarium. For me, I... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2018
Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
Great But Could Be Better

Some great undersea things to see. Loved the sharks. Got my first seniors discount of my life for... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2018
West Vancouver, Canada
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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 1 week ago via mobile

The aquarium is nice to visit with the family however it was disappointing to see the fish (particularly the sawfish) kept in such small tanks. One of the sharks also looked sick.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rsmith80
Reviewed 1 week ago

For an attraction commanding a 160rmb (24usd) price tag, which is almost the same price as the tickets to SEA Aquarium in Singapore, it's really not worth the price. The entire venue and number of exhibits is probably about a fifth of SEA Aquarium's. Comparing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank maryyeo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

good aquarium, not as good as singapore but still not bad. not a lot of people around. walk way in tunnel was not working, that was better as you can take your time. good visuals for the kids at the right height.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kiwiawayMelbourne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The animals here are kept in insanely cramped spaces and all look pale, lethargic, and unhealthy. Especially the larger animals who are perpetually swimming in tight circles and have turned up snouts and flippers from constantly bumping into the tank glass. A bunch of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jpjpjpjpjpjpjpjp
Reviewed 11 December 2018

The Aquarium is huge. Many kind of rare species fish can be seen here. Kids under 100cm enter for free. Strollers can bring along inside the Aquarium.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hafeezajamil
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

Every city we go to, my kids want to either go to the zoo or visit the local Aquarium. For me, I found it very much similar to Aquariums around other city and not distinct. But, the kids still liked it and thats good enough...More

Date of experience: December 2018
7  Thank Vigswaminathan
Reviewed 29 November 2018

Some great undersea things to see. Loved the sharks. Got my first seniors discount of my life for being 60.... not sure if I like this or not. The SA is worth a visit for an hour or two but it needs a little clean...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank EconomistGuy
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

It is said that this aquarium the longest tunnel in Asia and of course it's a must to visit. Lots of sea creatures to see compare to Jakarta. Next to the Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank EtaTandela
Reviewed 7 November 2018

A large, could be crowded on weekends and vacations aquarium, with very well organized tour, some of it on a conveyor belt...

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Meir D
Reviewed 29 October 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Sourabh-Joshi-INDIA
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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.