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Address: No.1388 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120, China
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Phone Number:
+86 21 5877 9988
09:00 - 18:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Delightfully spacious and well-lit aquarium filled with a great selection...

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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Interesting underwater animals

My two kids enjoy the visit to Aquarium , but I think I enjoy more. It was fun and new information and knowledge to gain. All fishes, animals and creatures living under the water... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates
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Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My two kids enjoy the visit to Aquarium , but I think I enjoy more. It was fun and new information and knowledge to gain. All fishes, animals and creatures living under the water are very interesting and moving in a world of harmony. The only room i did not like so much was the penguin room , a bit... More 

Thank anastasiosp2017
Shanghai, China
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been there and really it nicely arranged to see under water adventure. Big tunnel ever seen whith seperation of diff type of fishes..love to see it.

Thank irfanbedi
Pune, India
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Heaven for Sea creature lovers. I enjoyed a lot and will always visit this place no matter how many times i am in Shanghai.

1 Thank Somnath_Sur
Shanghai Region, China
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45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Our two boys enjoyed the visit to the aquarium. We were a bit skeptical about what was going to be in regards of the animal treatment and that sort of thing. In overall, it was fun and interesting and I would say a learning experience. My only "but" would be the area where the pinguins are. VERY small and nothing... More 

Thank Alekz74
Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is a very good Aquarium and large. Well set out and lots of fish swimming in the large areas that you can walk through worth a look.

Thank John W
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Great attraction for a rainy day, vast array of sea life and everything has been kept really clean. Jellyfish display was simply amazing, absolutely loads to see would defiantly recommend.

Thank Natalie G
St. Petersburg, Florida
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

A really neat attraction. The tunnel is really fun and the light show is great too. A lot of families are there so it is good to go early

Thank Rich H
Irvine, California
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

I took the kids (both under 6) to spend the afternoon at the aquarium on a day where air quality was a concern. Turned out that Monday late afternoon was the right decision because there was hardly any crowds. Kids loved being able to run around and they had an interesting array of fishes/turtles/jellies on display. Kid under a certain... More 

Thank hawaiiansz
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I do not have any good wordt for this aquarium. It is way to full ! Sometimes you see more fish then water. The coral is fake and the fish have no place to hide (not even the Murenes) and the penquins don't have a lot of space either. I would not recommand to sponsor this place by buying a... More 

Thank Tabitha B
Herndon, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Located in the center of the action of the Pudong Lujiazui area, this very popular aquarium is a good place to take the kids or just visit on your own if you happen to love aquariums (like I do). During weekends and Chinese holidays the place is really packed and you will see the heads of the Chinese in front... More 

Thank Tamara S

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