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Address: Rua Huet Bacelar, 407 | Ipiranga, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04275-000, Brazil
Phone Number: (11) 2273-5500
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Located, strangely enough, in a working-class residential neighborhood...
Located, strangely enough, in a working-class residential neighborhood, the São Paulo Aquarium is always a hit with the kids. The self-proclaimed largest aquarium in Latin America contains more than 300 species of marine life. Daily 9am-6pm
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Great for Kids and Adults: Small, simple but totally worth it!

Visited with 3 young children and their Granfather and it was totally worth it. Although the place is smaller than the usual US aquariums, it is very well kept and has lots of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Short Hills, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I took my 4 year old granddaughter. She was very excited running from tank to tank. There were sharks, turtles, bats, snakes, crocodiles and of course fish. But the very very best for her was the tank with the live mermaid. None of the kids could leave watching her. If this attraction is still on, make sure to leave it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Nice aquarium, well kept, clean, nice fish... Very small. Does not fill a whole morning. Nice visit though. Better take your own snack.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Visited with 3 young children and their Granfather and it was totally worth it. Although the place is smaller than the usual US aquariums, it is very well kept and has lots of animals to see. Did not see the 3D movies at the end, my kids were happy enough seeing all the live animals inside! The place is slowly... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Its very expensive, 45 real for adult and 30 for kids, given that it only takes you a maximum of 45 min to walk thorough. Information on the animals was very limited but my kids seemed to like it. But pricewise its not worth it.

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bay area
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We are members of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, so we can be tough to please. But we were really pleasantly surprised by this little aquarium. It reminded me of a blend of an aquarium and a little Sea World in San Diego, CA The exhibits were really well done. Unfortunately all the computer displays that would tell more about the... More 

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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The stylising of the viewing areas for visitors are amazing, themes of pirates, submarines, jungles etc are really beautifully made, it is a little disappointing that the enclosures of the animals are all much more sparse... The sea lion swam back and forth constantly the whole time we were there. There is a massive range of fish species but also... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

it's an aquarium... so if you want to take your kids to an aquarium, there you go. But it doesn't have anything great there. Could be so much better. The random dinosaur exhibit confuses me. :|

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malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

its not only fish's in there.... there is some snakes , penguins , sea lions etc etc... but its nice to see .... i go by the underground its very simple ... just ask there for more help :)

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Stamford
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

The kids loved it. It is well maintained and clean. The aquarium offer a good variety of species but the price is a bit too high.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Comparing to American aquariums this place will get a star at most (maybe two stars due to the peixe boi:)), but in Brazilian standards it is a very good aquarium, better than the ones in Santos and Guaruja in my opnion. I remember the entrance fee is very expensive relative to the quality of the aquarium. Some days in the... More 

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