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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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Best Aquarium in the Southern Hemisphere

I've been to over a dozen aquariums around the world and I was a little worried about going to this one. The cost is $R60 (about $20USD at the exchange rate when I was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Sao Paulo, SP
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I went to the Aquarium with my parents and we thought it was great. The structure is pretty impressive, and we thought the animals were being well looked-after. The manatee's tank was one of my favorite parts. There are not only fishes, but also mammals, like kangaroos, polar bears, seals, etc. I only thought the access is a bit difficulty,... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I've been to over a dozen aquariums around the world and I was a little worried about going to this one. The cost is $R60 (about $20USD at the exchange rate when I was there). When I first set into the exhibits I was kind of worried that it was going to be a weak aquarium. I made my way... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I was shocked to see how depressed and sad many animals looked, specially the otter. When I saw the otter I thought his partner must have died recently, because he was really sad, and barely managed to keep himself going up the surface to breathe. But when I asked a worker from the Aquarium he told me the otter had... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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