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Address: Rua Guarani, 859 | Praia do Itagua, Ubatuba, State of Sao Paulo 11680000, Brazil
Phone Number: 12 3834-1382
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Small but good

This aquarium is great for small children. It was great for my 3 year old. If you are an adult, you will not be impressed. The penguins are very friendly. The café in the aquarium... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
Kansas City, Missouri
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Cork, Ireland
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Aquarium is rather small, you will be through it in less than one hour. The tanks are well kept (for brazilian standard). However, the "big" tank with the sharks etc. is definitely to small for those large animals - thats rather a downer. The Kaimans are nice to see. I have exepted more fish from the Amazonas region. Very... More 

Thank Zinemin
Jundiai, SP
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50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This was an absolutely awesome attraction in Ubatuba.... The aquarium is located nearby the bay area... There a lot of animals to check by what makes the aquarium a quality attraction... kids loved...

Thank juniorfsonile
Campinas, SP, Brazil (from FL, USA)
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Located in the quaintt boutique area of Ubatuba, this small aquarium plays host to sharks, rays, seahorses, jellyfish, and some playful penguins, among others. "Petting" area with rays, sea stars, starfish, urchins, and sea cucumbers. Nice little cafe at the end with outdoor seating facing the water.

Thank Becky M
Kansas City, Missouri
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54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This aquarium is great for small children. It was great for my 3 year old. If you are an adult, you will not be impressed. The penguins are very friendly. The café in the aquarium is awesome. You can get great coffee, fresh squeezed orange juice and pao de queijo and enjoy the great view. They have a playground right... More 

Thank sikc
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40 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Perhaps I am spoiled by how incredible the aquarium in Western Australia is, but I thought the Ubatuba Aquarium was really, really average. Lots of small, poorly maintained and presented tanks with pretty boring fish. Really smelly and not air conditioned. There is also a section of preserved animals in formaldehyde (like a dolphin and its baby) which is half... More 

Thank Mollusclove
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60 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The location and the price are very reasonable. $20 per adult. Kids pay $10. Well I really liked it there, specially one part of the attraction where it's possible to touch and feel the texture of some sea animals, such as the starfish. I recommend it. Awesome way of spending some time with the family.

Thank DinhaBra
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183 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

A very cool Aquarius directed by oceanógrados 2 ( scholars of the oceans ) who met at the Faculty of Rio Grande / RS , national referral center for marine research and education center founded this . Besides the main attractions , marine animals of various seas has explanatory maps , local recreational activities for children , good service and... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Don't go to the Ubatuba Aquarium , waiting for a lot of different species of fish , like the aquariums fro USA. But in a rainy day you can expend an hour with your child with a good entertainment . Not a big aquarium with a lot of fishes , but you can see one shark and pinguins

Thank cassioaf
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

It's a nice place to go!It had a lot of diverse fish, two small alligators,and sharks.A great place to visit with family or friends,to learn more about the sea life of the region,and there are souvenir stores with beautiful things,books and other gifts...I like this place so much.Go there when you can.

Thank hunterdft
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

It is big, with a huge variety of fish. There are sharks and penguins. The signs show details of the animals. It also has a place for ecological education.

Thank GuiParreira

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