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Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

No.1388 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120, China
021-58779988
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As featured in Shanghai for young kids
Ranked #32 of 838 Attractions in Shanghai
Type: Aquariums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Delightfully spacious and well-lit aquarium filled with a great selection of Asian fish. The highlight is the impressive tunnels where you under the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
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Shanghai, China
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

never go unless it is the most unlucky day in the Chinese calendar or if its a full scale typhoon otherwise you will have to wait 2 hours or more to get to the ticket booth. when you get it there are Chinese kids shouting and running around, the tanks are tiny for the fish and the whole scene is... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

great aquarium well treated and elder persons pay half the price, a lot of fishes of diferent species and in the final there is a store with good prices

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Iasi, Romania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

it worth a visit to Aquarium, situated near Oriental Pearl. For me it was my first experience in visiting an aquarium of such dimensions and i remained effectively impressed. indeed it is crowded, like all spots in China. Wort a visit (around 2 hours), especially for families with children. they will love everything, and especially the penguins show (i laugh... More

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Shanghai, China
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Fairly nice aquarium experience with lot of different fish and marine life to see and including also penguins. Was very crowded even during weekday visit, wouldn't recommend visiting during weekend.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Except longer underwater corridor, this aquarium is quite similar to that in London. What thrilled me in this aquarium is part with jellyfishes. It is really nice to visit this aquarium, though the ticket is maybe a little too expensive (160 RMB). At the exit from the aquarium is a shop with a variety of expensive souvenirs.

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Shanghai, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Pros - easily accessible - English speaking cashier (only cash) - information boards in English - unique types of fish - very well maintained - amazing jelly-fish area Cons - very packed with visitors with no education who shout, scream, push, and completely ignore the warning signs - be prepared to fight for a spot to see any interesting fish... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Very nicely designed aquarium. Lots of interesting stuff to see here. Close to the business district, definetely worth a visit.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Decent aquarium with a nice selection of Chinese fish. Do not, under any circumstances, visit on a weekend, couldn't even get close to the exhibits without fighting through several rows of people taking pictures of the most inane things.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was one of the more expensive things we did in Shanghai. At several places we did not have to pay for our daughter (because she is under 1.3 meters) but at the aquarium we did. It is VERY clean, the exhibits are well maintained and the layout is easy to navigate. Most of the signage is also in english,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I felt that the ticket price was a bit expensive for what it has to offer. During the holiday season, it can get VERY crowded. They've tried to make it less crowded but with it being at the the tourist location in Shanghai (already crowded as it is), it didn't help much. Like most other big-scale aquariums, you follow a... More

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