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Address: No.1388 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120, China
Phone Number: 021-58779988
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: 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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Kids paradise...but chaotic

Shanghai's Ocean Aquarium is busy and popular, mainly locals, as could be expected. For most kids though, it's great fun and they get very excited. It might not warrant the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Shanghai's Ocean Aquarium is busy and popular, mainly locals, as could be expected. For most kids though, it's great fun and they get very excited. It might not warrant the RMB160 price for adults alone, but made a great morning outing for a couple of children. The trick is certainly to time any visit to avoid peak days - weekends... More 

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Pulau Ubin, Singapore
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19 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Was there early morning. Not the cheapest to go to but one of the better ones in the Asia Paxific region. Good collection of fishes. We spent about 90 minutes there!

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Shanghai, China
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198 reviews 198 reviews
75 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I have been to this place many times with my oldest son. If you live in Shanghai I would advice taking the year ticket,.. Pays off fast. But last weekend we did such a great thing - WE SLEPT IN THE AQUARIUM!!! You get a private tour and later on you sleep in the tunnel were you can see all... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I enjoyed my time at the Shanghai Ocean Aquarium. The building was quite large and was sectioned off to show aquatic animals from different regions of the world. There was a wide variety of animals to see from small fish to large fish, to sharks, sea turtles, penguins, and more! We had our large backpacks with us which they wouldn't... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

went to the aquarium and it cost 30 us. take the underwater tram from the bund to the other side of the river. we spent hours in there and it was very interactive, lots of room to move around, even though it was a Sunday. Floors of displays and petting areas(small sharks and stingrays) the children all around us were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Different kinds of animals are shown in an almost 360° view. Awesome for kids to explore the underwater world

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Beselich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

this is a MUST if you have some time and don't fear the crowded and loud atmosphere. A fantastic aquarium! Spend some hours and visit each and every animal. Esp. the room with the jellyfish will take your breath. Don't go on weekends - since it is almost crowded, on weekends it is horrible!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I visited the aquarium last year in the morning during a weekday so it was not that crowded. I have been to a lot of aquariums in the world and I have to say that there are definetely better things to do in Shanghai as you have bigger aquariums all around the world where you can enjoy your stay more... More 

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Dubai
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Extremely crowded , all the underwater tunnels had travelator to make it even worse, so you couldn't actually just walk through. YOu had to stand on the belt which moved painfully slow and at anytime there were over a 100 people going through a tunnel. It was extremely humid and claustrophobic. Maybe it was because we visited on a sunday... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is one of my favorite places in Shanghai. The aquarium seems small from inside but it is beneath the solid structure that takes your breath away. There are 3 floors in the aquarium. The section starts with beautiful different species of fishes. There is a section that has different stages of a shark egg. I found this very fascinating.... More 

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