We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: No.1388 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120, China
Phone Number: 021-58779988
Website
Today
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 435 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 153
    Excellent
  • 193
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Fishy tales......

Not a bad place to visit on a rainy day......in the Pudong area next to the Pearl Tower...so easy to get to by the Metro. This has an extensive display set over multiple levels... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
AucklandPuddleduck
,
Auckland

Similar Things to Do in Shanghai

Add Photo Write a Review

435 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Auckland
Level Contributor
51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Not a bad place to visit on a rainy day......in the Pudong area next to the Pearl Tower...so easy to get to by the Metro. This has an extensive display set over multiple levels reached by escalators that naturally take you through regions and depths of the sea. Amazing display of jelly fish moving on to the glazed tunnels with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We used to visit aquarium of every city we go and I think the visit here has ended it. We went there on a week day to avoid the weekend crowds as per other reviews. well, we got school groups, tour groups, ? nursing home groups. The noise level is incredible, you had to shout in each other ears to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Basel, Schweiz
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The aquarium itself is quite nice, some of the tanks seemed a but too small but all in all well designed and animal friendly. The visitors however were very inconsiderate, using flash, banging on glass and no staff said anything about it, horrifying! If you go, I suppose try first thing in the morning, any later and the crowds are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Level Contributor
48 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Best place to spend your time (3 hours ).this place include lots of small aquarium and several big aquarium . Its amazing .It will be enjoyable time and full of knowledge for for each age .

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Goa
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

It's a great attraction with a variety of aquatic animals...and very informative about certain species which i never knew existed. The overhead tanks are large and well maintained and illuminated...it feels like your walking under water with the fish swimming over head. Only downside was a lot of asian tourists who just wanted to click selfies with each and every... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This aquarium was excellently developed with huge tanks and lots of consideration for the animals. There was lots of information and support for banning shark fin fishing which was great to see. My only disappointment was the behavior of the visitors, it was incredibly noisy with people shouting and banging on the tank glass despite notices everywhere not to do... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This was a great way to spend a few hours out of the heat. There was a large assortment of sea life and it was interesting to see what lives in the rivers/seas around China. It was very crowded but easy to go from room to room. It's centrally located and the metro stop is a quick walk from the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Beijing, China
Level Contributor
96 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

A Very modern aquarium. Lot of species. Long tunnel to get a good vies on fish, some large ones. But Very noisy, and not due to children, but to adults.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New york
Level Contributor
67 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I never imagined that an aquarium could be fun for anyone over 14, but the Ocean Aquarium proved me wrong! During the rainy/smoggy/hot days in Shanghai, it's a great alternative to spending the day at home. With an excellent collection of creatures, both sorted into different areas and all mingled together in the long underwater tunnel, there is something here... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Shanghai, China
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Good place to see all marine animals and fishes ,very lean and presentable ,day out with family and friends will real a good value for time and money with knowledge enhancement about marine life. GR8 job ..

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Shanghai Ocean Aquarium also viewed

Shanghai, Shanghai Region
Shanghai, Shanghai Region
 
Shanghai, Shanghai Region
Shanghai, Shanghai Region
 

Been to Shanghai Ocean Aquarium? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

Address: No.1388 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120, China
Phone Number: 021-58779988
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Shanghai Ocean Aquarium and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Shanghai Ocean Aquarium staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?