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
Sponsored by:
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 402 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 145
    Excellent
  • 174
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Fascinating!

The tunnel with walls of glass always makes me as fulfilled with joy and fascination as a child on Christmas' eve. Sure, the tickets are a bit pricy, but I find it so worth it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
travelhunteer
Add Photo Write a Review

402 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The tunnel with walls of glass always makes me as fulfilled with joy and fascination as a child on Christmas' eve. Sure, the tickets are a bit pricy, but I find it so worth it. I've been there with my small cousins, my parents, my grandparents etc. multiple times and I've never experienced anyone being bored or not enjoying themselves.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seoul, South Korea
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The most memorable thing of the place was some of the fish in tiny places alone looking really miserable in the corner of their tanks.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nantong, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Although quite pricey for a family of four it was worth it. Loved the stingrays and lovely clean air conditioned place. A good experience at last in shanghai.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Iran
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

What a great Aquarium !!you will see great variety of fish ,ocean life ,different growth stage of jellyfish and etc.compare to Singapoor Aquarium and Dubai Aquarium is less expensive and much more value to visit .We ,specially my young daughter did enjoyed.you shouldn't miss it.It is close to Oriental Pearl Tower and riverside Promenade.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Amazing variety of fish and other marine and freshwater species, all in high tech tanks. We managed to see the penguins being fed but missed any other feeding although it was advertised as taking place during our visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Macau, China
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Very nice the Aquarium, but I sow two sharks sicks. because this no perfection..... I go back if possible.....

Was this review helpful? Yes
Costa Mesa, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

As a person that works at an aquarium, this place was okay. Was not impressed at the first 2 floors but things got better. This aquarium is self guided but if you go to the next floor, they will not allow you to return if you missed something. The Chinese salamander was amazing. The walk thru tunnels had nice displays... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Halletts Cove, South Australia, Australia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This aquarium has a range of different sea life animals in a large building that winds it way around the exhibits. The areas of the exhibits are themed which is exciting. I did feel a little bit sorry for the animals as I felt their enclosures were very bare and not very life like. Like any Chinese tourist attraction it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This aquarium has it all - creepy fish, eels, penquins. it was funny to watch the Chinese taking photos of the fake crocodile! Very busy in the weekends so maybe choose a weekday to visit? Also the penquin enclosure was just so sad - they looked depressed and no room at all. Other than that very educational.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rotherham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

On the whole this was a good place to visit however we went on a holiday weekend when it was far too crowded, this was made worse by the way many people broke the rules of the venue and the staff did nothing about it, there is no need for jumping up and down on exhibits, thumping the glass and... More 

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

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?