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.

Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

No.1388 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120, China
021-58779988
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #33 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 older children, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator
Write a Review

314 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    111
    143
    50
    5
    5
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Just 2 min walk from the exit of the Lujiazui Metro Station. We went there during some Shanghai festive period (we didn`t know about it) but the whole experience was horrific. Crowed, crowed, crowed!!! The glass tunel can be the best part of the visit, if you don`t be push by MILLION of screaming kids Any way there is one... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

I love aquariums. Go to every one in every city I visit. This was great. The jellies were a highlight as was the penguins. They all had an English translation and it was not hard to get to either. Public transport literally drops you at the door. The underwater walk through was one of the best I've seen. What they... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bruckmuehl, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

one of the best aquariums I have ever visited; great presentation and good information. very impressive: sharks and lots of exotic sea animals. By means of the glass tunnels you are moving midst in this beautiful world

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bangalore, India
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Have seen the San Diego water world and this one did not fail to impress as well.. was very well maintained and my son got to see a variety of water creatures.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Iasi, Romania
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Shanghai, China
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Zagreb, Croatia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Shanghai, China
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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.

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

Do you own or manage Shanghai Ocean Aquarium?

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