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Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

Address: No.1388 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120, China
Phone Number: 021-58779988
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Ranked #37 of 832 Attractions in Shanghai
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...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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

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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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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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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Overcrowded, claustrophobic and cruel describes this aquarium. I would not wish this fate on any creature. The tanks are tiny and crowded. Some fish are alone in one tank, and this is not natural, as no creature needs to be alone, the least they could do would be to put another companion in with the sawfish for example. Such cruelty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It's true that this aquarium is miserable when there are tons of people, but try coming on a Monday or Tuesday in the off-season and you will love what you see. There are plenty of exhibits and lots of great information (written in very understandable English alongside Chinese). As others have stated, the trip is nearly worth it for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I did not have high expectations when i went to the aquarium but it was just perfect. Gives a broad idea of what lies beneath the oceans...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The outside of this aquarium looks really impressive as is its location which is in the middle of main shanghai city. You walk through the first bit and the rest is a long travelator where you get on and it brings you around the rest of the tanks which are above head. If you have never seen this before then... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The exhibits were well setup. They had a variety of sea life to observe. What I did not like was the levels and that you are not allowed to go back up a level once you have gone down to the lower level.

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