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Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

#35 of 1,320 things to do in Shanghai Features Animals
No.1388 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120, China
+86 21 5877 9988
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Very sad experience

My boyfriend and I visited the aquarium in the evening so it was very quiet, which made it an even... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Catarina S
via mobile
Don't tap on the glass

It's a nice aquarium, basically like big aquariums all over the world. There were a lot of unique... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Carol P
Middleton, WI
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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.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
No.1388 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120, China
+86 21 5877 9988
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited the aquarium in the evening so it was very quiet, which made it an even more difficult experience as there was no distraction from the very poor conditions in which the animals were being kept. All of the tanks were...More

Thank Catarina S
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's a nice aquarium, basically like big aquariums all over the world. There were a lot of unique creatures as well as popular favorites: electric eels, sharks, sea horses, Albino Chinese soft-shell turtles, spiky matamata turtles, sea apples, gilded catfish, mud skippers, shark eggs, clown...More

Thank Carol P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a group of 3 adults. The aquarium was extremely crowded and very noisy. People were putting their hands in the tanks and knocking on the tanks despite signage that instructed not to do so. I stopped one boy from pointing his laser directly...More

2  Thank Terri T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The aquarium tries to manage the crowd with the flow of traffic, but visitors are very pushy. Most of the attractions look like what you see in a pet store. The underwater tunnel is a highlight, but the moving walkway is painfully slow and people...More

Thank TAP647
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very busy and a lot of the fish tanks seem on the small side for the fish contained in them . I wouldn't pay the asking price to go in here again as more needs to be done for the animals contained within the tanks.

Thank MJC123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I saw many different aquarium around the world: Genova, Lisbon, Orlando and than Shanghai. This was definitely the worse. Super expensive and not interesting at all. I do not recommend it at all.

Thank paola_veronese
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I are visiting shanghai for a few weeks we went to the aquarium on a rainy day. It had some great things to see but it was not a well maintained building. Throughout the exhibits, and corners while walking through it smelt...More

Thank czechrn
Reviewed June 12, 2017

The Aquarium is a great place to visit irrespective of age and see a lot of different fishes etc. It is a great experience to be in the tunnel with fishes around you.

Thank Anil G
Reviewed June 12, 2017

We visited on a weekday, so we didn't have any problems with crowds. The exhibits were well done, and the underwater tunnel sections were really fun! They feed the penguins and the stingrays at certain times, but we didn't see the times advertised until we...More

Thank BritInCary
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

It's a pretty decent aquarium with interesting fish that I haven't seen back in America. The tunnel with all the fish is long but actually made me feel motion sickness.

Thank Marco R
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October 16, 2016|
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Response from Puja M | Reviewed this property |
It takes around 2 Hrs max. With kids may b half an hour extra.
Thomas G
April 27, 2016|
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Response from Jan Gunnar B | Reviewed this property |
.The price per adult is 160 yuan. You can spend your time better in Shanghai than visiting this aquarium.