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Address: NO. 1388 Lujiazui Ring Rd, Shanghai 200120, China
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Phone Number: 021-58779988
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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.

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Take your camera! Really nice aquarium with some seriously weird and amazing sea life. Great for kids. Nice gift shop and an inexpensive food court.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
KAL K
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Take your camera! Really nice aquarium with some seriously weird and amazing sea life. Great for kids. Nice gift shop and an inexpensive food court.

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Thank KAL K
Haworth, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So we visited the aquarium on a rainy morning during the Mid-Autumn festival. It was half price entry & i thought getting there for 9am when it opens would be a good idea, less crowds. How wrong was i, i think the entire of Shanghai had the same idea. After about 20 minutes of waiting in line to purchase the... More 

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Thank KOYCEGIZ
harrisburg, pa
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100 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice aquarium, but nothing special. But if you like aquariums and/or its raining or you have kids, its a fine place to spend a few hours.

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Thank jerry k
Shanghai, China
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was summer vacation and I took my daughter and her friend to the Aquarium. We went by Line 2 subway and got down at Lujiazui station. The aquarium was bit crowded but there were lots of various fishes and marine animals of display. That day they had a special save shark exhibition too. As we go to lower levels... More 

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Thank Povmy
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

be prepared to share the entire place with a million screaming excitable children... And lots of people with cameras taking absolutely no notice at all of the notices asking for no flash photography!

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Thank Deb L
Agia Paraskevi
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful experience even I think it is almost everyday too crowded. Impressive tunnels under huge glass tanks with hundreds of fishes, turtles and sharks passing over your head. Many seldom sea species are exhibited. It will take minimum one hour till you get out. Ger your cameras ready and enjoy the extraordinary view.

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Thank Huo L
Dallas, Texas
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73 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

I've ever been to. Wasn't to far from our Hotel. Especially good for all ages. There is a fee but don't remember cost.

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Thank GalapogasJim
Athens, Greece
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

The location is convenient as it is next to the metro and it offers great view of the surrounding skyscrapers. However, the influx of visitors cannot be handled by the satety guards as kids kept climbing on exhibits despite the warnings. Underwaters tunnels very impressive.

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Thank Nikolas59
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Love watching animal planet since childhood very nice place ... Crowd was not that much ... Loved jelly fish spot ... And shark section ...

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Thank Puja M
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32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

This aquarium has a lot of fishes, sea horses, sharks, penguins, crocodiles, water snakes , and much more. One of the best aquariums I have seen till date. Very nicely kept, clean and worth it.

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