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Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

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No.1388 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120, China
+86 21 5877 9988
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I would say this is a "must see" in Shanghai. I love aquariums, and this is one of the best I've... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mountain View, California

Not cheap ( by Chinese standards). However well worth the visit. The animals all appear well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris T
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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.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“marine life” (17 reviews)
“moving walkway” (10 reviews)
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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

I would say this is a "must see" in Shanghai. I love aquariums, and this is one of the best I've been to. There are lots of water tunnels which are really fun, and exhibits of fish from different regions of the world, reproducing their...More

Thank LRoxana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not cheap ( by Chinese standards). However well worth the visit. The animals all appear well looked after and everything is organised well

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walkable distance from the Lujiazui station on Metro Line 2 a visit to this acquarium introduces to the marine creatures in different form, colour etc,. The cost ot the entrance ticket is on the higher side. The real attractions are the marine animals which are...More

Thank sureshbabu2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paid 160rmb per adults and 130 for my son and wish we hadn’t bothered.while it was ok, nothing any different except high price ! 430 price too much for one child family !! Cheaper to do skiing for the day and Great Wall of China...More

Thank Deb M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I could not call this "Ocean" aquarium as I believe it had more freshwater stuff than marine. Nice to have a look around but dont bother with the audio guide unless for a child, it will insult your sensability. Best for us was the Jellyfish...More

Thank wilairat2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For such a small sized aquarium, our family had a great time spending a few hours here. Lots of species divided by region - the moving walkway at the end through the shark tanks and coral reefs were the highlight. Plan to come for the...More

Thank SmileyChicago_IL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were waiting in line around 2 hours, but for China its normal )) But it worth that! Huge aquarium! Amazing collection of different fishes! Room with huge sharks was impressive!

Thank ModernMyth
Reviewed 18 December 2017

I have been in few aquariums around the world - and I can say I really enjoyed this one! As undersea life lover - It was super fun and exciting for me to see all those amazing animals and creatures ! you can find everything...More

Thank Dianna I
Reviewed 14 December 2017

This aquarium is very "complete" in every sense, the diversity of animals is surprising andthe ecosystems are very well maintained. The entrance fee was 160 CNY, which is a bit too much for this but still is a nice way of spending the a few...More

Thank Julian I
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Been to a few better aquariums as compared to the Shanghai Ocean Aquarium. There are many small tanks with a wide variety of fishes. The underwater tunnels could do with more variety of fishes though. I think what this place is lacking is a big...More

Thank Everlyne
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16 October 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
27 April 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.