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Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

#34 of 1,318 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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I was expecting more....really disappointing

I saw many different aquarium around the world: Genova, Lisbon, Orlando and than Shanghai. This was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Padua, Italy
Nice fish but that's it

My daughter and I are visiting shanghai for a few weeks we went to the aquarium on a rainy day. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
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 4 days 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We were there on a Friday. Paid 400 for 2 adults, one kid and a baby. We were asked to be taken a family photo by the entrance, no elevator to the second floor even with a stroller. Once we got to the second floor...crowded...too...More

Thank Keiswang
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We have been lucky enough to go to some pretty great aquariums (Sydney, Melbourne) and this one is okay, but not on the level of I think of some. I really liked how they organized it by geographical area, however, it does seem tired, and...More

Thank ntetrault
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Walking through the tube is very nice. The rest of the aquarium is really not to interesting and some of the animals are trapped in a very small area where they are swimming up and dow the whole day.

Thank Jos B
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The Shanghai Aquarium is a decently sized place with three floors and some good marine life. The layout seemed super cramped though. There was never a large display like I see in most big city aquariums. Everything was in tiny windows or tight spots. There...More

1  Thank Chris N
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Wonderful to walk around and have the fish swimming overhead, very colourful exhibits on show, this is a must see and do attraction

Thank Sherry B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, How much time does it usually take to cover the whole place? Please share approximate time so that I can plan accordingly.
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
How much is it per person?
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.