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Polar Ocean World, Qingdao

3.5
#1 of 9 in Zoos & Aquariums in Shandong
Feel the chill at Polar Ocean World, an aquarium with a particular emphasis on the wildlife found at each pole. See bottlenose dolphins, sea lions, walruses, whales, sharks, and arctic wolves at the facility, as they swim, laze around, and feed in enclosures designed to resemble their natural habitat. Expert trainers put on regular performances with the animals, so pull up a seat at the main theater to watch the synchronized routines. Note that some visitors have reported poor conditions for the animals--read up on the latest reviews before going, or consider an alternative attraction. Work out when and for how long to visit Polar Ocean World and other Qingdao attractions using our handy Qingdao vacation builder.
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  • August 1, 2017
    This place had many good exhibits, but, the water isn't really clean. Our escort, who has visited several US aquariums, says the main reason to come here is to bring kids who will buy food and toys fr...  more »
  • July 14, 2017
    This is also in places where despite tourism stay in Qingdao, did not expect the was up, but was especially good. Another visit to the Aquarium, but there was far better. If families are just little kids who might enjoy is in its own way.
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  • July 10, 2017
    Tickets: There is long line for tickets, but you can get cheaper tickets by contacting agents. Although cheaper, the agent takes the ticket back so when you need the ticket to get into the Jellyfish b...  more »
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  • November 24, 2013
    This park buys its dolphins and false killer whales from the Taiji drive hunts, animals are dying horrible deaths because you buy tickets to see them. DONT VISIT ANY PARK WHO BUY DOLPHINS FROM JAPAN
  • August 24, 2016
    See animals, are all human beings, perception is poor. The animals are sad eyes, any sea world and the Zoo is to animal cruelty.
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  • March 28, 2017
    A good environment, supporting General
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  • October 2, 2012
    I like it, lol
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  • November 27, 2013
    Fun
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