Shanghai Ocean Aquarium, Shanghai

3.6
#4 of 85 in Zoos & Aquariums in China
Get under the sea at Shanghai Ocean Aquarium, featuring a system of 168 m (551 ft) long submarine viewing tunnels and some 15,000 marine creatures of 300 species. The rare setup of four underwater glass tunnels provides 180- to 270-degree views of marine life. Check out the endangered albino perch, spotted eagle rays, zebra sharks, electric eels, and Chinese giant salamanders in this nine-section park designed to cover all species from Asia. Clean and well-maintained, with many different tanks and some entertainment feeding shows, the aquarium makes a great attraction for families. Put Shanghai Ocean Aquarium and other Shanghai attractions into our Shanghai travel itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Way too small tanks for too many fish (fish also often swam to the surface, which does not bode well for spelt) Chinese who constantly on Windows klopppen to the fish to hunt down constantly draw pictures with Flash (even the official photographers of the aquarium) we like to visit aquariums, and this was really the worst experience ever
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  • August 13, 2017
    Going there to get out of the hot sun I was quite disappointed with the displays and the crowds. Some areas and tanks do not look wildlife friendly. Seals seems to be stir crazy in small tanks. I felt...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    While in Shanghai and doing so hot in July as we did the year past is a good alternative, has the longest tunnel for all underwater animals and the pond of jellyfish a spectacle. .. .the penalty is that it was crowded, they should control the input capacity... definitely worth seeing it.
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  • June 1, 2017
    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. I'm not much of a museum person or in this case an aquarium or zoo person.
  • March 4, 2017
    Very nice aquarium. Signs both English and Chinese. I like that there are multiple times you have tunnels where the fish are above you...especially the last one, which is 150 meters long and has a moving walkway so it doesn't get clogged with people. Also the jellyfish tanks are amazing.
  • July 5, 2017
    Penguins.... Sharks... Rays... Dragon fish.. Can see the entire aquatic life... Need a full day
  • March 12, 2017
    nice visit. lots of varieties of sea animals. might take more than two hrs to cover everything in detail but can be covered in one to two hrs if you are quick
  • January 4, 2017
    A great aquarium with lots of fish and other marine creatures. Signs are both in Chinese and in English, so no worries about not be able to read about the things you look at. The best time is to visit this place on normal weekdays. On weekends you might have to wait in line to se some of the bigger animals and fishes in the aquarium.

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