Shanghai Ocean Aquarium, Shanghai

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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. Our Shanghai itinerary maker site makes visiting Shanghai Ocean Aquarium and other Shanghai attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The children want to see the fish, so go to the aquarium. It is inconvenient to stop the car here, only the subway. Around the view point is more than Fang Mingzhu, etc. The aquarium itself feels smaller than the aquarium in Japan, and there are no interactive areas where children can participate in. And the tickets are expensive and very unworthy.
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  • 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 highe...  more »
  • The Oceanarium is located around the Tower in the city's business district. Go stands and with children is required. A lot of space, spacious premises, interesting exposition. A large underwater tunnel. Not only fish, but also amphibians, reptiles, penguins and seals. It will be interesting to children and adults. Input 160 Yuan.
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  • Penguins, sharks, rays and too many other fish to mention all displayed with signs in english. A moving sidewalk keeps the patrons moving along at a decent pace but not too fast to get a good view of all the fish. It should take less than 2 hours to complete the whole thing.
  • Very nice place and natural sea reservoirs, good for children and families
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

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