Marine Aquarium and Museum, Kota Kinabalu

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#6 of 7 in Childrens Museums in Malaysia
Learn about marine life at Marine Aquarium and Museum, a cultural institution showcasing different aquatic ecosystems and their inhabitants. With a good collection of creatures and plants displayed in natural-looking tanks--including sea turtles, mangroves, and tropical fish--the facility offers a particularly good option for younger visitors, who may be unable to explore the island's underwater areas in the wild. The site offers a wealth of information panels and interactive experiences. The facility is linked to the local university, as it is a leading research facility detailing different ecosystems, the dangers they face, and what can be done to protect them. For Marine Aquarium and Museum and beyond, use our Kota Kinabalu trip itinerary maker app to get the most from your Kota Kinabalu vacation.
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  • Our kids really enjoyed this. It is a small but good quality aquarium. You can learn a lot there. I would give it less stars because it's hard to find (in a back corner of the UMS campus) and it's hou...  more »
  • Its quite a small area but worth to go. Not far from the biggest mall one borneo. Cheap price entrance. Airconditioned and available parking area and can use baby stroller to get in  more »
  • There are only a few tanks of marine life like corals, starfishs, turtles and fishes. The information displays and samplings on the museum part are mainly studies and researches conducted by their stu...  more »
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  • U can have a glimpse on the turtles swimming right in front of u. This is just a small aquarium ( I spent 30mins), not much life aquatics to see. Remember to bring your student card, if any.
  • Small aquarium but well worth a visit. There is a touch tank to let the kids feel some of the sea creatures. Costs only rm10 for adults to enter.
  • A small aquarium. But the fish and turtle are adorable. Have fun.
  • Wonderful educational experience. Wheelchair friendly.
  • Nice and small aquarium museum with lots of info available.

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In the area of Sepanggar you'll find the main set of hotels, ranging from simple and mid-priced, to the more luxurious with good sea views. Move away from the coast for more space and privacy in resort-style hotels, which offer a range of facilities and comfortable, sometimes quirky rooms and apartments. Farther out still, you'll find backpacker motels, giving easy access to the surrounding natural attractions that, after all, are the primary reason for being here.
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