Marine Aquarium and Museum, Kota Kinabalu

(3.1/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
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. Put Marine Aquarium and Museum and other Kota Kinabalu attractions into our Kota Kinabalu vacation route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • 海洋馆是在沙巴大学里面,地方有点难找,学生们都很热情给我们指路。海洋馆不大,里面的生物种类还算比较多。看完可以顺便逛校园,很不错。 
  • Paid RM10 (this is for Malaysians, it's probably going to cost more if you're not Malaysian) to gain entry, and you can pretty much finish "touring" the location in 5 minutes. There are two large aqua...  more »
  • Several smaller aquariums with fish and turtles. If you are a diver-don't waste your time, rest can be fun. Inexpensive entrance examination takes not much time.
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  • This aquarium is a non profitable facility by the Borneo Marine Research Institute. Despite having a rather small size, the museum do have plenty to offer. Seeing the green turtle swimming happily in the tank is how most marine science students of the university spend their time between classes as it is very calming.
  • A hidden treasure for kids
  • University in my Aquarium. A quiet 30 minutes can be enough to see
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  • Would you hear the Aquarium for a while if there are many time
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