Marine Aquarium and Museum, Kota Kinabalu

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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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  • It's a small and simple museum with around 6 to 8 aquarium only. Anyway it has a big aquarium to view the fish clearly. Good for children. Entrance fee is cheap too.  more »
  • small aquarium but with smoe nice fish. Good for a visit with children, otherwise nothing spectacular.  more »
  • Been here a few times. Good place to look and learn about marine/aquatic creature. The place is nice too.  more »
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  • 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.
  • There are only two big aquarium. The place itself only one building.
  • 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.
  • only with RM 5, we can see sea turtle, starfish, and many more :)