Malta National Aquarium, Qawra

3.8
Experience an underwater world without getting wet at Malta National Aquarium. The aquarium displays a range of marine species, from fish commonly found around Malta, to exotic creatures from distant oceans. All tanks are designed to recreate natural habitats, and the main tank has a walk-through tunnel that puts you face-to-face with sharks and rays. Kids can learn about marine ecosystems and have fun in the play area. The aquarium also features a restaurant and parking lot, and all the facilities are accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. Make Malta National Aquarium part of your personalized Qawra itinerary using our Qawra trip planner .
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  • Absolutely loved it, a great place to spend a few hours in the cool entertaining the kids. Loved the baby shark and string ray tanks.  more »
  • Had previously been in other aquariums and I agree with the opinion of other comments that this is nothing super spectacular. It is a cozy, well decorated, lit and heated, but modest aquarium in comparison with other... The tanks are not very large (except of tunnel - waist up - and another view of the same that you arrive later from another room) and most of the fish are fairly common, gray type, rather than bright colors. The price is not exorbitant (€12.90) but I think that even you could fit more what offers: us calmly watching all the polls, finished the tour in 30 minutes.
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  • We visited with 6 children ranging from 1-8 and had a great time! We went early (I would recommend this as it got busy later on!) and had the place to ourselves. There was plenty to see and though it'...  more »
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  • A great trip to take when the weather isn't as great. Not as big as I had imagined from seeing the outside, but it has a large restaurant on the ground floor and all aquarium things are down some stairs. I like visiting aquariums and this one was lovely. The corridor with the surrounding tank is great, can see the sharks pretty close up! Good for families!
  • Absolutely loved it, was given a voucher down the road for €3 off admission. Then we paid an extra €5 for a behind the scenes tour which was fantastic, we were on the tour for 50 minutes and even got to see them feeding the sharks behind the scenes (I recommend the 12.30 tour because sharks are fed at 1). It's a small place though so I don't think it's worth the full admission price without the tour on top but with the tour it was definitely worth it.
  • A enjoyable visit. The extra behind the scenes tour is well worth the small extra. An example of how well the staff cared. There was a list boy that came in, sadly none of the immediate staff spoke French, however they assisted where they could until their French speaking colleague came.
  • Relatively small but nice aquarium, though. The visit takes about an hour. There are 2 tunnels, one for the children, and another accessible to anyone. Aside from the fishes, you can also see spiders, reptiles, corals, ... Fun fact: During the visit, they show much damage plastic can do to the ocean live. But lots of plastic toys and souvenirs are available in the shop at the end of the tour...
  • Loved it..... especially the back of house tour very informative and got to see feeding of fish and sharks in the main tank from above....originally it wasn’t something we planned to do while in Malta. But glad we did.

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Located in the region of Saint Paul's Bay, Qawra serves as a small seaside town. Stay at one of the many hotels built along the town's shore. Or, look farther into the heart of the city, where you'll find an area full of bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues, as well as the city's bus station.
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