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Coex Aquarium, Seoul
(4/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
Observe more than 40,000 sea creatures in a total of 90 exhibition tanks at Coex Aquarium. When you explore the aquarium halls, each turn brings you to a geographically themed area where you can examine indigenous fish and vegetation. Explore the enclosed world's underwater ecosystems found in the Amazon rainforest, Peruvian mountains, ocean beds, Korean rivers, and the seven seas. The family-friendly aquarium also contains an acrylic tunnel where swarms of sharks and turtles swim around you. Besides fish, you can also visit exhibition tanks which shelter seals, penguins, and local birds. Plan your visit to Coex Aquarium and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Seoul vacation route planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • This aquarium leaves a lot to be desired for a city of this size. In my opinion Busan is a much better aquarium. The majority of the exhibit is comprised of indigenous fresh water fish, however they d...  more »
  • Were with children 9 and 13 years, all excited. The great variety of fish, there is a manatee and other animals (rabbits, Guinea pigs, etc.). Large area, there is a "Petting Zoo", a research laboratory with microscopes. Interesting aquariums (fridge, microwave oven, cooler). Watched the show in the Aquarium, people and fish. A lot of people, but not straining.
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  • The aquarium was entertaining for the kids. Had a good selection of fish and animals from all over Korea as well as a select few from around the world. There is a section where they have fish in inter...  more »
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  • Another must see if you have time while you're in Seoul. Very up-to-date and interactive Aquarium! Membership for a year compared to one visit is usually the better deal if you plan on going more than wants. I enjoyed going with A 4 year old and I think I had just as much fun if not more. My favorite is the indoor theater area with stadium seating that you can just sit and watch the Sharks and Stingrays and fish swim through!
  • Manetees are beautiful and funny (specially while eaing cabbage haha). The sharks are amazing! Its nice inside, including the part where fishes are living in a sink, phone cabin, bed etc.. but some of the fishes cant be happy in those weird "aquariums".. that orange fish in "drinking water dispenser" was not swimming but lying on the floor of her plastic bottle aquarium. Is she alright?? I dont like the part where children can "touch" sea animals. Eventho the sign says 'dont take animals out of the aquarium', what I saw was a little boy grabbing an animal, taking it out of water and smashing it in his hands, (then dropping it back ..and reaching for another one),I was shocked. There should definitely be somebody supervising !!! Overprised.
  • An amazing collection of ocean life in one place. I had to use force to separate my husband from the aquarium with coral and aquarium with sharks :)
  • Beautiful modern aquarium. The tour takes about one hour. A lot of specimens to see. The set up is quite imaginative. Highly recommended, after a tour of the mall.
  • Excellent Aquirium in a beautiful Mall 'Coex'. The Aquarium has great variety of fish to observe.