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Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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If you've not seen an aquarium before, it's good.

If you have never been to an aquarium before, and want to see a good one, this one seemed good... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
David H
Wide array of animals - but too many people!

I loved their displays, and how they really provide English descriptions and even with drawings... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Cebu City, Philippines
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Delightfully spacious and well-lit aquarium filled with a great selection of Asian fish. The highlight is the impressive tunnels where you under the tanks and surrounded by fish.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
No.1388 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120, China
+86 21 5877 9988
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from US$150.00
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Somewhere between the good and the bad reviews really. Cost is around $32aus which was fine, but the aquarium itself was rather dated and somewhat small. It does get very busy but it is open throughout the day and till around 9pm I think so...More

Thank SimonR745
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just don’t go , spend time elsewhere. I’ve been in China for 7 years, traveled around and this aquarium is the worse experience ever hahaha who would expect. Price is 160 yuan -so like 23 US dollars. I won’t comment on the happiness of the...More

1  Thank ChinAnna
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

So crowed!!! The animals was inside small boxes and all the lokal people was just hitting/knocking at the glasses af the boxes. Felt so bad for the animals. If I knew it was like that, we had never supported this place!

Thank Natasha H
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Terrible experience. Can’t be compared to other world-class aquariums like in the US, Japan nor Singapore. The aquarium path is tiny and narrow with crowds and kids everywhere. The staff at the aquarium don’t seem to care about the control and flow of visitors. The...More

Thank EdTea
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Shanghai Ocean Aquarium - Oh what fun it was to visit the Ocean Aquariam with my close friends from work!

Thank Emma G
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

The aquarium wasn't too bad very crowded with pushy adults. The adults were worst than the children. Staff need to keep a better eye on what's going on.

Thank bugalugs
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

80% of the fish looked completely shell shocked. Full of grown adults knocking (Not even just tapping) on the tanks and no staff intervening despite having signs up everywhere saying not to. Very busy and everyone shouting at the top of their volume. Local visitors...More

3  Thank gingertravelgirl
Reviewed 2 June 2018

If you have never been to an aquarium before, and want to see a good one, this one seemed good. There was nothing there that stood out particularly as local, which is fine, but if you are from out of town and want to see...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

This place is terrible. They should be shut down. The squater toilets stunk up the place. The basement smelled of cigarettes and urine. I couldn’t wait to get out. The fish were in cramped spaces with no real vegetation. The kids thought the penguins were...More

4  Thank Lauren W
Reviewed 29 May 2018

I loved their displays, and how they really provide English descriptions and even with drawings. Very informative, my little brothers loved it. The only part that troubled us was.... so many people!!! Chinese kids running everywhere and it became so so hot!!! You almost cant...More

1  Thank monnarch
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16 October 2016|
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Response from Pradeep K | Reviewed this property |
It depends upon your own interest in fishes and other marine animals. But at the least you would need one hour, which can stretch up to five hours.
Thomas G
27 April 2016|
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Response from Jan Gunnar B | Reviewed this property |
.The price per adult is 160 yuan. You can spend your time better in Shanghai than visiting this aquarium.