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Shanghai's Ocean Aquarium Park
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"Down by the sea, in an Octopus's garden..." While it's not exactly an Octopus garden, if you like watching fish, touching sharks or winking at alligators, the Ocean Aquarium Park is the next best thing to for flying out to the tropical reefs or tip-toeing in the mangroves to find such water creatures. The Aquarium is one of Asia's biggest underwater worlds and makes a great day out for your kids ¨C or if you're a big kid yourself. You can marvel at the fish with your mouth open, even if you find the faint smell of fish around you a little hard to digest. The aquarium is designed with a set course, so you're obliged to pass by all the species on display. Rather than being stressful, this makes the whole experience relaxing, as there's no fear of being lost at sea...

The start of the tour is maybe probably the best, with fish opening their mouths so wide you can actually see their inside them. You might wonder how the fish don't drown if all that water comes in ¨C but then you think back torecall your biology class and remember how fish work... The tour features alligators with red eyes and courageous ducks who come too close to them; big fish in a bigger tanks and the secrets of the Yangtze River, ¡s its fish and even an even an albino turtle.

The aquarium has nine exhibits in all, which include fish and other sea creatures, like crabs and sea horses. The fun part is the second exhibition room's Amazon jungle noises: thunder, chirping birds and crashing waterfalls. Pulled along in the stream of snap-happy tourists, you¡¯re led to the North Pole, where you can say hello to some penguins. There are story boards and information signs for those wishing to learn more about the creatures in the tanks, but they are unfortunately designed for children, which proved too low for a tall European like myself ¨C to bend down all the time would cause backache.

The biggest adventure of the aquarium is the 155 meter long underwater tunnel. It's also the world's longest and the last 155 meters of your underwater journey. Huge, hideous fish swim above you, quick, colourfulcolorful fish float next to you. Then suddenly a big sign: ATTENTION! BULL SHARK! Fear takes over, cold sweat breaks out and the hairs on the back of your neck stand straight up. Out the corner of your eye you see some harmless looking fish, but then you see the sharks hunting for prey ¨C at least that's what you think. Alarm bells are ringing, and you suspect the shark can smell your fear. To hide that, you stand straight up and read the signs on the aquarium. That¡¯s when you find out that this shark isn't dangerous to humans at all and that this is the end of your journey through the secrets of the underwater world anyway.

It's a good trip to do with for kids and also very accessible for adults ¨C beats looking at those fish tanks in restaurants.

Daily Operating Hours: 9:00--18:00
(Ticket sales and admission closes at 17:30 )
* Note: Operating Hours are extended to 21:00 during the following
peak seasons:
1 Chinese New Year Holidays
2 May and October Golden Weeks
3 Summer Holidays (July & August )
(Ticket sales and admission during peak season ends at 20:30)
For further information, please contact: (86-21)-58779988

Feeding Times:
Exhibits Morning Afternoon
Spotted Seals
10:40 - 10:55 15:40 - 15:55
11:00 - 11:15 16:00 - 16:15
The Open Ocean
10:10 - 10:25 14:40 - 14:55
Schooling Seas
10:30 - 10:40 15:00 - 15:10
Shark Cove 10:30 - 11:00 15:00 - 15:30

Shanghai Ocean Aquarium Co. Ltd.
No. 1388 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New Area 200120
You can get to Shanghai Ocean Aquarium by subway, public buses, taxi and Bund Tourist Tunnel.


To get to the Shanghai Ocean Aquarium, visitors can take
Subway line No. 2 and alight at "Lu Jiazui" Station, only 200 meters
from the aquarium. Subway line No. 2 extends to the center of the
city, and Nanjing Pedestrian Mall is only 1 station away.

Public buses
Buses also serve the tourist route leading to the aquarium.
( Nos.82 / 85 / 119 / 792 / 792B / 795 / 796)

Visitors can hop on to any taxi and they will be able to take
them to Shanghai Ocean Aquarium. To get to the Aquarium
just say :“wo yao qu pu dong shang hai hai yang shui zu
guan”“ I want to go to Shanghai Ocean Aquarium in Pudong”

Bund Tourist Tunnel
This tunnel links Pudong Conference Hall and Puxi's "The
Bund". The Aquarium is just within walking distance of the

Admission Price
Adult 120 RMB
Senior Citizen (above the age of 70) 70 RMB
(Senior Citizen pass to be presented before purchase of ticket)
Child 80 RMB Height Eligibility:
80cm – 140cm

For further information on event bookings please contact our marketing department
Phone: 58779988 (ext) 300 or 58772225 (direct) Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it