Top Aquariums around the World

Bazumi has compiled a list of the largest and most visited aquariums around the world :)

Chimelong Ocean Kingdom

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1. Chimelong Ocean Kingdom

Location: Zhuhai Shi Guangdong China
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Info IconInfo: The Chimelong Ocean Kingdom features one of the world's largest aquariums, allowing guests to view the rare whale shark, beluga whales, polar bears, and other adorable animals up close! Winner of the 2014 Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement (Theme Park).


Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

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2. Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

Location: Osaka Osaka Prefecture Japan
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Info IconInfo: The Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is one of the largest public aquariums in the world. The walk-through aquarium displays marine life in several habitats comprising 27 tanks in 16 main exhibits with a total volume of 10,941 tons of water. The habitats are from the Ring of Fire area of the Pacific Ocean.


Marine Life Park

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3. Marine Life Park

Location: Singapore Singapore
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Info IconInfo: The Marine Life Park is a part of Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa, situated in southern Singapore. The 8-hectare (20-acre) park houses two attractions, the S.E.A. Aquarium and the Adventure Cove Waterpark, and features the largest oceanarium in the world.


Georgia Aquarium

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4. Georgia Aquarium

Location: Atlanta GA United States
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Info IconInfo: The Georgia Aquarium is a public aquarium and is the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere. Also, the Georgia Aquarium houses thousands of animals and representing several thousand species, all of which reside in 10 million US gallons (38,000 m3) of marine and salt water.


Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

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5. Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Location: Dubai United Arab Emirates
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Info IconInfo: The Dubai Mall Aquarium has 10-million liter tank, located on the Ground Level of The Dubai Mall, and is one of the largest suspended aquariums in the world. The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo houses thousands of aquatic animals, comprising over 140 species.


Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

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6. Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

Location: Motobu Japan
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Info IconInfo: In 1975, the World's Exposition or World's Fair was held in Okinawa, Japan at the Ocean Expo Park. Afterward, the park began to lose tourism and it was believed that a new aquarium would help revive the area and celebrate Okinawa's marine tradition. It welcomed its 20 millionth visitor on 30 March 2010.


L'Oceanogrāfic

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7. L'Oceanogrāfic

Location: Valencia Spain
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Info IconInfo: L'Oceanogrāfic, also known as The Oceanographic, is an oceanarium, where different marine habitats are represented. The Oceanographic is the largest complex of its type in Europe with a surface of 110,000 square meters (1,200,000 sq ft) and a water capacity of 42,000,000 liters (11,000,000 US gal).


TurkuaZoo

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8. TurkuaZoo

Location: Istambul Turkey
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Info IconInfo: The TurkuaZoo is a public aquarium. The TurkuaZoo was the first public aquarium in Turkey and is one of the largest aquariums in Europe. In addition to being a major tourist attraction for Istanbul, the aquarium is a center for marine research and conservation.


Lisbon Oceanarium

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9. Lisbon Oceanarium

Location: Lisboa Portugal
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Info IconInfo: The Lisbon Oceanarium is the largest indoor aquarium in Europe. The Lisbon Oceanarium has a large collection of marine species and other marine organisms totaling about 16,000 individuals of 450 species. The Lisbon Oceanarium is one of the few aquariums in the world to house a sunfish, because of their unique and demanding requirements for care.


Monterey Bay Aquarium

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10. Monterey Bay Aquarium

Location: Monterey CA United States
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Info IconInfo: The Monterey Bay Aquarium (MBA) is a non-profit public aquarium. The Monterey Bay Aquarium has an annual attendance of around two million visitors. It holds thousands of plants and animals, representing more than 600 species on display.


uShaka Marine World

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11. uShaka Marine World

Location: Durban KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
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Info IconInfo: uShaka Marine World is a 16-hectare (40-acre) theme park. Shaka Marine World opened on 30 April 2004 after 3 years of development. In 2005, the park was awarded for "Outstanding Achievement in thematic creative design" by the Themed Entertainment Association.


Shedd Aquarium

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12. Shedd Aquarium

Location: Chicago IL United States
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Info IconInfo: The Shedd Aquarium is an indoor public aquarium in Chicago. The aquarium contains 32,000 animals and was for some time the largest indoor aquarium in the world with 5,000,000 US gallons of water. In 2015, the aquarium had 2.02 million annual visitors; it was the most visited aquarium in the U.S.


Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

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13. Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

Location: Shanghai Pudong Xinqu China
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Info IconInfo: The Shanghai Ocean Aquarium is a public aquarium located in Shanghai, China. Designed by Advanced Aquarium Technologies, the aquarium includes a 120-meter (390 ft) tunnel that takes visitors through a coastal reef, open ocean, a kelp cave, shark cove, and a coral reef, and is one of the longest such tunnels in the world.


Aquarium of Genoa

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14. Aquarium of Genoa

Location: Genoa Italy
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Info IconInfo: The Aquarium of Genoa is the largest aquarium in Italy and the second largest in Europe. Located in the old harbor area of Genoa, Italy, the 33,000-square-foot (3,100 m2), and welcomes more than 1.2 million visitors each year.


Aquarium of Western Australia

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15. Aquarium of Western Australia

Location: Perth Western Australia Australia
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Info IconInfo: The Aquarium of Western Australia specializes in marine animals that inhabit the 12,000-kilometre (7,500 mi) long coastline of Western Australia. In total AQWA holds over 4 million liters of water and is home to approximately 400 species of marine life, including more than 4,000 fish.



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