What could be a better activity for a day out than an aquarium tour? After all, children and adults love to see exotic sea life in amazing environments. Keep an eye out for aquariums in your new destination when you next travel that might be worth a visit. Here are some of the amazing aquariums around the world that should be on the must-see list of anyone.
Shanghai Ocean Aquarium
Shanghai Ocean Aquarium is one of the world’s most beautiful aquarium. It’s primary highlight is that it has the longest underwater tunnel which is more than 500 feet long.
It’s also one of the biggest, and it is the largest aquarium in Asia, with over 15,000 sea creatures in its collection. It is divided into nine different zones covering different geographical areas like Australia and China, and it is also home to many rare species.
Find it in Pudong District, just a short trip from the center of the city, which is near to many of the major hotels like the Marriott.
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is one of the most amazing aquarium. It is located inside the Dubai Mall, one of the largest shopping malls in the world. It is home to a huge tank that holds nearly three million gallons of water. And over 30,000 sea creatures including a large collection of sharks and stingrays.
It also has the largest acrylic panel in the world at over 100 feet long and 30 inches thick.
Aquarium of Western Australia
Located near to Perth, the Aquarium of Western Australia boasts the largest tank in Australia with nearly 800,000 gallons of water. It also has an underwater tunnel that is over 300 feet long, and it boasts over 40 exhibits.
These concentrate primarily on Australian marine life, and you’ll see an amazing collection of sharks, stingrays — and even crocodiles!
By a long way, Georgia Aquarium boasts the world’s largest aquarium tank. It contains over six million gallons of water, and it is used to house the aquarium’s biggest residents: Whale sharks.
Admire the gentle giants from the other side of the glass, or get into the tank and scuba dive alongside them for a memorable experience. This is the only place you will find whale sharks in the USA. And also one of the few places in the world to see them.
Other than that, there are more than 100,000 ocean creatures to see, divided into 60 exhibits, making it a fantastic day out.
L’Oceanografic in Valencia, Spain, is located inside the City of Arts and Sciences complex, and it is the largest aquarium in Europe, covering over 100,000 square meters. It has three main areas, the Mediterranean Sea, Arctic, and Antarctic, and boasts a collection of 45,000 sea creatures.
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
The Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is situated in Okinawa, Japan’s Ocean Expo Park. And its biggest tank has almost two million gallons of water. It also has a huge acrylic panel, which is beaten in size only by the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo.
Here you will discover an amazing collection of sea life with the greatest attractions being the whale sharks and manta rays.
See these amazing aquariums when you get the chance
If you happen to be passing through any of the above destinations, remember that they are home to some of the amazing aquariums in the world.
Whether you want to walk through the world’s biggest underwater tunnel or just want to enjoy the amazing sea creatures on display, check out the aquariums above and enjoy a fun-filled family day out.