Aquariums in Istanbul

When looking for aquariums in Istanbul, you have with you the options of exploring the best of the aquariums of the world. From Emaar Aquarium to the Istanbul Aquarium the list has plenty of options. One of the most popular options is the Istanbul Sea Life Aquarium which is known to have the largest collection of sharks in Europe. Walk through the tunnel and witness many marine animals which are separated over 16 zones. You can also visit the Istanbul Aquarium where you can look at creatures from over 16 geographical areas such as the Red Sea, the Pacific Ocean, and the Panama Canal.

The Emaar Aquarium is home to over 20,000 animals and also has an underwater zoo. Experience many water activities in the aquarium such as snorkeling and diving and come face to face with many marine creatures. Walk through the 270-degree tunnel and enjoy a lovely view of the ocean bed. Visit the Viasea aquarium which has an 81 meters long tunnel which is the longest tunnel in Istanbul. Witness quite many attractions such as a crocodile park and a reptile house and take some amazing pictures of these animals.

Istanbul Aquarium
Istanbul Aquarium
  • One of the top aquariums in Istanbul, the Istanbul Aquarium has over 66 water tanks with marine animals from the Red Sea, Pacific Ocean, Panama Canal, and other parts of the world.
  • The Istanbul Aquarium is also one of the biggest aquariums in the world which is organized by themes.
  • Witness many animals such as crocodiles, rays, and sharks in over 17 themes and a rainforest.
  • Head over to the 5D cinema where you can experience the wind and waters of the world.

Location: Şenlikköy, Yeşilköy Halkalı Cd. No:93, 34153 Florya/İstanbul, TurkeyTimings: 10:00 AM -7:00 PM (Mon-Fri) 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM (Sat-Sun)

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Istanbul Sea Life Aquarium
Istanbul Sea Life Aquarium
  • The SEA LIFE Aquarium is one of the most popular aquariums in Istanbul as it has one of the largest collections of sharks in Europe.
  • Admire over 15000 sea animals such as sharks, crabs, fishes, rays, starfish, and many others in themed zones.
  • Head over to the touch pool experience where you can come close to animals like crabs and starfish and also touch them.
  • Go on a walk through the tunnel and get a 270-degree view of the ocean bed and over 21 different themed zones.

Location: Kocatepe, Forum Istanbul, Paşa Cad No: 5 D:5, 34045 İstanbul, TurkeyTimings: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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Emaar Aquarium
Emaar Aquarium
  • One of the best aquariums in Istanbul, the Emaar Aquarium is home to over 20,000 marine animals and has an underwater zoo with 7 different themed zones.
  • Witness many species of sharks, spiders, and crabs in different sections of the aquarium.
  • The main tunnel of the aquarium is 3.5 meters below the surface and offers many underwater activities such as snorkeling and diving.
  • You can also just take a walk through the tunnel and get a 270-degree view of the fascinating sea animals.

Location: Libadiye Cad. No:82/F Emaar AVM -2 Katı, 34700 Üsküdar/İstanbul, TurkeyTimings: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM (TRT; UTC+3) (Last entry by 9:00 PM)

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Viasea Aquarium
Viasea Aquarium
  • The Viasea Aquarium is established by Via Properties and is one of Istanbul's most visited attractions on the asian side.
  • Take a walk through the tunnel which is 81 meters and observe over 12000 marine animals and 47 themed exhibitions.
  • The main tank of the aquarium is the longest and widest aquarium tunnel in Istanbul with many attractions such as the tropical reptile house section and crocodile park.

Location: Cami Mah ViaSea Eğlence Meydanı Viaport Marina No:29, 34940 Tuzla, TurkeyTimings: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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