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Top Aquariums and Ocean Worlds in China

Regardless of natural sceneries and cultural sites, China still offers other fun options for your family. Even though aquariums in China may not be your first choice while planning your China family tour, but you will definitely love the unforgettable moment in one of the aquariums with your kids. You can choose one from the top aquariums and ocean worlds in China listed below, all of them are popular in China.

As the most popular family-friendly cities in China are Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Xi’an, Chengdu, Guilin, Guangzhou, along with the best winter destination Harbin, you can think about Ocean Park Hong Kong, Beijing AquariumShanghai Ocean Aquarium or Chengdu Haichang Polar Ocean World.


1.Zhuhai Chimelong Ocean Kingdom

You might have heard about Chimelong before you visit China, since Chimelong parks enjoy a high reputation in the world. Zhuhai Chimelong Ocean Kingdom will be a good choice, if you plan to experience one or two Chimelong parks but don’t know which one to pick. As it’s just located inside the Zhuhai Chimelong International Tourist Resort, both adults and children will enjoy a wonderful time in this world-class resort.

Top aquariums and ocean worlds in China
Zhuhai Chimelong Ocean Kingdom


Zhuhai Chimelong Ocean Kingdom is a creative project combines large-scale amusement facilities with exhibition areas of rare marine animals, besides, it also provides a wonderful chance for your family to enjoy a meal in the undersea restaurant, with all kinds of sea animals around you.


enlightenedTop Reasons to Visit:

  • Has the biggest aquarium in the world.
  • With more than 15,000 fish of different species.
  • The largest acrylic plate as the aquarium window, 39.3 meters long and 8.3 meters high.
  • The roller coaster is 1,300 meters in length runs up to 20 floors.
  • The largest parade of marine theme floats in the world.


2.Ocean Park Hong Kong

Ocean Park Hong Kong is one of the most popular ocean parks in the world with the largest number of visitors annually. It is well-known as a marine mammal park, meanwhile, it is also an animal theme park where you can see giant pandas. Being a famous amusement park, there are lots of rides inside the park, and for families with kids, you have plenty of choices.

Top aquariums and ocean worlds in China
Ocean Park Hong Kong

What’s more, it will be exciting to spend a night under the sea with your kids, most of children love this part so much. Don’t miss the great chance for the mysterious nighttime adventures.

enlightenedTop Reasons to Visit:

  • Hosts both marine animals and land animals.
  • Various family-friendly rides for you to have fun.
  • With Cable car and Ocean Express as in-park transportation.
  • Go behind the scenes to meet dolphins, penguins, sea lions, seals.
  • Amazing cultural experience at the Old Hong Kong.


3.Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

Situated at the central area of Shanghai, Shanghai Ocean Aquarium is really convenient to get to. There are 9 thematic zones, including China, South America, Australia, Africa, Southeast Asia, Cold Water, Polar, Sea and Shore, Deep Ocean, along with Special Exhibitions for learning more about marine animals, you can always find something new and interesting here. After visiting Shanghai Ocean Aquarium, you can explore the Oriental Pearl TV Tower nearby, night view on the tower is really fascinating.

Top aquariums and ocean worlds in China
Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

enlightenedTop Reasons to Visit:

  • One of the largest aquariums in the world.
  • The 155-meter undersea tunnel is one of the longest tunnels in the world.
  • Owns more than 450 varieties of marine animals, some are endangered species.
  • With the only exhibition area in mainland China displaying species from Yangtze River.
  • The only aquarium in the world with sightseeing tunnel showcasing Amazon Rain Forest.


4.Beijing Aquarium

Beijing Aquarium is one of the best aquariums in China. Situated in the Beijing Zoo, Beijing Aquarium covers an area of 120,000 square meters, with advanced facilities in the 7 main exhibition areas, which are suitable for education and entertainment. Enjoying a connecting trip of Beijing Zoo and Beijing Aquarium will be one of the best things to do with your kids in Beijing.

enlightenedTop Reasons to Visit:

  • One of the largest aquariums in China.
  • World’s advanced life support system for the largest amount of artificial sea water.
  • China’s largest ocean theatre of this type, better experience for the performances.


5.Dalian Shengya Ocean World

Dalian Shengya Ocean World is the most romantic ocean theme park in China, and also world’s first ocean park in scene-style. Opened to the public in 1995, Dalian Shengya Ocean World has China’s first undersea tunnel, which was the longest one in Asia during that time. Except for regular exhibition areas, with the National Antarctic Penguin Breeding Base inside the ocean world, Dalian Shengya Ocean World provides a great opportunity for you to observe life of the penguin family.

Top aquariums and ocean worlds in China
Dalian Shengya Ocean World

enlightenedTop Reasons to Visit:

  • Brilliant and hilarious Kungfu Walrus show.
  • Experience ocean depths at the IMAX Cinema.
  • With one of the longest undersea tunnels, about 118 meters.


6.Chengdu Haichang Polar Ocean World

Pandas and delicious Sichuan Cuisine may be important reasons for you to visit Chengdu. Maybe you can try something different with your kids, Chengdu Haichang Polar Ocean World, as one of the top ocean worlds in China, will be an ideal option for your family. There are many interactive activities and kids-friendly programs, which may give you a wonderful experience.

You can also choose Haichang Polar Ocean Worlds in Dalian, Qingdao, Tianjin, Yantai and Wuhan. But considering main tourist cities you will choose for your China family tour, we guess Chengdu Haichang Polar Ocean World will be your first choice.


enlightenedTop Reasons to Visit:

  • With Arctic and Antarctic marine animals as the theme.
  • Aims to create the most family-friendly atmosphere for families with kids.
  • Excellent exploration halls for a wonderful discovery tour.


Create the Best Memory in China

You may not want to miss the most popular tourist cities in China when you’re planning your family tour to China with your kids. As top aquariums and ocean worlds in China are in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong must on your list, choosing an aquarium to visit during your trip will be a great memory for your kids.

All of our China Family Tours can be customized, you can add one or two aquariums in China on your family tour plan. Please free to let us know your favorite attractions to have a tailor-made tour in China.


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