Beijing Aquarium

Located in Beijing Zoo, it is the largest and most advanced inland aquarium in China, covering a total area of 4.2 hectares. It is designed in conch shape with orange and blue as its main color, symbolizing the mysterious vast sea and endless vitality of marine life. It has six halls: Rainforest Wonder, Shark Hall, Whale and Dolphin Bay, Seabed Travel, Feel Pool and Ocean Theater.

Visitors will be fascinated by the beautiful blue world upon entering it and where the unforgettable journey of getting close to ocean creatures begins. One will also feel like returning to mother nature upon entering the miniature rainforest that consists the primary jungles of the Amazon Basin, home to over 100 species of rainforest fish and fresh water fish. Sea elephant, man-eating fish, variegated carp, glass catfish and many other rare and precious fish are some of the species found here.

AquariumFrom the movie "Shark Tale", sharks were depicted to be voracious and powerful as they feast on other creatures in the ocean. However, what the shark world is really like is for visitor to find out in the Shark Hall. They are not as depicted in the movie but somewhat serene instead!

Whale and Dolphin Bay is the home and school for whales, dolphins and sea lions. It is here that they are being trained by professional trainers for performances to entertain visitors.

The Feel Pool measures 39 yards long, resembling the long and winding coastline. Many mollusks such as trumpet shells and echinoderm such as holothurians, sea stars and sea urchins live there. Visitors can gently caress them, though with caution as some are rather timid while others are poisonous. Green turtles also swim about in the pool without a care.

Seabed travel takes visitors to a wonderful trip to the bottom of the sea. The undersea tunnel leads you into a colorful and calm ocean world, with all kinds of fish swimming inside the circular tank. Visitors can virtually touch the belly of the furious white sharks and Aquariumshake hands with turtles. The 32 fish tanks exhibit fancy fishes from home and abroad and visitors are sure to gain much knowledge about them at the end of their visit.

Finally, the Ocean Theater is a venue where animals perform their tricks. It has a capacity for 3,000 viewers, with hot and romantic Hawaii scenery in the background. The incomparably superior performance from these animal stars win rounds of applause from spectators every day.

So, please come by. All the stars of the ocean are awaiting you!

Tip: Table of Animal Performance Information from January 1 to March 31, 2013.  

Animal Performance White Whale Performance Archerfish Performance Lion Performance Sea Diving and Feeding Performance
11:30, 15:00 10:30 (suspended on  Monday) 11:00, 14:30 (suspended on Thursday) 13:30 10:30, 13:30 (suspended on Tuesday)

Admission Fee: CNY 130 for adults
Children below 1.2 meters (3.9 feet) are free of charge.
 Visitors who pay for the admission fee to the aquarium are awarded with the entrance tickets for Beijing Zoo and Panda Hall.
Opening Hours:

09:00 - 17:30 (April 1 to October 31)
10:00 - 16:30 (November 1 to March 31)
 Ticket sales is closed at 17:00 from April 1 to October 31, and at 16:00 from November 1 to March 31.

Subway: Subway Line 4: get off at Zoo Station, get out of the station from Exit A (northwest exit), and you'll find the south gate of Zoo where it is located.
Bus Route: Take bus no.360, 319, 347, 362, 534, 714,87, Yuntong 106, Yuntong 104, 563, Yuntong 205, Te 4, 614, 697, 209, 608, 107, 105, 206, 111, Yuntong 105, 27, 632 and get off at Zoo Station.
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 Suggested Itinerary:
One Day Aquarium Tour: Wanshou Temple - Purple Bamboo Park - Five Pagoda Temple (Former Zhenjue Temple) - Zoo - Aquarium
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