Beijing Aquarium

Aquarium
Aquarium
Located in Beijing Zoo with the address of No. 137, Xizhimen Outer Street, Xicheng District, Beijing Aquarium is the largest and most advanced inland aquarium in China, covering a total area of 30 acres (12 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. Beijing Aquarium has seven halls: Rainforest Wonder, Bering Strait, Whale and Dolphin Bay, Chinese Sturgeon Hall, Seabed Travel, Feel Pool and Ocean Theater.

Visitors will be fascinated by the beautiful blue world upon entering Beijing Aquarium 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!

 Transportation:
 By Subway:
Take subway line 4 to Dongwuyuan (Beijing Zoo) Station, get out from Exit B, and you can see the south gate of Beijing Zoo. Walk to the north gate, buy the ticket of the zoo first, get in and then walk to the aquarium.
 By Bus:
1. Take bus 16, 26, Express Line 35, Yuntong 103 or Yuntong 105 and get off at Beijing Jiaotong University. Then walk south for 150 yards (140 meters) to the north gate of the zoo. Buy the ticket of the zoo and get inside to find the aquarium.
2. Take bus 7, 15, 16, 19, 27, 45, 65, 87, 102, 103, 105, 107, 111, 332, 334, 347, 360, 362, 534, 563, 632, 695 or Express Line 49, Special Line 4 or 19, Yuntong 104, Yuntong 105 or Yuntong 106 and get off at Dongwuyuan or Dongwuyuan Hub Station.
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 Ticket Price
CNY 150 for adults
Free for children under 3.9 feet (1.2 meters).

Note: Beijing Aquarium is inside Beijing Zoo, so visitors need to buy the entrance ticket of the zoo to get in. The price is:
Apr. 1 - Oct. 31: CNY 15
Nov. 1 - Mar. 31: CNY 10

 Opening Hours
Apr. - Oct.: 09:00 - 17:30
Nov. - Mar.: 10:00 - 16:30
Note: Ticket sale stops an hour before the closing time.

 Where to Enjoy Animal Shows
Animal Performance Ocean Theater
White Whale Performance Bering Strait
Sea Diving and Feeding Performance Seabed Travel
Snailfish Performance Seabed Travel
Archerfish Performance Rainforest Wonder
Feeding Elephant Seal Performance Rainforest Wonder
Feeding Chinese Sturgeon Performance Chinese Sturgeon Hall


 Show Timetable
 April to Jun

Animal Performance 11:00, 15:00 from Mon. to Fri.
11:00, 13:30, 16:00 at weekends
White Whale Performance White Whale Performance 09:30 from Mon. to Fri.
Sea Diving and Feeding Performance 10:30, 13:30 (not available on Tue.)
Snailfish Performance 11:30
Archerfish Performance 09:30, 14:30 (not available on Thu.)
Feeding Elephant Seal Performance 14:40 on Wed. and Fri.
Feeding Chinese Sturgeon Performance 11:00 on Tue., Thu. and Sat.

 July to August

Animal Performance 11:00, 13:30, 16:00 from Mon. to Fri.
10:30, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00 at weekends
White Whale Performance 10:00 from Mon. to Fri.
Sea Diving and Feeding Performance 10:30, 14:00 (not available on Tue.)
Snailfish Performance 11:30
Archerfish Performance 09:30, 14:30 (not available on Thu.)
Feeding Elephant Seal Performance 14:40 on Wed. and Fri.
Feeding Chinese Sturgeon Performance 11:00 on Tue., Thu. and Sat.

 September

Animal Performance 11:00, 15:00 from Mon. to Fri.
11:00, 13:30, 16:00 at weekends
White Whale Performance 10:00 from Tue. to Sun.
Sea Diving and Feeding Performance 10:30, 13:30 (not available on Tue.)
Snailfish Performance 11:30
Archerfish Performance 09:30, 14:30 (not available on Thu.)
Feeding Elephant Seal Performance 14:40 on Wed. and Fri.
Feeding Chinese Sturgeon Performance 11:00 on Tue., Thu. and Sat.

 October

Animal Performance 11:00, 15:00
White Whale Performance 10:00 from Tue. to Sun.
Sea Diving and Feeding Performance 10:30, 13:30 (not available on Tue.)
Snailfish Performance 11:30
Archerfish Performance 09:30, 14:30 (not available on Thu.)
Feeding Elephant Seal Performance 14:40 on Wed. and Fri.
Feeding Chinese Sturgeon Performance 11:00 on Tue., Thu. and Sat.

 November to March

Animal Performance 11:30, 15:00
White Whale Performance 10:30 from Tue. to Sun.
Sea Diving and Feeding Performance 10:30, 13:30 (not available on Tue.)
Snailfish Performance 13:30
Archerfish Performance 11:00, 14:30 (not available on Thu.)
Feeding Elephant Seal Performance 14:40 on Wed. and Fri.
Feeding Chinese Sturgeon Performance 11:00 on Tue., Thu. and Sat.


 Suggested Itinerary:
1 Day Family Tour to Zoo & Museums: Beijing Zoo - Beijing Aquarium - Planetarium - Paleozoological Museum
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