Beijing Aquarium

Aquarium
Aquarium
Located in Beijing Zoo, Beijing Aquarium 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!

 Transportation:
 By Bus:
Take bus no. 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 in to find the aquarium.

 By Subway:
Take subway line 4 to Dongwuyuan station, get out from exit B, and you can see the south gate of Beijing Zoo. Walk to its north gate and get into the zoo to find the aquarium.
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 Table of Animal Performance Information

Shows Where to see Show Time
Apr. - Jun. Jul. - Aug. Sep. Nov. - Mar.
Animal Performance Ocean Theater Mon. to Fri. 11:00
15:00
Mon. to Fri. 11:00
13:30
16:00
Mon. to Fri. 11:00
15:00
Mon. to Fri. 11:30
15:00
Weekends 11:00
13:30
16:00
Weekends 10:30
12:00
14:00
16:00
Weekends 11:00
13:30
16:00
White Whale Performance Bering Strait Mon. to Fri. 09:30 Mon. to Fri. 10:00 Tue. to Sun. 10:00 Tue. to Sun. 10:30
Sea Diving and Feeding Performance Seabed Travel Mon. to Sun. (except Tue.) 10:30
13:30
Mon. to Sun. (except Tue.) 10:30
14:00
Mon. to Sun. (except Tue.) 10:30
13:30
Mon. to Sun. (except Tue.) 10:30
13:30
Archerfish Performance Rainforest Wonder Mon. to Sun. (except Thu.) 09:30
14:30
Mon. to Sun. (except Thu.) 09:30
14:30
Mon. to Sun. (except Thu.) 09:30
14:30
Mon. to Fri. (except Thu.) 11:00
14:30
Snailfish Performance Seabed Travel Mon. to Sun. 11:30 Mon. to Sun. 11:30 Mon. to Sun. 11:30 Mon. to Fri. 11:30
Feeding Chinese Sturgeon Performance Chinese Sturgeon Hall Tue., Thu. and Sat. 11:00 Tue., Thu. and Sat. 11:00 Tue., Thu. and Sat. 11:00 Tue., Thu. and Sat. 11:00
Feeding Elephant Seal Performance Rainforest Wonder Wed. and Fri. 14:40 Wed. and Fri. 14:40 Wed. and Fri. 14:40 Wed. and Fri. 14:40

 Ticket Information

Admission Fee: CNY 160 for adults
Children below 3.9 feet (1.2 meters) are free of charge.
Note: The aquarium is inside the Beijing Zoo, so visitors need to buy the entrance ticket of the zoo to get in.
Opening Hours:

Apr. 1 - Oct. 31: 09:00 - 17:30
Nov. 1 - Mar. 31: 10:00 - 17:00
Note: Ticket sale stops an hour before the closing time.


 Suggested Itinerary:
One Day Aquarium Tour: Wanshou Temple - Purple Bamboo Park - Five Pagoda Temple (Former Zhenjue Temple) - Zoo - Aquarium
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