There is nothing like taking some time off of your hectic work or school life to head down to an aquarium to just admire these beautiful marine life for hours. The tranquil setting, the ambient music and the sea creatures equates to a trifecta of fun.
Aquariums can be a pretty romantic place to head to as well. Bring your partner out for some nice and laid-back activities in the aquarium, from looking at cool fishes to even having a hands-on experience with them. Some of these aquariums even double as a marine life research facility so you can learn more about these creatures. Here are 10 Best & Coolest Aquariums in The World.
#1 DUBAI MALL AQUARIUM
The Dubai Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in the world. It has more than 33,000 living animals, from 85 species. You can get up close and personal with the marine life with their huge acrylic walk-through tunnel.
#2 GEORGIA AQUARIUM
Georgia Aquarium is one of the biggest aquariums in the whole of the United States, with a tank that can hold up to 10 million gallons of water. Several thousand species of animals reside here.
This oceanarium is located in Valencia, Spain. Explore a huge range of animals from adorable belugas to the sand tiger sharks.
#4 MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM
Monterey Bay Aquarium is over three decades old and it is one of the most beloved aquariums in the US. Over two million visitors come to check out over 600 species of wildlife every year.
#5 NATIONAL AQUARIUM, BALTIMORE
The National Aquarium of Baltimore was named one of the best aquariums in the United States by the Travel Channel and many other respectable news sites. Catch over 750 species of animals here.
#6 SHANGHAI OCEAN AQUARIUM
This public aquarium that has a 120m tunnel that takes visitors through a coastal reef, open ocean, a kelp cave, shark cove, and a coral reef. It is one of the longest of such tunnels internationally.
#7 THE AQUADOM
This crazy looking aquarium is called AquaDom and it resides inside a hotel in Berlin, Germany. The aquarium is a 25m tall cylindrical acrylic glass structure with built-in transparent elevator – making it one of the most unique ones in the world.
#8 THE OKINAWA CHURAUMI AQUARIUM
Having personally been here, Okinawa’s amazing Churaumi Aquarium is a feast for the eyes as it is voted one of the best and biggest aquariums in the world. The main viewing area oversees a massive view of the actual aquarium – a sight to behold.
As one of the largest aquariums in the whole of Europe, TurkuaZoo, located in Bayrampaşa in Istanbul, is one of the major tourist attractions in the country.
#10 USHAKA MARINE WORLD
The marine world is a theme park located in Durban, South Africa. It is one of the most popular destinations to visit and has also been voted as one of the top choice destinations in the world by various travel publications.