The Best Aquariums to Visit Around the World

A staple day out for people across the world, very little can top the excitement of deciding to take a day trip to the aquarium. With the chance to see any number of beautiful aquatic animals from as safe a distance as you can expect unless you’re planning on taking a direct trip to the ocean. Nowhere else can you get such a breadth of knowledge about what lives in our oceans. From the majesty and fascination of the tiniest seahorse, all the way to the most fearsome and deadly predator of the ocean – sharks, there is sure to be something for everyone in an aquarium.

As you can imagine, with such enormous tanks, they often also require some pretty hefty filters to ensure the best quality living environment for the fish. You may be surprised to find out that these filters aren’t all that expensive when you consider the size of the space they help to keep clean. Sites like advertise sort of tanks that these aquariums would be working with. If you’re not wanting to travel across the world then why not consider having your own mini aquarium at home. With enough research, you may even find it’s more affordable thank you initially imagined. However, if you’re wanting to expand your knowledge and perhaps explore some aquariums that exist around the world, here’s our list of some of the best aquariums you can visit.


Chimelong Ocean Kingdom – Peoples Republic of China

If you’re looking for the best aquarium experience, why not start with the biggest aquarium in the world. With some of the largest facilities in the world, this aquarium not only offers the chance to watch performances from sea lions, otters, and dolphins but also gives you the chance to view one of the largest sea mammals on this earth up close, the whale shark. Not only that but the aquarium also features a nautical-themed theme park with a number of rides and attractions. You’re sure to find something for everyone at the Chimelong Ocean Kingdom. This aquarium not only offers up a massive variety of sea creatures to see but also doubles up as a fantastic day out for all the family. These experiences are something you’ll struggle to find anywhere else, especially all under one roof.


Shedd Aquarium – Chicago, United States

If you’re looking for more of old-school aquarium experience, then why not visit one of the oldest aquariums in the world. Established almost 10 years before WWII, the Shedd Aquarium has been the home for a wide variety of sea creatures for generations. A great, family-friendly day out, Shedd Aquarium offers up a variety of attractions. From a chance to feed and learn about and even feed everyone’s favorite wobbly frozen birds to the opportunity to learn about the story of one of the most unbelievable and heartfelt rescues of their beloved Nickel, the turtle with a heart of gold. The aquarium also offers up an excellent audio tour of the aquarium for those who are seeking a more immersive aquarium experience.


Oceanogràfic – Valencia, Spain

For our European entry, we simply had to include the Oceanogràfic aquarium in Spain. Not only is it also full of a magnificent number of sea creatures from across the globe such as a massive collection of hundreds of sharks, but if you’re looking for one of the most immersive aquarium experiences, it is also home to the largest underwater tunnel in continental Europe where you are free to walk amongst some of the most magnificent sea creatures. There are also a number of other attractions that make Oceanogràfic a must-include on our list, from their beautiful live performances to shows by their very own dolphin performers.