Top 10 Largest Aquariums In The World

Loved by children and adults alike, aquariums are a great source of both entertainment and education. Some aquariums can be as small as a glass jar, but there are much larger aquariums that can contain an entire ecosystem. Below you will find the top 10 largest aquariums in the world.

10. Ambassador Lagoon Aquarium

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The Ambassador Lagoon aquarium is located in the United Arab Emirates. It is the largest open-air aquarium in the Middle East and contains 11 million liters of water. Visitors to this aquarium have the opportunity to swim with the facility’s resident dolphins.

9. Atlantic Sea Park

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Atlantic Sea Park is located in Norway and contains 15 million liters of water. Kids visiting this aquarium can hunt for crabs, feed fish in a touchscreen pool, watch seals being fed, and watch diving shows. Visitors can also learn about the deep sea fishing in the Norwegian fjords.

8. uShaka Marine World Aquarium Durban

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uShaka Marine World is based in Durban, South Africa. It has a capacity of 17.4 million liters of water, and has several attractions, such as Sea World, where visitors can watch performances by dolphins and seals.

7. Shedd Aquarium

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Located in Chicago, Illinois, the Shedd Aquarium is one of the oldest aquariums in the world, built in 1929. The facility, which contains 18.9 million gallons of water, features several exhibits, including the Abbott Oceanarium, the Polar Play Zone, and Amazon Rising.

6. The Seas with Nemo & Friends

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Part of the Epcot theme park at Walt Disney World, located in Orlando, Florida, The Seas with Nemo & Friends contains 21.5 million gallons of water. The aquarium features some sort of attraction, in which visitors can board ‘clamobiles’ and go underwater to see the aquarium’s residents and look for Nemo.

5. Oceanarium

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The capital of Russia, Moscow, is home to the Moscow Oceanarium, also known as Moskvarium. The facility holds 24.9 million gallons of water, and features more than 6,000 exhibits. You can also purchase fish and other supplies for your own aquarium on site.

4. Georgia Aquarium

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As the name implies, the Georgia Aquarium is located in the US state of Georgia, in the city of Atlanta. It holds 37.8 million gallons of water and is the largest aquarium in the US. Visitors have the opportunity to swim and dive with several marine species, including whale sharks, manta rays, and other aquatic species.

3. Oceanography

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Located in Valencia, Spain, Oceanogràfic is the largest aquarium in Europe and contains 41.6 million liters of water, which comes from the Mediterranean Sea. The facility consists of several areas and habitats, and includes a bird house, a crocodile sanctuary, and a dolphinarium. It also features the largest underwater tunnel in Europe.

2. Marine Life Park

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The SEA Aquarium in the Marine Life Park at Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore.

The Marine Life Park contains 45.4 million liters of water, making it the second largest aquarium in the world. Located in the Southeast Asian city-state of Singapore, the aquarium features marine animals from over 800 species. It features ten zones with 49 habitats, and the main attraction is the Open Ocean tank, which contains fifty thousand animals.

1. Chimelong Ocean Kingdom

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The Chimelong Ocean Kingdom is located in the city of Zhuhai, in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong. The water volume is 48.8 million liters, making it the largest aquarium in the world. It contains seven aquatic-themed areas, each representing different parts of the ocean. The most popular attraction at the Chimelong Ocean Kingdom is the whale shark tank, the largest single-handed aquarium tank in the world. In reality, the whale shark tank alone contains nearly 22.7 million gallons, or nearly half of the entire aquarium’s water volume. People can view the whale sharks through the world’s largest underwater dome, or through a Plexiglas window, which is also the largest in the world.

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