Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

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Are you ready to dive into the deep blues and vibrant greens of nature?

The Emaar Square Mall is a cutting-edge tourism destination that brings together foreign and domestic visitors from all over the world to shop, have fun, and sample new delicacies in one convenient place. Museum of Illusions, Bowling, VR Room, and a special attraction for explorers of all ages: Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo are all available at Emaar Entertainment Center.

The Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, which houses thousands of sea creatures, allows visitors to explore underwater as well as enjoy the scenery on land. With the Istanbul Tourist Pass, the world of underwater creatures is just within your reach.

About The Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

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Duration - Unlimited Free time between 10:00 - 20:00

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Highlights

Discover the amazing creatures in these sections such as Rocky Shores, Tunnel Aquarium, Dreamers Island, Forests, Rivers and Falls, Penguin Island, The Crocodile Kingdom

Enjoy the Digital interactive play area and watch dinosaurs and many different great creatures!

Be amazed with crocodiles and thousands of sea creatures with unique themes!

 

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Entry to Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Take perfect photos in the photo area

Enjoy unique themes and feel the underwater world!

 

Covid-19 precautions

Safety - All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

Social - Distancing is maintained in museums

Mask - Wearing mask is mandatory during museum visit

Limited Visitors - To reduce crowds, the number of visitors is limited

 

A new aquarium experience is awaiting visitors at Emaar Aquarium & Underwater Zoo.

The aquarium and underwater zoo, composed of different thematic sections, namely the Main Tank that includes the Tunnel Aquarium as well as Rocky Shores, Forests, Rivers and Falls, Penguin Island, Crocodile Kingdom, and interactive play area Dreamers Island, is home to more than 20,000 marine animals and amphibians of 200 species.

Emaar Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is home to 200 thousand aquatic creatures and amphibians from more than 200 species with its 1.2 million liter water capacity.


What Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo Includes

Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is a place with tropical fish and other underwater species that will attract tourists Its modern design, magical atmosphere, and various sea animals make it an exciting and fun tourist attraction to enjoy your time in Istanbul. Marvelous aquatic creatures found in the seas, rivers, and oceans are brought from around the world to continue their lives in Emraar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. Their new home, a tunnel-shaped huge aquarium, is located 3.5 meters below the ground and is filled with azure blue waters. This impressive aquarium has a capacity of 1.2 million liters of water that accommodates more than 20.000 aquatic creatures and amphibians of 200 species. The creatures that the aquarium contains vary, including reptiles, tarantulas, crocodiles, penguins, scorpions, shellfish, iguanas, chameleons, and tropical fish.


Thematic Sections

Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo's main tank includes various venues that host different aquatic creatures and contain different themes. Each section is designed for visitors to feel themselves like in nature by emulating the actual habitats of the animals:


Rocky Shores

Rocky Shores section contains perhaps the most attractive and dangerous-looking underwater creatures coming from shallow oceans. Sharks, stingrays, shrimps, and other crustaceans are brought from around the world to meet visitors in an aquarium environment.


Tunnel Aquarium

Tunnel Aquarium is one of the most interesting buildings located in Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. This glass tunnel is quite powerful, safe and allows you to monitor unusual aquatic creatures while walking under the water. This part of the aquarium is a trendy tourist attraction since you can feel like diving underwater in the middle of the diversity of sea life.


Dreamers Island

Dreamers Island is an ideal service for visitors who want to continue the experience of underwater in digital reality. With this unusual theme that will especially interest children of ages 7-15, you can draw fish and dinosaur species on tablets and animate them digitally.


Forests

Forests take you to a green environment, allowing you to take a break from the blue atmosphere of Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. In this environment, you can encounter snakes, spiders, piranhas, crocodiles, and other fascinating animals found in inland zoos.


Rivers and Falls

Rivers and Falls stands out as another exciting and fun theme of Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. Red-eared water turtles, playful otters, herbivorous piranhas, and stingrays that live in large glass spaces welcome the visitors in this area.


Penguin Island

Penguin Island connects tourists with Humboldt Penguins of South America in the center of Istanbul. You will have a chance to see these cute friends very closely without barriers here.


The Crocodile Kingdom

The Crocodile Kingdom consists of giant crocodiles that are both dangerous and fascinating, and you will want to get closer for a few minutes of adrenaline rush. Here you can observe one of the most enormous reptiles of the world, the King Croc, with a whopping 750 kg and measuring over 5 meters. Let’s not forget his female partner, which is a 3-meters Queen Croc!

Hours & Meeting

Monday to Saturday: 10:00 - 20:00

Sunday: Closed

 

For most updated visiting hours during pandemic please check officialwebsite before your visit.

How To Get There?

Emaar Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is located on the 2nd basement floor of Emaar Square Mall.

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Important Information

Present your digital Istanbul Tourist Pass at the ticketing counter to get access to the aquarium.

Any additional activities (e.g., diving, feeding the sea creatures, etc.) are not included.

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All About Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

About Emaar Aquarium 

Emaar Square Mall Istanbul, which houses the Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, is not yet-another-mall. The Mall is a new generation tourist attraction designed for foreign and domestic visitors from all over the world to shop, have fun, and experience flavor discoveries all in the same venue. Emaar Entertainment Center offers quite popular entertainment services such as Museum of Illusions, Bowling, VR Room, especially for children Kaydırax, Hoopzone, The Jump; and a special attraction for explorers of all ages: Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo.
Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, which houses thousands of sea creatures, gives the visitors the pleasure of diving underwater besides land nature. If you define yourself as a nature-lover, a traveler, an adventurer, you should be sure to add Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo to your Istanbul travel itinerary. As you may have noticed already, metropolitan life makes people draw away from nature each day. Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo will connect adults and children to all kinds of animals that live in or near water.
Don’t forget that you can visit this impressive underwater zoo with Istanbul Tourist Pass that presents exceptional opportunities such as no extra fees at the entrance. If you like exploring the unusual and are looking for other underwater tourist attractions in Istanbul, you can also stop by the Sea Life Aquarium Istanbul!


What Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo Includes

Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is a place with tropical fish and other underwater species that will attract tourists Its modern design, magical atmosphere, and various sea animals make it an exciting and fun tourist attraction to enjoy your time in Istanbul. Marvelous aquatic creatures found in the seas, rivers, and oceans are brought from around the world to continue their lives in Emraar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. Their new home, a tunnel-shaped huge aquarium, is located 3.5 meters below the ground and is filled with azure blue waters. This impressive aquarium has a capacity of 1.2 million liters of water that accommodates more than 20.000 aquatic creatures and amphibians of 200 species. The creatures that the aquarium contains vary, including reptiles, tarantulas, crocodiles, penguins, scorpions, shellfish, iguanas, chameleons, and tropical fish.


Thematic Sections

Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo's main tank includes various venues that host different aquatic creatures and contain different themes. Each section is designed for visitors to feel themselves like in nature by emulating the actual habitats of the animals:
  • Rocky Shores
  • Rocky Shores section contains perhaps the most attractive and dangerous-looking underwater creatures coming from shallow oceans. Sharks, stingrays, shrimps, and other crustaceans brought from aroun the world to meet visitors in an aquarium environment.
  • Tunnel Aquarium
  • Tunnel Aquarium is one of the most interesting buildings located in Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. This glass tunnel is quite powerful, safe and allows you to monitor unusual aquatic creatures while walking under the water. This part of the aquarium is a trendy tourist attraction since you can feel like diving underwater in the middle of the diversity of sea life.
  • Dreamers Island
  • Dreamers Island is an ideal service for visitors who want to continue the experience of underwater in digital reality. With this unusual theme that will especially interest children of ages 7-15, you can draw fish and dinosaur species on tablets and animate them digitally.
  • Forests
  • Forests take you to a green environment, allowing you to take a break from the blue atmosphere of Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. In this environment, you can encounter snakes, spiders, piranhas, crocodiles, and other fascinating animals found in inland zoos.
  • Rivers and Falls
  • Rivers and Falls stands out as another exciting and fun theme of Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. Red-eared water turtles, playful otters, herbivorous piranhas, and stingrays that live in large glass spaces welcome the visitors in this area.
  • Penguin Island
  • Penguin Island connects tourists with Humboldt Penguins of South America in the center of Istanbul. You will have a chance to see these cute friends very closely without barriers here.
  • The Crocodile Kingdom
  • The Crocodile Kingdom consists of giant crocodiles that are both dangerous and fascinating, and you will want to get closer for a few minutes of adrenaline rush. Here you can observe one of the most enormous reptiles of the world, the King Croc, with a whopping 750 kg and measuring over 5 meters. Let’s not forget his female partner, which is a 3-meters Queen Croc!

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Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Experience the Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo?

It is a great experience to meet extraordinary creatures of our beautiful world. While observing them in the Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, you will also feel like you are taking a real dive under the water 3.5 meters below the ground.

How Much Entrance Fee Should I Pay for Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo?

With Istanbul Tourist Pass, you don’t pay any fee! When you are a Pass holder, you are exempt from all entrance fees, and you can only enjoy your visit to this fantastic attraction!

How Long Does the Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo Trip Take?

Although the excursion hours are not limited, you can complete your trip in different thematic sections in about an hour. If you have time, spend more hours and enjoy the magical world of sea creatures for as long as you like!

Can I Take Photos and Videos?

You are free to take photographs and videos in a way that does not cause problems for the health of our animal friends. That means please refrain from using flashlights and scaring animals. Smartphones and cameras are allowed to enter the attraction.

Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo Opening Hours

Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, which operates on weekdays and Saturdays, accepts visitors from 10:00 to 21:00 everyday except Sundays. Last admission is at 20:15

What is in the Aquarium?

In Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, you will find many thematic parks! It is not only a basic aquarium, but a whole zoo actually. There are almost 10 thematic sections in this zoo.

How to Get to Emaar Aquarium?

You can navigate to Emaar Square Mall, since the aquarium is inside the mall. You can use the Kadikoy-Kartal metro line and drop off at the Goztepe station.

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