Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
Emaar Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
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 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.
The Thematic Sections
Thousands of species from sharks living in shallow waters to giant spider crabs living in deep and cold waters of seas, from gobies, the most curious fish of the seabed, to piranhas and from the fastest species of seas to manta rays are bringing the mysterious and colourful world.
You can see reptiles, tarantulas, one of the most poisonous spiders of the world, baby king crocs, otters, penguins, tropical fish, sharks, rays, crustaceans, iguanas, chameleons, bearded dragons, salamanders, scorpions and many others in our 7 different thematic sections. And the most wondered of them is the King Croc, a saltwater crocodile of 5 meters long and his female companion of 3 meters long.
This is where the land meets the sea, a rugged, harsh environment where only the toughest can survive. You can see various species of sharks and rays, shrimps and crustaceans in Rocky Shores.
Main Tank and Tunnel Aquarium
The tunnel aquarium, 3.5 m. beneath the surface, is offering an extraordinary underwater experience to our visitors as if they dive in an enormous coral reef. You can meet the most fascinating underwater animals of the planet while walking through this underwater tunnel, covered with glass to offer a 270-degree view.
Digital interactive play area Dreamers Island paint spectacular dinosaurs and many different sea creatures as you wish and watch them become alive!
Snakes, spiders, iguanas, chameleons, wild piranhas, baby king crocs and many other intriguing residents of forests as well as lots of aquatic animals and amphibians are waiting for you in our Forest section.
Rivers and Falls
Otters, which are smart as well as playful, red-eared turtles that we all know very well, arowanas, one of the most impressive fish of Amazons, herbivorous piranhas and stingrays— there are many animals that you would like to see in our Rivers and Falls section.
Penguin Island is the home of our South American Humboldt penguins colony. The 6 penguins lives there and they’ve passionate for swim with over-speed.
You will get goosebumps when you face with the male king croc of 5 m. length, one of the largest reptiles of the world, and his female companion of 3 m. length.
Hours & Schedule
10 AM–8 PM on weekdays. Last admissions are 7.15 PM on weekdays.
Closed on weekends.
For most updated visiting hours during pandemic please check official website before your visit.
Monday to Saturday : 10:00 - 20:00
How To Get There?
Emaar Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is located on the 2nd basement floor of Emaar Square Mall.
- 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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