Beijing Aquarium (Beijing Haiyang Guan) [北京海洋馆]

  • Address:InsideBeijing Zoo, Haidian District, Beijing
  • Getting there: 16, 19, 27, 102, 103, 105, 107, 111, 205, 206, 209, 332, 347, 601, 902, 904, 962
  • Contact: 010 6212 3910; 010 6217 6655 ext 90  
  • Opening hours: Summer:9:00-17:30;Winter:9:00-17:00
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Beijing Aquarium is located on the grounds of the Beijing Zoo on the north bank of the Chang River. Built in the 1990s, Beijing Aquarium is shaped like a huge conch shell, with seven exhibition zones designed to educate and entertainment about the importance of aquatic life and the efforts humanity must make to protect marine environment and life.

For children, there is a Touch Pool, where they can experience handling and touching sea cucumbers, sea anemones, starfish, soldier crabs and horseshoe crabs. The aquarium also has a theater where visitors can watch trained sea lions and dolphin perform various unnatural feats. These programs are performed at 11:00AM and 3:00PM, Monday to Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, they are held at 11:00AM, 2:00PM and 4:00PM.

Getting there: Take subway to Xizhimen station, Line 2 or 13. Then travel west to Beijing Zoo.

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