25 Largest Aquariums In The World

You will not believe the size of the world’s largest aquariums! Some of these aquariums are easily larger than your house! We’ve already showed you some of the most amazing and unusual aquariums in our list of the 25 Most Extreme Aquariums In The World, but today, we are going to look at the largest public aquariums that have ever been built. From the iconic Georgia Aquarium to the gigantic Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, here are the 25 Largest Aquariums In The World.


The Deep Aquarium, Hull, UK

The Deep Aquarium, Hull, UKSource: thedeep.co.uk

Opened in 2002, the Deep Aquarium is a public aquarium and marine research center located in Hull, England. The largest tank of the aquarium is filled with 2.5 million liters (660,000 gallons) of water and 87 tons of salt. The tank is home to some of the most incredible animals in the sea such as green sawfish, loggerhead sea turtles, several species of shark, ray, and other amazing sea creatures.


National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth, UK

National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth, UKSource: national-aquarium.co.uk

Opened in 1998 with aims of research, education, and conversation, the National Marine Aquarium is the largest and most visited public aquarium in the UK. The aquarium is divided into 4 zones that consist of many impressive exhibits, featuring marine animals from different environments. The largest tank of the aquarium holds 2.5 million liters (660,000 gallons) of water.


Aquarium of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

Aquarium of Western Australia, Perth, AustraliaSource: aqwa.com.au

The Aquarium of Western Australia is a privately run aquarium dedicated to generating wonder and respect for the marine life of Western Australia. Located in the city of Perth, it hosts more than 40 exhibits including one of the world’s largest living coral reef exhibits. The volume of the largest tank is 3 million liters (793,000 gallons).


Monterrey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California

Monterrey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California Source: conservationinstitute.org

Located on Cannery Row in Monterey, California, the Monterrey Bay Aquarium contains two massive fish tanks and several smaller ones. The largest tank on its own contains 4.5 million liters (1.2 million gallons) of water as well as one of the largest single-paned windows on Earth. The Monterrey Bay Aquarium is one of just a few aquariums to successfully care for the rare ocean sunfish.


Shanghai Ocean Aquarium, Shanghai, China

Shanghai Ocean Aquarium, Shanghai, ChinaSource: travelchinaguide.com

The Shanghai Ocean Aquarium hosts more than 15,000 water creatures of over 300 different species including poison dart frogs, jellyfishes, moonfish, leafy sea dragons, emperor penguins etc. Boasting a total tank volume of 4.9 million liters (1.3 million gallons), it also has the world’s longest submarine viewing tunnel measuring 155 m (almost 510 ft) in length.

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