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The Largest, Most Incredible Aquariums on the Planet

The Largest, Most Incredible Aquariums on the Planet

A trip to an aquarium can be one of the most memorable experiences in any trip to another city, especially if you’re visiting somewhere known for its marine life, like Seattle, Washington or Hawaii. But which aquariums are the absolute best? For that matter, which ones are the biggest? There are many things to consider when ranking the biggest and best aquariums on the planet, including how many specimens it houses at once, how large it is in physical size, how large its ecosystem is and whether or not it’s cutting edge in technology or design.

The Chimelong Ocean Kingdom (Zhuhai, China)

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Chimelong has seven different aquatic habitats including the biggest whale shark tank in the world. A 5D experience is among the fantastic rides at the park. The New York Aquarium (Brooklyn, NY): With over 100 animal species and more than 10 million gallons of water, this aquarium may be small but it still packs a punch. The Georgia Aquarium (Atlanta, GA): The largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere houses more than 200 species from all over the world and attracts about 2 million visitors annually.

Marine Life Park (Singapore)

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Asia is also home to the second-largest aquarium, which houses 10,000 marine animals from over 800 species. It is a component of Resort World Sentosa, which is located in Singapore. The idea for the Marine Life Park came when one of the company’s employees brought back some starfish from Indonesia and shared it with his co-workers. The group became enthralled with the animal and wanted to share it with everyone else. After much discussion, they decided that an aquarium would be perfect for showcasing these creatures. They spent two years designing and building this facility, which opened its doors to visitors in 1998 and has been an immense success ever since!

Oceanografic (Spain)

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Oceanografic in Spain is Europe’s biggest aquarium. It is one among the most visited tourist destinations in the nation and has 45,000 animals. With its enormous size, it occupies nearly 70% of Valencia city. And if that’s not enough for you, there are also an IMAX theatre and a hotel with over 600 rooms! On top of all this, there is even a separate underwater museum called MUSA (Museum Sub-Aquatic). You will be amazed by the five levels’ worth of sculptures down below that were created by artists like Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. The National Aquarium (USA): If we look at North America, the National Aquator comes in first place! The main attraction here are its sharks: 2,200 live ones.

Moscow Oceanarium (Russia)

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In the middle of Moscow is an aquarium that holds 6.6 million gallons. It’s a fantastic attraction, and the many tanks are chock-full of delights. One tank displays endangered species from around the world, including eels and octopuses. There are several other impressive tanks as well: A shark tank where divers perform tricks with sharks; an underwater tunnel where you can see seals; and even a dive with sharks or rays. You might be lucky enough to see great white sharks cruising past you or manatees grazing at the surface.

Shedd Aquarium (Chicago)

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One of the world’s oldest aquariums is Shedd Aquarium. It used to be the biggest indoor aquarium and is now home to 30,000 marine species. It has nearly 8 million gallons of water and it houses the most diverse collection in North America with fish from freshwater habitats, saltwater habitats as well as inland rivers. There are also many mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates there too like penguins.

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