F I N S :   T h e   F i s h   I n f o r m a t i o n   S e r v i c e
  Public Aquaria

Index of Species
DIY Plans
Mailing Lists
About FINS

Search FINS:

  The information below is correct to the best of our knowledge. Please call ahead to verify hours and prices. Please notify us of any corrections or additions.
Acqua Mundo, Brasil
Opened in Dec, 2001 as the largest aquarium in the South America. We have almost 1,300,000 liters of salt and fresh water exhibits and more than 5,000 specimens, mainly South American species. For example our exhibits hold more than 70 elasmobranchs of 13 species of sharks and rays.
Aksarben Aquarium and Nature Center, Louisville, Nebraska
12,000 square feet includes the aquarium, terrarium, natural history classroom, World Herald Auditorium, orientation and display area, and office space. (402) 332-3901. Admission is $1 for adults and 50 cents for children age 6-15. Children age 5 and under are admitted free.
Alaska SeaLife Center Seward, Alaska
Milepost 0 of the Seward Highway. Phone 800-224-2525.
The Aquarium of Varna at the Museum of the Black Sea, Varna, Bulgaria
Built in 1906-1912 and opened to the public in 1932, this aquarium features flora and fauna of the Black Sea.
Aquaria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Open daily 11am - 8pm. Highlights include the 90 metre long underwater tunnel, rare sand-tiger sharks, the 10 foot long gigantic Arapaima, touch pool encounter, and death-defying shark feedings at the Aqua Theatre.
The Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans, Louisiana
Exhibits include one of the largest collections of sharks, Gulf of Mexico, Carribean Reef, Mississippi River and Amazon Rainforest. 1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130. Phone (504) 861-2537.
Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California
Only U.S. public aquarium to focus only on the Pacific Ocean with galleries for Southern California/Baja, Northern Pacific, and Tropical Pacific. Features sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions, horned puffins, corals, sea dragons, and over 12,000 other animals. Open every day except Christmas. For information call (562) 590-3100.
Aquaworld Aquarium, Crete, Greece
A small, "hand-made" aquarium specializing in local Mediterranean species and with a reptile garden. Created with love and care by a Scots exile in Greece. Filikis Etirias 7, Hersonissos. Open daily from 10.00 to 18.00 April to October, closed in winter. Admission: Adults 5 Euros, Children 3 Euros.
Argentario Mediterranean Aquarium, Italy
A new aquarium is born on 15 June 2001. It specializes in Mediterranean flora and fauna, about 100 species. We already have the sea exposition, Marine Biology Laboratory and Cetacean Rehabilitation Centre, linked to Centro Studi Cetacei.
Belle Isle Aquarium, Detroit, Michigan
The Belle Isle Aquarium is North America's oldest continuously operating public aquarium, having opened in 1904. It has 60 exhibits featuring the local freshwater fish, as well as tropical and marine displays. Open 10am-5pm daily, phone (248) 398-0900 for info.
The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield Massachusetts
The aquarium displays twenty aquariums from 30 to 535 gallons, along with nine terrariums. The Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201.
Bermunda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo, Flatts Village, Bermuda
40 North Shore Road in Flatts Village. Phone (441)-293-2727.
Stephen Birch Aquarium Museum at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California
The aquarium features marine animals from California and Mexico as well as the Indo-Pacific. 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92093. Phone (619) 534-3474. Open daily 9am-5pm.
The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, San Pedro, California
Specializes in the marine life of Southern California. 3720 Stephen White Dr, San Pedro, CA. Free admission. Phone (310) 548-7562. Open Tue-Fri noon-5pm, Weekends 10am-5pm.
The Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Clearwater, Florida
Visiting the Aquarium will introduce you to local marine life, from sea urchins and sand dollars to sea turtles, dolphins and river otters. Presentations are available each day at these exhibits: Sea Turtles, River Otters, Dolphins and our 55,000 gallon Mangrove and Seagrass Aquarium. Phone 1-888-239-9414 or 727-441-1790. Open 9-5 weekdays, 9-4 Saturday, 11-4 Sunday.
The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, Cold Spring, New York
After 99 Years as a New York State trout hatchery, the The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium opened as a non profit educational facility in 1982. At the Aquarium, we display many species of freshwater fish, aquatic reptiles and amphibians-all of which are native to the wilds of New York. Our facilities include outdoor ponds, habitat exhibits, The Hatch House the Main Aquarium and the Fairchild Exhibit Building.
Colorado's Ocean Journey, Denver Colorado
U S WEST Park, 700 Water St, Denver, Colorado 80211-1000 USA. Phone (303) 561-4450. Colorado's Ocean Journey offers self-guided tours with timed admission. We recommend purchasing your tickets in advance if you want to guarantee a particular date or time. Summer hours 9am-6pm weekdays, 9am-8pm weekends; winter hours 10am-6pm daily.
Curacao Sea Aquarium
Bapor Kibra z/n, P.O. Box 3102, Curaçao, Dutch Antilles. Phone (5999) 461 6666. Email info@curacao-sea-aquarium.com. Directly on the oceanfront, this aquarium allows a closer look at the native sea-life than you might otherwise get. Open daily 8:30-17:30.
The Estuarium at Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Daupin Island, Alabama
This educational facility highlights the four key habitats of coastal Alabama.
Deep-Sea World, Fife, Scotland
The National Aquarium of Scotland features British Coastal Life as well as other Tropical and Sub-Tropical exhibits. The Underwater Safari, a 1 million gallon exhibit with the world's longest underwater tunnel, displays over 3000 fish and crustaceans including large Sand Tiger Sharks. Open all year. Tel. 44 1383 411411, Fax. 44 1383 410514. Email deepsea@sol.co.uk.
Enoshima Aquarium, Sagami Bay, Japan
Fenit Sea World, County Kerry, Ireland
Hundreds of species inhabit the twilight underwater world where Tralee Bay meets the Atlantic. Here is a unique opportunity to closely observe these incredibly varied creatures; tiny delicate Prawn, ferocious Conger Eel, Cod, Shark! Phone +353-66-36544.
The Florida Aquarium, Tampa, Florida
Tickets are $13.95 for adults, $12.55 for seniors (over 60) and youth (13 to 18). Children (3-12) are $6.95. Regular hours are 9am to 6pm daily. 701 Channelside Dr, Tampa. Phone (813) 273-4141.
The Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia
The world's largest aquarium featuring whale sharks and beluga whales.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and Aquarium
Thomas H. Kean New Jersey State Aquarium
Focusing on the environment of New Jersey, they have 760,000 gallon open ocean tank featuring over 40 different species of fish; 170,000 gallon pool for harbor and gray seals; trout stream; 230 seat auditorium; Riverview cafe; gift shop; parking for 2200 cars, and bus unloading area. 1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103-1060, Phone (609) 365-3300/8332.
The Long Island Aquarium
Under construction for opening in 2001.
The Maine Aquarium
U.S. Route 1 in Saco, 10 miles south of Portland, 12 miles north of Kennebunkport. Open 9am-5pm every day. General adminssion $6.50, discounts for children, students and seniors. Call 207-284-4512 for info.
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Connecticut
10 North Water Stree, South Norwalk CT 06854. Phone (203) 852-0700. Aquarium, Museum, and IMAX Theater. Mnay Educational Programs are available, plus a trip on the R/V Oceanic.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California
Features the rich marine life found in Monterey Bay, including sea otters and a kelp forest. One of the top-rated aquariums in the country. 886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA. Call (831) 648-4888 for general information. Hours: 10am-6pm daily, open at 9:30am summer and holidays.
Moody Gardens, Galveston, Texas
One Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554. Phone 800-582-4673.
Mystic Aquarium, Mystic, Connecticut
More than 6,000 living sea creatures are shown in 49 exhibits that include seals, penguins, dolphins and whales. 55 Coogan Blvd, Mystic CT 06355. Phone (860) 572-5955. Open daily 9am-5:30pm July-August, 9am-5:00 rest of year.
The National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland
A large aquarium featuring the Atalantic coral reef, tropical rain forest, sharks, and seal pool. Pier 3, 501 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 USA. Phone: (410) 576-3800. During summer open daily 10am-5pm, Fri-Sun until 8pm; winter hours daily 10am-5pm, Fri until 8pm.
The National Aquarium, Washington, DC
Established in 1873. It's the oldest aquarium in the country. Hours are 9AM to 5PM every day, except Christmas. Admission fees are $2 for Adults, $.75 for children ages 2-10. Shark feeding is at 2:00PM on Sat., Mon., and Wed.. Piranhas are fed at 2:00 on Sun., Tues., and Thurs.. There are 80 exhibits, the largest is the 6,000 gallon shark tank. Also seen are alligators and sea turtles. For more information call (202) 482-2825. Office (202) 482-2826. Fax (202) 482-4946. Located in the Department of Commerce Building, Room B-037, 14th and Constitution Avenues, NW, Washington, DC 20230.
The New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts
More than 2,000 aquatic animals from starfish to piranha, including sharks, turtles, penguins, and sea lions. Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110-3399. Call (617) 973-5200 for general information. Winter hours (Day after Labor Day-June 30): Weekdays 9am-5pm, Thursday until 8pm, Weekends & Holidays 9pm-6pm. Summer hours (July 1-Labor Day): Weekdays 9am-6pm, Wednesday & Thursday until 8pm, Weekends & Holidays 9pm-7pm.
Newport Aquarium, Newport, Kentucky
Sixty state-of-the-art exhibits will immerse you in wonder. Glass floors will let you walk on water. Five specially designed underwater tunnels will have you diving with the sharks and through a colorful coral reef. An up-close encounter with 11,000 of the world's most beautiful, bizarre and dangerous creatures. One Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071, phone (859) 491-FINS.
New York Aquarium, Coney Island, New York
Home to thousands of fish and a multitude of other wonderful marine creatures including graceful beluga whales, giant sea turtles, playful California sea otters and bottlenose dolphins. West 8th St., Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY 11224. Phone (718) 265-FISH. Open daily 10am-5pm, summer weekends and holidays until 7pm.
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher Kure Beach, NC.
Phone (910) 458-8257.
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores Pine Knoll Shores, NC.
Phone (252) 473-4003.
North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island Manteo, NC.
Phone (252) 473-3493.
Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Fishes, Oceans room which has cold water touch, sting ray touch, 500,000 shark exhibit with 300 lb Bull Shark plus ten other large bull sharks, eight of which were captured by aquarium staff in Lake Sabine in 2005, plus 300 pound + Lemon Shark and 7 Atlantic black Tips.
Oregon Coast Aquarium, Newport, Oregon
2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd, Newport, OR 97365 USA. Phone: (503) 867-3474.
Paphos Aquarium, Cyprus
Paphos Aquarium is hosting different kinds of fish: tropical, Mediterrenean and Fresh water fish. Around 150 different types of fish are exhibited here. Telephone 00357-6-253920, fax 00357-6-253919, E-mail: paphosaquarium@cytanet.com.cy
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, Nagoya, Japan
One of the largest aquariums in Japan, with a "Trip to the Antarctic" theme. About 36,000 living things consisting of 540 species, which live in five Oceans from Japan to the Antarctic, are exhibited. Penguin tanks in which the Antarctic environment has been reproduced, rotary tanks for turtles and many more tanks are installed. Open : 9:30 to 17:30 (Up to 20:00 from Jul. 21 to Aug. 31, up to 17:00 from Dec. 1 to Mar. 31).
Ripley's Aquarium, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
This is a $40 million, state-of-the-art, 87,000 square foot aquarium experience. It is South Carolina's most visited attraction, where guests are entertained by some of the worlds' most beautiful, fascinating and dangerous aquatic life.
Sea Center Texas Lake Jackson, Texas
300 Medical Drive in Lake Jackson, Texas. Phone (979) 292-0100.
Sea World of California, San Diego, California
Marine zoological park with shows and amusements. 1720 South Shores Rd, San Diego, CA 92109 USA. Phone: (619) 226-3901. Open daily at 10am, closing times vary.
Sea World of Florida, Orlando, Florida
Marine zoological park with shows and amusements. 7007 Sea World Dr, Orlando, FL 32821 USA. Phone: (407) 351-3600.
Sea World of Texas, San Antonio, Texas
Marine zoological park with shows and amusements. 10500 Sea World Dr, San Antonio, TX 78251. Phone (210) 523-3606.
Seattle Aquarium, Seattle, Washington
The giant Pacific octopus is one of hundreds of species of invertebrates, fish, birds, and marine mammals featured from Puget Sound and around the world. Pier 59, Seattle, WA 98101 USA. Phone (206) 386-4320. Opens daily at 10am.
Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Laboratory, Santa Cruz, California
Visit a working marine laboratory. Exhibit halls, aquarium, touch tanks, tours to marine mammal research overlook, Ocean Discovery Shop, and unsurpassed vistas of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Hold a sea star - marvel at the world's largest whale skeleton- think like a scientist! Tuesday through Saturday 10-5, Sundays noon-5pm. 100 Shaffer Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Phone (831) 459-3800.
The Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois
More than 6,000 aquatic animals from every region of the planet. The Oceanarium features beluga whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, sea otters, and harbor seals in a re-creation of a Pacific Northwest environment. 1200 South Lakeshore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605 USA. Phone: (312) 939-2438.
South Carolina Aquarium
Located in downtown Charleston on the Cooper River waterfront. 90,000 square feet opening in 1998 with 10,000 animals and 5,000 living plants in 1,000,000 gallons of salt and fresh water habitats.
The Smithsonian Institute, Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.
Has Carribean reef and turtle grass ecosystem exhibits. 10th St at Constitution Ave, Washington, DC 20560 USA. Phone (202) 357-2700. Open daily 10am-5:30pm.
Steinhart Aquarium, San Francisco, California
Sydney Aquarium, Sydney, , NSW, Austrailia
The Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga, Tennessee
The Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga is the world's largest freshwater aquarium! Journey through a spectacular 60-foot canyon and two living forests, where you'll see over 7,000 animals that swim, fly and crawl in natural habitats. The Tennessee Aquarium takes you all the places rivers go. Look below the surface and see beyond the edge at the fascinating web of freshwater life. One Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37401-2048, phone 1-800-262-0695. Open 10am to 6pm daily, extended summer hours Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center Athens, Texas
5550 F.M. 2495, Athens, TX. Phone (903) 676-BASS (2277).
Texas State Aquarium, Corpus Christi, Texas
Phone 512-881-1200 for information.
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
The Vancouver Aquarium - Canada's Pacific National Aquarium - is home to over 8,000 aquatic creatures. From the icy Arctic, to the steamy Amazon, the colourful Tropical Pacific to British Columbia's own rich waters - discover the wonders of the watery world. Open every day of the year. Located in Stanley Park just minutes from downtown Vancouver. Call (604) 268-9900 for hours, rates and information.
Virginia Marine Science Museum, Virginia Beach, Virginia
The Virginia Marine Science Museum is Virginia's largest aquarium and one of the top ten in the country. With over 800,000 gallons of aquariums and live animal habitats, the museum displays animals common to Virginia's marine and aquatic habitats. You will see sharks, river otters, harbor seals, sea turtles, fish, birds and more. The museum also houses the only 3-D IMAX theater in the state. Located just south of the resort beaches, the museum is open daily. Please call (757) 4425-FISH for information and prices.
Waikiki Aquarium, Honolulu, Hawaii
2777 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815 USA.
Woods Hole Science Aquarium, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Free, open to the public 11am-4pm weekdays from Labor Day until mid-June. Summer hours (mid-June through August) are 11am-4pm Tue-Sat.
(c) Copyright 1993-2000 by Active Window Productions, Inc. See our disclaimers.