Haeundae Beach first comes to mind when people think about Busan.
However, if you find the sun-drenched and hot white sand a bit burdensome, or if you prefer a cool breeze of an air-conditioner indoors,you can visit Busan Aquarium in Haeundae Beach, where you will surely enjoy your holiday.
Sea Life Busan Aquarium introduces you to the incredible world of more than 10,000 marine creatures with over 250 species.
It presents a spectacular sight consisting of 8 theme zones, an 80m long submarine tunnel, and 2 main aquariums.
As soon as you go downstairs from the entrance, you will see an internal exhibition hall decorated with colorful, mystical lighting. Beginning with a variety of freshwater aquariums, the pirarucu, one of the world’s biggest freshwater fish, says hello to you first. Come along and don’t miss out on its feeding time.
Decorated coral tanks and jellyfish tanks with neon lights create a surreal atmosphere in the “20 m underwater world.” You cannot take your eyes off the colors of unfamiliar deep-sea creatures.
You will feel as if you were walking in the sea while passing through the aquarium tunnel, the most popular spot in Busan Aquarium. As you turn your head, large sharks leisurely pass right by you, followed by a school of unknown aquatic life. No wonder children repeatedly express their delight at the spectacular view.
The oval-shaped aquarium, one of the main aquariums, is quite tall. The 6 m–deep tank clearly shows you the population of different fish species depending on the depth.
Most of all, children can’t wait to watch the aquarium shows! They are thrilled to see the prince and the little mermaid. The Mermaid Princess Story is a popular performance that develops children’s imagination of the marine life.
At the main aquariums, the visitors can enjoy watching various shows for each time in addition to large marine creatures. In particular, they fail to turn their steps while watching sharks, turtles, and stingrays feeding underwater during the feeding show.
This is a perfect place for couples to go to or for family and group outings.
Say goodbye to the sea you can only see. Come and experience the amazing underwater world at Busan Aquarium.
Address266, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan
Closing DatesOpen all year round
HoursWeekdays 10:00 ~ 19:00(Entrance closes at 18:00)
Weekends 10:00 ~ 20:00(Entrance closes at 19:00)
Service FeesRefer to the website
Traffic InformationWalk for 10 min from Exit 3 or 5 of Haeundae Station on Busan Metro Line 2
Get off Bus 139 or 307 at the Haeundae Beach
Busan City Tour Bus Busan Station (Red Line) → Get off at Haeundae Beach
Parking: Sea Life Busan Aquarium Parking Lot (charged)
There are different aquarium performances and shows (check time information).
Lockers are available (charged).
Do not tap the tank.
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