16 Amazing Aquariums From Around the World

Your kids are dying for a chance to explore the ocean floor but without that scuba diving degree, they’ll have to settle for a visit to a few larger-than-life aquariums. Not just a place to view animals, these watery hot-spots are all about being marine-conservation savvy, too. From under-water elevators to amazing architecture, flip through the slideshow below to see stunning marine museums from all around the world.

Monterey Bay Aquarium - Monterey, California
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Monterey Bay Aquarium - Monterey, California

Home to both delighted marine animals and a waterfront view, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a tranquil space for water lovers to stroll through 200 exhibits–from their stingray petting tank to their plexiglass splash cove–and learn about ocean conservation. This aquarium does amazing work for local water-loving creatures by helping out sea otters, bluefin tunas, albatrosses and more with their rescue and release program.

Star Attraction: Who can resist feeding times? Younger visitors will love watching penguins gobble down their meal and exploring the kelp forest as divers hand-feed sharks, fishes and other animals. Take a peek into the aquarium now by watching the live web cams here.

Online: montereybayaquarium.org

photo: cmichel67 via flickr

  1. Monterey Bay Aquarium - Monterey, California
  2. Georgia Aquarium - Atlanta, Georgia
  3. Shanghai Ocean Aquarium - Shanghai, China
  4. L’Oceanogràfic - Valencia, Spain
  5. AQWA - Perth, Australia
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Is there an aquarium that didn’t make the list? Share your favorite fishy encounter in a comment below!

–Christal Yuen & Scott Wardell