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Malta National Aquarium Entrance Ticket

Qawra, Malta
Malta National Aquarium Entrance Ticket

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English


Visit the Malta National Aquarium in Saint Paul's Bay for a family-friendly activity in Malta. View the fish and sharks from the walk-through tunnel in the main tank, and peruse the marine and land creatures found throughout the 41 displays in the aquarium.
  • Malta National Aquarium entrance ticket
  • See sharks, rays, and fish from the Mediterranean and around the globe
  • Take as much time as you like to explore the aquarium on your own
  • Ideal choice for families
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Make your own way to Saint Paul's Bay to visit the Malta National Aquarium.

Enter with the provided admission ticket and discover the exhibits among 41 tanks that are home to a variety of Mediterranean fish, replicas of historical artifacts found in Maltese waters, as well as reptiles, insects and amphibians.

See fish species from the Indian Ocean in the main tank, including black-tip sharks, horn sharks, eels, and rays. Walk through the glass tunnel to get a look at the fish as they swim around you. The aquarium's tanks are designed to replicate the underwater environment. Spend as much time taking in the critters.

The aquarium building is a curved structure shaped like a starfish. Stroll outdoors along the landscaped promenade, and let the kids run in the play area. From the promenade, take in sweeping views of St. Paul's Islands. Additional facilities include food outlets, a beach club, gift shop, and parking garage.
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Malta National Aquarium
The public aquarium has 41 tanks including reptiles, insects and amphibians, amongst others, Mediterranean fish, including fish commonly found in Maltese waters together with replicas of historical artefacts that one can find in the seas around the Maltese islands. The main tank of the aquarium houses species from the Indian Ocean, including eight black tip sharks, horn sharks, rays, eels and other exotic species. The main tank is approximately 12 meters in diameter and has a walk-through  tunnel that allows visitors to experience the fish at a much closer range. All tanks are expertly themed to replicate the underwater environment. Additional features of the public aquarium include a class room facility, interpretation, touch pools, a temporary exhibition space, veterinary and quarantine facilities, etc. The national aquarium is in an iconic curved shell structure in the form of a starfish. The adjacent promenade  provides additional recreation facilities for pedestrians including a children’s play area. The Malta National Aquarium has a car park with a capacity for 140 cars.
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Malta National Aquarium
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    • "don't get me wrong I enjoyed seeing the different types of see life but its clear this meant for a family day out and not solo." See review


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    Aquarium yes, restaurant not
    , Oct 2021
    Experience was great, but do not sit at the restaurant. So called manager or whatever he is (has a black shirt, others have white), is rude and place is not worthy of time and money. Bugibba is beautiful place with much better restaurants with nicer stuff.
    So, so
    , Aug 2020
    Have seen better, don't forget your face mask, staff get edgy if you don't already bring one ! Enough thank you
    Lovely experience
    , Feb 2020
    The place is not as big as it seems from outside. But the staff is very polite and welcoming, interesting story about the fish presented there. We were invited to watch the feeding of the fish in a biggest tank. Nicely spend time.
    Malta National Aquarium:
    , Jul 2019
    it was average. don't get me wrong I enjoyed seeing the different types of see life but its clear this meant for a family day out and not solo. the best think about the trip was that I paid extra to do the behind the scenes tour which showed the containment area, kitchen , laboratory and above the shark tank, the only complaint have is that the aquarium was just a bit small.
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
    At the National Aquarium we have 50 tanks with approx 130 species of fish and approx 25 species of insects and reptiles which is relatively a good selection of species. For next time feel free to speak to one of our team members to help you explore more our exhibits and species ... hope to have you with us again very soon
    Great for children and the decor is...
    Kedeisha C
    , Jan 2018
    Great for children and the decor is nice. Other than that, there are no real wow' sea creatures in the aquarium, seems like they are still growing and building. Maybe in another 2-5 years they may have larger and exotic sea animals.
    A really nice morning spent there...
    Colette P
    , Apr 2017
    A really nice morning spent there. The aquarium is in a beautiful location. Inside, the aquarium was beautifully kept and the exhibits were well displayed.
    , Jul 2021
    Peu de monde et c'était très agréable ! L'aquarium est en front de mer le restau est également très bon, une bonne expérience.

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