Istanbul Aquarium Overview
The Istanbul Aquarium is comprised of approximately 15,000 land and sea creatures from 1,500 different species, all occupying 6,800 cubic meters of water.
The museum is divided into 16 geographical aquatic themes ranging from the Black Sea to the Pacific Ocean, along with a rainforest exhibit. It also features two 5D movie houses, three cafeterias within the museum route, and one restaurant.
Menacing sharks, graceful stingrays, meandering sea turtles, scuba divers, and countless other creatures share the enormous main tank which makes up only a fraction of the Istanbul Aquarium. Visitors of all ages will enjoy the myriad of interesting tanks and their occupants. Crocodiles, a massive python, deadly amphibians, and more live in the simulated rainforest.
Discover what was swimming underneath your ferry as you crossed the Bosphorus or what lurked in the depths of the surrounding seas, as your plane to Istanbul flew overhead. The museum route starts with the varying bodies of water surrounding Turkey and then makes its way towards the Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic oceans.
Each theme takes an elaborate look at the cultural, geographical, and historical characteristics of each region. Every area in the aquarium includes interactive games and interesting information on the various species and their habitats. Travelers of all ages will enjoy spending a few hours or more at the Istanbul Aquarium. It’s a great stop if your hotel is close to Atatürk Airport.
Daily 10:00 – 20:00
Adult 35 TL
Student/Senior/Teacher/Veteran/Disabled 25 TL Age 0-2 Free
Ask about various package deals at the ticket desk.
There are free visitor shuttles roundtrip from Sultanahmet (in front of the German fountain] or from Taksim (in front of AKM and ALSAHAB Turizm],
Metrobus: from Florya Beşyol by yellow minibus; nearest Metrobus stops are Sefaköy, Florya – Bağlar, Cennet mah.
From Eminönü, take bus BN1 or BN2 to the Florya stop next to the aquarium.
By Taxi from Atatürk Airport about 5 minutes for 15 TL.