List of largest aquaria

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oceanaria and dolphinaria
, in order to exhibit a wide range of different marine animals for the public. Some have even come to attain world records for their capacities.

In operation

Only aquaria with a total capacity of more than 10 million litres and/or a tank larger than 5 million litres are included in the list. The list is not necessarily complete; aquaria that may meet the criteria but do not have published sources on their capacity may not be reflected in the list.

Image Aquarium City Country Total capacity Largest tank Notes
SeaWorld Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi  United Arab Emirates 58,000,000 L (15,320,000 U.S. gal)[1] 25,000,000 L (6,604,000 U.S. gal)[2]
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Chimelong Ocean Kingdom Hengqin  China 48,750,000 L (12,880,000 U.S. gal)[3] 22,700,000 L (5,997,000 U.S. gal)[3] Holder of the
Guinness World Record since 2014 for largest aquarium, largest tank, largest underwater viewing dome, largest aquarium window, and largest acrylic panel.[3] Won award for largest tank over Georgia Aquarium because its stated capacity was for the main tank only, whereas that of Georgia Aquarium included the holding tank, filters and pipes.[4]
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S.E.A. Aquarium
Singapore  Singapore 45,200,000 L (11,940,000 U.S. gal)[4] 18,170,000 L (4,800,000 U.S. gal)[4] Held the Guinness World Record for largest aquarium from 2012 until 2014.[4]
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L'Oceanogràfic Valencia  Spain 41,600,000 L (10,990,000 U.S. gal)[4] 7,000,000 L (1,849,000 U.S. gal)[5]
Georgia Aquarium Atlanta  United States 41,640,000 L (11,000,000 U.S. gal)[6] 23,850,000 L (6,300,000 U.S. gal)[6] Held the Guinness World Record for largest aquarium from 2005 until 2012.[7]
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Moscow Oceanarium
Moscow  Russia 25,000,000 L (6,604,000 U.S. gal)[8] 3,700,000 L (977,400 U.S. gal)[8]
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The Seas with Nemo & Friends Bay Lake, Florida  United States 21,580,000 L (5,700,000 U.S. gal)[9]
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Aqua Planet Jeju Jeju Island  South Korea 20,000,000 L (5,283,000 U.S. gal)[4] 10,800,000 L (2,853,000 U.S. gal)[4]
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Shedd Aquarium Chicago  United States 18,900,000 L (4,993,000 U.S. gal)[4] 7,600,000 L (2,008,000 U.S. gal)[4]
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Nausicaä Centre National de la Mer
Boulogne-sur-Mer  France 17,000,000 L (4,491,000 U.S. gal)[8] 10,000,000 L (2,642,000 U.S. gal)[8]
Cube Oceanarium Chengdu  China 11,000,000 L (2,906,000 U.S. gal)[4] 10,000,000 L (2,642,000 U.S. gal)[4]
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The Dubai Mall Dubai  United Arab Emirates 10,500,000 L (2,774,000 U.S. gal)[4] 10,000,000 L (2,642,000 U.S. gal)[5]
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Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan Osaka  Japan 10,000,000 L (2,642,000 U.S. gal)[4] 7,500,000 L (1,981,000 U.S. gal)[4]
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium Okinawa  Japan 9,800,000 L (2,589,000 U.S. gal)[4] 7,500,000 L (1,981,000 U.S. gal)[5]
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National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium Hengchun  Taiwan ? 5,700,000 L (1,506,000 U.S. gal)[4]
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Antalya Aquarium Antalya  Turkey 7,500,000 L (1,981,000 U.S. gal)[8] 5,000,000 L (1,321,000 U.S. gal)[8]
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Lisbon Oceanarium Lisbon  Portugal 7,000,000 L (1,849,000 U.S. gal)[8] 5,000,000 L (1,321,000 U.S. gal)[8]
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TurkuaZoo Istanbul  Turkey 7,000,000 L (1,849,000 U.S. gal)[8] 5,000,000 L (1,321,000 U.S. gal)[5]

See also


  1. ^ Gillet, Katy (14 September 2022). "SeaWorld Abu Dhabi to open in 2023". The National. Retrieved 1 April 2023.
  2. ^ "PHOTO TOUR: InPark visits SeaWorld Yas Island, Abu Dhabi". InPark Magazine. 26 May 2023. Retrieved 28 May 2023.
  3. ^ a b c "China's Hengqin Ocean Kingdom confirmed as world's largest aquarium as attraction sets five world records". Guinness World Records. 31 March 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "🥇 Largest and Best Aquariums in the World 2022". World Cities Ranking. Retrieved 28 December 2021.
  5. ^ a b c d "10 Largest Aquariums in the World". Touropia. Retrieved 28 December 2021.
  6. ^ a b "GAI Fun Facts" (PDF). Retrieved 31 December 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Aquarium sets Guinness record". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Associated Press. 23 August 2010. Archived from the original on 26 August 2010. Retrieved 24 August 2010.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i "🥇 Largest and Best Aquariums in Europe 2022 | Top 10". World Cities Ranking. Retrieved 28 December 2021.
  9. ^ "8 Facts and Secrets about The Seas with Nemo and Friends". Retrieved 28 December 2021.