The Marine Aquarium of Rio de Janeiro (Portuguese: Aquário Marinho do Rio de Janeiro), or AquaRio, is a public aquarium located in the Gamboa neighborhood, in the port zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With a constructed area of about 26,000 square metres (280,000 sq ft), it is located to the west of Muhammad Ali Square. It is considered the largest marine aquarium in South America.
It was inaugurated on October 31, 2016, in a ceremony that was attended by the former minister of Tourism, Marx Beltrão. The public aquarium was made at Porto Maravilha, an urban operation that aims to revitalize the Port Zone of Rio de Janeiro.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
Allan Herrod | Mar 30, 2018
We went on Thursday afternoon and the place was full of kids, which made it a bit rowdy, but I find it comforting to know that kids can still enjoy science-based entertainment. The various exhibits were well presented and the dome and tunnel the allow you to view the sea creatures "up close and personal" were fabulous. Overall it was a great place to spend party of a day in Rio a a great break from the afternoon heat.
Colin Shaw | Apr 12, 2018
Such an awesome and big aquarium. It does attract a lot of tourist so it is busy. That being said, I'm glad we went and checked it out. It did not disappoint.
Felipe C | Apr 8, 2018
Nice family activity. Lots of sea critters to see. Accessible by VLT. The only disappointment is the moment we're allowed to touch rays. There aren't enough of them and the employees supervising it are overzealous with their 'only those in front of the glass can be touched'.
Steven Pires | Feb 27, 2018
Too much expensive for a 1 hour tour. There should be more people to explain. Some presentation screens were not working. Every time I started to read the information (which is not sufficient by the way) written on those screens, a big message appeared saying "do not use the flash when taking photos".
Yuancheng Peng | Apr 26, 2018
Nothing fancy, the museum is pretty small for the price. The visit can be easily finish in less than an hour.
Rahul Shindikar | Jun 9, 2018
Good place for tourists to visit on vacations. Amazingly constructed such that you can look at the aquarium from underneath. It will feel your heart with wonder when you see it from below. However, tickets here are a bit expensive.
Adrianus Arif | Jul 4, 2018
Not much varieties of under water animals. People say it's big because of the queue so they wait long in line. But the place is actually quite small. And expensive, R$80 per head.
Ricardo Cardoso | Jun 2, 2018
Really beautiful aquarium and animals. Unfortunately the tour is very small. The main aquarium is amazing. Last time I went, there were some leakages and closed displays, which was very disappointing.
Adam Bowering | Aug 15, 2018
Over priced and not that much to see. I only went because it was raining all day. Would have skipped and not felt I missed out.
JC MONTE CARLO | Jul 26, 2018
Renovated Area of the port. By no means walk farther than that. Very dangerous area north of the Aquario. We saw lots of shady people, one tried to break into a car but was too drugged to open it. NOT A GOOD AREA !!!!
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