Aquarium in Antalya (Antalya Aquarium) – one of the largest complexes of its kind in the world and a visited attraction of the city. It was opened in 2012 and to this day remains a favorite vacation spot for both tourists and locals.
The area of the Antalya Oceanarium is 15,000 sq. m. Its aquariums hold 7.5 million liters of water, they are home to 10,000 species of fish and other marine life. It also houses the world’s largest tunnel aquarium. Its length is 131 m.
The Oceanarium offers visitors both an educational program introducing the underwater world and its inhabitants, and an entertainment program. The entertainment part of the oceanarium includes cafes and restaurants, children’s play areas, a cinema and exhibition halls. There is also a souvenir shop on the territory of the complex.
It is forbidden to bring your food and drinks into the territory of the aquarium: you can have a snack in one of several catering establishments.
The pride of the Antalya Oceanarium is the “Snow World” zone. It is the largest indoor pavilion in Turkey, where it snows all year round while it is hot outside.
Antalya Aquarium ticket prices in 2022
The ticket price to Antalya Aquarium depends on the age of the visitor and is calculated for a full day of stay (from 10:00 to 19:00).
- children under 3 years old admission is free.
- from 3 to 12 years – 199.28 TRY,
- adults (over 12 years old) – 265.71 TRY.
There are tickets for an annual visit to the Antalya aquarium. The Multipass ticket for an unlimited visit to the aquarium throughout the year costs:
- children from 3 to 13 years old – 314.02 TRY,
- adults (over 13 years old) – 394.54 TRY.
The annual subscription for all types of objects (Multipass Full Package) will cost:
- children from 3 to 12 years old – 797.13 TRY,
- adults (from 12 years old) – 1014.53 TRY.
There are also combined tickets for any two objects in the aquarium:
- Aquarium + Wild Park : children from 3 to 12 years old – 261.20 TRY, adults (from 12 years old) – 362.33 TRY,
- Aquarium + “Snow World” : children from 2 to 12 years old – 294.05 TRY, adults (from 12 years old) – 386.49 TRY,
- Aquarium + cinema : children from 3 to 12 years old – 294.57 TRY, adults (from 12 years old) – 362.33 TRY.
Prices are valid when purchasing tickets on the official website of the Antalya Oceanarium. At the checkout, the cost will be higher. You can also check the website for up-to-date information if prices change.
Antalya Oceanarium structure
The Antalya Oceanarium includes several objects, the main one of which is, of course, the aquarium , which consists of 40 sections, each of which accommodates inhabitants of various reservoirs and natural zones – from the Arctic to the tropics and the equatorial belt.
Different types of fish and sea creatures live in separate reservoirs with water: shallow and coral, deep, inhabitants of oceans and fresh water bodies. Next to each aquarium there is a plate with information about its representatives, their species and belonging to the habitat.
Antalya aquarium themed journey begins with an overview of the world’s seas and oceans. Four themed aquariums gradually introduce visitors to the four main oceans of the globe. In the center of the room there is a reservoir, where the inhabitants of the underwater world of Antalya live separately. After this, the thematic division concerns the largest world rivers – the Amazon, the Nile, and the rivers of Asia. And then the gradation goes along the layers of water: in different reservoirs you can see fish and sea animals living in the water column, in shallow water or at depth.
Moving gradually along the corridors and rooms, visitors make a unique and exciting journey, which also encompasses a large reservoir with sharks of different species. And the famous tunnel – the longest in the world (131 m) – ends the sea campaign . You can walk along it, and huge manta rays and other large underwater inhabitants will swim from above.
The light is muted everywhere, the atmosphere is familiar to fish, therefore the use of flash with cameras is prohibited.
The decorations created in the reservoirs of the aquarium are also interesting: these are statues from Easter Island, a sunken pirate galleon, and treasure chests guarded by sharks. Each tank has its own entourage, which attracts visitors and sets them up for an adventure.
In addition to the aquarium, the complex has a WildPark terrarium , where visitors can see various types of spiders, turtles, scorpions, frogs, lizards, snakes and other reptiles. They also live in separate themed reservoirs that allow you to view them and learn more about the wildlife. Representatives of all four cardinal points are gathered here, there are also poisonous and rare ones, which makes the terrarium even more visited and valuable.
In addition to the richest exhibition of marine life and amphibians, the aquarium includes the “Snow World” zone . This is a real oasis of snow and ice slides, located in the southern resort, where it is warm almost all year round. Colorful sculptures of snow and ice, fortresses and labyrinths can be visited by everyone and be in the Arctic at the height of the beach season. There is snow here all year round and the temperature is maintained at -5 degrees. At the entrance, visitors are provided with warm clothing and equipment.
To complete an exciting adventure across the seas and oceans of the world will help the Oceanride XD Cinema , where you can watch an exciting educational film. Together with the pirate captain, visitors will be able to sail past a huge whale, see the sinking of the ship and learn a lot of interesting facts about the water surface of the Earth.
At the exit from the territory of the aquarium, visitors can buy memorable gifts at the Sea Gift souvenir shop . It is open daily and offers a wide range of goods, from key rings and fridge magnets to stuffed animals in the shape of fish and amphibians that inhabit the complex’s aquariums, as well as paintings, mugs and other souvenirs.
How to get to the aquarium in Antalya
The oceanarium is located within the city of Antalya, next to the famous Konyalti beach, so it will be easy to get to it. Any buses to Migros Shopping Center will do. These are routes No. KL08, LF09, LF10.
From the bus station of Antalya to the Aquarium can be reached by buses No. TK36 and VF02. From the Migros shopping center – 5 minutes on foot.
From Antalya airport there are bus 600 and 800. The stop is the same.
You can also get to Antalya Aquarium by car : there are 3 parking lots near the entrance. One is intended for the transport of travel agencies, the other two are for cars. Parking is free. Alternatively, you can use taxi apps : Uber, Kiwi, or local.
You can also get to the Antalya Oceanarium from the neighboring resort towns of Kemer and Alanya. Travel time is 1-2 hours.