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AquaRio Aquarium Tours

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AquaRio Aquarium
Since its opening in 2016, the AquaRio Aquarium has been South America’s largest aquarium. Spread over five floors and featuring 28 tanks, the aquarium is home to some 8,000 fish and marine creatures, with more than 350 different species represented.

The Basics
Visit the aquarium to see nurse sharks, sand tiger sharks, and reef sharks in the shark tunnel; learn all about phytoplankton at the Plankton Station; and spot octopus, stingrays, sea snakes, jellyfish, and more. There’s also a surf museum, an exhibition of sea shells, a virtual aquarium where you can learn more about the different marine animals, and touch pools, where you interact with starfish and seahorses under the supervision of the aquarium staff.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • There are three restaurants and a gift shop on-site.
  • There is paid parking next to the aquarium.
  • Plan up to two hours to visit the aquarium.
  • The aquarium is wheelchair accessible.

How to Get There
The aquarium is located at Porto Maravilha in the Gamboa neighbourhood, around 1.2 miles (two kilometers) north of downtown Rio. To reach the aquarium from downtown, take the VLT (Line 1) to the Utopia Aquario stop, a 5-minute walk away.

When to Get There
The aquarium is open daily from morning until early evening, with last entrance an hour before closing. It can get busy on weekends and holidays, when booking skip-the-line or early-access tickets is especially recommended.

Porto Maravilha
The AquaRio aquarium is part of the Porto Maravilha waterfront, Rio’s old port area which was completely renovated as part of the city’s Olympic preparations in 2016—Brazil’s largest urban renewal project. Today, many of the old shipping warehouses have been transformed into event venues and adorned with colorful street art; scenic walking and cycle paths run along the seafront; and attractions include the Rio Art Museum and the Museum of Tomorrow.
Address: Praça Muhammad Ali, Via Binário do Porto, s/n - Gamboa, Rio de Janeiro 20220-360, Brazil
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Skip the Line: Early-Access Entrance Ticket to AquaRio AquariumAttraction Tickets

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Avoid disappointment and book your admission ticket to AquaRio — the largest marine aquarium in South America — in advance. Spread across 28 enclosures, 4.5 million litres of saltwater represent several marine ecosystems from around the world. Marvel at diverse marine species including sharks, stingrays, crabs, and tropical fish, and experience the thrill over walking through the shark tunnel. A family-friendly activity ideal for travelers of any age.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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