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Beijing Blue Zoo


Blue Zoo Beijing was the first walk-through aquarium established in Beijing, the capital of China. It is also the largest aquarium of its type in Asia. Blue Zoo Beijing's aquarium is a world-class complex featuring the latest in aquarium technology. In the year following its grand opening by the Prime Minister of New Zealand in November 1997, more than a million people visited the attraction.

Go to see fish from all over the world in China's largest aquarium or, if you call in advance, you can even go swimming with dolphins or sharks. With professional staff and a recent renovation, and over 6,000 sea creatures, the Blue Zoo is a good way to spend an afternoon in Beijing with children.

Blue Zoo Beijing boasts a 120-meter-long acrylic underwater tunnel, which is the longest of its kind in Asia. The winding, transparent and movable underwater tunnel can take you down to the underwater world, and observe the underwater world in a panoramic view like a diver. You will feel like the more than 6,000 marine creatures of various shapes and sizes from around the world are swimming side by side with you. The central tank holds 4.5 million cubic liters of seawater and displays about 2,000 fishes of 600 species from around the world. 

Here you will see sharks that are up to 3 meters long, rays, eels, sea turtles, coral reef fish, deep-sea lobsters, seahorses, starfish and all kinds of invertebrates and some endangered animals! Besides watching those beautiful marine creatures, you can also go to the educational center to attend those lively and interesting lectures about knowledge of marine creatures and life, and have a chance to get small presents.

Feature Performaces

Dance with Sharks:
This thrilling show is on regularly every day. More than 20 big sharks each over 2 meters long swim around the divers who feed the fish to them, while the divers are so calm and are not hurt at all by the sharks. It is indeed an exciting show.

Show time: 10:10 in the morning and 14:30 in the evening.

Mermaid Show:
Every day there are romantic mermaid show. Seeing the beautiful mermaid performers swimming freely in the water will take you into the dreamlike underwater world. This year Blue Zoo Beijing has invited professional water ballet swimmers to present exotic mermaid show and picturesque underwater ballet. It is very enjoyable to see the beautiful mermaids to swim freely with sharks and tortoises, and you will feel like coming to the fairy world and getting back to childhood.

Show time: 11:00 in the morning; 13:30/15:00/16:00 in the afternoon.


How to Get There?
If you take subway, get off at Chaoyang Gate Station. 

If you take public bus No 110, 118, 120, 403, 43 and 813, get off at Chaoyang Hospital Station.

If you take public bus No 109, 101, 112, 846, 855, 858and 750, get off at Shenlu Road Station.

Ticket Price:
150 yuan per ticket for adults, and 90 yuan oer ticket for children. Children shorter than 1 meter and people older than 80 enjoy free admission.

Opening Hours:
Summer: 8:00-20:00

Winter: 8:30-18:30

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