My wife and I love going to aquariums even before my daughter was born. We even went to the Barcelona aquarium during our honeymoon. Marine life is really interesting for us with their kaleidoscope of colors, shapes and forms. So a visit to Coex Aquarium was a must when we traveled to Seoul, Korea.Coex Aquarium is very accessible, being located in large underground Coex Mall. You can easily travel there via the subway, bus or taxi.
During our trip with the Food Club last April, we scheduled this aquarium visit with them. This is actually our 2nd time and Lauren’s 3rd time to visit the aquarium. The aquarium itself is not very big, you can finish it in an hour or so but its got some interesting exhibits inside.
After getting your tickets, you can leave some of your things in the marine themed coin operated lockers before starting your tour.
The highlight of a trip to Coex Aquarium is the area with unconventional fish tanks.
From stop lights to a post box and even a lantern.
Here are the other interesting fish containers like appliances and furnitures.
We saw some sharks, manta rays and giant turtles in the underwater tunnel area.
After exiting the tunnel, we chanced upon the scheduled manatee feeding. You can check out their website to see their complete feeding schedule.
Aside from the fishes, they also have some bats, squirrels and even insects and spiders.
Coex Aquarium might not be as big as other aquariums but it has unique displays that will surely be a hit with children and adults alike. Conveniently located in a mall so you can eat or shop after. There are also a few interactive displays like the dr. fish where people can put their hands in and let the fish eat the dead skin cells away/
10 am to 8pm
365 days a year
Ticket Prices :
Adults – KW 17,500
Children – KW 11,000
Seoul-si Gangnam-gu Samseong-dong 159
(Ocean Walk in Coex mall)
Subway Line No. 2, Samseong Station Exit 5/6
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