Istanbul Aquarium

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Istanbul Aquarium
İstanbul Akvaryumun girişi.jpg
Date opened April 1, 2011 (2011-04-01)
Total volume of tanks 6,800 cubic metres (1,800,000 US gal)
Memberships WAZA

Istanbul Aquarium (Istanbul Akvaryum) is a public aquarium in Istanbul, Turkey. It opened its doors in April 2011, is an official member of World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). The site is 5 km from Atatürk International Airport, near the motorway and railway transportation systems in Florya, which is at the southwest coast of Istanbul.

Istanbul Aquarium holds a leading position among worldwide aquariums thanks to its volume, variety of fish species, and the activities on travel routes. Visitors follow a geographical route that includes 16 themes and 1 rainforest going from the Black Sea towards the Pacific. The aquarium was designed by public aquarium design consultants OCEAN Projects [1].

All living creatures in Istanbul Aquarium continue to live in the conditions as nearest as possible to those of their habitat.

Istanbul Aquarium in figures[edit]

  • Water volume: 6.800 cubic meters; 64 tanks in total,
  • A two-storey giant project with total area of 22.000 square meters on 100-decare land,
  • Parking lot area of 32.000 square meters/1.200 vehicles belonging to Istanbul Aquarium,
  • Visitor area of 6.000 square meters,A special-themed,
  • 1,2 km long travel route originating in the Black Sea towards the Pacific,
  • Approximately 1.500 species, 15.000 land and sea creatures in total, which are interesting from each other,
  • 2, 15-person, 6-axle 5D movie houses, providing the option to watch 7 separate films, an extraordinary system that makes live some effects such as wind, fog and water.
  • A gift shop with an area of 470 square meters within Istanbul Aquarium,
  • 3 cafeterias on the travel route,
  • 1 restaurant having the Panama Canal view on one side and the sea view on the other.



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Coordinates: 40°57′51″N 28°48′00″E / 40.96417°N 28.80000°E / 40.96417; 28.80000