Longmen Aquarium, Luoyang – Ticket, Opening Hours, Location, and Highlights

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Luoyang Longmen Aquarium (洛阳龙门海洋馆) stands as one of the largest marine museums in China, boasting a sprawling architectural footprint of over 10,000 square meters. It comprises nine thematic exhibition areas, including the Amphibian and Reptile Zone, Rainforest Spectacular Zone, Wetland Ecological Zone, Mangrove Ecological Zone, Interactive Zone, Coral Reef Ecological Zone, Deep Sea Ecological Zone (featuring an underwater tunnel), Sea Lion Performance Hall, and Marine Theater. Together, these areas showcase over 30,000 specimens representing more than 300 freshwater and marine species.

Visitors to the aquarium can marvel at a diverse array of aquatic life, including sharks, sea turtles, starfish, sea anemones, corals, angelfish, stonefish, pufferfish, clownfish, triggerfish, and lionfish, among others. Additionally, the aquarium offers captivating performances such as synchronized swimming with sharks, the frenzy of feeding time for myriad fish, the legendary tale of “The Little Mermaid,” underwater magic shows, and Spider-Man’s underwater treasure hunt.

Moreover, the aquarium presents several unique and noteworthy attractions, including the first-ever exhibition of luminescent genetically modified zebrafish in China, the exclusive double-decker cylindrical tank providing an immersive experience, the magical space where fish swim beyond the confines of their tanks, and the world’s largest 360-degree panoramic cylindrical tank with a diameter of 12 meters, offering a mesmerizing visual spectacle.

Visitors can enjoy the sea lion performances and theater shows according to the following schedule:

  • Monday to Friday: Sea Lion Performances at 10:30, 13:00, 14:30, and 16:00; Marine Theater Shows at 11:00, 13:30, 15:00, and 16:30.
  • Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays: Sea Lion Performances at 10:30, 12:30, 14:00, 15:00, and 16:30; Theater Shows at 10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, and 17:00.

Basic Information

Estimated Length of Tour2 – 3 hours
Ticket Price70 RMB
Opening Hours8.30 – 17.30; Last admission: 17.00
Telephone Number400-0379-660

Location and Transportation

Longmen Aquarium is located at No. 782 Longmen Avenue, Luoyang, Henan Province, China. It is situated approximately 1.5 kilometers north of Guanlin and 2.5 kilometers south of the Longmen Grottoes Scenic Area. To get there, you can take bus 53, 60, 71, 80, 81, 89, 99, 113, or 118, get off at Longmen Avenue Guangfu Road Intersection Stop (龙门大道广阜路口站), and walk about 200 meters to the south.

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