Phuket Aquarium

Fun Activities For Little Kids in Phuket

The Phuket Aquarium is one of the most affordable things to do in Phuket.

It certainly doesn't compare to the Sydney Aquarium in Australia, however it does provide an affordable and interesting activity if you are travelling with young kids in Phuket.

The Aquarium is located on the southern most tip of Cape Panwa surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery.

This is a perfect spot to stop off for an hour or so, where you and your kids can explore the marine life.

The Phuket Aquarium was established in 1983 as a department of the Phuket Marine Biology Centre.

The aim of the aquarium is to increase the public understanding about Thailand's marine and coastal environment.

The aquarium carries out research, including restocking clown fish populations, water quality management, life cycle ecology just to name a few.

The aquarium also hatches and breeds species of endangered sea turtles and then releases them back into the ocean, this was by far the highlight of our visit to the aquarium.

There are over a hundred species of sea life on display at the aquarium, many of these species are from the waters surrounding the island.

Take a walk through the the underwater tunnel where you will come across a variety of marine life including sting rays, groupers and sharks.

The aquarium provides lots of fun for the kids, and is very educational with a variety of different displays to see.

The aquarium is relatively small and it will only take you about an hour to explore, but you will certainly get your moneys worth if you decide to visit.

If you find yourself in the area on your travels around the island, or looking for a rainy day activity, it is well worth calling in and having a look.

There is a souvenir shop and a small cafe that sells drinks and snacks.

The Aquarium is open daily from 8.30am to 4.00pm daily.

Phuket Aquarium Entry Fees

Adults - 100 Baht

Kids - 50 Baht

There is also another small aquarium at the Zoo.

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