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These are just a few of the most beautiful places in the world, most interesting and captivating aquariums, where you can easily break into the mesmerizing secrets of the underwater world.

World’s Largest Aquarium – Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, a wonderful home for more than 100,000 animals of 500 different species (notable specimens: whale sharks, beluga whales, manta ray) and with a capacity of 8.1 million US gallons (31,000 m³) of marine fresh water.

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World’s Second Largest Aquarium – Churaumi Aquarium,part of the Ocean Expo Commemorative National Government Park located in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan; capacity: 7,500-cubic meters (1,981,290 gallons) of water; one of the few places where visitors can see a great variety of sea creatures including sharks and manta rays.

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Largest Aquarium in Europe – Acquario di Genova – [10,000m2 area, 70 water tanks] a spectacular structure and an emotional trip across the immensity of the oceans.

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Largest Aquarium in Australia – AQWA, an unbelievable journey to the underwater world of  Western Australia, “from the icy waters of the southern ocean to the tropical wonderland of coral reefs in the Far North” .


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Largest Aquarium in Africa – UShaka Marine World, located on the strip of land between the beachfront and the harbor in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa;  a beautiful amusement park and at the same time the worlds fifth largest aquarium with 32 water tanks. The sea creatures found in the aquarium range from small sea horses all the way through to sharks and dolphins. The Aquarium is built to look like an old wreck.

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Aquariums may be found at many hotels, but none have full walk-through exhibits like this!

World’s Largest Cylindrical Aquarium – AquaDom, Radisson Hotel Aquarium, Berlin; 25 meters high aquarium, with a capacity of 260,000 gallons of water and over 2,500 fish (56 species); visitors can travel through the aquarium using an encased elevator and get to the top where there is a restaurant and an open view of the city; hotel rooms can also experience the underwater view.

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Future to be World’s Largest Indoor Aquarium – The Dubai Aquarium – vast, entertaining, an engineering marvel, three storeys tall and featuring glass ‘walk-through’ tunnels that will contain exotic marine life. Opening delayed until October 30, 2008.

World’s Largest Virtual Fish Tank – 30 by 250 meters LED screen or 32 million dollar Virtual Aquarium mounted at about 80 feet in the air between two shopping malls in Beijing.

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And, the last but not least, largest bus stop aquarium (kidding :P)

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Irina Alexandra is a young entrepreneur and architect, with a passion for miracles and weirdness of life.

She has been writing articles on Weirdomatic for the last 7 years in a search for all the amazing things we tend to ignore.

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45 Responses to “Huge Aquariums”

  1. […] Source World’s Largest Aquarium […]

  2. ¡ Magnificent ! Only in America ,that is why americans traditional values must prevail, to let the rest of the world to share such worlds wonders with you fellow beings.

  3. Virgilio, are you illiterate? Only one of these is in America. It may be the biggest but the others are just as beautiful, if not more so.

  4. Still, okay pictures.

  5. You might want to do a little more research.

    I went scuba diving in the aquarium at Epcot (Disneyworld, Florida, USA) last week. They claim their tank is 5.8 million gallons; considerably larger then the “World’s Second Largest Aquarium” you listed in Okinawa.

  6. Although Wikipedia says Churaumi is the second…

    you might be right Bud:

    “The Living Seas at Epcot contains the world’s sixth-largest ocean and the biggest facility ever dedicated to man’s relationship with the underwater world.

    The Living Seas was designed with the guidance of an advisory board of outstanding experts in oceanography and related fields. Its centerpiece is the world’s largest saltwater aquarium tank containing all manner of undersea creatures. The main coral reef environment is 203 feet in diameter and 27 feet deep, holding 5.6 million gallons of sea water plus another million gallons in its backup system. “

  7. thank god that america showed those other places how to build a proper aquarium.

    This line is epic:

    “World’s Largest Aquarium – Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, also the largest aquarium in North America”

  8. “World’s Largest Aquarium – Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, also the largest aquarium in North America…”

    Ehm, yes? Of course it has to be the largest aquarium in North America if it is the largest aquarium in the world. It goes without saying. Nice post btw.

  9. Wow. Definitely some of the coolest pics I’ve seen! 🙂

  10. Great list! All are very astonishing aquariums. I wish i could visit one of those.

  11. @misanthropy today. I wanted to write also about the largest in South America, like I wrote about the ones in Europe and Africa, but then I realized that they were too many. 😉 Sorry 😛

  12. whoa. i went to an aquarium once

  13. increadible! it would be great to have such photos as wallpapers:)

  14. It all sucks in the bowl….Nothing can be compare in Okinawa.

  15. yoo this is an awesome foto and will be back 4 more

  16. […] World’s Largest Aquarium – Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, a wonderful home for more than 100,000 […]

  17. […] World’s Largest Cylindrical Aquarium – AquaDom, Radisson Hotel Aquarium, Berlin; 25 meters high […]

  18. really fantastic, hope to visit some of them someday.

  19. Really lovly ah……………… Very unusely. I hope someday to see this in person. Thanks for the viewing.

  20. God has really given man knowledge
    Amazing ……….Awsome wonder sites

  21. The largest Dubai Aqyarium has opened in the Worlds largest Dubai Mall and its really an awesum view plus the Aquarium Zoo is tooo good not to miss…….

  22. i like the ones under the sea view, it’s really amazing mankind creation…

  23. These images are appaling! Encarcerating animals to enjoyment of ourselves is old fashioned and cruel!!!!.
    Actually these pics make me sick.

  24. only in AMERICA! ha u all are turely weird auzzies like fish duh!@!@

  25. Core-based is amazing place… I have a mini-aquarium at home …

  26. well im american and all the other americans on this page saying how we are better is pretty ignorant and explains why almost every other country hates us….but anyways these were nice pics hope i can visit these places one day

  27. […] die Frage: was ist denn dann das größte Aquarium? Auf der Suche nach einer Antwort fand ich hier viele weitere Aquarien, viele schöne Bilder und die Erkenntnis, dass ich wohl doch nochmal nach […]

  28. I’ve been to both the Georgia and Genoa aquariums. Also dove in the Living seas at Epcot Center. All magnificent. However, the Monterey Bay Aquarium remains my favorite. It is located right next to the Monterey Bay in CA, and uses the Bay’s waters in its tanks. I talked to the Georgia Aquarium tour guide and she confirmed that even though Georgia’s is the biggest, the Monterey Bay has more species. A definite must for aquarium enthusiasts.

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  30. Ana – “Encarcerating” animals allows us to gain a better understanding of animals, their ecosystems and helps us educate ourselves on how we are doing harm to their ocean and lake homes. The research gathered in aquariums world-wide is vital to the longevity of thousands of sea species.

  31. All of these pictures were a tremendous display oh how the world is full of wonders, it is a place to be cherished. It indicates how human beings no matter what race are all capable of achieving and creating spectacular is inspirational.

  32. That is truly an amazing place to go and visit, even I would go if I was given the chance and I normally cant stand such places….

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  35. Disgusting. Many of these creatures need hundreds times more space than they can have in the largest aquarium ever built. Whale sharks cross oceans several times a year. These fishtanks (what eles are they?) are lit up with the same amount of light many more hours per day than in real life and they have no seasons. Fishes are animals and they have instincts. They cannot live a decent life in tanks. Would you enjoy living in prison, how ever large and “nice looking” it may be … for the mere pleasure of a couple of aliens ? Zoos and aquariums must be shut down. Period.

  36. i agree with jorge
    “well im american and all the other americans on this page saying how we are better is pretty ignorant and explains why almost every other country hates us….”
    but anyway Kang – i think you are being a little overdramatic.

  37. I believe that it is a good thing that we do have aquariums these sizes. Gives people a diffrent outlook on the creatures in the world. Makes you want to help out and clean up our earth. Lots of these animals were abandoned by thier mothers and needed humans to help them out. Or they were in danger of something. I just wish that I could hit the power ball or something. I really love the aquarium. I would love is the New Jersey aquarium would expand. If I hit the power ball. LOL! I am going to donate a lot of money to bring more attractions to the New Jersey Adventure Aquarium.

  38. wow…..this is real pleasure it gives me pleasure to look at this things and i hope to see this places sometime soon. I love it all. Nice job.

  39. I’m so sorry, but the largest aquarium in Europe is in Valencia (Spain): L’Oceanografic.

  40. I’ve been to the Atlanta aquarium and it doesn’t really seem that big, I was surprised when I found out it was the largest. But it was cool, they have a glass tunnel that goes under one of the tanks and you can watch the whale-sharks and other fish swim around. There’s also a little petting tank were you can touch the fish and rays.

  41. Ermm sorry to tell you but the Dubain Aquarium is the world’s largest now

  42. I love this site..

  43. here is a gigantic aquarium if yall want a video 11 minutes of a giant beatiful aquarium its not a home aquarium.

  44. Ammazing…………i am back on this site again after 5 years. I will make a to do list for when i visit all this aquariums and many more.

  45. I’ve been to the Georgia aquarium! However the Tennessee aquarium is quite large as well. I believe the Manta Rays are my favorite! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

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