Aquaria KLCC is a world class oceanarium, showcases marine life in Malaysia and around the world. It’s home to over 5,000 underwater and land creatures, and one of the most famous aquariums in the country.
Fun fact – you can swim and dive with sharks, stingrays and other majestic creatures inside the underwater cage, a Cage Rage Experience! It’s a magical place that boasts a 15-foot Flooded Forest Tube Tank exhibit, mesmerizing sharks and adorable sea turtles.
But if you want to make the most of your visit, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. Here are my tips for visiting Aquaria KLCC!
#1 Get Discounted Tickets Online & Skip the Long Queue
Truth be told, Aquaria KLCC is one of the biggest tourist destinations in the city. It’s a good idea to purchase the ticket online that will let you skip the long lines.
An adult Aquaria KLCC ticket price costs RM49 for the locals and RM69 for the foreigners. KLOOK offers 30% OFF Special Discounts for the Aquaria KLCC ticket if you purchase them online.
For an adult ticket, it is RM35 for locals and RM47 for the foreigners. For children, it is RM26 for local and RM37 for foreigners. Free entrance for infants 2 years old and below.
#2 Avoid the Crowds
School holidays and weekends are considered “high season” in Aquaria KLCC which means that the aquarium is going to be very busy. If it’s the only time you can visit, plan your trip on a Tuesday or Wednesday.
Normally there will be schools visiting Aquaria KLCC as part of their field trip activities on weekends and school holidays. Did I mention there will be a lot of parents carrying strollers inside the aquarium on peak hours too?
You’ll want to avoid the school holiday or weekend crowds and have the aquariums visually exciting exhibits to yourself.
It’s also worth setting your alarm clock and waking up early to get there when it opens. You will find fewer people between 10am and 1pm. The crowds begin to show up around 2pm.
I’ve visited on Thursday around 3pm and to my surprise it was a busy day with school’s field trips.
#3 Plan Your Visit Around Feeding Schedule
Standing at 60,000 square feet, it houses more than 5,000 animals and over 250 different species.
If you want to make sure you have time to see everything, you’ll need a game plan.
Check the feeding schedule, before you go. You can then plan the rest of your day around what you want to see the most.
I would recommend not to skip Aquatheater and Living Ocean feeding time if you cannot experience all. Thank me later!
You can also visit Aquaria KLCC website. It includes a feeding schedule and interesting facts about the marine life.
Aquaria KLCC is located on the Concourse Level of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. You can park at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre but parking space is limited and parking rate is expensive.
Or you can park at Suria KLCC where there is more parking space. Aquaria KLCC is only 5 to 10 minutes walk away from Suria KLCC.
You can access Aquaria KLCC either by walking via KLCC Park or walk through underground pedestrian tunnel from Suria KLCC lower ground level direct to Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
If Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and Suria KLCC are full, there’s loads of nearby hotels or Avenue K mall available – just make sure to get there early if you want a nearby spot!
#5 What to See
Choosing what exhibits to see can be extremely overwhelming. There are a few highlights that you have to visit.
90-meter Tunnel: The 90-meter tunnel makes the ticket price worth it. The tunnel mimics that of the open ocean, and you feel as if you’re underwater, swimming with them yourself.
Stand on the 90-meter long underwater walkway tunnel where you can see hundreds of fishes along with sharks, stingrays and more surround you from everywhere you look!
Gene Pool: Located just nearby the main entrance, you’ll find Gene Pool to see the sea animals in their natural habitat. Here you get the chance to touch and feel the texture of starfish and corals.
Flooded Forest Tube Tank: When they say flooded forest, they are not kidding. There’s a tree in the 15-foot tube tank! It’s just amazing to see the fish swim freely around the tree.
Aquatheater Feeding: Either you bring along your kids or not, you don’t want to miss Aquatheater feeding times. Every day at 12pm, 3pm and 6.30pm. You can watch the huge stingray romp and wrestle their meal.
Everyone will be seated directly in front of the Aquatheater and enjoy the show!
In My Opinion
Though Aquaria KLCC is one of the biggest tourist destinations in the city, it’s worth the time and money. Not only you will be able to see a ton of marine life, but you’ll also be able to understand what goes on underneath our planet’s waters.
Do you have any tips visiting Aquaria KLCC? Let me know in the comments below.