Manila Ocean Park
Address: Behind the Quirino Grandstand Luneta, Manila, Philippines
Park schedule: Weekends and holidays 9 am to 9 pm.
Weekdays (Mondays-Fridays) 10am-9pm.
Ticket counter closes at 8:15pm
Manila Ocean Park is like a giant underwater playground. For the first time in Manila, you can bring your kid to have a firsthand live encounter with the diverse marine creatures indigenous to the Philippines and Southeast Asia. Enjoy seeing your toddler’s various reactions, amazement, excitement and even fear throughout the Oceanarium’s self-paced tour of giant aquariums, coral reefs and live marine exhibits. Don’t forget to interact with starfish and sea cucumber in the Agos (Flow) area, which is the first aquarium exhibit that features the natural flow of water from land to sea. The highlight of the tour is the 25 meter-long tunnel, where you can see different fishes, including stingrays and sharks above and around you.
Most of the Oceanarium aquarium facilities are air-conditioned and covered except for Agos (Flow) area. Paths are wide enough so you can bring strollers, although there are no ramps (just stairs) leading up to the exit of the Oceanarium, as well as in the Agos area. Photo and video cameras are allowed except for flash photography because it would scare marine animals. Food and beverages are not allowed in the premises except for infant formula. Popular fast-food outlets like Chowking, North Park etc., are available.
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