Family Fun At Lotte World Aquarium
Located at the basement of the mega popular Lotte World Mall and on the way to Lotte World Amusement Park, Lotte World Aquarium provides quality and educational fun time to both adults and children alike. Visitors start off by exploring the various themed areas, learning about marine life in rivers and oceans. Information about the displays are displayed in Korean and English. Look out for the star of the aquarium, the beluga whale! He can be pretty shy but being the playful whale that he is, you might even get to see him playing with the toys located all around his enclosure!
(The entrance of the aquarium.)
(Different themed areas to engage visitors.)
(One of our favourites, the immersive all-around underwater passage!)
(Admire the beauty of these clown fishes up close.)
Even though the interior of the aquarium is dark, displays are well-lit and easily locatable. The various aquariums are well-kept and information relating to the animals are clearly displayed on an electronic board. There is also a café in the centre of the aquarium for the tired legs.
(General health of the popular sea lions displayed on a board outside their enclosure.)
(The huge main aquarium housing the manta rays and whales.)
Wait till the feeding time when you can see the marine animals in the massive tank crowd around the diver to get at the food. You might have your work cut out trying to locate the diver as sometimes there are just too many animals around him!
Another popular group of residents in the aquarium has to be the penguins. These adorable penguins are not shy around humans and often make it a point to swim close to the glass panels when visitors gather.
(The penguins’ home.)
(Light reflecting jellyfishes.)
Besides simply admiring the animals in their enclosures, visitors get to learn more about marine life in the various education areas. There is also an interaction area where visitors can pay a nominal fee to touch and play with the marine animals such as starfishes, turtles and the smaller fishes.
(2000 won to touch and feel the smaller marine animals.)
(The special exhibitions change from time to time.)
(Actual skeletons are displayed.)
Kids might also be interested to check out the gift shop at the end of the aquarium. Lotte Aquarium makes for a fun and educational trip for all visitors, though probably more so families with children. The kids would love the colourful and bright exhibits as well as the play areas, while the parents could use the information prominently displaying around every enclosure to educate their children about marine life!
(Leaving the aquarium for the gift shop.)
(The toys are thankfully, affordably priced.)
Take the subway to Jamsil Station on Line 2 or 8, head out from exit 10 and turn right where you will see the Lotte Mall. Enter the mall and take the nearest escalator down to basement level 1 where you should see the ticketing office of Lotte Aquarium. Directional signs are also prominently displayed to guide you to the aquarium.
(Exit 10 of Jamsil Station.)
(You should see this entrance to the mall.)
(Head down to basement level 1 after entering the mall.)
(The ticketing machines outside the aquarium.)
· Subway: Jamsil Station, Line 2/8, Exit 10
· Opening Hours: 1000 ~ 2000 (Mon-Thu), 1000 ~ 2200 (Fri-Sun)
· Entrance Fee: 29,000KRW (Adults), 27,000KRW (Teenagers), 25,000KRW (Children)
· Website: http://www.lotteworld.com/aquarium/en/
· Contact Number: 1611-2000
· Email: NA
Come down and check out Lotte Aquarium the next time you are in eastern Seoul, or when you are in between playing at Lotte Amusement Park or shopping at Lotte Mall! These cute marine animals are just too irresistible! For more information about other attractions in Seoul, do visit www.voucherkorea.com for more details!