Manila Ocean Park is the city's premiere marine-themed park offering more than the usual dolphin shows and shark encounters. Yes, you get them too, but you also get to see exhibits of the various creatures that thrive in the sea.
Located just behind the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta, the park is open year-round and is suitable for people of all ages, especially the kids. Besides a bevy of marine-centred attractions, the park is also conveniently located right next to the scenic Manila Bay, with plenty of hotels and dining places nearby.
What to see and do at Manila Ocean Park
Manila Ocean Park's main draw is its 25-metre glass observation tunnel, which offers great views of the underwater life. It’s a great opportunity to see stingrays ‘flying’ overhead, as well as sharks, eels, and other varieties of fish. Going into the oceanarium, you'll see aquariums that hold a number of freshwater species, including the popular arapaima, a native of the Amazon River. They’re huge!
The Manila Ocean Park also offers other exciting experiences, such as a chance to slip on a mermaid suit, brave the cold to see the penguins, enthusiastic sea lion and bird shows, caged creepy crawlies, and even a 4D ride. The jellyfish exhibit offers some great photo opportunities.
Depending on what catches your interest, you can purchase a ticket that covers only a certain exhibit or get an all-inclusive pass for 995 pesos. Don't forget to stick around after your visit for the fireworks display during the symphony evening show!
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Manila Ocean Park
- Opening Hours: Monday–Friday from 10am to 8pm, Saturday–Sunday from 9am to 8pm
- Location: Independence Rd, Ermita, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila, Philippines
- Tel: +63 (0)2 567 7777