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Israel Aquarium

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The Israel Aquarium in Jerusalem is a fascinating attraction that offers visitors an up-close look at the marine life of the Mediterranean Sea. Located on the city’s west side, near the Biblical Zoo and the Israel Museum, this state-of-the-art facility is an excellent destination for families, nature lovers, and anyone interested in marine biology.

So the Israel Aquarium was established in 2017 and covered an area of over 6,500 square meters, making it one of the largest in the Middle East. It houses over 40 display tanks containing over 5,000 fish and other marine creatures representing over 1,000 species. Visitors can explore the aquarium’s exhibits and learn about the unique ecosystems in the Mediterranean Sea.

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Moreover, the displays feature various marine life, from colorful fish and sea turtles to octopuses and rays. One of the highlights of the aquarium is the large shark tank, which contains several species of sharks, including sand tiger sharks, lemon sharks, and blacktip sharks.

The Israel Aquarium also offers a range of interactive exhibits and educational programs that are suitable for all ages. Visitors can participate in feeding demonstrations and touch pools, where they can get up close and personal with some marine creatures. The aquarium also hosts educational workshops, lectures, birthday parties, and other events. One of the unique features of the Israel Aquarium is its commitment to environmental conservation and sustainability. The aquarium’s management and staff work closely with researchers and marine biologists to ensure that their exhibits and programs promote the conservation of marine life and the protection of the oceans.

The Israel Aquarium is also involved in several initiatives to reduce plastic waste and promote recycling. In conclusion, the Israel Aquarium in Jerusalem is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in marine life and environmental conservation. With its impressive displays, interactive exhibits, and commitment to sustainability, the aquarium offers visitors an unforgettable experience that is both educational and entertaining.

Israel Aquarium Opening Hours

Sun-Thu 09:00-17:00

Fri and holiday eve 09:00-16:00,

Sat and holiday 09:00-17:00

Here is a link to their website.


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