- All Year Round, Daily.
- 10:00 to 20:00 (last entry at 19:30).
- Public transport (click for details).
- City Sightseeing Malta bus tour, blue route stop 5 (click for details).
About Malta National Aquarium:
Whether you are a sightseeing tourist or a resident of the island, Malta National Aquarium is one attraction that you simply cannot miss out on. With so many things to do, see, and learn, it's an ideal place to have fun and acquaint yourself with the natural world all at the same time.
Loose yourself in the spectacle of the aquarium's 41 tanks, where a dizzying variety of fish and reptile species can be seen with astounding clarity. These creates hail from every corner of the planet. Marvel at the black tip sharks from the Indian Ocean, clownfish, flying fish and more.
Expect to learn about the three hearts of the Octopus, the unique role played by the male seahorse, how it is that flying fish fly, and explore the symbiotic relationship between the clownfish and the sea anemone. Even better, at Malta National Aquarium visitors can use tablets to interact with the displays, bringing a fun, fresh aspect to learning. Furthermore, by including reptiles and amphibians in its exhibits, the aquarium also sheds light on diverse semi-aquatic ecosystems, helping visitors better understand the role that water plays in shaping how terrestrial animals live, grow, and evolve.
Another unique aspect of Malta National Aquarium is the design of the tanks themselves. While all the sea creatures have access to darkened areas to get a rest, the environments (as viewed by visitors) are based on real shipwrecks around the Maltese coast and the Mediterranean Sea. Information on these events is readily available, giving visitors a unique perspective on the region's maritime history. Those who are interested in such aspects will benefit massively from this unique combination of history, biology, and geography.
Once you’ve admired the sea creatures in their watery habitats, consider signing up for one of the on-site diving classes. These classes offer diving certification so that after you have appreciated the aquarium's captive critters you can go visit them in their natural habitat.
Diving classes are not the only activity available at Malta National Aquarium, it also offers worksheets and guides for students and interested visitors who want to keep track of what they’ve seen and learned. Also on offer is an activity pack that will help keep everyone focused and engaged. Furthermore, there are also wonderful dining options and events. You can even book the Aquarium to host your next corporate or incentive event to really make a splash.
With its ample parking, great bay-side location, unique starfish shaped architecture, activities, classes and exhibits, visiting Malta National Aquarium is a must for anyone on the island.
- Lift and ramp access for wheelchair users.
- Accessible facilities for the deaf and visually impaired.
- Mobility scooter and powered wheelchair charge points.
- Aquarium gift shop and children's outdoor play area.
- Onsite dining (La Nave Bistro & Pjazza San Pawl).
- Car park with 140 vehicle capacity.