SEA LIFE® Busan Aquarium
The SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium, ranked among the best marine life facilities in South Korea, comprises three floors of aquatic displays and attractions, including an underwater tunnel, touch tank, and more than 10,000 fish, algae, reptiles, and amphibians representing over 250 species.
SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium ranks among the city’s top attractions for families, and there’s a lot to do inside beyond the usual aquarium exhibits. Visitors can float above the shark tank on a glass-bottom boat ride or feel what it’s like to swim among colorful sea creatures with the help of a VR helmet (both experiences are purchased separately on top of the admission ticket). A trip to the SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium can be combined with visiting Busan’s other key attractions, including the Beomeosa Temple and Haeundae Beach. Most full-day tours will include lunch, entrance fees, and round-trip transportation.
Things to know before you go
*Book your aquarium ticket ahead of time to skip the line at the ticket booth. *The aquarium is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. *Hungry visitors will find a restaurant on the first floor of the aquarium.
How to get there
The aquarium is on Haeundae Beach in the heart of Busan. If not arriving as part of an organized tour, you can reach The SEA LIFE Busan Aquarium via taxi, or by taking bus number 139 from Haeundae Station. Free parking is available in the Haeundae Beach parking lot.
When to get there
The aquarium is open daily throughout the year and offers a welcome relief from afternoon heat or the occasional downpour. Plan to visit on a weekday to avoid crowds. Animal feedings are scheduled throughout the day, so be sure to check the calendar ahead of your visit.