The Shore Oceanarium describes itself as the ‘new premier tourist attraction in Melaka’. It is a fun and educational place to bring the kids and enjoyable for adults too. 

Being fairly new (opened in 2015) it looks clean and fresh and contains some of the latest in aquarium technology such as 3D movies and information boards (3D glasses are provided with a combo ticket).

Visitors are encouraged to find answers to a quiz form using the information boards provided as you walk around the oceanarium. A completed form with the correct answers can be redeemed for a souvenir at the gift shop.

  • Interactive Touch Pool where you are allowed to gently touch some of the creatures such as sea cucumbers (very squidgy) and bamboo sharks (rough skin).
  • Jungle Quest. This place is not just about fish but also has exhibits on land creatures such as snakes, frogs, lizards and so on.
  • Ocean Journey & Ocean Theatre is where they have the large fish tanks and an overhead aquarium where you can view patrolling sharks from underneath. There is also a sea shell museum and 3D movie theatre.
  • Fresh water fish have their own section called River Story. The aquarium full of piranha fish is impressive.
  • Kampung Penyu is a large pool containing sea turtles which you can feed with raw fish (purchased at the entrance). Nice to be able to see turtles close up but my daughter said it seems a bit cruel to keep turtles in a shopping mall. This exhibit is co-organised with the Fisheries Department Malaysia so hopefully the welfare of the turtles has been taken into account when designing the pool.

Address: Jalan Persisiran Bunga Raya, Kampung Bunga Paya Pantai, 75100 Melaka

Contact No: 06-282 9966