Under the Sea at the Malta National Aquarium
See the wonders of marine life through your kids' eyes at the Malta National Aquarium!
It may be hard to believe, but it does in fact rain from time to time in Malta. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the wonders of the sea because of a little rain
. Now before you take out your swimsuit, no one’s saying you should go out and swim while it’s raining - unless you want to get frostbite in very, very unpleasant places, that is.
The opening of the Malta National Aquarium now gives you and your family the opportunity to enjoy life under the sea when it’s raining fish and whales (doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, does it?)
The first of its kind in Malta, the Aquarium holds over 175 different species of fish in 26 tanks. Brought all the way from the Indian Ocean, horn and black tip sharks, manta rays, eels and other exotic fish are visible through a walk-through tunnel, giving visitors an up, close and personal view. If that’s not close enough for you, the Aquarium also offers a diving experience with sharks.
With its research and conservation department firmly in place, the aquarium offers a wealth of knowledge about marine life that is purposely designed for kids to understand and enjoy. The public garden also acts as an outdoor venue for children’s activities. Kids under the age of 5 enter for free, while kids under 12 pay a reduced fee.
Aside from the tanks, the complex also features a restaurant (you know you’re going to get hungry after looking at fish all day), a gift shop (because the kids are going to want a souvenir) and a public garden (it never rains for too long in Malta, so you can enjoy some sun once it comes out).
For more information about the Malta National Aquarium and ticket prices, click here and for the latest news visit the official Malta National Aquarium Facebook page.