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Lotte World Aquarium & Getting There | Seoul, South Korea

Lotte World Aquarium 롯데월드 아쿠아리움

서울시 송파구 올림픽로 300 지하 1층 | Basement 1, 300 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul 

10:00-22:00

Lotte World Aquarium - Admission Fees

Adult: ₩35,000, Child (age 3-12)/Senior (age 65 & above): ₩31,000, Infant (under age 3): free

Package (Aquarium & Seoul Sky Observatory): ₩58,000, Child/Senior: ₩52,000

  • Jamsil Station (line 8, exit 10). Follow the signs. 1 min walk.

  • Jamsil Station (line 2, exit 1). Follow the signs to enter Lotte World Mall (not Lotte World). 6 mins walk.

Lotte World Aquarium, located in Lotte World Mall (Seoul) exhibits a total 55,000 marine life of 650 species with the largest inhabitation water tank (25m wide) and longest underwater tunnel (85m) in South Korea.

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Floor Guide

B1F • B2F

Lotte World Aquarium is spread across 2 floors, B1F (basement 1) and B2F (basement 2) of Lotte World Mall. It has 13 theme zones of freshwater aquatic and ocean life around the world from river, coast to sea.

Theme Zones @B1F (Basement 1)

  • Nature Zone

  • Life Zone

  • Rainforest River

  • Sea Lion

  • The Ocean

  • Beluga Whale

  • Coral Reef Garden

  • Play Ocean

  • Polar Zone

Theme Zones @B2F (Basement 2)

  • Ocean Gallery

  • Jellyfish

  • Ocean Tunnel

  • Sea Turtle

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Aquatic Freshwater Animals

Nature Zone • Life Zone • Rainforest River

When you enter Lotte World Aquarium, you will come across the dimly-lit zones where you can view the aquatic freshwater animals up-close.

 

As you walk past the tanks, it is worthwhile to take some time to check out the signs put up on the interesting facts of the freshwater fishes and animals.

 

Humphead Cichlid

Humphead Cichlid, originally a saltwater fish that lives in the sea but turned to live in the lake due to tectonic shifts. Cichilds hatch eggs by incubating them in their mouths.

Sturgeons

Sturgeons have lived since the era of dinosaur and is often mistaken for sharks. They are prized for caviar.

Crocodile

The crocodiles are cold-blooded animals. As such, it is rare to see the crocodiles move to prevent their body temperature from rising/falling; and partly to focus their energy on digesting their food (take days!).

 

💡It is believed you will be in good luck if you see a crocodile moves.

Electric Eel & Piranha

Electric Eel can grow up to 2m in length and has the ability to generate electricity (650-850V) at will to even stun a large crocodile or horse!

 

The Red-Bellied Piranha is known notoriously as the man-eating fish!

Axolotl (aka Mexican Salamander)

The smiling-face Mexican Salamanders with gills sticking out awkwardly from their heads are known for their amazing abilities to regenerate lost body parts!

Tropical River Tunnel

One of the highlights of the freshwater fish zone is the Tropical River Tunnel where you can view large-sized fishes like Cachama (90cm), Redtail Catfish (1.5m), Giant Pangasius (3m) and Pirarucu (5m) swimming around you.

Other Freshwater Species

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Marine Saltwater Animals

Sea Lion • The Ocean • Beluga Whale • Coral Reef Garden • Polar Zone • Ocean Gallery • Jellyfish • Ocean Tunnel • Sea Turtle

Sea Lions & Seals

You can catch the daily Harbor Seal feeding session and Sea Lion ecology briefing session at Lotte World Aquarium.

JellyFish

Different types of jellyfish illuminated in colourful lights are also on display at the aquarium.

The Ocean

At The Ocean, you can spot Bowmouse Guitarfish, Spotted Eagle Ray and Zebra Sharks swimming in the largest inhabitation water tank in Korea together with 10,000 marine friends of 100 species. There is also a 85m long 'The Ocean Tunnel' for the under-ocean walking experience.

Beluga Whale

Exhibiting at the Beluga Whale Zone is the star of Lotte World Aquarium, the most adorable Beluga Whale named Bella.

💡Bella is the last surviving Beluga Whale out of the 3 Beluga Whales bought to Lotte World Aquarium upon its opening in 2014. Bella is pending to release back to its natural habitat.

💡Effective 14 December 2023, South Korea Aquariums are banned from buying new cetaceans (e.g. whales, dolphins) for display. However, the law does not apply to animals already in captivity, such as Bella.

Other Marine Species

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Play Ocean, Play Zone, Photo Zones & Gift Shop

Play Ocean & Play Zone

At the play zones, kids can touch and feel the marine life, including veterinary educational clinic, carp bottle feeding and mobile case decoration experiences.

 

Photo Zones

Gift Shop

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Nearby Attractions & Shopping Malls

With Lotte World Aquarium located in Lotte World Mall and connected to Lotte World Tower (highest building in Korea), there are numerous shopping and dining options, including popular attractions such as Seoul Sky (highest observatory in Korea) and Sky Bridge (sky walk). Nearby is the well-known Lotte World (amusement theme park) and Seokchon Lake, particularly famous for its cherry blossoms in spring.

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Recommended Hotels Near Lotte World Aquarium

If you like to stay in this area with convenient subway station access, easy walking distance to various popular attractions and great shopping malls, there are several fabulous hotel options for your consideration.

Airport Limousine Bus to/from Incheon Airport (Terminal 1/Terminal 2):

  • 6705A (non-stop service from Incheon Airport to Lotte Hotel World)

  • 6200 (non-stop from Incheon Airport to Jamsil Station)

  • N6703 (late night service with stop at Lotte Hotel World)

1

Signiel Seoul

★★★★★ | 9.3 Review Rating

Located between floors 76 and 101 of Lotte World Tower, Signiel Seoul boasts panoramic views of Seoul in all 235 rooms. The five-star hotel features a champagne bar, Michelin-starred restaurant, indoor swimming pool and fitness centre. It is also directly connected to Jamsil Subway Station (Line 2 and 8) through an underground passage and provides free WiFi access throughout the entire property.

2

Sofitel Ambassador Seoul Hotel & Serviced Residences

★★★★★ | 8.8 Review Rating

Sofitel Ambassador Seoul Hotel & Serviced Residences is located next to Lotte World Tower on the extreme end of Seokchon Lake. The property offers a restaurant, free bikes, indoor pool, fitness centre, 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, kids' club and free WiFi.

3

Lotte Hotel World

★★★★★ | 8.9 Review Rating

Lotte Hotel World sits conveniently atop Jamsil Subway Station (Lines 2 and 8) and is directly connected to Lotte World Adventure Seoul. The property features 3 dining options, free WiFi and free parking. Toh Lim offers delicious Chinese cuisine, while guests are spoilt for choice at the buffet restaurant, La Seine. There is also a deli. Guests can enjoy afternoon tea, happy-hour service including live station and breakfast buffet at the club lounge.

Floor Guide Map (B1F & B2F) of Lotte World Aquarium

Lotte World Aquarium - Floor Map | Seoul, South Korea

Map of Walking Flow & Marine Attractions @Lotte World Aquarium

Lotte World Aquarium - Guide Map | Seoul, South Korea

(complete guide map available for your download at Lotte World Aquarium)

Map of Getting to Lotte World Aquarium & Nearby Attractions/Malls

Getting to Lotte World Aquarium & Location Map | Seoul, South Korea

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