Blue Zoo Beijing (Gongti Richina Underwater World)

Why is the Blue Zoo in Beijing so Special?

Beijing Gongti Richina Underwater World (Blue Zoo Beijing), otherwise called Beijing Gongti Richina Underwater World, is the first five-star ocean aquarium in Beijing, and it was built cooperatively by China and New Zealand. It boasts the longest acrylic underwater tunnel in Asia, and is by far one of the largest manmade “underwater worlds” in China.

Where is the Blue Zoo in Beijing?

 Blue Zoo Beijing is located at Workers’ Stadium South Gate, Chaoyang District, Beijing.

How to Get There

  • Take Subway Line 6 and get off at Dongdaqiao Station. Get out from Exit A and walk for about 800 yards (730m) to the north.
  • Take Subway Line 2 and get off at Chaoyangmen Station. Get out from Exit A and walk for about 1,200 yards (1.1km) to the east.
  • Take bus 515 or 615 and get off at Gongren Tiyuchang Nanmen (the south gate of Workers’ Stadium) Station.
  • Take bus 43, 110, 118, 120 or 403 and get off at Chaoyang Yiyuan (Chaoyang Hospital) Station.

Underwater Tunnel

The tunnel, made of acrylic glass, is the most distinctive undersea landscape of the blue zoo. It’s 390 feet (120 meters) long, the longest in Asia. Through the tunnel, you can see many kinds of sharks.

Sea Fish Zone

There are many fish tanks in this area. People can watch fish and other marine animals from different regions and ecosystems. Offshore fish, black snappers and other fish are normal species, while other fish have unique features in appearance, habits and colors, such as rosemary, jellyfish, Anemone, Anemone and butterfly. In addition, in the coral reef Ecological Exhibition pool, you can enjoy the diversity and richness of the most complex coral reef ecosystem.

Feature Performances

There are thrilling human shark dance performances regularly here every day. More than 20 giant sharks with tails longer than 2 meters gather food from divers around them, while divers are calm and harmless. At the same time, a romantic Mermaid dance will be performed every day to see the mermaid’s graceful posture dancing in the blue waves and bring you into the dream underwater kingdom. In addition, rich countries underwater world can invite Russian professional synchronized swimmers to offer you exotic Mermaid performances and picturesque underwater ballet!

Performance Site Time
Sea Lion’s Performance Sea Lion’s Tank 09:50-10:05; 11:30-11:45; 13:00-13:15;
14:15-14:30; 15:30-15:45; 16:30-16:45
Dance with Sharks Underwater Tunnel 10:10-10:30; 14:30-14:50
Mermaid Performance Underwater Tunnel 11:00-11:10; 13:30-13:40; 15:00-15:10; 16:00-16:10
Underwater Ballet Show Underwater Tunnel 11:10-11:20; 13:40-13:50; 15:10-15:20; 16:10-16:20
Feeding Show Coral Reef Island 10:35-10:40; 14:50-14:55

Useful Travel Tips

  • Admission Fee: 
    Adult: CNY 150
    Children below 3.3 feet (1.0m): Free
  • Opening Time:
    May to November: 08:00 to 20:00
    December to next April: 08:30 to 18:30
  • The timetable of performances is for reference only. For the final schedule, please refer to the announcement in the aquarium.

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