Malta National Aquarium, Qawra

Experience an underwater world without getting wet at Malta National Aquarium. The aquarium displays a range of marine species, from fish commonly found around Malta, to exotic creatures from distant oceans. All tanks are designed to recreate natural habitats, and the main tank has a walk-through tunnel that puts you face-to-face with sharks and rays. Kids can learn about marine ecosystems and have fun in the play area. The aquarium also features a restaurant and parking lot, and all the facilities are accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. Make Malta National Aquarium part of your personalized Qawra itinerary using our Qawra trip planner .
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  • Very pleasant visit with many species to discover. Tablets next to each pond that allow you to discover where each fish comes from. At the exit of the aquarium, there is a Bistro which is very good besides with sea views!
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  • Although it is true that the facilities are clean and the animals seem cared for and well fed, the truth is that it is very small, it looks very fast and does not have many species, however, I believe that if you go with children you will enjoy it enormously.
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  • Really enjoyed this. Good way to pass 45minutes. Some of the fish are absolutely amazing. Well worth a visit if in the area! The cafe that's in there is also fantastic. We were blown away with how good the pizza was! Was easily one of the best we'd had in the 10 days we had in Malta!
  • Really well presented aquarium, interesting layout with the tanks built underground around a mocked up submarine and a viewing tunnel under the largest tank. There are useful and informative interactive information screens. There's also information about the world climate change as monitored by satellite and a display and info about the damage plastic is doing to the oceans. Which makes it very strange then that you go to the restaurant to be served a drink with a single use plastic straw and to the gift shop full of plastic stuff, I guess going green is great for a display but not if it's going to affect the sale of milkshake and low quality toys.
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