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Malta National Aquarium | Mediterranean and exotic marine life

Located in Qawra, the Malta National Aquarium showcases the diverse marine life found in the Mediterranean and tropical regions. With over 175 species, it offers an immersive experience through its well-designed exhibits, educational programs, and commitment to marine conservation, making it a captivating tourist destination.

Read on to know more about the Malta National Aquarium tickets and tours on offer.

Why visit the Malta National Aquarium?

Malta National Aquarium entrance

Which Malta National Aquarium ticket is best for you?

Walk through immersive tunnels

If you're on a budget

Go for: Entry tickets
Duration: Flexible

  • See a variety of sea animals including native and exotic species. Walk through immersive tunnels and enjoy interactive activities.
  • Explore ancient Roman shipwrecks and get an insight into Maltese maritime history.

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Tickets to Malta National Aquarium

Combo: Malta National Aquarium + Malta 5D Audio-Visual Show Tickets

If you want to experience Maltese culture

Go for: Combo tickets
Duration: Between 10 AM and 8 PM

  • Gain access to 41 tanks at the Malta National Aquarium, featuring a variety of exotic and native marine species, immersive tanks and more.
  • Deep dive into Maltese culture with the Malta 5D audiovisual show. Explore prehistoric temples and enjoy sensory thrills like water sprays, sound effects and more.

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Zones inside the Malta National Aquarium

Malta’s Western Shoreline & Submarine

Malta’s Western Shoreline & Submarine

This section primarily features Mediterranean species, including gilt-head sea bream among others. The tank also hosts a replica of the HMS Stubborn submarine, a renowned WWII dive site near Qawra point. It also showcases Sharklab's research on shark embryos and marine conservation.

Valletta Harbour

Valletta Harbour

Here, you'll be surrounded by a captivating mural of Malta's majestic harbor and indigenous fish like mottled grouper (Mycteroperca rubra, Cerna). As a prelude to the next zone, a glimpse of the Indian Ocean unfolds, displaying vibrant fish like the Emperor Angelfish.

Tropical oceans

Tropical oceans

The primary tank features marine species from the Indo-Pacific Ocean, showcasing abundant shoals of pompano fish, unicorn tangs, batfish, and individual species like the bannerfish. Visitors are often captivated by the serene and elegant swimming movements of their cownose rays.

Roman times

Roman times

This area showcases an ancient ghost shipwreck, featuring replicas of ancient Roman artifacts alongside a diverse array of damselfish, clownfish, and cleaner shrimps. The anchor on display is a reproduction of the original anchor from St Paul’s shipwreck, discovered in 2005.

Gozo and Comino

Gozo and Comino

This zone offers captivating depictions of the iconic Azure Window, Xwejni saltpans and the Blue Lagoon of Malta's sister islands, Gozo and Comino. Featuring three freshwater tanks, this section introduces species commonly found in South American rivers and lakes.

Reptiles and amphibian area

Reptiles and amphibian area

From invertebrates like stick insects, beetles, and Brazilian red and white tarantulas to reptiles including black and white Argentine tegus, snakes, leopard geckos, and Anole lizards, visitors also have the opportunity to observe poison dart frogs and mudskippers.

Maltese history & its hidden treasures

The Aquarium extends beyond marine life, showcasing Malta's hidden treasures and renowned landmarks. Replicating significant sites from Malta's rich history, both above and beneath the sea, visitors can follow a trail marked by changes in flooring, walls, and marine life.

Plan your visit to the Malta National Aquarium

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  • The aquarium (including its restrooms) is wheelchair accessible.
  • Accessible yellow badge parking spaces.
  • Service animals are allowed inside.
  • The aquarium provides listening devices and braille/tactile support.
  • Designated seating areas within and outside the aquarium for visitors with disabilities.
  • The ticketing desk has a lowered section for wheelchair users. It is also facilitates lip reading.
  • Audio fire alarms offers impaired visitors an alternate emergency route with ramps.
  • Aquarium support for visitors who feel overwhelmed by loud sounds and music.
Outside food are not allowed inside the aquarium.
  • Buggies are available upon request.
  • You can carry baggage inside the premises.
  • Outside food and pets (except guide dogs) are not allowed inside the aquarium.
  • Avoid tapping on tanks or disturbing and touching marine animals.
  • Photography is allowed but make sure you respect the rules to avoid disturbing marine animals. Use flash photography only in designated areas.
  • Stay informed about any special events or closures that may affect your visit. Check the aquarium's website for updates.
  • Keep a close eye on children to ensure their safety. Follow posted age and height restrictions for certain attractions.
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The Malta National Aquarium provides in-house dining. You can explore those places or check out a few restaurants nearby:

  • La Nave Bistro: Enjoy traditional Mediterranean pizzas, pasta, grills and salads at La Nave Bistro while enjoying views of the sea, St Paul’s islands, Comino and Gozo.
  • Café del Mar Malta: Open between April and October, Cafe del Mar Malta doubles up as a beach club and restaurant for lunch and dinner. Gorge on a selection of grills, pasta, pizza, salads, and sushi while enjoying panoramic sea views and breathtaking sunsets. 
  • Vecchia Napoli @ Qawra: Antipasti, pasta, grills and stews - relish all of this and other house specialties along with an amazing selection of wine at Vecchia Napoli @ Qawra.
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Popeye Village
  • Mellieha Bay: Enjoy Malta's largest sandy beach near the aquarium, perfect for a relaxing day by the sea.
  • Bugibba: A bustling resort town offering a variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options.
  • Ghadira Nature Reserve: Ideal for nature enthusiasts, this reserve offers a glimpse of Malta's biodiversity, including various bird species.
  • Mellieha Air Raid Shelter: Explore historic World War II shelters, providing insights into Malta's wartime experience.
  • Popeye Village: An entertaining attraction for families, this film set-turned-amusement park is based on the famous Popeye movie.

Frequently asked questions about Malta National Aquarium tickets

How much is a ticket to the Malta National Aquarium?

Malta National Aquarium tickets cost €16.90 but the prices can differ depending on the tickets you choose.

How to book tickets to the Malta National Aquarium?

You can book your Malta National Aquarium tickets online.

Why should I book Malta National Aquarium tickets online?

Unlock several benefits by booking online like:
-Secure entry: Ensure entry, especially in peak seasons, avoiding uncertainties associated with on-site ticket purchases.
-Personalized experience: Customize your visit by selecting preferred tour types, whether guided tours or combo tickets for multiple attractions.
-24/7 support: Enjoy continuous customer assistance via phone, email, or chat services when you choose online reservations.

What do Malta National Aquarium tickets include?

The Malta National Aquarium tickets include entry to the attraction and the different zones, a beach club cum restaurant, a bistro, and an open space to soak in stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

How do I access the zones within the Malta National Aquarium?

The entry tickets to the aquarium include access to the zones inside the complex.

What is the cancellation policy for Malta National Aquarium tickets?

You can cancel your tickets 24 hours before the scheduled time and get a full refund.

How long does it take to complete a Malta National Aquarium tour?

Set aside at least 2-3 hours to complete a tour of the aquarium.