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Summer fun away from the sun! Here’s why you should visit Malta National Aquarium
A treat for the whole family.

Sarah Micallef

How many times have you asked yourself – what else is there to do in summer, other than go to the beach? Well, lots of things, but one thing we’d certainly recommend is a visit to Malta’s incredible National Aquarium, and here’s why:

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Not just fish 

The Malta National Aquarium has 41 tanks which house everything from reptiles and insects to amphibians amongst others, as well as Mediterranean fish, including fish commonly found in Maltese waters together with replicas of historical artefacts that one can find in the seas around the islands. It’s bound to be a treat for the animal lovers in your family!

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Insta-worthy

The main tank of the aquarium houses species from the Indo-Pacific Ocean, including black tip sharks, zebra sharks, leopard sharks, bamboo sharks, rays, eels and other exotic species. The main tank is approximately 12 meters in diameter and has a walk-through tunnel that allows visitors to experience the fish at a much closer range. We hear it makes for some great Instagram photos too, but shh, you didn’t hear it from us!

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It’s kind of an awesome place

All tanks are expertly themed to replicate the underwater environment. Additional features of the public aquarium include a laboratory, food preparation room and quarantine facilities. The Malta National Aquarium complex is in an iconic curved shell structure in the form of a starfish. The adjacent promenade provides additional recreation facilities for pedestrians including a children’s play area.

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There you have it – a great option for some fun away from the sun this summer!

1st August 2020


Sarah Micallef
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Sarah Micallef
A keen traveller with an interest in most things, Sarah loves her island home as much as she loves getting away from it, and enjoys discovering and re-discovering the gems, hidden corners and unique stories of her native Malta and Gozo.

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