Malta National Aquarium

Malta National Aquarium is located in the town of Qawra in Saint Paul’s Bay.

Tickets include an aquarium map and information on shark feeding hours. Each room is dedicated to another water body, including two in the vicinity of Malta. There are copies of objects sunk by the coast of Malta (including the statue of Jesus).

In the aquarium there are many species of marine animals: sharks, jellyfish, octopus, grasshoppers, flying fish, “Nemo”. In total there are 26 aquariums and water tunnels in the facility. There is also a replica of a submarine. The aquarium itself is not too big and you can visit them in one hour or less.

The aquarium is air-conditioned, which is especially nice on hot days. In the aquarium there is La Nave Bistro, from which you can watch Saint Paul’s Bay. The aquarium has free parking.

There is a possibility to buy a trip around the back of the aquarium. It is worth looking for discounts to the aquarium (you can get it in different places), because they allow you to save 3 euros.

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Opening hours

Winter season:
Monday – Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00
Summer season:
Monday – Sunday: 10:00 – 20:00
Last entrance 30 minutes before closing.

Ticket prices

Adult: €13.90
Child (ages 4-12): €7.00
Senior (ages 60+): €11.90
Family (2+1): €32
Family (2+2): €39


Malta National Aquarium
Triq it-Trunciera
Qawra, San Pawl il-Bahar
Tel. (+356) 2258 8100
Official website:

Public transport to Malta National Aquarium

You can get to Malta National Aquarium by bus:
from Valletta: bus lines 45, 48, 31
from Sliema: bus line 212
from Mellieha: bus line 221
from Rabat: bus line 186
from the Airport: bus line X3




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