Marine World Uminonakamichi

The spectacular dolphin show against the backdrop of Hakata Bay is a huge hit

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Children and adults can enjoy the world’s largest panoramic water tank with its elaborately designed display. There is a huge variety of interactive programs that are well worth seeing.
Business Hours
Saturday ( 10:0 AM ~ 5:0 PM )
Sunday ( 10:0 AM ~ 5:0 PM )
Weekdays ( 10:0 AM ~ 5:0 PM )

3/1-7/17 9:30am-5:30pm 5/2-5/6 9:30am-9:30pm 7/18-8/31 9am-9:30pm 9/1-11/30 9:30am-5:30pm 12/1-2/29 10am-5pm 12/23,24,25 10am-9pm [close] The first Monday and Tuesday of February
Adult: 2,160 YEN
Children: 820 YEN
18-28 Oaza Saitozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka
(092) 603-0400

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A spectacular dolphin show and the huge water tanks  

Marine World, which is situated at one corner of Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, has displays based on the theme of the warm Tsushima Current which features 30,000 animals from 450 species, and is an interesting science museum where you can learn about the sea through a variety of exhibition methods including video, music and underwater cameras. Inside the world-class Large Panoramic Water Tank, 150 examples of shark and rays from over 20 different species and huge schools of Japanese sardine among other fish can be spectacularly seen. Underwater divers feeding the fish can also be seen. The Ceiling Tank, which measures 2.7m in diameter and 10m in height, goes from the 2nd to the 3rd floor, and the Tunnel Tank has colorful tropical fish which can be seen from below. At the Exploration Beach, you can actually handle animals such as starfish and sea urchins. On Sea Animal Island, you can leisurely view the sight of swimming dolphins and seals. There is also the Dolphin & Seal Show which is the most popular show in Marine World. At the all-weather Marine Theater with the backdrop of the blue waters of Hakata Bay, you can see the daily repeated 30-minute show of dolphins making their high jumps and jumps through rings while the seals perform their humorous antics.

Plenty of interactive activities that you can participate in right on that day  

There are enjoyable interactive programs such as the Backyard Tour which lets you see the back of the water tanks just like the staff of the aquarium, the feedings of seals and sea lions, and the Dolphin Touch where you can get in actual contact with dolphins. There are also a restaurant and a café provided, with the popular Marine World Restaurant providing the view of swimming dolphins as you enjoy your meal. Also, if you happen to visit Marine World on your birthday or even in the month of your birth, there are a variety of special benefits so please bring some proof of your birthday.

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