The Istanbul Sea Life Aquarium educates visitors about the world’s various aquatic habitats in a fun, hands-on environment under the guidance of trained aquaium professionals. The aquarium is divided into zones, including The Shoal, Tropical Reef, Shipwreck, Ocean Cave, Clownfish Alley, Rainforest and Stingray Bay.
Colorful starfish and horseshoe crabs make their home in the Rockpool, and guests can encounter one of the world’s oldest animals, green sea turtles, in the Turtle Hospital. The aquarium is also home to 61 sharks — Europe’s largest collection — representing 15 different species. A special area for kids lets little ones draw their favorite sea creatures, scan them into a computer and watch them swim in a digital aquarium.
Istanbul Sea Life Aquarium is located inside the Forum Istanbul Shopping Mall.