The Israel Aquarium


Opening at the end of 2017, the Israel Aquarium is going to be one of the hottest Jerusalem attractions. It is located next to the Biblical Zoo and will have a separate entrance and separate admission fee. It is currently open for special groups but don’t be fooled it is not open to the public yet.

After much consideration, we have decided to postpone the opening of the aquarium by a few weeks. This decision stems from the need to acclimate the fish and other sea creatures and protect their well-being. Additionally, we have been testing to ensure the most enjoyable and complete aquarium visit experience.

Updates on opening will be posted here and in the media, and you will then be able to reserve your visit for a specific date and time through the aquarium’s website. The aquarium will initially open on a limited capacity basis at a special price. Admission will be with a separate ticket from the Biblical Zoo. Stay tuned for more updates, which will be forthcoming.

The aquarium takes you on a fascinating journey through the four seas of Israel; Mediterranean, Sea of Galilee, Dead Sea and Red Sea. All of the different seas have different aquatic life based on the different water.

Highlights for Kids & Families

  • incredible shark tank with viewing station and walk through tunnel
  • pop up stations for kids to feel like they are in the tank.
  • viewing windows behind the scenes into the science labs and containment areas
  • sting ray feeding pool (food will be provided on sticks by the staff for a small fee)

Visitors Information

  • food and drinks are not allowed into the building
  • photography is welcome but without a flash (don’t want you to scare the fish)

The fish have begun to arrive but the aquarium will not open to the public until all of the exhibits are filled with fish.

Party Space

The Shark viewing area will be an incredible place to host a party in front of the tank. Contact the aquarium for more information.

The aquarium was donated by the Gottesman Family and will host chugim, workshops and research as well.

How to Get There

Continue through the zoo parking lot down the road to the aquarium entrance. There is plenty of free parking. In the future there will also be an entrance near the Noah’s Ark in the Biblical Zoo.

This is going to be an ideal place to spend a hot or rainy day in Jerusalem.








Whole Family


English / Hebrew


There will be a restaurant there in the future

Venue: The Israel Aquarium

Address: The Israel Aquarium
Neighborhood: Malcha
Parking: Free parking