Gottesman Israel Aquarium

Opened at the end of 2017, the Israel Aquarium is one of the hottest Jerusalem attractions. It is located next to the Biblical Zoo and has a separate entrance and separate admission fee.


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

The aquarium is open for the public with guided tours. Tours can be booked in English or Hebrew.
Non-tour visitors are able to explore the aquarium on their own, with guides located near each exhibit.

Tickets must be purchased in advance on their website. Aquarium admission ticket purchase is through the aquarium website with advance scheduling of date and time. Available visit slots on the website are published about 2 weeks in advance.

Tours are for ages 5+. Tours are 90 minutes.

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

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. The 26A bus goes all the way to the aquarium entrance.

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

Israel Aquarium
Derech Aharon Shulov, Jerusalem

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