The 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 is open for the public with guided tours. Tours can be booked in English or Hebrew. Check the schedule.

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.

  • Adult / child (aged 3-18) – ₪54 /₪45
  • Zoo members, soldiers, senior citizens, disabled visitors – ₪30

Purchase Tickets

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

No Flash Photography and no food inside the aquarium.
See you soon at the aquarium.

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

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. Public Transportation does not go all the way to the aquarium entrance.

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

Contact the Aquarium




See the aquarium website for times and tours


Adult / child (aged 3-18) – ₪54 /₪45

Zoo members, soldiers, senior citizens, disabled visitors – ₪30


Whole Family


English / Hebrew


There will be a restaurant there in the future

Venue: The Israel Aquarium

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

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