Sea Life Aquarium in Bayrampasa (Where? What to See? Top Attractions)

Sea Life Istanbul is a popular entertainment area in Istanbul, located in the Forum Shopping Center in the Bayrampasa district of Istanbul. It is also the 5th largest aquarium in the world.

With an impressive 47 display tanks and more than 15,000 sea creatures, you can explore the Amazing Underwater World at Sea Life Istanbul. A great activity especially for families with kids.

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What to Expect?

Sea Life Istanbul offers great attractions to its visitors. You can experience and enjoy the lovely sea creatures, the largest collection of sharks in Europe, the Digital Aquarium, the Turtle Hospital where you may see the injured turtles are getting healed, thematic zones, school trips, birthday parties and much more.

You can also enjoy a great leisure time and make shopping at the Forum Istanbul Shopping Mall.

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Attractions & Activities

At Sea Life Istanbul, you can walk through an outstanding 83 meters long ocean tunnel and get 270 degrees panoramic views of the sea bed while sea animals swim over your head, explore 21 thematic zones that include Clown-fish Alley, Stingray Bay and the Rain-forest, see the largest shark collection of Europe at Shark Kingdom, touch a starfish or crab in the Touch-pool Experience, watch the fish feeding shows and much more…

Also don’t miss the Europe’s newest interactive experience that is called “Amazing Creations” and where children can draw their dream fish, color it and scan it on a multimedia scanner and than watch it come alive in the digital aquarium.

Visiting Hours & Admissions

Opening Hours

Open every day between 10:00 to 18:00

Ticket counters close 1 hour before the closing time of the facility.

Please check for other family and discounted ticket options, campaigns and buying tickets online. You can save about 20% and skip the lines if you buy online.

How to Get There?


You’ll find the Sea Life Istanbul is at the Forum Istanbul Shopping Center in Bayrampasa district of Istanbul. See the location map.

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Public Transportation

Public transportation options:


You can access Forum Istanbul Shopping Mall directly by the subway that runs on Ataturk Airport – Yenikapi line (get off at Kocatepe stop).

From the Asian side; take Marmaray (tube) and get off at Yenikapi stop and transfer to the subway that runs on Yenikapi – Ataturk Airport line (get off at Kocatepe stop).

Public Bus

Take the 32 (Cevatpaşa – Eminönü), 32 A(Cevatpaşa – Beyazıt), 32 M (Mecidiyeköy – Cevatpaşa or 32 T (Cevatpaşa -Taksim) IETT bus.

Check Municipal public bus routes and timetables from (just type the location on the search bar and it will show the bus lines with routes and stops)


Take the Metrobus and get off at the Merter junction stop and transfer to the subway that runs on Yenikapi – Ataturk Airport line (get off at Kocatepe stop).

Contact Details

Address: Forum Istanbul Shopping Center, Kocatepe dist. Pasa Str. No:5/5, Bayrampasa, Istanbul
Call Center: 444 3 253

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