The Biggest Thematic Aquarium of the World
Istanbul Aquarium is a public aquarium in Istanbul, Turkey. The site is 5 km from Atatürk International Airport, near the motorway and railway transportation systems in Florya, which is at the southwest coast of Istanbul. In comparison to other aquariums of its class containing fish species living in the world’s seas, it is the newest with its travel route, thematization, interactivity, rainforest and cutting-edge technology.
Istanbul Aquarium holds a leading position among worldwide aquariums thanks to its volume, variety of fish species, and the activities on travel routes. It is a project which makes ‘firsts’ and ‘most’ in its field. The visitors, by following a geographical route, travel on a route that hosts 16 themes and 1 rainforest going from the Black Sea towards the Pacific.
In thematization of the spaces, there appear cultural, geographical, historical and architectural properties of each space with suitable decorative elements, interactive games, movies, and visual graphics by which details about the region are provided. Sound and lighting systems of each space have been arranged in conformity with this thematization. Istanbul Aquarium is managed by specialists in their field and in compliance with international standards in every sense. All living creatures in Istanbul Aquarium continue to live in the conditions as nearest as possible to those of their habitat.
Istanbul Aquarium in Figures