Malta National Aquarium
The Malta National Aquarium project is spread over approximately 20,000 square meters and comprises a public aquarium, a public landscaped belvedere at promenade level, a multi storey car park, facilities for local dive schools, catering facilities including a beach club, a merchandise outlet and a tourist information kiosk.
The public aquarium has 41 tanks including reptiles, insects and amphibians, amongst others, Mediterranean fish, including fish commonly found in Maltese waters together with replicas of historical artefacts that one can find in the seas around the Maltese islands. The main tank is approximately 12 meters in diameter and has a walk-through tunnel that allows visitors to experience the fish at a much closer range.
The national aquarium is in an iconic curved shell structure in the form of a starfish.
The Malta National Aquarium is situated at Qawra Point, St Paul’s Bay and has become one of the leading visitor attractions in Malta. Besides the tanks housing an impressive collection of fish, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrate species, the Malta National Aquarium complex also comprises of the Cafe del Mar reef club, a landscaped belvedere, a cute merchandise outlet and outstanding catering facilities all set within an idyllic location.
The Malta National Aquarium teamed up with the ilearn Biology Team to prepare high level educational programmes in line with the Maltese National curriculum. We provide an array of public talks daily which help promote awareness on essential issues such as littering, loss of species and conservation. This new concept of interactive teaching will eventually help change the traditional way of learning.
Our aim is to be the leading entity for the preservation of the marine life and its environment. We do this by instilling a sense of environmental responsibility in our visitors and members of staff. We practise what we preach and therefore fully respect the environment throughout our operations.