Manila Ocean Park is world-class oceanarium located in the capital of the Philippines, Manila. It started its operation back in March 2008. Since then, it became one of the tourist spots of the city. People from nearby cities and provinces go there mainly for amusement, and educational purposes.
Parents bring their kids to Manila Ocean Park for family bonding and also to introduce themselves to various marine life. Students go there to have an actual experience of sea animals they see in science books. Going to the theme park can help the students answer how big the shark is. Or what its like to be near them.
Manila Ocean Park offers opportunities for Kids and adults to have a close encounter with real life sea lions during the sea lion show, or see an actual penguin at the “Trails of Antarctica” exhibit. The theme park also has different species of jellyfish that tourists can see. These transparent sea creatures reflect the light’s color in the aquarium.
The main attraction of Manila Ocean Park is its giant oceanarium. It is home to thousands of marine animals that are composed of hundreds of species. The oceanarium has a manmade underwater tunnel. Guests can walk to it so they can have a view of the sea animals swimming from above.
Manila Ocean Park Entrance Fee
The entrance fee for the Manila Ocean Park ranges from Php 499 to Php 1000. This depends on the sets of attractions that you will avail.
For example the “Ocean Escapade Online” is Php 499 per ticket from October 21 to December 19, 2021. The attractions included on the ticket are Oceanarium, Trails to Antarctica, Super Toy Collection, Jellies Dance Sea Fairies, and World of Creepy Crawlies.
They also have a promo called “Flash Sale” where you can buy 2 tickets and get 1 ticket free for Php 595 per ticket. The attractions included here are Oceanarium, Trails of Antarctica (Penguin Exhibit plus Christmas Village), Jellies exhibit, Creepy Crawlies, and Super Toy Collection.
There are three ways to purchase entrance tickets to Manila Ocean Park:
- Buy at Metrodeal Philippines
- Purchase at Klook.com
- Get it directly at the official website of Manila Ocean Park at manilaoceanpark.com
Usually Metrodeal and Klook offer discounted ticket price which is good if you plan to visit the theme park together with the whole family.
Note: Check the official website of Manila Ocean Park for updated ticket price.
Manila Ocean Park Attractions and ACTIVITY SCHEDULE
The park is open from 10am to 9pm, Monday to Sunday and during holidays. However there are certain activities which are scheduled. Such as below:
Monday to Friday at 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sundays, Saturdays, and Public Holidays
9:00am to 6:00pm
Last selling of tickets at 6:30 PM
Monday and Tuesday
10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Last selling of tickets at 6:15 PM
Wednesday to Friday
10:00 AM to 8:30 PM
Last selling of tickets at 7:45 PM
Sunday, Saturday, and Public Holidays
9:00 AM to 8:30 PM
Last selling of tickets at 7:45 PM
MUSICAL FOUNTAIN SHOW
Mondays to Sundays at 6:30 PM
* for the Php 99 Musical Fountain Show Promo until March 31, 2011
MARINE LIFE SHOW
Habitat Open Daily with shows at 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM & 4:30 PM
SWIMMING AND FUN
Open daily at 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
For guests who will buy bundled tickets at the POS cashiers, last ticket selling will be at 1:00 PM for Sun Up Saver and Ultimate Experience, 3:00 PM for Marine Life Encounter, and 6:00 PM for Moonlight Adventure.
As per their recent announcement reservations is applicable only for schools, travel agents and corporate bookings.
Note: Check the official website for updated attractions’ schedule.
How to get there
The Oceanarium’s address is Manila Ocean Park Luneta Manila Philippines. Its zip code is 1000. When you go to the park, the landmarks that you can consider are Quirino Grandstand, Manila Hotel, and Luneta park. Basically, the Ocean park is just a stone throw away from the grandstand.
Fortunately, there are many ways to get there. However, the only way to actually get to the place is by walking, by riding a taxicab, or by a private vehicle. There are no public transportation that pass by in front of it. So if you will travel with your kids, then its better to ride a taxi or bring your own private transportation.
Manila Ocean Park vicinity map:
From Pasay, Monumento, Baclaran
Ride the LRT1 then alight at United Nations (UN) Avenue station. From there walk towards the Quirino Grandstand. The oceanarium’s building is located at the back of the grandstand.
From Cubao Quezon City
Ride the LRT 2 in Cubao-Araneta station then alight at Recto station. Walk to Doroteo Jose station in LRT1. Ride LRT1 going to Baclaran then alight at UN avenue station. Walk towards Quirino grandstand. At the back of the latter is the Manila Ocean Park building.
From Project 6 Quezon City
Ride Jeep with “Pier” signboard. Tell the driver to drop you off in Manila Hotel. From there walk towards the Quirino Grandstand. On its back is the Ocean Park.
Ride jeep with “Pier” signboard. Alight at the Manila Hotel. Walk towards Quirino Grandstand. The Manila Ocean Park is behind it.
*Data are taken from Manila Ocean Park website