Malta National Aquarium

Look forward to a fun and interesting experience with the whole family when you pay a visit to the Malta National Aquarium. Home to over a hundred different species of fish, including sharks, rays and seahorses, it’s a great place to spend a few hours with the kids away from the beach.

Sitting at the tip of Qawra Point, the aquarium has a lovely setting overlooking St. Paul’s Bay. Open until 8pm every night, it’s the perfect place to escape the sun after a morning at the beach, or to keep everyone entertained if the weather’s off.

When you step inside the building that’s shaped like a giant starfish, walk past tanks containing
reptiles, Mediterranean fish, black tip sharks and horn sharks. Get a closer look at the main tank from the walkthrough tunnel, as you watch the Mediterranean rays glide over your head.

Take your little ones to the Kids Zone where they can get involved with hands on activities and learn more about the sea’s wildlife. Your little ones will be taught how to handle urchins, starfish and crabs, and what each sea creature likes to eat.

The Cafe del Mar reef club and La Nave Bistro are also part of the aquarium complex, so you can sit and enjoy the views of St. Paul’s Island as you sip a drink and wait for a bite to eat. After your visit to the Malta National Aquarium, go and explore Malta’s fascinating history at the Skorba or Mnajdra temples.