Istanbul Aquarium Istanbul Aquarium (Istanbul Akvaryum) is a public aquarium in Istanbul, Turkey. It opened its doors in April 2011, is an official member of World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). 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.
Istanbul Aquarium holds a leading position among worldwide aquariums thanks to its volume, variety of fish species, and the activities on travel routes. Visitors follow a geographical route that includes 16 themes and 1 rainforest going from the Black Sea towards the Pacific.
The aquarium was designed by public aquarium design consultants OCEAN Projects. The aquarists at Istanbul Aquarium work to feed, clean and check the medical and physical conditions of the creatures according to the quarantine protocol set by the aquarium management.
To allow all living creatures in the Aquarium continue to live in the conditions as nearest as possible to those of their habitat.