NIFREL Aquazoo is an eye-opening sensory experience, presenting unique mammals and birds as well as fishes, and other creatures living in and around water. Minimal barriers between you and animals allow you to experience coexistence with wildlife.
- E-tickets are valid for up to 180 days from the date of purchase, you can visit on any date within the validity period - For each participant, you need 1 QR code ticket - You can use this ticket for re-entry, please get the re-entry stamp on your hand at the exit, so you can re-enter NIFREL up to one hour before closing time on your visiting date - Children aged 2 years or younger are free - Coin lockers are available - Selfie sticks and flash photography are prohibited
Explore seven zones offering unique encounters with living creatures, great and small, as well as emotional and immersive experiences. NIFREL Aquazoo is a fascinating and unique combination of aquarium, zoo, and museum in one facility. Located inside Expocity, Osaka, and home to over 2,000 animals, including many only found in Japan, NIFREL Aquazoo will take you on a journey on which you will encounter red, blue, and yellow fishes, turtles, fierce underwater predators, native birds and even land mammals. The three floors of NIFREL Aquazoo contain seven uniquely themed zones, each one inviting you into a different world filled with illustrations reflecting the unique identities of the creatures living there. Imagine being transported into deep space as you marvel at the world's first 360-degree globe-shaped screen displaying snapshots of incredible space art. NIFREL Aquazoo also offers guest a cafe and souvenir shop. See a snapshot of the seven zones below: Zone 1 (Abilities) Witness the impressive characteristics and abilities of underwater creatures, including water spouting and camouflaging. Others bury themselves in the sand or change color before your eyes. Learn more about these fascinating behaviors from friendly staff on hand to explain them in a straightforward manner as you observe creatures. Zone 2 (Shapes) The sheer diversity of creatures will leave you awestruck as you try to unravel the mystery behind the wildlife. The surrounding designs serve to accentuate the distinctive features of the animals living here. Zone 3 (Colors) Here you will be greeted by an array of colors gradually switching between blue, green, and pink reflecting the wildlife here. Schools of fish gently glide through enchanting enclaves in hues of red, yellow, and blue. Zone 4 (Waterside) In this zone, you will embark upon a journey of discovery as you come face-to-face with some of the larger inhabitants of NIFREL Aquazoo, including tigers, hippos, crocodiles, and some rare species. Zone 5 (Behavior) This zone is essentially a playground for a variety of birds, water-dwelling animals, and primates. This area is off-limits to people, but you can observe the animals as they move freely at their own pace of life. Watch animals interact naturally. Zone 6 (Biodiversity) In this zone, technology meets art. The main themes are “Being the same,” “Being different,” and “Being interactive." Watch a video pondering nature, living things, modern living, and the human condition. Zone 7 (Wonder Moments) Venture into outer space and interact with the stars and planets in an interactive art experience inspired and created by the Japanese artist, Takahiro Matsuo. Enter a spherical body displaying scenes of nature, water sculptures, and showers of light.