Marine Aquarium And Research Centre


13.5/5(18 Ratings)

Marine Aquarium And Research Centre Overview

Ranked 8 of 12 sightseeing in Digha

The Marine Aquarium and Research Centre was founded in 1989 as a part of the Seventh Five Year Plan. The main attraction of the centre is the diverse marine life which helps people to carry out various researches on the marine biodiversity of the place.

The aquarium of the centre is considered the largest in the whole country and is well equipped with modified filtration unit and sea water circulation system. The aquarium has eight fresh water tanks and twenty-four big marine tanks which come with regulated supply of inflow and outflow of water, compressed air supply and light.

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Very good hang out spot

Very good hang out spot  Video Review

Marine Aquarium And Research Centre

Arpita Roy
8th May 17

Good place to visit

Good place to visit  Video Review

Marine Aquarium And Research Centre

Dilip Das
8th May 17

What travellers are saying about Marine Aquarium And Research Centre

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  • Below Average 0
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
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  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/StorageLockers/Storage

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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
10:00 AM -6:00 PM
10:00 AM -6:00 PM
10:00 AM -6:00 PM
Public Holidays:
10:00 AM -6:00 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Damon Chaz

Damon Chaz5.0/5

6 reviews

Seaworld visit with free entry

Nice place to visit with children different type of sea fish and their living ways has been shown here, really good to learn about them. Entry free. You can enjoy out here.

Amit Ghosh

Amit Ghosh3.2/5

581 reviews

Not worth the money

It is said to be most equipped marine aquarium in India and we had expectations while we went. The tickets were priced on the higher side too but we were disappointed, there are not many specimen. It was nothing outstanding and was not worth the money.

Rupa Pal

Rupa Pal3.9/5

3 reviews

Nice place for kids

This is a great place for knowledge specially for kids. They will enjoy this place very much. The main attraction is various kind of fish. This is a place to go easily & get knowledge.

Sandipan Kar

Sandipan Kar4.3/5

6 reviews

Must see for kids

Lot of aqua animals are there. Place is cozy. There is a beautiful garden around.

Abhijit Gupta

Abhijit Gupta2.9/5

284 reviews

Marine and fresh water fish tanks

There are a number of Marine and fresh water tanks with fishes. The Marine Aquarium and Research Centre is located between Old Digha and New Digha. Any auto rickshaw or motor van or bus will drop you there. It is very close to New Digha railway station.


F A1.1/5

2 reviews

Nothing great or special about the place!

There are a very few species inside the aquarium. Lighting is poor. There is a garden outside which could have been better. Camera is not allowed inside the aquarium.

Partha sarathi Chanda

Partha sarathi Chanda3.6/5

9 reviews

Good but needs care from Government

Govt of India maintained marine aquarium and research center. Should be improved.

Abhishek Paul

Abhishek Paul4.3/5

8 reviews

Apt for kids

Very attractive place. I visit it every time I visit Digha. Very nice place specially for kids.

Samidh Chowdhury

Samidh Chowdhury3.6/5

2 reviews

Extremely fascinating

Although it is located at a considerable distance from the hotel, the visit was fascinating and extremely informative.

Monoj Sarma

Monoj Sarma1.4/5

8 reviews

Very small one.

This aquarium is a very small one, and i had expected a lot more species than others.

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