Rio de Janeiro may not rank highly in the list of obvious choices for a family vacation, yet there are plenty of child-friendly options in the city. Brazilians tend to be incredibly accommodating with children and you will feel welcome there with your family in tow. This is a great activities you can do with children.
Meet our guide at your hotel and start your engaging 2.5-hour Private Aquarium AquaRio Tour for Kids and Families! Take an unforgettable visit to this new icon of Rio de Janeiros, the Marine Aquarium Aquario.
The Rio de Janeiro Marine Aquarium AquaRio opens its doors in an area of 26 thousand square-meters, with five floors and 28 tanks that together hold a total of 4,5 millions liters of saltwater. It will be the biggest aquarium in Brazil and South America. About three thousand animals of 350 different species can be found in a variety of marine ecosystems.
The biggest attraction is the Recinto Ocenico (Oceanic Enclosure), with 3,5 million liters of water and seven meters of depth, where the public can cross the tank through an undersea tunnel, as well as live the experience of swimming with fishes, rays and the feared sharks. The place will also be the stage of the activity Dormindo no Aquario (Sleeping in the Aquarium), aimed for children 6 years or older who want to spend the night in the depths of AquaRio. The touch tanks offer an unique opportunity to get even closer to the aquatic animals and touch the rays and sharks. The other enclosures house species such as the doctor fish, grouper, whiting, catshark, scorpion fish, bamboo shark, moray eels, whitetip reef shark, among others.
The Virtual Aquarium houses fishes that are created by the visitors through innovative technologies that allow personalization of the animal species, color, size and name and interacting with it through the digital screens that can be found all around, which even welcome you into the place. The Museum of Science has permanent and temporary exhibitions about subjects related to the marine and aquatic environment. Meanwhile, the Museum of Surf shows the history of surfing in Brazil and in the world through historic surfboards, with some being used since the 60s, and a collection of photographs. The visitors can also go in behind the scenes tour for those who want to go further and see the entire structure of the AquaRio and its operation. Our professional guide will share anecdotes, stories and use specific tools and activities to engage you and the kids. You will love the tour!