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The Mazatlán Aquarium (AquarioMazatlán) is one of the largest and oldest aquariums in Latin America.
The Mazatlán Aquarium has closed permanently in May 2023. It has been replaced by the Mazatlán Great Sea of Cortez Aquarium which is brand new and right next door!
It was open for over 40 year and had many exhibits showing various fish, sea creatures, birds, and animals.
It had fabulous regularly scheduled shows such as a diving show, bird show, sea lions show, and an animals hunters show.
This was a family-friendly attraction.
The Mazatlán Aquarium consisted of both an indoor section with tanks of sea life and exhibits and the outdoor section where the sea lions show, bird show, and an aviary, and other animal exhibits, such as alligators.
There were plans in the past for a large shark exhibit, but there have been numerous financing and construction problems with the shark tank so it never opened.
Mazatlán Aquarium in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico
May 1, 2023 UPDATE: This aquarium has closed permanently. The new Mazatlán Great Sea of Cortez Aquarium next door has opened.
April 8, 2023 UPDATE: It has been reported that the Mazatlán Aquarium will close permanently after Easter Week in 2023 because the new Mazatlán Great Sea of Cortez Aquarium is opening soon next door. There are still talks going on to possibly keep the Sea Lion Show and Penguin Exhibit open and run by the new aquarium.
The diving show is where a diver dives into a tank of sharks, piranhas and other fish. The diver interacts with some of the fish. This is a short show. The last time we watched this show, the diver got out and had lots of fish bites on his leg! Ouch, we wouldn't want that job!
The bird show is a cute show where you can learn about birds and see them do some tricks. This is a fun show that is a lot of fun for children.
The Sea Lions Show is the biggest and best show at the Mazatlán Aquarium and shouldn't be missed. Various sea lions perform in a large pool.