Eastern Marine Fisheries Research and Development Center
2 Moo 2, Tambon Phae, Amphoe Muang Rayong 21160
Tel: 0-3865-1764, 0-3865-3741 /Fax: 0-3865-1763
Open to public daily except Monday and Tuesday
Weekdays 10.00 am. - 4.00 pm.
Weekend and holidays 10.00 am. - 5.00 pm.
Fee Rate ::
|Child (up to 15 yrs)||10 Baht|
|Children under 120 cm||Free|
|Elderly over 60 yrs||Free|
Rayong Aquarium was established by the Department of Fisheries since 1997, however the construction finished in May, 2004.
Nowadays Rayong Aquarium is organized under the Eastern Marine Fisheries Research and Development Center,
Department of FIsheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operatives, with the objectives as follows
1. Educate visitor on marine life, many species of fishes and other marine organisms.
2. Conduct research on marine life.
3. Serve as a recreation site and promote tourism.
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Main Facilities : devided into 3 sections
1. The Marine Aquarium
1.1 Marine fishes, 43 indoor tanks capacities range from 1-4 tonnage
Coral reef fishes : anemonefish, butterflyfish, angelfish, parrotfish, wrasse, giant moray, sea horse, spiny lobster etc.
Economic fishes : groupers, snapper, babylon, Locust Lobster, shrimps, crabs
Odd shaped and poisonous fishes : lionfish, stonefish, porcupinefish, horse-shoe crab, sea urchin
Touch pool : ecosystem of shallow water coral reef e.g. sea star sea cucumber
1.2 Big Tanks
Cylinder tank 40 tons : mackerel and pelagic fish
Turtle pool 280 tons : sea turtle, the endangered animal e.g. green turtle, hawkbill turtle
Turtle tank 400 tons : observe the world of marine life by underwater walkway
Outdoor pool 5,400 tons : sizable fish e.g. giant grouper, sweetlip, Eagle ray, Cobia, Theadfinned Trevally, Golden Trevally
2. The Exhibition
Coastal Resource Rehabilitation Project under Her Majesty the Queen's advisory at Pattani and Narathiwat
Small-scaled, Commercial and Offshore fisheries fishing boats and fishing gears
Model of marine mammals
Turtle migratory monitoring program, whale and dorphin, shark, giant clam on display
One hundred and forty varieties of collectly identified shell collection were on display
3. The SHell Collection