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  • Aquarium & Marine Museum

Aquarium & Marine Museum

The state-of-the-art marine museum is yet another addition to the Universiti Malaysia Sabah campus.

Established in 1995, the Borneo Marine Research Institute (BMRI) is aimed to promote education, research and training in conservation and sustainable development of marine resources, and a rational deployment of biotechnology.

Situated within the Borneo Marine Research Institute (BMRI) Complex adjunction to the Sepanggar Bay area, this aquarium and marine museum boasts one of the best aquarium facilities on the Borneo Island.

Among its facilities are the free standing exhibition tanks, live open water reef exhibition centre, live shallow reef exhibition centre, mangrove walk, contemporary Marine and Maritime Museum, Multimedia Interactive Information Kiosk, and Sipadan deep dive diorama.

*Please be informed : Temporary Closure from 28 August - 13 November 2017 for renovation and maintenance*

Opening Hours

Monday-Thursday & Saturday – 9am-12.30pm, 2pm-4pm

Friday – 9am-11.30am, 2pm-4pm

Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

Getting There

UMS is located about 3 kilometers away from the heart of the city (approximately 10 – 15 minutes drive away). You may use public transportation to get to UMS, buses are available daily at the bus station in front of Hotel Shangri-La Downtown or you may get a taxi from city centre to get to UMS. 


1) Video Screening : Saturday ( 9am -12.30 pm & 2pm-4pm)
2) Feeding Time : 3.30pm - 4pm


During your visit, please follow the rules as below:

1. Food and drinks only allowed outside the Marine Aquarium & Museum
2. Please do not touch the exhibits or move the specimens on display, and
3. On Monday-Friday, video screening activity will be conducted if there is no lecture class or official program held in the Mini Theater Room 

Admission Fee



Child/Student ( 4-17 years old)
Malaysia: RM 5.00
Non-Malaysian : RM 10.00

Adult ( Above 18 years)
Malaysian : RM 10.00
Non-Malaysian : RM 20.00 

Senior Citizens 
Malaysian : RM 5.00
Non-Malaysian : RM 10.00 

Camera Pass
Malaysian: RM5.00
Non-Malaysian : RM10.00


Rates inclusive of 6% GST

Location Map

Contact Information

Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Borneo Marine Research Institute
Jalan UMS, 88400 Kota Kinabalu
Sabah, Malaysia

Office +60 88-320 121
Fax +60 88-320 261

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