Opening hours, closed day, free admission day

  1. Opening hours, closed day, free admission day

Opening hours, free admission day

Opening hours (Time at which Ocean Expo Park opens)
Segment Summer period (Mar. - Sept.) Normal period (Oct. - Feb.)
Ocean Expo Park
(excluding the areas below)
8:00am - 7:30pm 8:00am - 6:00pm
Segment Off season Peak season
Ocean Expo Park
(aquarium related areas)
8:00am - 8:30pm 8:00am - 7:00pm
Opening hours (Time each facility is available for use)
Segment Summer period (Mar. - Sept.) Normal period (Oct. - Feb.)
Tropical Dream Center
Tropical & Subtropical Arboretum
Oceanic Culture Museum
Native Okinawan Village
8:30am - 7:00pm
(last admission 6:30pm)
8:30am - 5:30pm
(last admission 5:00pm)
Segment Off season Peak season
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Churaumi Plaza
8:30am - 6:30pm
(last admission 5:30pm)
8:30am - 8:00pm
(last admission 7:00pm)
Okichan Theater,Dolphin Lagoon,Sea Turtle Pool,Manatee Pool 8:30am - 5:30pm 8:30am - 7:00pm

*Last admission for Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is 1 hour before closure, for other facilities it is 30 minutes before closure.

About Ocean Expo Park parking

Ocean Expo Park has parking lots at a total of 9 locations (free of charge). See here for details

Free admission day

Facility Date, for whom
Tropical Dream
Oceanic Culture Museum
May 4, 2023
June 24, 2023
October 14, 2023
October 28, 2023
All visitors can enter free of charge
September 18, 2023
65 and above are free of charge

Closure notice

We are closed every year on the first Wednesday of December and the following day for conducting equipment inspection of each facility within the Ocean Expo Park (Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Tropical Dream Center and arboretum).

Closed days in 2022:December 7th and 8th, 2022

This equipment inspection allows us to welcome visitors in a “safe, comfortable and clean” environment. Thank you for your understanding.

*The gate to Ocean Expo Park is closed when the park is closed so you cannot enter the park. The park is open other than the days mentioned above (e.g. New Year’s, etc.) (Excludes temporary closure due to typhoons, etc.)

Work description
Facility Work description
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
(normal power generator, pump room)
<high equipment voltage>
  • Since equipment inspection during the night will interfere with the monitoring of health conditions of the creatures in captivity, inspection is done during day time.
Facilities surrounding Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium <Inspection of seawater manhole>
  • Due to the high voltage equipment inspection, inspection of the inside of manholes is done during the time seawater from facilities such as the aquarium does not flow.
All facilities and paths of the park <Pest extermination of buildings and others>
  • In order to keep the interior of buildings and sewage manholes on park paths in clean and good condition, pest extermination is done.
  • Since the extermination process is not good for the human body, Buildings are off limits during and after the inspection, and for safety reasons, work is done during the day.
Oceanic Culture Museum
Planetarium Hall
<Maintenance check of Planetarium>
  • For inspection of projector and cinematograph of the planetarium, it takes two days to dismantle and maintain the equipment, and replace and clean expendable supplies.
Park paths <Maintenance check of internal telephone system and public announcement system>
  • Conduct maintenance check of outdoor manholes within the park.
  • Work is done during the day in order to reduce the occurrence of oxygen shortage accidents.
Fountain Plaza and Park Information Center <Inspection of underground tank for water fountain>
  • On closure days, the underground tank for the central fountain and Park Information Center sheesah fountain is inspected and cleaned.
Tropical Dream Center <Tall tree plants in the exhibit greenhouse>
  • Plants such as Cyathea lepifera are planted inside the Orchid exhibit greenhouse in order to increase the displaying effect of the greenhouse. It becomes off limits due to the planting of trees which is carried out during the day for safety reasons.
<Pruning inside the exhibit greenhouse>
  • Pruning of vines is done for improvement of scenery inside the greenhouse. It becomes off limits due to falling pruned branches, and work is done during the day.

8:30am - 8:00pm
(last admission 7:00pm)