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SEA LIFE Aquarium

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Address: 5000 Arizona Mills Circle, Ste 145, Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone Number: +1 877-256-3960
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10:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Description: Dive in to SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium! Be wowed by the many strange...
Dive in to SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium! Be wowed by the many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep as you journey through an amazing underwater world. Prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from sea stars to sharks, rays, octopus and a new sea turtle! To get any closer you'll have to get wet!-Thousands of sea creautres in 30 displays-Interactive touch tanks and quiz trail-Amazing 360 degree ocean tunnel-Informative talks and feeds throughout the dayAnd much more!
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Wonderful variety of fish!

We visited on a weekday at the end of April, and it was delightful to not have crowds of kids :) The best part is a glass tunnel where the fish swim all around you -- beautiful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Surprise, AZ
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Tempe, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

They have some impressive and educational displays including touch tanks, for youth 12 and under I think its a wonder place. Walking through it is short enough to get through in less than an hour for those short of attention spans. If you are looking for a world class venue, this is no Monterey Bay Aquarium. And again, its in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Joanna H, General Manager at SEA LIFE Aquarium, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our Touchpool and found our displays educational; we value education very highly, so this is great feedback. Although we are not as large as Monterey Bay, (who we partner with on sustainable fishing conservation) we have some amazing species and a great variety of creatures that call SEA LIFE Arizona home. We... More 

Surprise, AZ
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
39 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We visited on a weekday at the end of April, and it was delightful to not have crowds of kids :) The best part is a glass tunnel where the fish swim all around you -- beautiful! There is an area where you can touch the sea creatures; the young woman working there was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. This place is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Joanna H, General Manager at SEA LIFE Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Our Ocean Tunnel really is wonderful and makes you feel like you’re at the bottom of the ocean; it’s a personal favorite of mine too. Please come and visit us again, we are always adding new things. Our website will keep you up to date on what... More 

Gilbert, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This place is inside a mall, ok place for field trips, maybe if you have really good coupons. This is a for-profit aquarium, which I guess if you have never been to an aquarium, check this one out. If you have, keep walking to the other side of the mall and check out the ginormous tanks at the RainForest Cafe,... More 

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AZ_SEALIFE, General Manager at SEA LIFE Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us recently, we appreciate your feedback and sharing your experience with us. I hope that you were able to read all of our conservation information inside and learn about the efforts of SEA LIFE globally. If you are in town again, be sure to book your tickets online, where you will get a nice discount and... More 

Tonto Basin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

I am a captive animal skeptic (don't do zoos & boycott Sea World) and am a wild sea snorkeler, So I was hesitant to give $$ to a place like this but I was surprised how all the fish displays were created & fish beautifully displayed. Healthy, sustainable populations. The wilds are Rescues & rest bred in captivity. A must... More 

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AZ_SEALIFE, General Manager at SEA LIFE Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are always delighted to hear from visitors that value our environment and the amazing creatures that share our world! Our Breed, Rescue, Protect mission is very important to us and it’s wonderful to hear that you were able to enjoy learning about that mission and our wonderful... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed so many beautiful exhibits today. The tanks were full of well cared for fish. They were easy to find in the tanks. The kids walked thru the exhibits with books looking for clues to complete their books. Plenty of things for the kids to touch including a tank of star fish and snails. They also provided hand sanitizer!

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AZ_SEALIFE, General Manager at SEA LIFE Aquarium, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that your little ones took part in our cool Dive Trail adventure! Our animals are truly beautiful and their care is of the upmost importance to us – it’s great that you were able to see how much they all mean to us! Please visit us again, we... More 

Madera, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Sea Life Aquarium is a wonderful place for kids of all ages to visit. While my wife and I did not use a tour guide, we overheard the wonderful staff talking to school children visiting the aquarium, probably as part of a field trip(s). The location of Sea Life Aquarium is inside a huge mall, not the kind of set-apart... More 

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John R, General Manager at SEA LIFE Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your feedback. We take great pride in providing fun and exciting tours for our young guests that visit. Next time you visit be sure to schedule around our feedings and talks! We look forward to seeing you again. Joanna Hobday General Manager More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This place is amazing! I had no expectations when I heard there was an aquarium in the outlet mall, so I was blown away at the result. It goes on forever in that old mervyn's building. The sea life isn't just tiny anemones and clownfish, but huge rays and sharks along with almost every tier of sea life. They have... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
John R, General Manager at SEA LIFE Aquarium, responded to this review

We are happy you and your family enjoyed the visit, and appreciated our message of conservation. We take pride in teaching youth and adults about the importance of marine life. Next time you visit us, be sure to take advantage of reduced ticket rates on our website. The Octopus Hideout exhibit is now open as well! Joanna Hobday General Manager More 

Prescott
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I thought this place was a joke until I realized that it actually existed. Not only do we have a sea life aquarium in the valley, but it is pretty impressive! I'm not a big fan of the location (Arizona Mills Mall), but once inside, you are definitely taken to into a different world. I think the only downside is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
John R, General Manager at SEA LIFE Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us! We are happy you enjoyed the overall experience that is SEA LIFE. Before your next visit, make sure to check our website for reduced ticket rates, and feel free to call us and verify if we have any groups coming in. We want everyone to have the best experience possible. Joanna Hobday General Manager More 

Tempe, Arizona
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My cousin came out to visit us, and we decided to take the family, including my 10 month old son there, since it is really close by and we have never been there before. It was pretty cool. My son really enjoyed looking at all the different sea creatures. We spent a little over an hour there and were very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
John R, General Manager at SEA LIFE Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming to visit us. We are so happy that your son and family enjoyed their visit in Tempe. We hope that you learned some new and interesting facts about the ocean and its marvelous creatures. Joanna Hobday General Manager More 

2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

It's not worth the price. Customer service was poor. Was not excited and my son show no interest and he loves the aquariums but this one he did not care for at all.

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SeaLifeAZ, General Manager at SEA LIFE Aquarium, responded to this review

We are so disappointed to hear the you were not 100% satisfied with your visit. We would love the opportunity to wow you; please contact arizonasealife@sealifeus.com so that we can connect with you and give you a marvelous, memorable experience. Joanna Hobday, General Manager More 

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