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Sea Life Aquarium

One LEGOLAND Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760.915.5346
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Ranked #19 of 31 attractions in Carlsbad
Type: Aquariums
Owner description: SEA LIFE is designed to be a child’s interactive guide to the life of the sea. Get ready to embark on a journey through fantastic ocean habitats.... more » Owner description: SEA LIFE is designed to be a child’s interactive guide to the life of the sea. Get ready to embark on a journey through fantastic ocean habitats. Shake hands with sea stars at the touch pools and discover the sharks, stingrays and tropical fish of the mysterious Lost City of Atlantis. SEA LIFE Aquarium is packed with interactive play zones, fun activities and unforgettable sights creating an experience like no other. « less
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Pasadena, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is sort of an add-on attraction to Legoland. This is not a stand-alone attraction that you would want to pay for separately. Its not nearly as nice or as large as many regional aquariums.

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Cheryl L, Guest Relations Manager at Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Indeed, SEA LIFE is a great place to spend a couple hours in order to fully enjoy what it entails, then take the opportunity to visit LEGOLAND (if you have purchased a Hopper ticket). There is a nominal fee for those who have LEGOLAND tickets and then upgrade, which can be done at any Guest... More

Xenu007
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The good news is that it's a quick walk through. If you've been to a real aquarium like Monterrey, this will be a real downer. They are phoning it in here.

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Cheryl L, Guest Relations Manager at Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

We are sorry to discover that you may not have spent time there to enjoy the shows, hands-on experience and see the feedings. We do however hope that you enjoyed the exhibits and we thank you for sharing your experience with others. More

Tucson, Arizona, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

With our Hopper Pass we went the second day and only spent barley 2 hours. Our Nine year old Granddaughter was interested in finding the 10 treasure codes to earn a prize at the end. She did not get overly involved with the displays. I found them clean and the information plaques helpful. There announced feedings were a bit confusing... More

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Cheryl L, Guest Relations Manager at Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

We're pleased to know that you and your granddaughter had a nice time together in the aquarium. Based on the time you spent there, it sounds as though you took the opportunity to see shows and do the many hands-on experiences too. Its safe to say that spending two hours at the aquarium is a nice amount of time to... More

De Pere, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

We had all-inclusive passes for Legoland, the Legoland waterpark, and the aquarium. Our expectations for the aquarium were low since we have been to many aquariums that are billed as attractions around the country. We were all pleasantly surprised. The aquariums were clean (not much fish smell) and the exhibits were educational in an engaging and fun way. My son... More

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Cheryl L, Guest Relations Manager at Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

What a wonderful posting! Thank you for sharing your experience with others. We are very pleased to know that the aquarium exceeded your expectations and we thank you for your patronage. More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Nice displays and fun theming. I learned something! I'm glad I got the park hopper. I hope the aquarium can be visited independently of LEGOLAND.

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Cheryl L, Guest Relations Manager at Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

We are happy to know that you enjoyed your visit to the aquarium. The aquarium actually can be visited without visiting LEGOLAND, and the admission fee is located on the website. Therefore, we hope that you'll be visiting with us again someday soon. Thank you for your posting. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

My kids (6 and 3) loved this place. It was the first time we've been to an aquarium where they had bubbles inside the displays where the kids could feel like they were in with the fish. We also liked the schooling display. My 6 year old was rushing everyone to come look he thought it was so cool. I... More

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Cheryl L, Guest Relations Manager at Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

We are truly pleased to discover that you loved the aquarium and that your child was so excited about the bubbles. Those can certainly make the experience even better, when you feel like you are underwater with the sea life. Thank you for your kind words and your wonderful rating. We appeciate you choosing SEA LIFE to spend valuable family... More

Novato, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Basic aquarium, good if you want a break from next-door Legoland, but not worth the time or effort if you've been to a good aquarium elsewhere.

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Cheryl L, Guest Relations Manager at Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

We are saddened to discover that the aquarium did not exceed your expectations during your visit. With the many exhibits, shows/feedings and hands-on opportunities, we are concerned that maybe you may have missed some of these areas during your visit. We apologize for any disappointment that you experienced and we will take this opportunity to consider your feedback when planning... More

Boise, Idaho
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We visited as part of the hopper pass with Legoland. For its small size, it's really a very nice aquarium. I was impressed with just how clean the water was, and how healthy the sea animals were. You can tell they obviously take very good care of the sea life, which of course is most important. The displays are very... More

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Cheryl L, Guest Relations Manager at Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

Wonderful! We are so pleased to know that you took the opportunity to visit the aquarium and had a memorable visit. You are correct that we care about the sea life and have staff dedicated to keeping these animals heathly and safe. Thank you for your kind and for sharing your experience with others here in TripAdvisor. More

Concord, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

It was alright. Not much different than the San Francisco Bay aquarium and once was enough for the boys and myself. Too bad since we had 2 day hopper tickets.

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Cheryl L, Guest Relations Manager at Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to rate the SEA LIFE Aquarium. We are disheartened to know that it did not exceed your expectations, but we hope the shows, hands-on exhibits and feedings provided you with some happy memories. Thank you for visiting with us. More

Southern California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I have been to many aquariums and this one has been done very well for the location and audience. We were there on a Monday so we practically had it to ourselves. Several areas inside the facility with various aquatic life. Great to see the octopus and sharks. Great lego themes throughout the place. There are a few touch tank... More

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Cheryl L, Guest Relations Manager at Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

It's wonderful to know that you took the opportunity to visit SEA LIFE in addition to LEGOLAND during your recent visit. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your time there and we are thankful for your recommendations. Just like LEGOLAND, SEA LIFE is a unique experience and we hope that it brought some happy memories for you and... More

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