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Address: One LEGOLAND Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone Number: 760.915.5346
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Description: SEA LIFE is designed to be a child’s interactive guide to the life of the...
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.
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Great for little kids!

This seaside aquarium is very good for kids 3-8 years old. They will love it when they can touch the starfish and the aquarium that shows all the shark. For adults it's jut an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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New York
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Not worth paying extra. Only go if included in your hopper ticket. Crowded and dark. Better off taking kids to zoo. Save your time and $

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San Diego, California
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70 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Nice considering it is smaller than the Aquariums other big cities have, yet being a town along the coast, people often enjoy learning about marine life species without having to get in the ocean, and this does a great job of educating people.

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is the small aquarium, not much things to see. Sea life aquarium is by the side of Legoland, you have time to go a park with two attractions.

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Los Angeles, California
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59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

This seaside aquarium is very good for kids 3-8 years old. They will love it when they can touch the starfish and the aquarium that shows all the shark. For adults it's jut an average aquarium. But we are here for the kids so what the heck 😁

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Oxnard, California
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110 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We went with apparently expectations based on other aquariums we'd been to. We've been to the Monterey Aquarium, Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, the New Orleans Aquarium and several others. This one is quite small. They go on about their sea horse rescue and collection, and the map shows a "big" section of Sea Horses - there were... More 

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Calgary
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41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

That's how I feel about this place. It's ok. Normally I wouldn't pay the extra money to visit it, but this recent trip to Legoland was my son's last visit (as he's 10.5 years old and too "old" and "bored" of Legoland. So to grant his request I decided to check it out as they advertised a new jellyfish exhibit.... More 

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Leawood, Kansas
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This Seal Life experience was pretty elementary, and it only took us 25 minutes to go through the whole exhibit. It was included in our "hopper" ticket, so we're glad we didn't pay just to see IT. Plus, it's identical to what we have in the city where we live...ours might be even a little better, and we live in... More 

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Pinole, California
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36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Wasn't too big we got thru it fairly quick. Theirs a questionnaire for kids in certain areas thru out the aquarium with facts, if answered all correctly they get a sticker at the end.My godson really liked that (hes 7). Theirs employees also thru out with facts and hands on stuff for the kids and adults. The shark tank was... More 

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Bryan P, General Manager at Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

The ocean tunnel is a favorite of many of our visitors. It's nice that your grandson enjoyed the quiz trail, kids his age really like finding the answers and getting the prize at the end. Thank you for your helpful review. More 

Buena Park, California
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Very small! Took us about 20 minutes to walk through. I wouldn't recommend paying too much to see the aquarium if possible!

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Columbia, Missouri
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51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We had a nice time as a side trip during our visit to legoland. Penguin display was especially entertaining.

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Bryan P, General Manager at Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

It sounds like you had a nice time, we're glad to hear that. I think you may have meant our "jellyfish display", as we do not currently have penguins on exhibit. I wanted to clarify for any future visitors. Thank you for the five-star review, it is very appreciated. More 

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