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SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium

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Address: 120 East Broadway, East Entrance, Level One, Bloomington, MN 55425
Phone Number: +1 952-853-0612
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Description: Located underneath Mall of America(R), SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium...
Located underneath Mall of America(R), SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium showcases over 10,000 sea creatures! Complete with sharks, sea turtles, jellyfish and more, SEA LIFE Minnesota allows visitors to come face to face with animals never-before-seen in Minnesota! Stingray Adventure, opening in Spring 2015, will feature a Shipwreck, Pacific Northwest Touchpool and Ray Pool where guests of all ages will have the opportunity to touch and feed the stingrays.
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costly but worth seeing the tunnel....

skip all the side show stuff and head right for the underwater tunnel....that was really exciting to see.... The rest you could see in a high school science fair....

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

skip all the side show stuff and head right for the underwater tunnel....that was really exciting to see.... The rest you could see in a high school science fair....

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Popped in as I've had a long interest in things fishy, however was a disappointed on cost v. experience. They have some good displays, rather more theatrical than informative I felt, but that probably appeals to the youngsters more. No hurry to get through, so you can take as much or as little time as you want.

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Cayman Islands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

We paid and walked thru within 40 mins with no wait an hour to closing. Upon payment we were given free passes to return in spring when the work is completed. It's still educational and fun to see all the sealife but know it's not up to its potential.

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Bryan S, Director of Sales at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota and for taking the time to share your review. We are at the end of our expansion project and we hope to see you back with your return ticket so you can enjoy the full potential of our site. If you have any other comments or questions, don't hesitate to post them on... More 

Plainfield, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It was really outstanding. There were no lines to get in and we went over a school holiday weekend. It's nice to do something else besides shop.

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Bryan S, Director of Sales at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota and for taking the time to share your positive review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. If you have any other comments or questions, don't hesitate to post them on TripAdvisor or contact us through our website. Hope to SEA you again soon! More 

Rochester, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of our favorite things to do 2-3 times per year, Sea Life changes its exhibits often enough to where you don't feel like you are seeing the same thing every time. I feel like we always notice something new with each visit. You go through at your own pace, which makes taking pictures MUCH easier. They also offer Behind... More 

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Bryan S, Director of Sales at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review

Hello AletaMaria, Thank you visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota and for taking the time to share your positive review. I am glad to hear that you seem to find something new every time you come. If you have any other comments or questions, don't hesitate to post them on TripAdvisor or contact us through our website. Hope to SEA you again... More 

Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not worth the price at all, but after over twenty trips to the mall over a span of fifteen years I have wanted to do it every time finally did and was just really disappointed. Fish are always cool to look at, but if I had to guess I think we were through the whole thing in like 20 or... More 

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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

This was such a special treat. Perfect for families with young children, this pseudo mini Sea World experience is fun and fascinating! Hands on activities and amazing Sea Life provide a few hours of entertainment.

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Bryan S, Director of Sales at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota and for taking the time to share your positive review. It is great to hear that you had a lot of fun visiting our attraction. If you have any other comments or questions, don't hesitate to post them on TripAdvisor or contact us through our website. Hope to SEA you again soon! More 

Black River Falls, Wisconsin
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Expensive!!! Not sure it was worth the $90+ for myself, my husband, and 2 small kids. They loved the tunnel with the sea life swimming above and around us, but the other exhibits were too high for them to see very well (which is fairly normal for such a venue) and I don't think it was worth the price. Also... More 

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Bryan S, Director of Sales at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review

Hello Katie - Thank you visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota and for taking the time to share your review. It is great to hear that your kids loved the tunnel. We are in the process of an expansion and apologize that you had to walk through part of the expansion. We hope to see you back with the Comeback ticket in... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This was smaller than I expected and a little disappointing . I think excellent for the younger children but not so much for older kids or adults. The price is a bit much given what is offered.

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Bryan S, Director of Sales at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota and for taking the time to share your review. We hope to see you back in May with your comeback ticket to experience the enhancements. You will not be disappointed. If you have any other comments or questions, don't hesitate to post them on TripAdvisor or contact us through our website. Hope to... More 

minneapolis
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197 reviews 197 reviews
53 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

No matter your age this is a great stop at the MOA. The children love it as you walk thru an underwater tube with all sorts of sea life swimming around. Fabulous!

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Bryan S, Director of Sales at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota and for taking the time to share your positive review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the tunnels. If you thought the stingrays swimming over your head was cool, just wait until we open Stingray Adventure when you can feed and touch them. If you have any other comments or questions,... More 

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