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SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium

120 East Broadway, East Entrance, Level One, Bloomington, MN 55425
952-853-0612
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Aquariums
Owner description: Located underneath Mall of America(R), SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium showcases over 10,000 sea creatures! Complete with sharks, sea turtles, jellyfish... more » Owner description: 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! Now with the addition of Octopus Garden, SEA LIFE Minnesota continues to feature more fascinating displays and creative hands-on activities, giving kids and families a new level of excitement and understanding of the world's oceans. « less
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South Weymouth, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Loved the Aquarium! Wa sable to touch some of the sealife. Gorgeous clean place. Looked like kids were having a great time too. Wish it was a little bigger, but enjoyed it

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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We returned to the Sea Life Aquarium after 2 years. It was fun and the kids love the tunnel with the fish. Worth the money.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This aquarium was great, our kids had a blast and there was so much to see. The walk through tank was amazing. The touch tanks were a big hit with our boys as well. They also had quiz game cards that the kids worked on that were very fun and educational and they even earned a little metal at the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We started with the extra 45 minute guided Behind-The-Scenes tour before walking through the aquarium, which I think was the perfect order to do it in. The extra tour was led by Kara and I was amazed how much she knew. It was very informative and fun, especially to go to the tops of the tanks. In the regular self... More

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Megan S, Marketing Coordinator at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi Katherine! Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium; we really appreciate the positive feedback. It is great to hear that you and your nephew enjoyed your visit and were able to experience a Behind-the-Scenes Tour! We especially appreciate your comments about our staff, we will be sure to pass on your feedback to Kara! If you have any... More

Libertyville, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Loved walking through a glass tube with sharks and stingrays all around me, and especially liked seeing their undersides, which you don't normally see. If you are used to big city aquariums, this is tiny by comparison, but we enjoyed it. We were a group of 3 and just happened to see a sticker on our table at the food... More

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Megan S, Marketing Coordinator at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium; we really appreciate the time you took to write us a review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your visit and were able to take advantage of our Food Court receipt discount. We especially appreciate your comments about our ocean tunnel - it is one of our most popular exhibits!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Entire family enjoyed all the aquarium offered without having to travel hundreds or thousands of miles for bigger venues of this type. Thrilling to watch the four year old for first time up close and personal with the sea creatures.

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Megan S, Marketing Coordinator at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium; we really appreciate the positive review. It is great to hear that you and your family 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 soon! More

Valley Falls, Kansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We enjoyed this a lot! Took the additional tour... it was worth the money!!! Loved seeing behind the scenes!

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Megan S, Marketing Coordinator at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium and for providing us with your feedback. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your visit and Behind-the-Scenes Tour! Hopefully Calypso was on her best behavior! If you have any other comments or questions, don't hesitate to post them on TripAdvisor or contact us through our website. SEA you next time! More

North Dakota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have been here 3 times in the last 3 years. Every time we bring the grandkids to the MOA we have to stop here. It is so wonderful watching the fish swim above our heads. There are so many fish to see. I think I love it as much as my grandkids do.

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Megan S, Marketing Coordinator at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium; we really appreciate your feedback. It is great to hear that you and your grandchildren 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

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a really nice place to visit for people and kids of any age. The guide informed us of the feeding times and we watched the scuba divers(who waved at the kids) hand feed the fish. The atmosphere is really neat. I think the price was a little high considering it is a smaller attraction but there are plenty... More

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Megan S, Marketing Coordinator at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium; we really appreciate the positive review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your visit and were able to see a live feeding! If you have any other comments or questions, don't hesitate to post them on TripAdvisor or contact us through our website. SEA you next time! More

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Honestly it was a lot smaller than I was expecting but still worth it to see. If you know in advance that you gonna go buy the tickets on line because first arecheaper and second you will avoid standing on a line. It is not aloud to use flash camera, although some people were, so you are not gonna make... More

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Megan S, Marketing Coordinator at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi Anita! Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium and for the feedback. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your visit! You're right that some of our animals are more sensitive to light and are not able to be photographed with a flash (crabs and seahorses), but most of our creatures don't mind! Thanks again for making... More

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