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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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Richmond, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a fun experience for anyone including the kids. A bit pricey, but get the $5 off coupons online and save. It is much larger than expected being in the Mall, and it has a Plexiglas 300ft tunnel that allows close ups of the fish and other creatures as you walk through it, including the overheads. Separate exhibits are... More

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Oshkosh
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The aquarium was much bigger than I thought it would be. The tickets were a little pricey, but we really had an amazing time. The specimens on display all looked very healthy. The tanks were very clean. They had may interactive things for kids to do, including touching live sea urchins! I was impressed by this aquarium, and my kids... More

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

Hi! Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium and for the positive review. We take a lot of pride in the health of our animals and cleanliness of our exhibits, so your feedback about those areas is very much appreciated! It is great to hear that you and your family enjoyed your Touch Pool experience, and got to touch... More

North Liberty
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Wonderful attraction for the cost and a nice distraction for the family while experiencing the Mall of America.

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

Hi Lisa! Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium and for the kind review. It is great to heat that you enjoyed your visit! We also appreciate your feedback on the value for money. If there are any other questions or comments that you would like to share, feel free to post them on TripAdvisor or contact us through... More

Waukon, Iowa, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Really had a great experience here! The staff were very friendly and interactive with the kids! The exhibits were GREAT! The kids loved getting to stick their hands in and touch a few different "creatures" Must visit if you are at the mall of america! Worth every penny!

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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 and for the positive feedback. It is great to hear that you and your family enjoyed our Touch Pool; and we especially appreciate the feedback about your experience with our staff! If there are any other questions or comments that you would like to share, feel free to post them on... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a very nice aquarium. We went at the opening of MoA and returned again before they closed for another walk through. There's free re-entry on the same day. They have a very cool jellyfish exhibit, as well as a nice "underwater" walk through section. Buy tickets on-line before you go to save $$

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

Hi Sue! Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota and for your positive review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our jellyfish display and 300ft long tunnel exhibit! 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

Barstow
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Aquarium was small but we enjoyed it. Loved watching the pregnant seahorses, so cute. In the mall they have pamplets that give you $5.00 off your ticket look for them.

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

Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota and for the kind review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed Seahorse Kingdom! Did you get a chance to see the new 'upside-down jellies' on display? 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

Tribune, Kansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The young children in our group loved the aquarium. There are several areas that were interactive. The location, inside the Mall of America, was convenient as well.

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

Hi Kerry! Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota and for your positive feedback. It is great to hear that you and the kids 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

Independence, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

it's a very well designed display! The shark tunnel was the best! Be sure to look for the Giant Grooper!! He's huge! The staff was very nice also.

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

Hi John! Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota and for leaving us a kind review! It is great to hear that you enjoyed our ocean tunnel and Bubba, our Goliath Grouper! He certainly is huge... and he is actually 20% larger than how he appears in the tunnel (the concave of the glass makes him look 20% smaller). Thanks... More

Vinton
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

6 yo and 3 yo grandkids loved the aquarium. You can take as much time as you like looking at the exhibits. I loved touching the stingrays! They felt like silk.

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

Hi Debra - thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota and for your kind review. 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. SEA you next time! More

Olivia, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We did the sleep with the sharks event with a large group of girls. The girls (4th grade) enjoyed it. The adults might want a little heads up on the event to prepare themselves! *You are with a lot of other people (strangers) so keep it in mind when you pick out your favorite PJ's! Also they told us to... More

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

Thank you for participating in our "Sleep Under the Sea" program and for taking the time to provide your feedback. We apologize that you were not notified in advance about the shared space, temperature, and sleeping conditions. We will take your feedback into consideration when deciding what information to send to "Sleep Under the Sea" participants prior to the event.... More

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