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SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium

Address: 120 East Broadway, East Entrance, Level One, Bloomington, MN 55425
Phone Number: 952-853-0612
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Located underneath Mall of America(R), SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium showcases over 10,000 sea...
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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
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.

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Peru
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Came here while shopping and got the combo wristband for 41 dollars which also included the amusement park. They take your picture when you come in and then you go in. It's located below the shopping area. While it was all nice, by far the best part was the walk through tunnel and seeing the sharks and rays up close.... More 

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Franklin, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

My 7 year old liked the place. Especially the sharks and other sea life animals in the aquarium. We got this as part of the Big Ticket package offered by the Bloomington, MN visitor's website. The best part was it was in the Great Mall of America which had other attractions inside and near by.

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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 postitive review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your visit and your 7year old liked our sharks. If you have any other comments or questions, don't hessitate to post them on TripAdvisor or contact us through our website. Hope to SEA you again... More 

Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I never expected to find such an amazing aquarium at the Mall of America in Minnesota, but I did. This is a must see if you make to the giant mall. Great displays with all kinds of fish. I would say it's worth the price of admission. You won't be disappointed.

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

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

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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53 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

It's good and has an average collection. Good for children's. Even the entrance cost is reasonable. But cannot be compared to other bigger Aquarium in Chicago like the Shed Aq.

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

Hello Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota and for taking the time to share your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. As you probably noticed we are in the middle of a sizeable enhancement project that will make your next visit even more enjoyable. If you have any other comments or questions, don't hessitate... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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358 helpful votes 358 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Our visit to the aquarium was on a rather busy day. We heard later on that it's best visited on a weekday in the morning when crowds are lesser. Even though it gets crowded and there are tons of strollers jamming the path it is still a fun and informative aquarium. If you can, try to come on a weekday... More 

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

Hello Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota and for taking the time to share your positive review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Sorry to hear that you ended up coming on one of the busier days, weekdays and evenings tend to be less crowded. If you have any other comments or questions, don't hessitate... More 

Long Valley, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The Aquarium in the Mall of Americas is conveniently located and has a reasonable display of marine creatures. While I was there it was under some renovation. It is a little disorganised, but maybe that was due to the renovations. The walkthrough area has a good collection of sharks and there are a few other ecosystems with creatures. Generally, fish... More 

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

Hello Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota and for taking the time to share your review. It is always very helpful to get guest feedback as it helps make the attraction better for everyone. We do apologize for the any disorganization you experienced throughout your experience. We do hope you are able to come back in May to see... More 

Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Sea Life aquarium is a very nice experience. Tickets can be pricey but one can find coupons fairly easily to this venue. One of my favorite was the jellyfish exhibits. I think the price may be a deterrent for some. It is located at one of the mall entrances so one is not caught up in all the mall... More 

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

Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium . I am glad to hear you had a very nice experience. The Jellyfish exhibit is typically a crowd favorite, so it is nice to hear that it was yours as well. If you have any other comments or questions, don't hesitate to post them on TripAdvisor or contact us through our... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I took my kids on a spontaneous/surprise trip to Minneapolis this past holiday weekend, and this was recommended by the desk clerk at our hotel who gave us some coupons to use (not sure I would have been ok paying full price, Minneapolis is really expensive!) The kids even my older ones were very impressed. I feel like we learned... More 

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

Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium and for the positive review. It is great to hear that your children all had fun learning and watching our creatures. 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 

Platteville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

As far as mall aquariums go, this one is stellar! We could have hung out in the shark tunnel for hours! The jellyfish tanks were beautiful. We will be back!

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

Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium and for the positive review. We are grateful that you came to Mall of America to visit us, and that you enjoyed our tunnel exhibit and the Jellies! If you have any other comments or questions, don't hesitate to post them on TripAdvisor or contact us through our website. We highly recommend... More 

Philadelphia, PA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

So the aquarium is not long but wow is it amazing. The tunnels you walk through are incredible. To enter the aquarium is very expensive but the amount of water and upkeep must be astronomical for that tunnel alone. Next time I think I would spurge and take the behind the scenes tour since it's already so expensive to go... More 

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

Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium and for the positive review. We are grateful that you came to Mall of America to visit us, and that you enjoyed our tunnel exhibit! If you have any other comments or questions, don't hesitate to post them on TripAdvisor or contact us through our website. We highly recommend our Behind the... More 

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