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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We were very surprised that in the lower level of the Mall of America was this aquarium. It was clean, signs and information were easy to read and there was a large variety of fish, crabs, sea horses, rays, sharks, etc. There was a glass tunnel which we walked through and observed the fish and turtles as they swam close... More

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I loooooovvvved walking through the display of fish and water creatures! "I DID NOT KNOW FISH COULD BE SOOOOO....BIG!!!πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ™Œ EDUCATIONAL FOR THE CHILDREN!

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Nekoosa, Wisconsin
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We took our grandsons there as one of the attractions at the Mall of America. They were mesmerized by all the displays, and the stingrays and sharks going right over their heads! A one of a kind place!

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Spoiler alert! This is a tourist trap located in the Mall of America. You're better off going to the Minnesota Zoo over this place. It's interesting I'll give it that. But after the cost of admission, its drops from a fun experience to an average one.

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We have visited dozens of times, having purchased season passes for a couple of years. I have to say that it is slightly overpriced for regular admission tickets. Look for $3 and $4 off coupons available at the mall It takes our 2 and 5 year old just a half hour to walk through (maybe because we have season passes... 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 and for taking the time to off your feedback. It is exciting to hear that you and your family were previous members and still come back to visit us! We appreciate your feedback about our general admission prices. Guest feedback is the best way for us to gain information that can... More

Winnipeg, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My husband loves marine life and knows a lot about different fish and sea creatures, so everywhere we go we check out the aquarium (if there is one). There was a wonderful variety of creatures to see and the display was wonderful. They had staff that know facts and info about the different creatures (my kids were very interested in... 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! Your praise is very much appreciated, especially because it sounds like you have a lot to compare us to! We really appreciate your comments about the knowledge of our staff, and are glad to hear your kids enjoyed the educational facts. If you have any other... More

Guttenberg, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The kids really enjoyed the aquarium. We ran into some bumps having never been there before. It is not fun to have to travel the mall of America with a stroller. You are forced to use the elevators instead of the escalator and end up spending half of your time waiting in lines for the elevator and crowding in with... More

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

Hi Laurie! Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium and for taking the time to write a review. It is great to hear that you have enjoyed the Aquarium, and we are appreciate your feedback about our elevator wait time and prices. We apologize that these exerpeinces did not meet your expectations. Guest feedback is the best way for... More

Madison, WI
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Sea Life is a very nice aquarium, and has some great exhibits - a jellyfish room with cool cylinder tanks, colored lights, and mirrors; a crab tank shaped like a crab that you can crawl under and look from below; the tunnels under the shark and lake tanks. It is worth a visit, no doubt - all 4 of the... 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 feedback! It is great to hear that you have enjoyed the interactive elements of our exhibits! 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

Ames, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went here on a trip to mall of America, and it was amazing. There were so many animals and different types of fish. From Eels to Saw fish to jellyfish to spider crabs. We were trying to pick between this and the zoo, and we are very glad we picked this.

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

Hi Michael! Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium! We really appreciate decision to visit us instead of the Minnesota Zoo, as it is also a wonderful facility. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our wide variety of animals! If you have any other comments or questions, don't hesitate to post them on TripAdvisor or contact us... More

Watertown, South Dakota
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97 reviews 97 reviews
38 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I think this is ok to come to once but it is a litle expensive to go everytime we are in town. They do have lots of different things to look at

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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 taking the time to write a review. It is great to hear that you have enjoyed the Aquarium, and we are appreciate your feedback about our prices. We apologize that the value for money did not meet your expectations. Guest feedback is the best way for us to gain... More

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