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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 16 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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Hours:
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium was one of the attractions we visited on our Road-Trip-Family Vacation in Minnesota! Very nice but kinda expensive.

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Topeka, KS
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This aquarium is certainly not the best we've been to, but it is on the upper end of cost. Many tunnels with sharks, stingrays, and other large fish. But that's about the extent of it.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We took my infant son and 9 year old daughter late one evening. The place was quiet compared to the rest of the mall. The Jelly fish had my 9 month old son so excited we had to strap him into his stroller as we couldn't hold him!! The crustaceans were a bit lame, but the tanks of fish were... More 

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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 your family enjoyed the Jellyfish and tanks. 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... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We loved the aquarium but it was a little crowded. We went on a saturday which I definitely wouldn't recommend. Other than the crowds, everything was great.

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

Hello Dezzy, 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. Sorry to hear that it was so busy on the day you came. If you have any other comments or questions, don't hesitate to post them on TripAdvisor or contact us through... More 

Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Went SCUBA diving in the tanks & it was great! Seeing so many animals up so close was really neat - fed surgeon & turtles, got to see sharks up close. Loved both freshwater & salt dives. Definitely recommend the diving!!

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

Hello Arthur, Thank you visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota and for taking the time to share your positive review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our SCUBA experience. We hope to see you back in our tanks soon. If you have any other comments or questions, don't hesitate to post them on TripAdvisor or contact us through our website.... More 

La Crosse, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Weekend getaway with the grandkids at the MOA. We purchased the dual pass including Sea Life Aquarium and wristband rides at Nickelodeon park including the behind the scenes tour at the Sea Life Aquarium. It was expensive but the kids enjoyed it. I wouldn't recommend the behind the scenes unless your child is age 8 or above. The 5 year... More 

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

Hello Pamela, Thank you visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota and for taking the time to share your positive review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed all that our site has to offer. We hope to see you back with your comeback coupon in May to see the enhancements. If you have any other comments or questions, don't hesitate to... More 

Saint Ansgar, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Our toddler loved seeing the bright colored fish in the aquarium. He especially liked seeing the jelly fish. It was neat how they had the tanks lit up and made them glow in the dark. Its spendy but I'd say it is worth seeing it at least once.

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

Hello Brian, Thank you visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota and for taking the time to share your positive review. I am glad to hear that you and your toddler liked seeing the Jellyfish. 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 

Rockledge, Florida
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118 reviews 118 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

For its size it shouldn't cost so much. A large part of the aquarium was blocked off for maintenance/construction/something but the admission price stayed the same. Nonetheless, it's a well kept aquarium with pretty awesome tunnels that go through the water so you can see everything swim over you. Worth it if you have money to blow at the mall.

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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 our tunnel. We hope to see you back in May with your comeback ticket so you can experience the enhancements. If you have any other comments or questions, don't hesitate to post them on TripAdvisor... More 

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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

thought it qould have been larger but great for babies/togglers.... exspensive so before you make a stop here go to the large mall of america gift shop and get the pass specials!! worth every penny

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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 

Otsego, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It was a lot of fun but it was very pricey we thought. Also, a bunch of kids were screaming. We joked that they would scare the water creatures but they didn't stop.

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

Hello John Paul, 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. We are also thankful the creatures did not get scared with all of the kids having fun. If you have any other comments or questions, don't hesitate to post... More 

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