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SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium

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Address: 120 East Broadway, East Entrance, Level One, Bloomington, MN 55425
Phone Number: +1 952-853-0612
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9:30 am - 8:00 pm
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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
Description: Located underneath Mall of America(R), SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium...
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! Stingray Adventure, opening in Spring 2015, will feature a Shipwreck, Pacific Northwest Touchpool and Ray Pool where guests of all ages will have the opportunity to touch and feed the stingrays.
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No stingrays :(

We came for spring break in april from chicago and all over the website, at the mall and on the flyers it read "touch the stingrays! " when we got there, the exhibit was closed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
jamieM1014
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Aurora, Illinois
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Aurora, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We came for spring break in april from chicago and all over the website, at the mall and on the flyers it read "touch the stingrays! " when we got there, the exhibit was closed because the stingrays were stressed from all the "touching " at the grand opening. I wish it would have been mentioned on the website so... More 

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Aaron H, General Manager at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review

Hello Jamie, Thank you for your review! We apologize you were not able to interact with the stingrays on your visit, we always try our best to communicate any updates to our exhibits on our website in a timely fashion. Please contact our sales department so we can make sure we have made things right for your next visit! Thanks... More 

Avondale, Arizona, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a way to spend a day. The Sea Life Aquarium is one of the best I have been too. It's great to see all the different fish and the place is very well kept up and clean. Easily to get too and lovely to spend the day at. The aquarium is located in The Mall Of America which makes... More 

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Aaron H, General Manager at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review

Hello Andrea, Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota and for taking the time to share your positive review. We appreciate your feedback, and are glad you enjoyed your visit to our aquarium during your stay. 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... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This was a pleasant surprise! We took 3 of the grand kids,They loved it. ages 2,7,10yrs old. There were so many different areas,fish to see,from so many varieties of sharks,fish,turtles,sea horse,alligators,rain forest ect. It is quite costly,so google "Gold Star and you should find 1/2 off coupons! This had the kids follow alon with there little passports,they stamped as they... More 

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Aaron H, General Manager at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review

Hello Diana, Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota with your grand kids and for taking the time to share your review. We are excited to provide so many learning opportunities for kids, and the passports are a great way to guide them through their journey. If you have any other comments or questions, don't hesitate to post them on... More 

Greendale
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We had a nice time visiting the Sea Life aquarium at the Mall of America. It had a really nice display of the fish, turtles, sharks, etc swimming over you. The other displays of caiman, piranhas were a nice surprise. I would say for the price that we paid, the exhibit and stay should have been longer. If I lived... More 

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Aaron H, General Manager at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review

Hello Stephan, Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota and for taking the time to share your review. We appreciate your feedback. We do have discounted tickets online which will save you time and money upon entering the aquarium. If you have any other comments or questions, don't hesitate to post them on TripAdvisor or contact us through our website.... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

There was a lot to look at, my kids enjoyed it! We enjoyed walking through the moon jellyfish area! I liked how it was divided into different sections based on the areas the different sea life lived in. They also have a nice reasonable priced gift shop.

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Aaron H, General Manager at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review

Hello Valery, Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota and for taking the time to share your positive review. We appreciate your feedback, and are glad you enjoyed jelly fish exhibit, it is annually one of our highest rated exhibits. If you have any other comments or questions, don't hesitate to post them on TripAdvisor or contact us through our... More 

Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Even with a $10 coupon we paid $80 for two adults and two kids. It took us less than an hour to walk through. Some of the attractions were pretty cool, particularly the crabs and jellyfish, but not for $80. One of the tanks was supposed to have a feeding at 4pm, but it never happened. The kids were really... More 

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Aaron H, General Manager at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review

Hello David, Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota and for sharing your review. We appreciate your feedback, and are glad you enjoyed the crabs and jelly fish! We are sorry to hear your visit was under an hour as our average lenght of stay is 65 minutes, but that will depend on how many interpretation visuals you stopped at.... More 

Sheboygan, Wisconsin
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This was a wonderful family experience. Sea Life was well staffed with people dedicated to making sure everyone knew where to go and to answer any questions along the way. I purchased and printed my tickets ahead of time so we received a discount and had no wait time to get in. The String Ray exhibit was closed but we... More 

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Aaron H, General Manager at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review

Hello Lisa, Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota and for taking the time to share your positive review of our aquarium. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope you are able to come back in May or June to visit the stingrays! If you have any other comments or questions, don't hesitate to post... More 

Lombard, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This place was so cool! You walk in and touch some sea creatures even before you go into the main part of the aquarium. Once you are in you have a few exhibits before getting to the under water exhibits. They have lots of sharks of every kind. Go and for an extra charge do a behind the scenes tour.... More 

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Aaron H, General Manager at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review

Hello Judy, Hello Judy, Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota and for taking the time to share your positive review. We appreciate your feedback, and are glad you enjoyed your visit. On your next visit you will have to try the 45 minute Behind the Scenes Tour! If you have any other comments or questions, don't hesitate to post... More 

Deadwood, South Dakota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I have been to plenty of Aquariums in my life but this time we decided to do the behind the scenes tour and see how everything worked! Amazing!!! We were able to see where they treat the fish when they are sick, also got to see the tops of the tanks! Absolutely the best aquarium we've been to so far

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Aaron H, General Manager at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review

Hey Sean, Hello John, Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota and for your positive review of our Behind the Scenes Tour. We are glad you enjoyed the Behind the Scenes Tour, it is a lot of fun to stand up above the ocean exhibits and watch the sharks swim right by your feet! If you have any other comments... More 

Bellevue, Nebraska
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Living in Omaha having Henry Doorly zoo our expectations was high. But for a aquarium in the bottom of a mall this was a nice treat. The jelly fish part was the best in my opinion. The stingrays were stress so we could not touch them but for the safety of the animals that is alright. But we booked online... More 

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Aaron H, General Manager at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review

Hello Duane, Hello John, Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota and for taking the time to share your positive review. We appreciate your feedback, and are glad you enjoyed the jelly fish exhibit! We can get busy over spring break, so hopefully you were able to utilize your all day admission. If you have any other comments or questions,... More 

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