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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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10:00 am - 7:00 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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Nice Stop if You Aren't a Shopper

I am not a huge shopper, we went to the Mall of America for the attractions. My kids got a stomach bug early in our trip, so we ditched Nickelodeon Universe and went to Sea Life... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Ken Caryl, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I am not a huge shopper, we went to the Mall of America for the attractions. My kids got a stomach bug early in our trip, so we ditched Nickelodeon Universe and went to Sea Life as an alternative. It was kind of expensive for what it was, but it was a neat little aquarium (and better than the Sea... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Nice little beautiful place to visit with family and friends. Sharks and jelly fish are beautiful to watch. You can also touch the back of sting ray fish. Enjoyed a lot!!!

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Rice, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It was pretty awesome going through there seeing sharks and other fish swimming over head, touching a manta ray, and seeing all sorts of sea creatures. My son had a blast. The gift shop is a little over priced, but it is what it is.

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Kimberly, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We made it through the entire attraction in under 40 minutes. Not a lot of "wow"... it was pretty average I guess. I was hoping for something a little more appealing due to the big price tag for tickets.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I loved the sting ray adventure and the jelly fish room, but the smell was overpowering... Not sure if they can do something about that but man you could smell sea life from a floor away.

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Saskatoon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

When we visited in April there were lots of sections closed down. Our entire visit only lasted 1 hour. The best highlight was of course the section where water surrounds you except for the floor and you are basically walking through the marine creatures. There were plenty of ocean creatures to see but it just felt as though it was... More 

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Findlay, Ohio, United States
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Our son loves sea animals, so we can for an afternoon. Really, it took an hour to go through it all. We were very surprised how little there was for the $25/ticket cost. If you can, buy online before you go. The ticket line was ridiculous, so it's definitely worth buying the discounted tickets online before you go. The attractions... More 

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Minot, North Dakota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Photo ops, underwater and environmental education, SEA LIFE has it all! Once the daily wristband is purchased, your family can enjoy Underwater Adventure all day! The end of the park has a gift shop. First, when you walk in, you will walk through (after ticket purchase and photo op) and have to opportunity to see string rays and touch other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Price was nice. I decided to purchase the big ticket. Make sure you purchase tickets online discounts may not be the same if you purchase in MN at the box offices. http://www.bloomingtonmn.org/things-to-do/itineraries/big-ticket-itinerary

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Sea Life Aquarium was a beautiful spectacle of sights and movement as there were so many interesting sea creatures to see. It was fairly priced, well appointed and clean. My daughter, mother and I really enjoyed the experience.

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