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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
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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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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 NEW

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

Mira Loma, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It was great to walk through and have all the sea life swimming above and along side of you. You also can obtain a schedule of the feeding times for the fish and turtles if you care to be there and watch.

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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 all the way 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. SEA you next... More

West Des Moines, Iowa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

It's a nice small aquarium and the tunnel is very cool, but value wasn't there for us. We got through the entire aquarium in 45 minutes with our three kids. Basic admission cost us over $70. I would have expected to spend about $45 for the visit. I would advise against visiting.

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

Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium and for taking the time to share your feedback. We appreciate your copmments about our prices, but we apologize that they did not meet your expectations. Guest feedback is the best way for us to gain information that can be used to make future decisions on Aquarium pricing and discounts, so thank... More

Kimball, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

It was really expensive to go here, and I felt a little rushed since we were close to closing time. I was surprised at how fast we were thru the aquarium. I think I expected more for the money, but it was very clean, and you got to see a lot of fish, sharks, etc. I think it would be... More

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

Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium and for taking the time to write a review, and are happy to hear that you and your kids enjoyed your visit overall. We apologize that our prices did not meet your expectations. Guest feedback is the best way for us to gain information that can be used to make future decisions... More

Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

way expensive for what your seeing. We did do the behind the scenes tour and found it very interesting but if we didn't do that I would have been disappointed. It was around 60 for the two of us to enter the attraction. You walk through a room of jelly fish and see some other fish then walk under a... More

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

Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium and for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback about our prices, but we apologize that they did not meet your expectations. Guest feedback is the best way for us to gain information that can be used to make future decisions on Aquarium pricing and discounts, so thank... More

Dumfries, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Unfortunately we didn't go in because it was just too expensive. I have a hard time paying for something that I am unable to see what I am paying for. This is located below the mall, near the transit station entrance. Maybe next time I will google it before going and the website will show a little more of what... More

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

We are sorry to hear that our prices prohibited you from visiting, but we understand that it can be difficult to spend money when you're not exactly sure what you'll be getting. To get a better idea of what to expect at SEA LIFE Minnesota, you can visit our website or our Facebook page. Fortunately, now is the best time... More

Winnipeg, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I thought that for what you get, it is a little overpriced. I went a few years ago and the kids at least got to touch the rays, but not this time.

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

Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium and for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback about our prices, but we apologize that they did not meet your expectations. Guest feedback is the best way for us to gain information that can be used to make future decisions on Aquarium pricing and discounts, so thank... More

Bloomington, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The SeaLife Aquarium at the MOA is a great way to get away from all the shopping frenzy of the big mall. Try to go on a week day and you will truly enjoy being surrounded by sharks, ray, turtles, and lots of smaller fish. It's not Sea World but it's a fun aquarium. Definitely look for coupons in the... More

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

Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota and for sharing your positive feedback with us! It is great to hear that you were able to escape shopping to enjoy our sharks, sea turtles and stingrays! 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... More

Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Excellent, entertaining outing for a family activity. Kids love it as well as adults. Also a wonderful educational experience for children and adults.

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

Hi Betty, Thank you for vising SEA LIFE Minnesota and for taking the time to share your positive review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and found it to be an educational experience! 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

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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150 reviews 150 reviews
52 attraction reviews
277 helpful votes 277 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you get sick of shopping in the Mall, this place makes a good break. Reasonably priced the underwater tunnel through the shark pool is the highlight but there is a lot more to the place than just that.

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

Hi Dave! Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium and for the positive review. We are grateful that you made the trip all the way from the UK - which is actually where the SEA LIFE brand is headquartered! It is great to hear that you were able to take a break from shopping, and that you enjoyed our... More

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