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“Interesting if you are there for feeding time” 3 of 5 stars
Review of SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium

SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium
120 East Broadway, East Entrance, Level One, Bloomington, MN 55425
+1 952-853-0612
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$26*
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Ranked #4 of 24 things to do 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! 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.
Northern Minnesota, USA
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“Interesting if you are there for feeding time”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Shark feeding was interesting to watch. Touching some of hype marine life was also neat, but the underwater tunnels were impressive, unless you have been to other big aquariums (e.g., Atlanta, Seattle, etc.).

I felt bad for some of the animals as they never see sun since the aquarium is underground. Location wise, I am not sure that this is a good choice for the animals.

Bottom line, if you are with someone who loves aquariums and marine life, go, otherwise see other sites.

Visited November 2013
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Megan S, Marketing Coordinator at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Thank you for recently visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium. We appreciate that you took the time to offer your feedback and concerns. We apologize that the care of our animals negatively impacted your experience. It is always our intent to provide a positive, memorable experience for all guests, so we apologize that this was hindered by the location of our animals. Once again, thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback, and I can assure you that our animals are given the highest quality of care. If there are any other questions or concerns that you would like to share, feel free to post them on TripAdvisor or contact us through our website.

Thank you.
- Megan
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“Great fun for everyone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This was our 2nd visit to an underground aquarium (first one in Singapore). This place is great fun for all ages and it is very nicely laid out. You don't need to retrace your steps, you can cover everything by just keep on walking.
The interactive spaces are nice fun, but it could be better if more close encounters with sea creatures was possible.
The tunnel with sharks is really cool and one can spend hours just standing there and trying to click pictures or take videos.
This place tends to get busy fast, so the best is to get in there early to avoid the rush and then be out of it by afternoon and then stroll in the mall.

Visited April 2013
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Megan S, Marketing Coordinator at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium! We appreciate the time you took to offer your feedback, and we will consider your idea of additional close encounters. We are always excited to hear from our guests about their experience, so THANK YOU for leaving your thoughts. If there are any other questions or concerns that you would like to share, feel free to post them on TripAdvisor or contact us through our website.

Come back and SEA us again!
-Megan
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“Been to Sea Life at least 15 times now”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I have been to Sea Life 15-20 times and I love it. Every time I am entertained and honestly I learn something new every time. I am a member and I would definitely recommend doing the behind the scenes tour. I have done about every tour except for the scuba diving and sleeping with the sharks.

Visited November 2013
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Megan S, Marketing Coordinator at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Thank you for your membership and many visits to SEA LIFE Minnesota! We appreciate the time you've taken to visit our facility and offer your feedback. We are always excited to hear from our guests about their experience, so THANK YOU for leaving your thoughts. If there are any other questions or concerns that you would like to share, feel free to post them on TripAdvisor or contact us through our website.

SEA you soon!
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“Great treat while at the mall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I took my 1 year old son here while we stayed in the area. The tickets were sold on the 1st floor and since I had a stroller I was able to take the elevator down to the aquarium. When getting out the elevator you enter into a view of multiple aquarium tanks. I was actually shocked how big the aquarium was for bring in the mall and loved that with the wrist braclet they give you that you are able to come and go as you please with all day access. The aquarium had a great assortment of sea life and was very well decorated. The water tunnels were also a great feature that had large sharks and other sea life swimming above your head and my 1 year old son loved it! For an extra fee you can pay to swim with the sharks and more. The aquarium also has a gift shop at te end of the experience. I would recommend to all families it was a great experience and was easy to get through with a stroller.

Visited November 2013
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Megan S, Marketing Coordinator at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium! We appreciate the time you took to offer your feedback. We are always excited to hear from our guests about their experience, so THANK YOU for leaving your thoughts. If there are any other questions or concerns that you would like to share, feel free to post them on TripAdvisor or contact us through our website.

We hope to SEA you again soon!

- Megan
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“Fun and Educational Couple of Hours”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

The main attraction is fun and, if you savor the entire thing and don't rush through, it is a lovely hour of sea life. I recommend that you spend the extra money and do the behind the scenes tour. It is worth the money and you get real educational aspects that the main attraction does not provide. Worth the trip, especially if with a young person!

Visited December 2013
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Megan S, Marketing Coordinator at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium! We appreciate the time you took to offer your feedback. We are always excited to hear from our guests about their experience, so THANK YOU for leaving your thoughts - it is great to hear that you enjoyed the Behind-the-Scenes Tour! If there are any other questions or concerns that you would like to share, feel free to post them on TripAdvisor or contact us through our website.

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