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“Really cool things to see” 4 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.
Winnipeg, Canada
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Really cool things to see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My husband loves marine life and knows a lot about different fish and sea creatures, so everywhere we go we check out the aquarium (if there is one). There was a wonderful variety of creatures to see and the display was wonderful. They had staff that know facts and info about the different creatures (my kids were very interested in learning about them all), which is always a great thing. I would definately recommend checking this out.

Visited August 2014
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Megan S, Marketing Coordinator at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Hi! Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium and for the positive review! Your praise is very much appreciated, especially because it sounds like you have a lot to compare us to! We really appreciate your comments about the knowledge of our staff, and are glad to hear your kids enjoyed the educational facts. 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 next time!
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“Expensive, but fun!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The kids really enjoyed the aquarium. We ran into some bumps having never been there before. It is not fun to have to travel the mall of America with a stroller. You are forced to use the elevators instead of the escalator and end up spending half of your time waiting in lines for the elevator and crowding in with as many people as you can squeeze. We didn't get tickets in advance, so had to go down a level on the elevator, stand in line and purchase tickets, then back on the elevator to another level for the aquarium. The aquarium experience itself was a lot of fun and the kids really enjoyed it, but it is hugely over priced at around $25 for an adult. I highly recommend looking for coupons and buying your tickets well in advance, especially if you have little ones in a stroller!

Visited August 2014
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Megan S, Marketing Coordinator at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Hi Laurie! Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium and for taking the time to write a review. It is great to hear that you have enjoyed the Aquarium, and we are appreciate your feedback about our elevator wait time and prices. We apologize that these exerpeinces 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, discounts, and exhibit enhancements, so thank you again for offering yours. If you have any other comments or questions, don't hesitate to post them on TripAdvisor or contact us through our website.

Thank you.
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Madison, WI
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“Nice Aquarium for the Kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Sea Life is a very nice aquarium, and has some great exhibits - a jellyfish room with cool cylinder tanks, colored lights, and mirrors; a crab tank shaped like a crab that you can crawl under and look from below; the tunnels under the shark and lake tanks. It is worth a visit, no doubt - all 4 of the kids I went with loved it. It is expensive, but not out of line with other aquariums I've been to recently (Newport Aquarium, Shedd Aquarium) and the exhibits do bring something new to the table. Also, there are coupons available, so look for those.

Visited August 2014
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Megan S, Marketing Coordinator at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Hello! Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium; we really appreciate the positive feedback! It is great to hear that you have enjoyed the interactive elements of our exhibits! 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 time!
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Ames, Iowa
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“Super fun and amazing learning experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went here on a trip to mall of America, and it was amazing. There were so many animals and different types of fish. From Eels to Saw fish to jellyfish to spider crabs. We were trying to pick between this and the zoo, and we are very glad we picked this.

Visited August 2014
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Megan S, Marketing Coordinator at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Hi Michael! Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium! We really appreciate decision to visit us instead of the Minnesota Zoo, as it is also a wonderful facility. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our wide variety of animals! 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 next time!
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Watertown, South Dakota
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“Expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I think this is ok to come to once but it is a litle expensive to go everytime we are in town. They do have lots of different things to look at

Visited September 2013
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Megan S, Marketing Coordinator at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Hello! Thank you for visiting SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium and for taking the time to write a review. It is great to hear that you have enjoyed the Aquarium, and we are appreciate your feedback about our prices. We apologize that the value for money 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, discounts, and exhibit enhancements, so thank you again for offering yours. If you have any other comments or questions, don't hesitate to post them on TripAdvisor or contact us through our website.

Thank you.
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