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SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium

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SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium sends guests through a highly themed aquarium that brings you nose to nose with sharks, stingrays, jellyfish, seahorses and over 5,000 underwater creatures. To get any closer, you'd have to get wet!
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
4316 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326-1277
+1 866-622-0605
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Not only is the staff always super friendly and knowledgeable but the kids always have fun no matter how many times you go there’s something new and fun.

Thank Amanda D
Hayley A, General Manager at SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

We love that you are as excited about SEA LIFE as we are! Our team truly dedicated to ensure every guest has a great time and they are so full of awesome facts about our creatures! we hope you come back to see us soon

Reviewed August 20, 2018

My 12 yr old gives this a 5/5! Started out with problems with their computer system. Only letting in people with prepaid admission which is frustrating for us just travelling through and an unplanned visit. We suggested they take payment the old fashioned way ....Manually...More

Hayley A, General Manager at SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Hi there! I'm sorry to see that you came on the day we had some technical issues with our cash registers, and it delayed your entry but it is so cool to hear that you enjoyed your visit and all of our wonderful displays and...More

Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

After reading the reviews, I wasn't sure what to expect. I was really impressed and my 5 year old son loved it. We went on a Sunday and experienced no crowds and able to leisurely walk through. The bubbles and tunnels were a huge hit....More

1  Thank Lena B
Hayley A, General Manager at SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Hi, it sounds like you had an absolute fab day out and we are thrilled to see you enjoyed your visit to SEA LIFE - we hope you come back and see us again soon

Reviewed August 16, 2018

This is a good aquarium that i have visited. We were surprised to see it within a mall and was able to spend nearly an hour+. The digital fish creation with digital tank is fun by painting our own fish. There is a small kid...More

Thank DiliMarc
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

I loved it although it is tiny. Staff was great and engaging. My little angel, who just turned one, loved it. She loved the petting pool and the room with currents.

Thank JtotheA1
Reviewed August 9, 2018

I found the aquarium to be larger and much more atmospheric than I was expecting, based on reviews I'd read prior to visiting. Considering the location (an outlet mall), I was actually impressed with the variety of sea creatures! They had sharks, turtles, rays, etc....More

1  Thank Mary C
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

This is a nicely laid out aquarium, nice for a short visit. We spent a lot of time at each tank and were through in just under an hour. This would be a nice place to visit with small children, but don't expect anything on...More

Thank Erika D
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Really a fun and enjoyable event to experience! Younger children with us were as entertained as the middle aged ones. The colors of the sea life in the tanks was really enhanced by the lighting in each one of them. Especially good choice for a...More

Thank Susan J
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This is a great little aquarium in the northern Detroit area. Perfect for families with young children.

1  Thank Amy M
Reviewed July 30, 2018

We enjoyed visiting each aquarium exhibit. It was nice to see how they feed the sting rays and also the learning that was available. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank sharievan
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Response from MidMichiganMommy | Reviewed this property |
There are two lines, one to purchase tickets and the other for those who already have tickets. This option is available at both the Aquarium and Lego Discovery Center. If the cashier does not remind you, make sure to keep... More
February 13, 2018|
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Yes. There is only an age restriction at Legoland Discovery Center.