Miami Seaquarium
Miami Seaquarium
3.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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On a 38-acre tropical paradise with spectacular skyline views lies a South Florida attraction like no other. Welcome to Miami Seaquarium®, a place where dolphins walk on water and killer whales fly through the air. Where sea lions delight children of all ages and endangered sea turtles and manatees find a safe haven. Enjoy a world-class marine-life entertainment park with eight different marine animal shows and astonishing daily presentations. You've heard the mysterious legends and fascinating facts about dolphins, one of the world's most magnificent marine mammals. Now, you can have a hands-on experience with one of these amazing animals at Dolphin Harbor, the new home to our dolphin interaction programs at Miami Seaquarium.Miami Seaquarium® is a place of inspiration, education - and fun!
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superfluouschap
Washington, DC81 contributions
Family
Here’s the deal with this place. As everyone said, it is old. Some parts of the park almost feel like a ghost town.

BUT there is cool stuff here for the right curious kids. The flamingos were terrific, you could almost touch them. The skates and rays and bamboo sharks were fun to touch. Some massive turtles you could look at.

The manatees were impressive — one 60+ years old and huge.

And $40 is not cheap, but it’s not excessive for this type of place either.

But what this place is known for is the dolphin related stuff.

I took my daughter (9) and we splurged and did the dolphin experience, about $100/person. I had done these before in the Caribbean — was her first time.

It was really great. Staffed really well, experts, passionate, and the experience was amazing, significantly better than ones I have done in the Caribbean.

Come for the dolphins. That’s why you should come.

And if it’s raining, a steady rain,. Don’t come. This is a mostly outside aquarium, it’s not one of the indoor types.
Written February 13, 2022
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Hello, we appreciate your positive feedback about your experience. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written May 6, 2022
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Charlene R
Parkersburg, West Virginia, United States53 contributions
The aquarium is very small, they only had three shows. Hardly any of the eateries were open. The place is a bit rundown. It is geared towards preschool and first and second grade. The animals do not have enough space to live in.
Written June 30, 2022
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Hello, We are sorry that you are disappointed but appreciate your feedback. We are committed to providing you with a great experience and hope you give us another chance in the future.
Written July 31, 2022
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Gwen M
Rock Rapids, IA9 contributions
Family
An aging facility but the shows we attended were good. Our disappointment was riding the dolphins. You pay a hefty amount for very LITTLE time with the dolphins. Each participant only gets to ride the dolphin across the pool once.
I paid to be an observer and they would not let me get close to take good photos. So then you need to pay for the professional photos which cost another $60 per person. It was a very expensive day that took very little time.
Written January 25, 2020
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Hi, we're sorry to hear that your visit to our Park was not up to your expectations. We strive to offer guests the best experience, whether they come as general admission or to participate in an animal encounter. We value your feedback and have shared it with management.
Written January 27, 2020
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Debra H
16 contributions
I took my 10 year old grandson for a trip here and we were not disappointed. There are so many beautiful animals here to see and touch. The day was topped off with a dolphin adventure. I unfortunately booked the wrong one and had I had the ability to print out my tickets from home, I would have noted the error but they do not offer that. So we had the encounter instead of the Odyssey, we able to get in to the water part way and pose for expensive photos but not get all the way in and swim with them as I had hoped to do. The experience was still very good and worth doing. The pricing for their photos are not reasonable for what you get, a scan code to print them out at home yourself. Each person has to pay for their photo session so the price doubles if there were 2 of you and you can not pick and choose what you want to just take for $49, well, $98 for both of our digital prints we have to still print out somewhere. As we already knew, the whale is now gone from the venue but the price of the admission remained the same though the biggest feature is gone. I do understand that they have a serious need for financial gain to keep the entire place going and the animals all kept safe and healthy but the price should have been lowered. The dolphins performed very well and were great fun to watch how beautifully they can jump and splash. All the birds and other animals also were a lot of fun so all in all, we had a very nice time. This was a good adventure for all ages.
Written March 27, 2022
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Hi, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written May 6, 2022
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Lee
Taunton, UK5 contributions
Truly disappointed.
You pay nearly $50 per person, you then have to pay $10 to park, inside hardly anything was open for drinking and eating.
There is nothing on the site to suggest the killer whale show is not on? But now looked at the reviews on here would of realised the show hasn’t been on for ages, yet the killer whale is still front and centre on the brochure you are given, dolphin shows DONT last any where near what is advertised and they just repeat the same routine.
Having been to many sea show type parks around the world with my now grown up children I can honestly say this park is the WORST I have been to, it looks like no one cares, and also staff seem like they can’t be bothered, I will NEVER return to this park and would advise anyone else not to go..
Written September 20, 2022
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BeaneJada
3 contributions
Family
Wow, I’ve been planning this visit for over a month now and I’ve had issues with placing my order online and receiving the discounted price. I kept calling, getting the run around and finally informed the manager Diana that it says clearly online that I get a discount for weekday prices. When I asked her to honor the 20% off or she would be falsely advertising instead of resolving the situation, she asked me what page I was looking at online, and then proceeded to change the entire website to not give me a discount. I am beyond disgusted by this dismal behavior. If she had just said, I can’t, I would have gladly bought my ticket but this has been the worst customer service experience I’ve ever had.
Written February 18, 2022
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Jeanette B
Loveland, OH57 contributions
Overpriced, run down, most of the fish tanks were empty. One parrot had no body feathers. The pizza was overpriced and dry. We saw two families in the cafe throw away their chicken strips uneaten, looked dry and unappetizing. The French fries were good. It cost $124.31 plus $10 parking to just get in for two adults and one child. The wale/dolphin show was good. The bathrooms were clean. The water play area not open, the play area was too sunny and play equipment was hot...should have some shade. Do not waste your time or money. We feel sorry for the animas that have to live there.
Written May 8, 2021
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elizabeth b
Miami Beach, FL167 contributions
Family
As a Miami native, I remember going to the Seaquarium and enjoying the day at Key Biscayne. I remembered the show of Lolita, as a child and getting splashed and soaked.
To my dismay, the seaquarium is a shell of what it used to be. Very little marine life, most food vendor stands are closed and it is completely rundown.
We went to the Lolita show and it was awful. They made us wait outside for 25 minutes to get seats and it was scorching outside.
The show was awful. It was basically a 10 minute infomercial with very little interaction with Lolita. You just basically see her swim and they have 2 poor dolphins as sidekicks that do one leap only.
Everyone exited the show saying how awful it was. We left right after the show. We were so disappointed.
Bottom line, very expensive and very disappointed.
Written July 9, 2021
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Carolyn W
1 contribution
Family
We paid for the Seal Swim yesterday but we did NOT get to swim. The advertisement said “swim freely” with the seals. My children had a very limited interaction and got to touch the animals one time prior to taking photos. They were made to stand with their backs against the wall between two lines. The trainers didn’t know what they were doing and were being instructed by a trainer at the top. The children couldn’t even hold their hands out. It was by far the worst experience we’ve ever had at an aquarium. When asked about these things they said “we will speak with our marketing team because it isn’t a free swim. They also said “normally it’s not like this but it’s mating season”. We also have event allowed to touch the fish in the “touch pool”. It was awful and I would recommend finding somewhere else to spend your money.
Written June 10, 2022
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Hello, We are sorry that you are disappointed but appreciate your feedback. We are committed to providing you with a great experience and hope you give us another chance in the future.
Written June 21, 2022
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Ron C
1 contribution
it cost's $43.00 to 50.00 to get in plus $10.00 parking. This place is a total waste of time. Run down, worn out, totally depressing place. Hardly any fish on display, really depressing looking penguins . one looked at me ,it seemed to be crying out for someone to save him from his misery. The dolphin show was sort of ok for a few minutes, seals , like 2 of them, wanting some sort of compassion from someone. The place is a rip off, if I had 4 people in my family, that's over $200.00 , and boy, would I be really pissed if I spent that money for nothing. Do not go there !
Written March 8, 2022
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Hello, Allow us to take a closer look at this for you as we certainly do our best to accommodate all of our guests. Please contact us at guestservices@msq.cc with your information so we're able to best assist you. Thank you.
Written May 6, 2022
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