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SEA LIFE Minnesota

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Address: 120 East Broadway, East Entrance, Level One, Bloomington, MN 55425
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+1 952-853-0612
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Located underneath Mall of America(R), SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium...

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.

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Not exciting enough for our kids

The aquarium had a lot to see, but with three kids under the age of 5, they just cruised through the whole thing without really looking at much. Not super exciting for them as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lise B
Ile-des-Chenes, Canada
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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I took our 8 month old grandson here today, first time coming here and it was really awesome, the shaeks, sting rays, shark rays, seahorses and all the different types of fish were really cool, the shark ray went over my head in the underwater tunnel and was so cool, the different types of fish also had... More 

Thank Metmagic2014
Conrath, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I had visited the aquarium with our two younger children under the age of five. I do think that at that age they really are not all that interested. Maybe children ages 5+ would think it may be more interesting. My daughter really did like the chance to touch the sting rays though. Overall I think it... More 

Thank preciousdi03
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the Midwest not many opportunities to see real sea life creatures. There are the sting rays, sea urchins, a few touch and feel ponds , different kinds of jellyfish in amazing colored cylinders, turtles, fish and amazing walk through aquarium. Including sharks, strange fish and a variety of sea creatures swimming around you and over head. Lots of information... More 

Thank Lyn R
Ile-des-Chenes, Canada
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The aquarium had a lot to see, but with three kids under the age of 5, they just cruised through the whole thing without really looking at much. Not super exciting for them as they don't read through all the wonderful information. Their favourite part was seeing the staff (divers) feed the sea rays in the tunnel and feeding the... More 

Thank Lise B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great experience! Walking through the tunnel is worth the price of admission. We paid extra for the behind the scenes tour and sting ray feeding. The tour was excellent, we did it prior to waking through the aquarium. I highly recommend it. Save your money on feeding the sting rays. That was a waste! Regardless we would... More 

Thank Jennifer M
Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We brought our granddaughters ages 1, 2, and 4 here and we were so glad we did. What an incredible experience! My granddaughters keep asking when we get to go back.Very well worth it. Just make sure you go online and get your tickets first as you can get them much cheaper.

Thank Luvndbison
Trisha R, General Manager at SEA LIFE Minnesota, responded to this review

"Incredible" and "love" . . . these are two fantastic words that we never tire of reading in our reviews! I'm so happy to hear that you and your granddaughters had such an incredible experience when exploring SEA LIFE recently! There's no better compliments than hearing little ones sing our praises and asking to come back! Great tip for future... More 

Garner, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The grandkids loved it. It took about an hour and 15 minutes to go thru. It was nice to go thru at your own speed.

Thank Tom K
Trisha R, General Manager at SEA LIFE Minnesota, responded to this review

So happy to hear that your grandkids loved their SEA LIFE experience! Going through at your own speed, and getting to interact with the different exhibits, like touching sea stars and anemones in our Coldwater Rockpool and feeding the rays in our Stingray Pool are truly fabulous experiences! We look forward to your next visit and to welcoming you and... More 

Traverse City, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I definitely suggest the aquarium for families. We were spending the day at Mall of America and bought tickets to the Sea Life Aquarium. We spent the day back and forth between the mall and the Aquarium so that the kids could view each feeding time. The seahorse feeding was my daughters favorite as all the seahorses rose up to... More 

Thank Jamietraversecity
Trisha R, General Manager at SEA LIFE Minnesota, responded to this review

What an incredible review! Thank you so much for taking the time to share and for recommending us to future visitors! I love that you and your family took advantage of our all-day entry, and visited SEA LIFE so many times throughout the day! Like you, I've found that there's always something new and different to see, each time you... More 

Dixon, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017

We really enjoyed the aquarium. We loved seeing all the different fish, rays, sharks and turtles. The seahorses were really cool. We also got to see the feeding of the snapper turtle and alligators. It was not crowded on the day we visited. We were thrilled to see all the different creatures that God created

Thank Randall S
Trisha R, General Manager at SEA LIFE Minnesota, responded to this review

Awesome! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the aquarium so much! Our underwater Ocean Tunnel and magical Seahorse Kingdom are really unique and beautiful exhibits. And it sounds like you visited at a great time of day, as our Snapping Turtle and Caiman Crocodile feedings are really something to experience! Thank you for choosing SEA LIFE as a part of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Highlights are the tide pool where u can touch star fish, urchins, enemonies, loved the sea horse display and the tunnel aquariums!

Thank Rachel P
Trisha R, General Manager at SEA LIFE Minnesota, responded to this review

Happy to hear you enjoyed yourselves! Your favorites are definitely some of mine as well! Touching sea anemones, crabs, sea stars and more in the Coldwater Rockpool is a truly engaging experience, and our Seahorse Kingdom and underwater Ocean Tunnels are some of the most beautiful exhibits that we have! Thank you for taking the time to share, we look... More 

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