SEA LIFE Grapevine
SEA LIFE Grapevine
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10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
*Aquarium closes 90 minutes after last entry* Are you a Shark lover, Seahorse fanatic or a Clown-fish groupie? At SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium you can make up your mind and see them all - from the curious and the rescued to the rare and the enigmatic. SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium offers an interactive, hands-on visit for all ages. A day out at SEA LIFE will leave you with fantastic memories and feeling empowered to make a difference to the underwater world. Take the “Behind the Scenes Tour” to discover the top of the ocean tank and get a closer look at the animals who call it home. You'll see first-hand how the SEA LIFE Aquarists Team prepares food for over 5,000 animals each day!
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4.0 of 5 bubbles1,066 reviews
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Ashley C.
Texas5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We were pleasantly surprised with this visit! I wasn’t sure what to expect based on the reviews (learning now some people just have nothing to do, but complain); however, we had a great time. Sure it’s smaller and not the most extravagant one we’ve been to (it’s located in a mall so this should be expected), but the exhibits were great and my kids loved them from age 2-15. If your kids bore easily, I see how some might react poorly to this visit. If your children and yourself are really interested in aquatic life, you will love this place! It was a little taste of God’s glorious creations we rarely get to see!
Written December 28, 2023
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brdzoo
41 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
This in not Worth the money to go. $72 for 2 adults and a teen. It was not well managed to keep crowds flowing. Everything looked dingy. Will not recommend going rather go to the rainforest cafe in San Antonio. Prettier tanks and surroundings and a decent meal for the same price.
Written March 8, 2020
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Hi there and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review about your visit to SEA LIFE Grapevine. We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience here at our aquarium. Please email Timothy.Gaylard@merlinentertainments.biz so that he can resolve this issue for you. Again, we apologize that you did not enjoy your visit.
Written March 9, 2020
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jameshV8674ND
Winnsboro, Texas14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Sea life in Grapevine very cool place for hole family. Our kids was so exited. I took my mom with us, it was her first visit. She is from Ukraine and didn't see before pretty place like this. Thank you!
Written March 6, 2020
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bruce p
Albuquerque, NM4,119 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
Tiny place in a mall, definitely not worth the price or drive out to see unless you plan on doing some shopping too. If you read every plaque in here and spend a minute to minute and half at each aquarium you might make it last 45mins.....but that is stretching it. The map makes the place look huge, but it is not. Was definitely disappointed. Been to other Sea Life's and they were all better than this one. Smallest 360 tunnel ever, smallest shark tank ever. I'd have to recommend anyone PASS on this.
Written August 9, 2014
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Hi and thank you for your comments about our aquarium. We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience. Usually, a visit take at least an hour to an hour and a half to complete. We are glad to hear you have visited our sister aquariums, but are disappointed you didn't enjoy ours as much as the others. Our ocean tank, which is where most of our sharks are, is over 165,000 gallons, with over 220,000 gallons in the whole aquarium. We have a wide array of species, two stories of different tanks and themed rooms and over 15 species of sharks. We are always building upon the aquarium and hope you can come back to see our new additions next year.
Written August 11, 2014
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Jewel S
Fort Worth, TX73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Family
Visited with two teenagers who LOVED the experience. To those who say they went through in an hour or less and that there is "not much to see", please take the opportunity to stop and really look. We followed the recommendations of waiting until later in the day on a Sunday.....we took our time and we took the behind -the-scenes tour. As with everything in life, there are things to be found if you only take the time to look. We asked lots of questions and were educated by very knowledgeable docents and guides. In an attraction like this, you cannot expect to get the full benefit without taking your time and asking questions. We learned so much and we know there is more to learn, so we will be returning with the girls and their friends. We do wish the cost were cheaper, but after you take the behind-the-scenes tour, you will know why it costs so much to run the place. They are part of a world-wide effort to save injured marine animals. Once that is explained, the purpose of the facility becomes clear.
It should not be compared to the larger, more showy aquariums because that is not what it is....what it is, in its own right, is a very cleverly designed attraction that doubles as a teaching tool for the public and safe haven for injured or displaced marine animals. The same people who find this boring are the same people who don't know what to do in a library. There is a ton of information at Sea Life. Just take your time, sit and watch just one species for more than just a few miinutes and you will be amazed at what you can learn. It is clean and well staffed with incredibly knowledgeable assistants. Mom is wheelchair bound and it was no problem at all.
Written March 23, 2013
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Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback! We are so happy to hear that you had such a great time with your family. Also, you can purchase tickets ahead of time on our website and save up to 25% off the standard walk up price! Be sure to check out our website for upcoming events and special things happening throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written April 2, 2013
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Tim B
Houston, TX213 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Friends
The Sea Life was over priced for what it had to offer. You pay the same high rate for children as you do for adults. The exhibit was not as large as I had expected and only takes about thirty minutes to walk through it. In my opinion it was over priced for what it had to offer.
Written January 30, 2021
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Travis T
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
The sea life was fun, but DO NOT GET DUPED. LEGOland WILL NOT allow you in without a child. We bought 2 combo adult tickets and were literally told we could not enter legoland even with a paid ticket in hand. I am now attempting to contact trip advisor to get half my tickets refunded, since the combo ticket costs twice as much as just the aquarium one.
Written October 25, 2020
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willp901
Memphis, TN234 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
The aquarium was set up in the mall everything was nice even though it was smaller then expected the kids had a great time !!!!
Written October 15, 2020
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CountryGirl1372
Brock, TX75 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Family
I give this a low rating due to the price for what you get. I actually had a $5 off per person. It was very small and took us about 30 minutes to walk through it. Not a whole lot of room if they are busy so prepare to wait in a long line then walk through it within 30 minutes. I just expected a little bit more.
Written March 23, 2015
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Hi and thank you for taking the time to leave us our feedback about your visit to SEA LIFE. We hate to hear your visit only took you about 30 minutes, as our average visit time is about 75 minutes. There are many educational aspects in the aquarium, as well as talks and feeds led by our aquarist team, that we hope you were able to see. We hope to see you again soon!
Written April 6, 2015
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nickel1612
Bryant, AR74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Family
Good aquarium and surprised that something that nice was in the mall. Bought tickets online and if you go after 5pm they are half price. That leaves plenty of time to see everything. Kids are 15, 13, and 9 and we all enjoyed it. It is not terribly large and with us taking our time were there a little over and hour. Great exhibits and clean and interesting. Good attraction but only go if you can find a deal as it is smaller and full price is a little high for what you get.
Written March 28, 2014
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Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review for our Aquarium. Because we are an aquarium in a mall, we often get underestimated in regards to size and the quality of our tanks and sea creatures. So, we appreciate you taking note that you were pleasantly surprised. We hope to see you again soon!
Written March 31, 2014
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