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“Not very impressed”
Review of SEA LIFE Helsinki

SEA LIFE Helsinki
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$17.65*
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$54.12*
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Ranked #36 of 283 things to do in Helsinki
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: SEA LIFE Helsinki is located in Alppila, Helsinki - only 10 minutes by tram from the City centre (trams 3B and 9, Bus 23).SEA LIFE Helsinki transports you into the amazing underwater world! Be wowed by beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep sea and prepare yourself for astonishingly close views. What is your favourite sea creature?Would you prefer the awesome Sharks, the scary Piranhas or perhaps it is the cute Seahorses that you love themost? Are you a Bonnethead Shark lover? Perhaps it’s the Clownfish or the clever Octopus thatyou like the best. Or maybe you simply can’t decide! Here at SEA LIFE you can make up your mind and see them all - from the curious and the rescued to the rare and the enigmatic. And you’ll be able to get closer to them than ever before.Many of our creatures are on the endangered list, have been rescued and cannot be released into the wild or have been born and bred as part of our conservation projects. All of them are beautiful.Groovy Jellyfish at SEA LIFE in 2012!In the new Jellyfish Discovery exhibition, visitors can find out more about the moon jellyfish found in Finnish waters, as well as more exotic compass jellyfish, lagoon jellyfish and mosaic jellyfish. The groovy beauties of the seas can be admired at Sea Life until the end of the year to the beat of disco music. SEA LIFE takes care of our seasAs well as helping millions of people to discover the marvels of the marine world the SEA LIFE network has an important role to play in helping safeguard our seas and their inhabitants for the future. At SEA LIFE, we have lots of local activities you can support or get involved with!As well as fostering conservation through enhanced awareness, SEA LIFE regularly makes a more direct contribution towards conservation and marine animal welfare. Come and meet them. Let’s explore our creatures!
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
Turku, Finland
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Not very impressed”
Reviewed June 24, 2012

After visiting several Sea Lifes and other aquariums around Europe this was a disappointment. Small and not very versatile, but still atleast as expensive as its European counterparts!

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Helsinki, Finland
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Things i've never seen or knew”
Reviewed March 14, 2012

I usually dont go alone to this kind of places but i happened to be nearby and decided to go in. Staff is very friendly and helpful and there are several nice spots to take a break.
I especially liked the part where you walk through some kind of water tunnel and sharks are swimming above your head. It was full 3 dimensional experience and i would definitely go again. I recommend it to families but as well to all of you who love sea and water and are interested to learn new things about sea life.
Also there is a great chance to donate and help sea animals in danger.

Visited December 2011
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Helsinki, Finland
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Unimpressive”
Reviewed January 20, 2012

This is a disappointment, and a waste of money. It may be that the space alotted is too small, or maybe the curator should be up-graded. But, whatever the reason it is not worth the time or money.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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885 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
“Fine i you have the time”
Reviewed January 16, 2012

A perfectly OK sea life centre if you have an afternoon to kill or kids want to see some animals. However, if you've been too Sea Life centres elsewhere, not exceptional.

Visited May 2011
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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Very nice place for children.”
Reviewed January 7, 2012

We lived in the center of Helsinki and used taxi to go to Sea Life Center. It took as about 10 min and 10 euro. (approximately from railway station). Sea Life Center is a very nice place especially for children. You could see many kinds of fishes and other sea habitats. There is a good cafe with dishes for children there. If you would like go back by taxi, ask girls, who work in the Center to order taxi for you. We didn't find taxi stations around Sea Life Center. If you will visit Helsinki with your children, you must visit this place necessarily. Sea Life Center is not very big and this visit will not take long. Also you can buy some souvenirs. there is a shop with sea life goods in the Center.

Visited October 2011
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