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“Deep Blue sea wonders!”

SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium
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SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona
Ranked #6 of 67 things to do in Tempe
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Dive in to SEA LIFE Arizona! Be wowed by the many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep as you journey through an amazing underwater world. Prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from sea stars to sharks, rays, octopus and a rescued green sea turtle! To get any closer you'll have to get wet! Enjoy, thousands of sea creatures in 30 displays, interactive touch tanks, an amazing 360 degree ocean tunnel, talks, feeds, and much more!
Reviewed January 30, 2014

We visited on a Saturday and it was better than we expected! This big aquarium is located inside the Arizona Mills Mall. It was not as busy as we thought it would be. When you first enter the aquarium it doesn't seem like much, then as you progress through the different rooms and aquariums you are amazed! We spent about 90 minutes there. The children 11, 8 & 2 loved the Touch Tanks the best - at least that's where they spent the most time. The seahorses are fascinating. The large octopus was intriguing. The huge sting rays & sharks and awesome! The kids are given a scratch card or game to do as you go through the aquarium. At the end of they earn a prize for completing the game. There is a gift shop too. This place would be especially great to visit during the hot summer months!

1  Thank bluelagoon
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Steven R, Guest Relations Manager at SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2014

Thank you for your kind review. We are excited to hear that you had such a wonderful experience! We like to update our touch pools with new exciting creatures every so often so please visit again soon and come see what new creatures you will have the opportunity to touch. For aquarium information and events please follow any of our social media pages for up to date information.

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"play area"
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"buy tickets"
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"outlet mall"
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

What a great surprise in an unexpected place. Our toddler enjoyed all the close encounters with the sea creatures.

Thank Anna H
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Steven R, Public Relations Manager at SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2014

Thank you so much for your review and sharing your pictures. We are happy that we could provide you with a fantastic experience. We are constantly updating our tanks and creatures so be sure to come back and check us out next time you are in the area.

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Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

A nice little aquarium in the middle of a shopping outlet mall. Fun for the kids to have something to do...nicely laid out and not too crowed. Also had a little play place at the end for kids to play which was nice. At bit on the pricey side but average cost for this type of venue.

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Steven R, Guest Relations Manager at SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2013

Thank you very much for your review. We are happy you enjoyed your visit! Our playzone area for the kids is very popular with not only the little ones but for the parents as well. Perfect chance to get off your feet and sit in one of our couches available to our guests. We have many different coupons in market place for discounted admission, be sure to call ahead next time to inquire where you can get the best deal! If you havent already follow us on our social media sites for other coupons and event information.

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Reviewed December 29, 2013

This little jem is well worth a visit. I took my two year old son for a spur of the moment day trip and was really surprised that it was such a great experience. I had mistakenly thought that it would be a tiny, lame aquarium because it was tucked into a shopping mall, but boy was I wrong! It is huge facility and has a large variety of exhibits and animals and was a good value for the ticket price. It wasn’t crowded like a lot of other aquariums, so we were able to get up close and actually see all they had to offer. We had so much fun that we will definitely be back!

1  Thank MooreFamilyPhxAZ
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Steven R, Guest Relations Manager at SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2013

Thank you so much for your reveiw and sharing your awesome photos! We are really happy you enjoyed your visit. Your 2 year old son is free until he turns 3 years of age so be sure to come back and visit more. Annual passes are available for purchase for just $45 online or at our admission counter. This is the best deal to bring your son to visit unlimited times all year long for one low price. Be sure to follow our social media accounts for more exciting updates and event information!

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Reviewed December 26, 2013

My boyfriend and I loved spending an hour in there looking at all the fishies. We learned a lot, and my favorite part was seeing the turtles and getting to touch some starfish. We were 18 when we went and we still loved it, and it seems like a great place to bring children.

Thank Lindsay W
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Steven R, Guest Relations Manager at SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2013

Thank you for your review! We are happy you and your boyfriend enjoyed your visit! Our touchpools are always featuring new creatures to touch. Come back and visit soon to touch the variety we have such as Slipper Lobsters and cleaner shrimp!

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