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“Sea Life Aquarium for Christmas”
Review of Sea Life Aquarium

Sea Life Aquarium
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$95.99*
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LEGOLAND® California
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$39.00*
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Legoland California Transportation and Admission
Ranked #7 of 65 things to do in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: SEA LIFE is designed to be a child’s interactive guide to the life of the sea. Get ready to embark on a journey through fantastic ocean habitats. Shake hands with sea stars at the touch pools and discover the sharks, stingrays and tropical fish of the mysterious Lost City of Atlantis. SEA LIFE Aquarium is packed with interactive play zones, fun activities and unforgettable sights creating an experience like no other.
Calgary, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Sea Life Aquarium for Christmas”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

We really enjoyed going to Sea Life. Liked the interaction with the area where you can touch and find out more about the sea creatures. The kids LOVED the tunnel under the water... super cool! The only thing that could make it better was if it was bigger with more interaction. I think we were there for about 2 hours. Not a full day trip.

Visited December 2013
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Cheryl L, Guest Relations Manager at Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
From your comments, it sounds like you were able to enjoy SEA LIFE and we hope that you enjoyed the shows and feedings, in addition to the exhibits. We thank you for visiting with us here at the Resort.
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phoenix,arizona
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Fun but not much”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

It was nice but really quick and small. The tank with sharks, sting ray and other exotic animal life was the highlight of the aquarium. It seemed to be geared toward really small children.

Visited December 2013
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Cheryl L, Guest Relations Manager at Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Just like LEGOLAND, SEA LIFE aquarium is geared for families with children ages 2-12 years of age. It does however focus on sea life facts that can be read, seen and enjoyed by all, so we are glad to know that you found some areas educational and enjoyable. Thank you for sharing your experience with others on TripAdvisor.
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Mariposa, California
Level 6 Contributor
208 reviews
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“good for small children”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

Our family group of 5, with an 8 yr. old and 11 year old, enjoyed this trip. It is small and definitely for younger children, as most others have noted. We spent about 2 hours here, and all learned some about sea life. Although probably not a stop by itself, while we were in Carlsbad for Legoland, for our second day here this was an added feature, and then back to the beach and heated swimming pool at the hotel.

Visited December 2013
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Cheryl L, Guest Relations Manager at Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
It is nice to hear that you and your children all learned some educational facts about SEA LIFE, as well as spent enough time there to enjoy the shows and hands-on experiences. SEA LIFE is definitely an added experience after a long day at LEGOLAND, so families can relax, enjoy and spend more valuable time together. We thank you for your patronage.
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Sea life”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is okay....if the price is included in your ticket...then take a quick run through just for the experience..you paid for it! If not forgo it and take advantage of a few extra rides in the park. You can make it through on about 45 minutes...not for little children...three year olds might want to look at all the fish. Ages 6-7-8-9 may learn a few things and get a little educational tidbits about sea life..however if you miss this attraction do not worry...other things are much better in the actual park!

Visited December 2013
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Cheryl L, Guest Relations Manager at Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review, December 31, 2013
We are pleased to hear about your experience, but concerned to know that your visit to the aquarium left you with some disappointment. Just like LEGOLAND, the aquarium is geared for children and therefore we are happy to know that you feel children under 10 may enjoy it. We are always looking for ways to improve our Guest's experience and would love to hear some suggestions on how you feel we can improve this venue. If you'd like to share, please visit our website's contact page. Thank you for your posting.
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Garden Grove, California
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“PASS. Not worth it.”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

Don't go. So not worth your time or money. It's mostly indoors, hardly anything outdoors. We got through the whole place within less than 1 hour. Long Beach Aquarium of Pacific is 100X better. Turn around & go back to Legoland.

Visited November 2013
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Cheryl L, Guest Relations Manager at Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review, December 31, 2013
We are concerned to read from your comments and your posting that the aquarium was not as you had hoped. This two-story attraction houses many different species of sea life, as well as provides hands-on opportunities, under water shows and animal feeding viewing. With all this, an hour might not have been enough time to see it all, so we apologize for any disappointment you experienced. We welcome the chance to hear from our Guests on how we can improve, so if interested in sharing please do reach out to us directly. Thank you for posting on TripAdvisor.
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