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“Quick getaway for the afternoon with kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of SEA LIFE Grapevine

SEA LIFE Grapevine
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SEA LIFE Aquarium Dallas
Ranked #2 of 61 things to do in Grapevine
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Owner description: Are you a Shark lover, Seahorse fanatic or a Clown-fish groupie? Perhaps it’s the graceful Jellyfish or our newest family member- the Green Sea Turtle that you love the most. Maybe you simply can’t decide! 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 Aquarist Team prepares food for over 5,000 animals each day!
fort worth
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Quick getaway for the afternoon with kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

Really a nice visit ... After reading the mixed reviews I wasn't sure if we should go visit Sea Life. In fact, I passed up the chance on several occassions to go because the reviews were so bad. But luckily I found a $5 coupon and decided to just take my kids and head out there to see for ourselves. I know the price may be steep but the coupon really helped offset the cost - and we spend almost that much going to the movies with popcorn & drinks. Go on a weekday afternoon if you can - we had a school holiday today and it seemed like we had the place to ourselves. They did say Fridays can be busy. The guy was very courteous and welcoming and we walked in - again with super low expectations - but was I wrong. I've been to many aquariums across the country - but this one was super clean. All the exhibits were nicely done and they did a great job with the artwork and presentation - it truly felt like we were somewhere else other than an outlet mall in Grapevine. Again, really nice exhibits and yes, it wasn't a huge aquarium - it really had just enough to hold the attention of my kids ages 7 and 11. (We've been to larger aquariums and after 2 hours of looking at fish - their mind wanders more to the gift shop than anything else or how much longer) They espeically loved the area upstairs where you can touch crabs and starfish. We probably enjoyed it even more because there weren't many people during the week day. Loved seeing the usual fish, seahorses, and jellyfish - but they had some really unusual fish and octobpus! We asked a lady about the octopus tank and she gave us so much information - so the staff really is knowledgable about the fish and such. We had a steady pace - not too fast/not too slow - it was very relaxed and we easily spent over an hour there. Could have stayed longer they loved the petting area. Again, don't be swayed by some of these reviews. if you are looking for something new to do in DFW and want to spend 1-2 hours of escapism - instead of a movie, find a coupon online and try this out. My kids are still talking about how much fun they had.

Visited January 2013
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MktgCoordinator, Marketing Coordinator at SEA LIFE Grapevine, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful feedback; we are so glad that you had such a wonderful time with your family here at SEA LIFE Aquarium. If you go to our website, you can also purchase tickets at up to 25% off the standard walk-up price and read about some fun events we have coming up that are no extra cost beyond the price of admission. Once again, thank you for your kind words, and we can't wait to see you again soon!
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

This was a complete joke! Paid almost $60 to walk through a small aquarium. Did they have a lot of sea life yes, was it worth almost $60 for my wife and son absolutely not! It took about 20 30 minutes to look at everything and walk through this place. Not nearly as big as I thought it would be. It's no bigger than the Under Armor store right next to it. Place is so small it only has a bathroom in one spot so if you go by the bathroom you have to wait until you exit the aquarium.

Visited January 2013
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MktgCoordinator, Marketing Coordinator at SEA LIFE Grapevine, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Thank you for providing your feedback; we value your opinion and are sorry to hear that your experience with us was not what you expected. Tickets can also be purchased on our website for up to 25% off the walk-up standard price, and we are going to be having some fun events that your family may enjoy that are no extra cost beyond admission. We do hope to see you at SEA LIFE Aquarium again!
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Irving, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Impressed to find this in a mall, of all places!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

This is a full-blown, professional sea life exhibit with octopus, sharks, sea turtle and hundreds of other creatures. There are hands-on exhibits for the little ones, plus a card that you can fill out by answering the trivia questions posted on the walls along the way. There's a glass tube that you walk through with sharks and other fish swimming above and around you, plus an area where you walk on top of the aquarium and the fish swim beneath your feet. Watch for Groupons and other coupons but even at full price, this place is worth the trip. I've been to city aquariums and sea life exhibits in California, Oregon, South Carolina, etc., and this aquarium ranks highly in my book.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Matthew P
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MktgCoordinator, Marketing Coordinator at SEA LIFE Grapevine, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Thank you for your feedback and your kind words! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, and we do hope that you will come visit again soon!
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“Great for kids”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

This aquarium had a lot of neat features that made it interesting. It had places for kids to climb up and down and all around the tanks. It has a cool 360 area where you are surrounded by a shark tank. The price is a little high but we bought the after 5 tickets for half price. Overall we loved it and will go back.

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MktgCoordinator, Marketing Coordinator at SEA LIFE Grapevine, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Thank you for providing your feedback! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to see you again soon.
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Temple, Texas
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“Bigger than expected”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

We had a group of 16 of us. The Aquarium was igger than expected. Make sure and stay for some of the live feedings. We really enjoyed the on on one time with the employees feeding the animals. They took the time to answer our questions.

Visited December 2012
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MktgCoordinator, Marketing Coordinator at SEA LIFE Grapevine, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Thank you for providing your feedback, and we are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us! We hope to see you again soon!
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