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SEA LIFE Minnesota

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Address: 120 E Broadway, East Entrance, Level One, Bloomington, MN 55425-5511
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+1 952-853-0612
10:00 - 19:00
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 20:00

Located underneath Mall of America(R), SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium...

Located underneath Mall of America(R), SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium showcases over 10,000 sea creatures! Complete with sharks, sea turtles, jellyfish and more, SEA LIFE Minnesota allows visitors to come face to face with animals never-before-seen in Minnesota! Stingray Adventure, opening in Spring 2015, will feature a Shipwreck, Pacific Northwest Touchpool and Ray Pool where guests of all ages will have the opportunity to touch and feed the stingrays.

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Nice aquarium but a little expensive

Nice exhibits - Would recommend going in the evening when it is discounted. The shark "tunnel" is impressive.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Akron, Ohio
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Valdosta, Georgia
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sea life is great. The sea adventure is hard to believe it's inside of a mall. Lots of sea life and interesting facts. Great for kids.

Thank strawberry1966
Akron, Ohio
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice exhibits - Would recommend going in the evening when it is discounted. The shark "tunnel" is impressive.

Thank grandmadank
Ocean, New Jersey, United States
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158 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bugger than I expected it to be. Wonderful way to wind down from walking the mall. There was a gentleman who was giving informational talks while we walked through the aquzrium - he was great!

Thank Elaine B
Atlanta, Georgia
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60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The aquarium was not very large but I found it interesting and fun. My young granddaughters were not impressed. In fact, they were scared. The large sharks, fish and the darkness all conspired to create a "spooky" environment for them. I was most impressed with the octopus and the jellyfish. I can't recall ever seeing a live octopus or so... More 

Thank Phavored1
Port Washington, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We thought that by going during the week and by going when it first opens, we would beat any crowds but we were wrong. This was in part due to the understaffing and unorganized planning of the entrance. There was a LARGE school group that had to go through the same entrance as the general public, therefore we waited for... More 

Thank angelasikowski
Foley, Alabama
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very nice aquarium. I know it takes money to support the aquarium, but if a family wanted to see it, it would be cost prohibitive . The part of the aquarium you walk under the fish is the nicest one I've ever seen- hands down better than NOLA.

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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For an aquarium in a mall basement this place is pretty good. Not as good as a proper aquarium, but a fun distraction from a day of shopping. If you have kids this place would be better than for just adults, they have a nice area where kids can touch various sea life.

Thank Heath D
Trisha R, General Manager at SEA LIFE Minnesota, responded to this review

Thank you for the great rating! We're happy to hear you liked your visit to SEA LIFE Aquarium. We love our Mall of America location, and enjoy surprising shoppers with a fun adventure under the sea! We agree! Our Touch Pool is a great place to touch sea stars, anemones and more, while our underwater Ocean Tunnels provide a truly... More 

Culpeper, Virginia
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190 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, there is an aquarium in the Mall of America and it is pretty well done. Cool jellyfish, stingray, and arched walk-through tanks. Although small, everything was well maintained and staffed. Worth the time to go through it.

Thank Scriptspring
Trisha R, General Manager at SEA LIFE Minnesota, responded to this review

Awesome! We're so glad you didn't miss SEA LIFE during your visit to Mall of America. We agree that the Jellyfish and Stingray exhibits are very cool! And our underwater Ocean Tunnel provides a view from more than 14-feet under the surface of the Ocean. Thank you for visiting, and for taking the time to share your review! We look... More 

Chatan, Japan
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169 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A decent aquarium a bit over priced but I guess it is far from an ocean. Went mostly for our grandson and he had a good time so good enough.

Thank Kurt I
Trisha R, General Manager at SEA LIFE Minnesota, responded to this review

We love hearing that kids, parents and grandparents alike all enjoyed their visit to SEA LIFE! It's part of what we love about having created our very own ocean in the middle of Minnesota! Fun and educational experiences . . . bringing our guests face-to-face with amazing underwater animals . . . we have such an awesome job! :) Thank... More 

New York City, New York
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35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If traveling with young children, this is a fun and educational place to visit. Sea life from many areas of the world.

Thank Nthekeyz
Trisha R, General Manager at SEA LIFE Minnesota, responded to this review

Fun for kids, and we hope adults alike! We hope you all enjoyed touching sea stars, anemones and more in our Touchpool, exploring our Jellyfish and Seahorse galleries, and diving 14-feet under the ocean in our underwater Tunnel! There's nothing quite like sharks, sea turtles, stingray, sawfish and more swimming just overhead! We look forward to your next visit! Thank... More 

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