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SEA LIFE Oberhausen, Oberhausen

(2.1/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
A home for injured seals and other endangered sea life, marine sanctuary SEA LIFE Oberhausen is open to the public. During peak hours, the aquarium allows only 30 visitors at a time into each viewing area, so visit right at opening to avoid these crowds. All the tanks have inside viewing areas that make a great escape from chilly, rainy weather. Book a ticket online to save time at the door so you can head straight to the seals, turtles, and penguins. A visit to SEA LIFE Oberhausen represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Oberhausen travel itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • We were on the 12th 02 in sea life. (2 adults and 1 child from 3.1/2 years.) We found it not nice. This is due to the mostly very small Windows and large crowds. We know the Aquarium on Mallorca. There are wider aisles, huge slices to the look. You have some feel you actually look into the sea. There's places to the sit in the sea life secluded places were of course. The Windows are small sea life. It is dark rooms, narrow corridors, deep ceiling, to get happy again out. At the end comes the crowning by the shop, get one not the trappings. (Parents now know what's goofy about it.) So for nen' 10 per person I would have found it okay. But 20 euro? Also for children? Prefers in the Zoo.
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  • We arrived at sea life on the 12.02. - against 10.20. Queue in front of the inlet twenty meters. Guests were admitted by family, all 3 minutes a. When we were (durchgefrohren) we saw the reason. Before a pirate, you read the respective family pose to make photos, which were to acquire a follow-up after the visit for expensive money from €10. Then you came to the inlet. You would have admitted the visitors immediately, sea life would have been closed due to overcrowding. So much people were not there, but because of the huge capacity! Plant would have been directly exhausted. Cheeky per person to charge €19. After an hour, we saw all "attractions". Then you should pay even for a glass bottom boat ride €5 per person. Outrageous bag tailoring - just avoid - every visit to the Zoo (which even tanks have is worth more.)
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  • I can not understand the many positive reviews on this site with the best will. -Ticket booking - we wanted to visit the SeaLife with three adults and two children. First impudence: children from 3 years pay the full admission price of about £20. On the website, we were pleased then the discounted price by "from 11.95" per person. In the remainder of the order, it was however not possible to come to a price at 16.95. When and why a ticket is cheaper, and under what conditions, is not apparent - completely opaque. The bigger issue, however, is that you must opt for "Cheap tickets" one day and an intake time window of one hour. Order for all the tickets far in advance: Should you be unable for any reason (illness, etc..) that day, you can not cancel the tickets or book, you must pay the full price in any case. Moreover, even the resale is prohibited, the text says that the ID of the customer is required. I have not experienced, especially when it comes to an attraction for children, yet a behavior. -Arrival - At the latest on arrival you notice that the time window that is selected when the order is completely nonsensical and thus not up to 90 minutes is stripped before waiting times. You spend the waiting time (as in our case in the winter) unprotected and without a roof. The last part of the queue was unprofessional with Coca Cola umbrellas "covered". That waiting times can occur, is logical, just because it is in very small, and that the staff will do not overfill the course is clear. If I know but as operators that mainly families have to wait outside with small children in the rain, I can build at least a cheap roof over the queue. -The visit - Advance: at normal pace, you need about 60 minutes if you really look at everything. The hallways are completely crowded (despite admission control), on small children you have to watch really well, so that they are not lost in the flow of visitors. However, the money-mongering at every turn (amazingly also or mainly in places with waiting time, Klos, etc) is disgusting. On each corner a "play with me machines in the you must put €1, for something to happen". The highlight is a ride in the "glass bottom boat" for €5. Thus, you can drive diameter for a few seconds in a pool with incredible 20 meters back and forth. The basin itself are clean, but overall extremely small. So small that one wonders whether the fish are kept there actually humanely. The turtle Department is being renovated and is empty, here it apparently "failed" to indicate on the homepage. At the end you will be guided through the restaurant and the souvenir shop (no way passes it). Before the exit, toilets, are once more before that (what miracle) two lift arm machines, where again money to be going on. Everything seems meticulously set out that the children as often as possible to be tempted, money in something to throw and the parents through the major be made mature and admit this. Must you get rid of a positive thing anyway - the staff was very friendly - for their employers, they can do anything. Finally, I have to say that I don't understand the hype surrounding SeaLife. I expected much more. Because you can go in the zoom Erlebniswelt, the admission price is significantly better.
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  • The sea life aquarium in Oberhausen is a great place to visit with children. The beautiful world of underwater creatures is presented in a fascinating way. Sea life does a great job in combining educating with entertainment. There are dozens of impressive sharks and many more incredible fishes and Sea creatures.
  • Really good large aquarium with many different fishes and other aquatic animals.
  • Very long waiting que!
  • Its simple not big
  • Very nice facilities, great variety of animals, no problem to move with a pushchair. Both children (one and three) enjoyed very much!