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SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium, Auburn Hills

(2.4/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
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  • Staff were very friendly. The exhibits were well designed and attractive. Good for little kids, less impressive for the more experienced. The spaces are very small and there is a great deal of jockeyi...  more »
  • We visited this as part of a package deal with Legoland. We would have skipped it altogether and just stayed at Legoland had we known how cramped and claustrophobic it would feel in here. My kindergar...  more »
  • It's not real big but the touch tank was a hit with the teens. It was interesting and we enjoyed seeing the sharks, turtles and sting rays.  more »
  • We had a wonderful experience yesterday at the aquarium!! My husband and I took our 3 year old for his birthday. He loved it!! He ran up to each tank in excitement and just stared at all the great fish, stingrays, and other creatures in the water. I brought our tickets online, they were a little cheaper and I was able to pick a time slot. I also brought the guide book, which has a lot of useful information in it!! All in all it was a great experience and will visit again.
  • Not thrilled with this 20 min walk threw. Was excited to visit this "wonderful" aquarium with my daughter. Yes it was clean and well maintained and staff was fabulous. But 3 hrs in the car and the ridiculous prices for this short attraction was definitely not worth it. I understand this is not a zoo to where you spend hrs upon hrs at but atleast get my money's worth.
  • Looked online, prices were $18. Got there, and they wanted $23. They wouldn't honor the online price. Luckily, I pulled out my phone and bought online right on the spot. Then you're supposed to wait for someone to take your picture in front of a green screen so they can sell you overpriced photos. There's a "countdown to enter" timer. I just hit the handicap door open button to bypass. The you go into some anteroom for a briefing. I guess all this is supposed to make it seem longer. But here again, there is a handicap door open button that you can use to skip this as well. Once you get in, most of the tanks are curved, so your views are distorted.
  • My besite and I decide to take a trip to the Sea Life Michigan aquarium. I had been wanting to go since it opened, but it was so busy at the time, I felt it best to just wait until the excitement wore down a little bit. The aquarium isn't a zoo, so don't expect to be walking around for hours and hours. It is also meant more for kids, so don't expect to have a lot of the fun things up at adult level. It would have been nice to have a few of those fun looking glass tanks up at adult level. Despite that, we did enjoy ourselves. There is plenty to gaze at in wonderment. I know one reviewer mentioned the amount of kids, and while we had a lot of them around us, we learned that if we were just patient and watched the creatures in their tanks and just took our time, the waves of kids would pass. I mean, their attention to each exhibit doesn't last as they get excited to to move on to the next thing. I really enjoyed the large aquarium with the sharks and turtle. It was enjoyable to just sit and watch them go around you as well as above your head. I found it to be quite relaxing. One of the things I really enjoyed was hearing about the Breed. Rescue. Protect. project. Often we hear about zoos, circus and other animal establishments where animals are taken our of their natural homes and forced to live by human standards for our enjoyments. Sea Life is not like that. Benson, the turtle you can see floating around is actually a rescue. Sea Life Michigan is also big on watershed cleanup and helping the Great Lakes. I think everyone should come see the Sea Life Michigan aquarium at least once for the experience. Life is all about experiences and making memories. This could be a great one for you.
  • My husband and I went during a slow time and had a fantastic experience. I think that not dealing with crowds was a large part of what made it so good, so if you can go early afternoon on a weekday, do it! We took our time to enjoy watching every area, and spent the most time at the tank where the stingrays would get swimming so fast that they'd almost pop up out of the water! Staff was very friendly and informative, especially at the touch tank. I've been reading a lot of negative reviews from people who said there's only 30 minutes of entertainment. We were there for about 90 minutes enjoying everything! Like all zoo/aquarium experiences it's what you make of it. If you just glance at an exhibit for a minute before continuing to the next, of course it's going to be a short experience. However, if you're an animal lover and enjoy watching each habitat for an extended amount of time, then you're going to have a more fulfilling experience.