SEA LIFE Minnesota, Bloomington

3.7
#2 of 13 in Zoos & Aquariums in Minnesota
SEA LIFE Minnesota houses more than 10,000 sea creatures, including sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, jellyfish, octopi, lobsters, and freshwater fish. Many are endangered species that have been rescued and cannot be released into the wild or were born and bred as part of a conservation effort. The many different exhibits, such as Seahorse Kingdom, Jellyfish Discovery, and Ray Lagoon, feature one particular species along with interesting facts about each one. Take a walk through the 91 m (300 ft) clear tunnel that leaves you surrounded by aquarium walls and the creatures living within. The tunnel takes you through four exhibits that are home to green sea turtles, sawfish, sand tiger sharks, paddlefish, and other exotic creatures. Don't miss the rockpool filled with shell creatures, sea urchins, and starfish; you are encouraged to touch them. SEA LIFE Minnesota is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Bloomington Edition.
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  • My daughter (teen) wanted to visit the aquarium while we were at the Mall of America. The price was reasonable and we had a enjoyable time looking at and watching the different animals, Some exhibits ...  more »
  • I was in Minneapolis this past weekend and on the day we were leaving we were looking for something fun and low key to do. This aquarium, although fairly expensive considering how large it was ( $24 f...  more »
  • In the Mall of America a short walk ( see directory in the mall) there you can enjoy fish tank with various species or salt and fresh water fish. A tunnel with a clear view to sharks and bigger fish, ...  more »
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  • $26 dollars to spend about 45 minutes looking at fish??? HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT! Yes, the tube is nice seeing fish all around you but not for $26 EACH! If it's SeaLife......where are the penguins? Octopus?Walruses? Manatees? Dolphins? Yes they have stingray and jellyfish and seahorse exhibits before you walk through the tube in small glass tubes you walk by. Sea turtles? Yes, two very old ones on the bottom of the tube that look like gray statues. Spend half the money and go to the Minnesota Zoo. $10 and rename it "Fish Life" and then I will give you 4 stars
  • This place is awesome! An absolutely massive aquarium at the mall of America. This place is perfect for young and old alike. If you crave a little more adventure you can actually snorkel with the fish! If you are scuba qualified I believe you can dive with the sharks. Would be a perfect place to go on a rainy day.
  • Amazing place to see a variety of saltwater and freshwater fish. We went on a weekend and it was very packed ,wall-to-wall people which wasn't fun. My advice would be go during the weekday. You can enjoy it a lot better and not get squished with other people
  • I know the ticket price may seem high, but look at pretty much any other similar attraction and it's actually less expensive than the majority of its competitors for an equally if not better experience. Take the behind the scenes tour. It's crazy inexpensive (especially compared to the tours of other aquariums) and you learn so much more than you would on the regular walk through.
  • The aquarium itself is amazing! The sea life is so fun to see! The staff however and the way they deal with tickets is a not a friendly experience. The staff doesn't seem to know any more than the average patron. The tickets need to be handled differently. Purchasing tickets online and then having to stand in line for will call is a silly way to do business. Go during the week. Our most recent Saturday visit was terribly crowded ( but that's not eh reason for low stars, it's my own fault for going to the MOA on a saturday). The customer experience of the tickets is the reason for the low stars.
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