SEA LIFE Minnesota, Bloomington
Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
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. Using our custom trip planner, Bloomington attractions like SEA LIFE Minnesota can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Visited this attraction in September 2015. We went on an afternoon we needed a break from rides at Nickelodean. This is a great aquarium, very affordable and interesting. You can pet manta rays and fe... read more »
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So glad we visited this aquarium. Around every corner, there is an opportunity to see sea life up close - whether you are walking around the ray pool or going through the glass tunnel surrounded by al... read more »
Recently, while spending an afternoon at MOA we decided to check out Sea Life Minnesota as seeing sea life is a treat when you live in a land locked state. Very clean and great staff. We had fun feedi... read more »
Had a wonderful experience except they charged my kids that are two years old. And lack of directional signs or instructions. One side had a sign that said we can pet the stingrays. But the other side (toward the end of the pool) said we cannot. In addition, a worker told us not to, which we complied. Also, please fix the dollar kiddie ride at the end. The objects inside do not move as the ride is activated. Looks like it would be a fun ride for my kids and they can play against each other! Unfortunately it is broken. Love seeing all the fishes and creatures. Wish there was more decoration, objects that the kids can play with, and just more educational things. I see lots of potential for the price and hope they improve. Even with our discount, the price seem pretty steep.
My 3 year old loves this place. It is somewhat expensive, but considering the location (imagine how expensive a store's rent is in MoA: now imagine an aquarium that takes 20 minutes to walk through), upkeep of animals, and exhibits I think it's well worth the admission if you have small kids. I remedied this by getting a year pass. It includes unlimited admission for up to 4 people, so if you go often it is well worth the price. Also, after paying admission you can go through as many times as you like. This allows me and my family to focus on different exhibits each time through. Ignore the haters!
Behind-the-Scenes Tour with Phil was well worth the extra money. Enjoyed it more than the walk through. Very informative and interesting. Great job Phil!!!!
Went back (after years like it first opened) with my fiancé and my service dog suzie yesterday. Our dog loves fish and sea life did an amazing job from main lobby to sting ray pools to beyond . Actually a worker named a sting ray after suzie because we came through like 3 times Sunday and because of her obsession with them and such passion. Also having seen and being greeted by friendly and considerate staff. Example: staff in the gift shop saw my dogs need 4 water and this kind woman said wait here im gonna get your dog a drink she needs it. is a huge plus we heard alot yesterday about how much Suzie blessed the staff and how much my dog quickly became the favorite guest all day. I agree the prices are a little bit more than customer would be happy with yet being able to use an all day pass plus return vouchers are a huge plus. Thank you sea life 4 being an incredible and accommodating service dogs. With respect and care.
Fun but expensive, but would rather go thru something educational an entertaining than waste my time shopping in a over hyped mall.
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