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Miami Seaquarium, Key Biscayne

Explore the magical world of underwater creatures at the Miami Seaquarium. Located on the beautiful island of Virginia Key, the 15 hectare (38 ace) aquarium offers an up close look at sea life with eight different animal shows and dozens of interactive, hands-on marine exhibits. Make a splash with some of the sea’s most playful animals by swimming with dolphins or pay a visit to the beloved Lolita, the world’s oldest captive orca, by attending a live whale show. Kids will love cooling off in the mini-waterpark and feeding the sea lions and seals. Make sure to arrive early to ensure space at each of the animal shows. Before you head to Key Biscayne, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Key Biscayne online vacation planner , to make sure you see all that Key Biscayne has to offer, including Miami Seaquarium.
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  • Miami Seaquarium is a 15 hectare oceanarium located on the island of Virginia Key near downtown Miami. It was founded in 1955 by Fred D. Coppock and Captain W.B. Gray and is one of the oldest oceanari...  more »
  • Beautiful water park, a large number of different types of aquatic animals, the dolphin show to that of killer whales, parrots, flamingos and iguanas. We had so much fun and I think for kids is an amazing experience. Present even within small outlets like pizza, hot dogs, ice cream and cold drinks. You can also take photos with dolphins at a cost of $35, and you can touch them and costs $25. Delicious and funny even the little penguins.
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  • It was a happy day for us when we visited the world-famous Miami Seaquarium. My cousin's little girl was selected to help the trainers during the Flipper show! Her mom took over 60 photos! The Reef Ta...  more »
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  • Very worth the four stars! The shows are very well and organized. The animals like really well treated and healthy. This is a top place if you like the marine shows with dolphins and sea lions. I highly recommend specially if you have kids. Nevertheless, I have been to many such a places (US and Europe) and this is very high in the cost / benefit scale. Everything is overpriced. Everything. I know it is costly to maintain such a a large facility, but here it is at least twice the price of Europe. Food is not so great, staff no so polite, and yet you pay a small fortune for lunch. Price of pictures are incredibly expensive. Go if you enjoy this type of activity, but be warned.
  • Incredible experience for the whole family. Many different species of aquatic life to sea. The park was extremely clean & well maintained. Staff we're very helpful & dressed very professional. Restroom areas we're very clean & maintained. Wildlife is incredibly active throughout the park. Upon strolling through expect to see plenty of birds, lizards, & iguanas as funny as it sounds strolling freely through the park. The park offers plenty of incredible photo opportunities. This particular aquarium boasted 3+ food & beverage locations all with very fair food portions & pricing. Nothing truly negative to say here. Just a very fun outting for the whole family. The only frustration I truly experienced was being bombarded by P.e.t.a members at the exit. I do not see there reason for being there as all animals we're very well taken care of & seemed happy as ever.
  • We did this as a very special birthday present for our son. Spent $350 to get to hang out with dolphins for 30 minutes (My son, myself, and my husband observing). Thought this was a private one on one thing for the cost. Ended up spending 30 minutes with 4 groups of people, 5 to 8 people in each group, taking turns. Got to feed the dolphin 1 fish, shake it's hand (fin), give it a kiss, get a picture taken with it jumping behind us, touch it's back, and see it's eye, blow hole, and ear up close. At the end, the photos were not included. They cost $95 for each book OR I think $160 (got a discount ha ha) for both his and mine. We could choose to have only the online pics for $120 (or around there). Very expensive for what we got. Otherwise, the park was pretty good, but kind of small. Favorite things were the sting rays and the killer whale, but I'm hoping they have somewhere bigger for them to go to sometimes. Otherwise, that would be pretty sad.
  • Great place, specially for families. Went there with my best friend. Would recommend going before 12 pm as most shows start around this time . The only downside is how expensive the tickets are, plus you pay an extra 10 for parking. Best show on the day is the Killer whale show and also the top deck dolphins show. Will definitely come again with my family this time
  • Great place to visit. Cost about $200 for two adults and three kids, but it was a great way to kill 6 hrs before our flight back home. The food was not the best, so I recommend eating before the visit. The dolphin and killer whale shows are one of a kind.
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