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Miami Seaquarium, Miami

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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 Miami, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Miami online vacation planner , to make sure you see all that Miami has to offer, including Miami Seaquarium.
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  • Very run down. The whole place is in desperate need of a fresh coat of paint. Save your money and eat somewhere else. Unless you like overly priced quick fried food, just go see the shows and aquarium...  more »
  • I am a Concierge and received an invitation to experience the Dolphin Odyssey with a friend-the experience was great with many interactions with the dolphin-a kiss, hand shake with fin and of course t...  more »
  • We spent the day with the girls in is wonderful and care place and all enjoy the amount of fish and different activities and shows that are made throughout the day. Highly recommended.
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  • It was really hot when we went. Other than the restaurant everything is outside or open air to the outside. Make sure to bring sunblock and be ready with something to cool down if you stay long. Parking was $5 and general admission ~$46. If you are in Miami more than just a day the multi attraction pass allows you to visit a couple parks in the area for ~$60. The park is but old but still decent. The best part of the park is the shows. They were pretty entertaining and fun to watch.
  • Dolphin Show was nice, electricity was out. No accommodation was made to the customers because of the inconvenience.. Overall I was nice but definitely could you work. Numerous of the attractions were closed and couldn't grasp the feel of it. For $49/person.. They really could have done better
  • Overall: Utterly depressing. Not worth the money. It is definitely educational. So if you bring time and patience, there are a lot of educational displays etc. teaching in a very interesting and interactive way. Loved that piece. BUT. But the animal exhibits have clearly seen better times. So not state of the art. The way the dolphins, penguins, manatees etc. are kept appears so cruel it should be illegal. Just some relatively VERY tiny concrete pools and basins. Nothing even trying to resemble their natural habitat. Looking into the tanks, you cannot see anything clearly unless it swims right up to the glass. Really, really sad.
  • Amazing experience for me and my girlfriend! Kids around had that magical look and spark in their eyes and I bet we did as well! For sure we’re coming back! Price was good but swimming with the dolphins could’ve been a bit better + 100$ for the pictures they took.... still ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Get down there now to see the baby manatee! The knowledgeable and friendly manatee keeper is a gem too. Overall, it's a fun place for kids to visit and play for an afternoon. Be sure to bring their water wear so they can take full advantage of the water play areas, including splash pad and slides. Little kids will have a blast. Older kids will enjoy the dolphin show, seal encounter, and penguin exhibit. They might notice that the aquarium could use a bit of TLC. The water quality could be better -- some tanks have hair algae, and the exhibits could be re-designed to highlight educational content in a more engaging way. Overall, it's well worth the admission price, especially if you take advantage of one of their many discount offers.
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