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Miami Seaquarium, Miami

2.7
#3 of 8 in Zoos & Aquariums in Miami
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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  • Many attractions and animal show. It is necessary to arrive early and search for the newsletter of the schedules of the presentations. The aquarium is very large and there are many species to be seen. The sun is strong, so glasses and protector are indispensable. I was alone leaving Miami Beach, by bus-subway-bus. It took me just over 1h to get there. I was alone at the bus stops. For those who do not speak English and go alone do not risk public transport because the subway staff do not like to give information.
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  • This review is specifically for the swimming with Dolphins experience -- which is fantastic! All the trainers were knowledgable, patient and friendly and made sure everyone had a truly wonderful exper...  more »
  • My family and I went to the sea aquarium in Miami! The cost is $47 each ! It’s a nice place but it’s all open and there is no air conditioning areas! To hot for childrens! I see they need a lot of inv...  more »
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  • Definitely doing a lot of good things for marine mammal conservation. Melissa was amazing and answered all of my questions very thoroughly. She is clearly very passionate about marine mammals and has a positive impact on the animals and guests. She definitely made me want to return to the park!
  • I love this place. We went on Friday around 11-00am it’s was not crowded; we catch up 3 shows: dolphins; sea lions and whale it’s was amazing. They have a nice playground for kids.
  • I was so disappointed at the Miami Seaquarium. It isn’t clean or maintained well. The entire place is outdoors, which is extremely uncomfortable in the Florida heat and humidity. I expected most of it to be indoors with AC. The fish tanks hardly had any fish and the water was GREEN and full of algae. The bathrooms were absolutely disgusting and the family bathroom did not have a changing table. What kind of a children’s place doesn’t have a changing table? On that note, there was nowhere to nurse my baby either. The aquarium is way overpriced and outdated. I can count with my fingers how many fish I saw today. This is the worst aquarium I’ve ever been to. The fish tank at the mall has more fish and has cleaner water and is free. I will say that the dolphin show was awesome and cute to watch but that only lasted about a half hour. I am embarrassed that this is a famous tourist attraction and would not recommend anyone going here unless all they want to see are dolphins.
  • Came here with my 2 sons and it was fantastic. The staff all over the park is incredibly friendly from my phone interaction that morning to the parking attendant, to the entrance, to the vendors and cashiers and shop! It was also a big deal to me that the animals all looked exceptionally healthy and well cared for, the trainers were energetic, upbeat, and knowledgeable, and appeared to genuinely love what they do. The shows were on time and exciting and well organized. I definitely recommend coming here for a fun afternoon with the family.
  • I been here a couple a times with my family . They all loved it. There are a lot of different shows and activities for the whole family. Good planning is a must if you want to see all the shows in one day. Food prices are a bit on the high side so be aware. Parking is another fee so bring some money for that too. Overall Miami Seaquarium is a must if you live Miami or just visiting.
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