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SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium

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5000 S Arizona Mills Cir, Ste 145, Tempe, AZ 85282-6402
+1 855-450-0559
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SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona
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Dive in to SEA LIFE Arizona! Be wowed by the many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep as you journey through an amazing underwater world. Prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from sea stars to sharks, rays, octopus and a rescued green sea turtle! To get any closer you'll have to get wet! Enjoy, thousands of sea creatures in 30 displays, interactive touch tanks, an amazing 360 degree ocean tunnel, talks, feeds, and much more!
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“octopus” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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5000 S Arizona Mills Cir, Ste 145, Tempe, AZ 85282-6402
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"star fish"
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"touch starfish"
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"octopus"
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"beautiful fish"
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"scavenger hunt"
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"play area"
in 19 reviews
"gift shop"
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"great for kids"
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"little pricey"
in 11 reviews
"buy tickets"
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"kids and adults"
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"outlet mall"
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"rainforest cafe"
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"lots of fun"
in 6 reviews
"tanks"
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"sharks"
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"exhibits"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is best geared towards younger children. The price is steep for the size of the aquarium but the kids did have a good tome watching the fish. It is a bit cramped as we were using a wheel chair and a stroller. It would...More

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Joanna H, General Manager at SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, we are pleased to hear that you had a good time. You can visit LEGOLAND® Discovery Center for just $5 per person, with each paid SEA LIFE ticket. We hope you will come and see...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exhibits are perfect for kids under 12 and under 5 foot tall! Our grandkids 7 and 9 enjoyed all of the exhibits and they are used to the aquarium in Denver so this was a bonus. As others have mentioned, purchase the LegoLand and...More

Thank Dan S
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Joanna H, General Manager at SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our aquarium, Dan! We are so happy that you were able to enjoy both of our attractions with your grandchildren. We are proud to be #BuiltForKids and hope to see you again soon! - Joanna Hobday, General...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not large, but nicely organized with plenty of space between tanks. Little kids find it just their size. Nothing special in the collection, but still plenty of interesting creatures, especially the open ocean tank in middle of the exhibits. Easy to follow route through the...More

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Joanna H, General Manager at SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to our aquarium and were able to get up close and personal with our beautiful creatures! - Joanna Hobday, General Manager

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth the cost if you buy the Sea Life/LEGOLAND combo online. We spent one afternoon at LEGOLand and returned the following afternoon to Sea Life. The exhibits allow kids to get really close to the fish and the hands on exhibits give kids the...More

Thank Laura F
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Joanna H, General Manager at SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the FINtastic review, Laura! Our aquarium allows guests to get up close and personal with our creatures and we're so glad that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon! - Joanna Hobday, General Manager

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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Visited SeaLife with our 1 1/2 year old grandson. He loved it. The exhibits are really well done. Room to move around and easy to see. Sharks, stingrays, sea turtles and lots of fish. We spent a little more than an hour there which was...More

Thank KayHaglund17
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Joanna H, General Manager at SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We are so glad that you enjoyed meeting all of our amazing creatures! Thank you for taking the time to review us and we hope to see you again soon! - Joanna Hobday, General Manager

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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Lively atmosphere good for both children and adults! Thousands of fish. The shark exhibit and the jellyfish were my favorites. If you want to, you can swim with the dolphins or visit a lovely restaurant and watch others swim. Fun location with lots of other...More

Thank Patti P
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Joanna H, General Manager at SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for the review, Patti! - Joanna Hobday, General Manager

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Buy combo tickets online with LEGO Discovery for a huge discount. Visits don’t have to be on the same day, but they can easily be done that way. Get a punch passport for free to add a bit of scavenger hunt with a small prize...More

Thank LMExplorer
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Joanna H, General Manager at SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for the FINtastic review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed an entire day of fun at both of our attractions. The Ranger Mission Packs are a great add-on and we're glad that your children enjoyed them. We hope to see...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

I take my son every year. My son has autism and he loves fish. I love it because even if alot of people show up there are areas where i can take my son and he wont get overwhelm by all the people. Staff are...More

Thank Ginger H
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Joanna H, General Manager at SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We love to hear this, Ginger! We are so happy that you and your son are able to enjoy our aquarium together. Thank you so much for the review and we are looking forward to seeing you again soon! - Joanna Hobday, General Manager

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Really surprised how much we all enjoyed our visit. All of the displays were very interesting. We had a 3 year old with us and he loved our visit. Highly recommend you include this in your visit to the Phoenix area.

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Joanna H, General Manager at SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our aquarium! We love to create beautiful displays for our guests to enjoy and we greatly appreciate you taking the time to review us! - Joanna Hobday, General Manager

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

My 8 y.o. truly enjoyed visiting here. He felt he could get close to the fish. He enjoyed talking to the staff. The staff was very knowledgeable and took time to speak with him. I would recommend this as a good place to take your...More

Thank speed1997
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Joanna H, General Manager at SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

We love to bring you up close and personal with all of our creatures! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and appreciate the FINtastic review!

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