Miami Seaquarium
Miami Seaquarium
3.5
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
About
On a 38-acre tropical paradise with spectacular skyline views lies a South Florida attraction like no other. Welcome to Miami Seaquarium®, a place where dolphins walk on water and killer whales fly through the air. Where sea lions delight children of all ages and endangered sea turtles and manatees find a safe haven. Enjoy a world-class marine-life entertainment park with eight different marine animal shows and astonishing daily presentations. You've heard the mysterious legends and fascinating facts about dolphins, one of the world's most magnificent marine mammals. Now, you can have a hands-on experience with one of these amazing animals at Dolphin Harbor, the new home to our dolphin interaction programs at Miami Seaquarium.Miami Seaquarium® is a place of inspiration, education - and fun!
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • mom22214
    17 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dolphin interaction and shows are good but that is it
    The dolphin odyssey experience was great, the trainers were fantastic. The sea lion show was awesome as well. The rest of the park seems deserted and it’s creepy since so many areas are blocked off and it’s showing serious signs of age. We were there on a Friday and it was dead. Here are the reasons I gave it 3 stars instead is 5: The price inconsistent.. It seems the staff is not all on the same page for pricing for the observer tickets to watch the dolphin experience. Online it said the price was $49.95. However I was having technical difficulties and it wouldn’t let me purchase with the dolphin odyssey tickets. When we got to the park, the general admission was discounted to $19.99, but the dolphin observer ticket was $59.99. Ouch! So I paid it because I had two minors doing the dolphin experience. Then I get back to the experience area and they sell the people with general admission an observe ticket for $10.70. So total these people are only paying $30- half the price that I paid. My other complaint is the food staff. They seemed irritated that they were inconvenienced to wait on people. Also i used my $5 coupon and after reviewing my receipt found they only took $1 off. Not a deal breaker but irritating. Then I waited 30 minutes for my food only to find the lady didn’t give the order to the cooks. It wasn’t even busy as I was the only one there. Also, there was only one cleaner fish left. We had been here in 2019 and there was a tank full I’d probably hundreds. Not sure what happened to them all. Just sad. I’m writing this review with still hopes that the new owners will turn the place around and do some updates. It’s a cool place to have this and it has potential, needs some TLC and someone to get the staff trained and excited.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Katty Sean M
    98 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sad afternoon
    This place is a shell of its former glory. Many of the exhibits were closed. Many are not wheelchair accessible, which made it very difficult since we had our grandmother with us. We were there on a sunny Saturday afternoon and the place was a ghost town. It is sad what has happened to this place. We had fun, but there is much work that needs to be done here.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 October 2023
  • Keenan and Riley
    Alaska3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    VIP Tour - Wonderful Experience!
    Miami Seaquarium was such an incredible experience. We were greeted by friendly staff upon arrival and a very easy ticketing process. Prices for the park and the VIP experiences were very reasonable. We had tickets for the VIP tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and kind. From being kissed by a harbor seal, feeding stingrays, and accompanying a trainer to practice tricks/behaviors with the dolphins, it was phenomenal to be so close! The aquarium staff take very good care of the animals and practice eco-friendly business. Plus, our guide timed our tour very well as we were able to spend time with the animals at no rush, complete the program, and still have time to see all of the shows and educational conversations around the park. The VIP tour also included professional photos with all of the animals you meet. They came out lovely! There were tons too and were all sent to us in a digital format for no additional charge. If you want printed versions, those were cheap too. Going to the Miami Seaquarium at this time of year (during the off season) is ideal - there is little to no crowd, you can take your time, and you don't feel rushed. On the map, there are several food options that are only open during the season. We went to the Manatee Bay Cafe and the food was a lot better than we were expecting with a variety of options. The only criticism that we had was the gift shop - it was large with hardly any good souvenirs. Usually we buy just postcards but they did not have any! Great for all ages!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 October 2023
  • Mama Bear
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dolphin experiences great, park underwhelming
    The park is deceptively small and had few attractions. The website made it seem like there was more to it than what was actually there. Many attractions were closed (about half of the small aquarium tanks, playground area pirate attraction was gone, just two very small playsets). Tried to get into the seal show but seating filled up too fast and we weren’t going to wait another four hours for the next one. You can see everything there is to offer in about 1 1/2-2 hours. I will say that my son and I did the Dolphin Odyssey experience and my husband and daughter (7 yo) did the Dolphin Encounter and those were five star experiences. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting and interacting with the dolphins and the trainers were awesome.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 January 2024
  • Marek
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Meeting dolphins in Miami
    We had a great time today. All the staff was really enthusiastic and kind. The encounter with dolphins was just amazing. Its a great experince to stroke such a lovely animals while led by a brilliant guide with many interesting stories and all background gossips. Thank you very much ❤️.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 February 2024
  • Cowleasow
    Nottingham, United Kingdom427 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A well-presented park with plenty to see and do.
    I took a bus from Miami out to the Seaquarium midweek. Not many visitors which was ideal as it was quite easy to get around the park and attend all the shows. A couple of the exhibits were closed due to renovation but there was still plenty to see. There is quite a variety animals and they do appear well looked-after except for the 2 manatees in the Manatee Exhibit pool - they really should be given a better place to spend out their time (can't be released due to injuries).
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 February 2024
  • Ruth C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Seaquarium Experience
    We are from the west and were excited to go to the Miami Seaquarium. We loved the dolphin and seal shows. The trainers love the animals and you can clearly see their dedication and care for them. We also chose to do a dolphin experience and got to engage with a dolphin. The best part of the whole day, so incredible! Again, the trainers and managers were so genuinely loving towards all the animals. They love their jobs. They are talented. We were impressed with their professionalism and protocols in place for animal care. And those qualities really enhanced the experience for all of us. The day also inspired my son and got him watching the 1960’s Flipper movies/shows. He loved watching Flippers world record holding 15ft jump at the seaquarium show!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 March 2024
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
The animals look sad! Mayor evicted them and they are still operating?I want my money back.Very depressing. the poor animals.
Written 17 June 2024
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nic42017
Northampton, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Fantastic encounter with the dolphins! The trainers were so professional and kind; they had a great relationship with the dolphins a d we had the experience of a lifetime; one that we will never forget!!
Written 16 May 2024
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TManz
Huntington, NY
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful aquarium that is enjoyable for the whole family. We were gifted a dolphin experience by the program director and my sons absolutely enjoyed interacting with the dolphins.
Written 24 April 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We had a great time at the Miami Seaquarium! The staff was amazing and the grounds are gorgeous! We especially loved the dolphin show and petting the dolphins!
Written 16 April 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Beautiful park. Staff is amazing. Variety of animals and shows that are entertaining. My son and I were invited to swim with dolphins. What a great way to spend a day.
Written 14 April 2024
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Krista506
Carlisle, PA
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Brochure needs to be updated. Lolita, the orca on the front of your brochure and featured prominently within your brochure, is DEAD. Goes to show you how outdated everything is about this place, including keeping orcas and other marine life in captivity.
Written 31 March 2024
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NEK_MD
Vermont
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Bought tickets online for this place at my son’s request and unfortunately did not read the reviews ahead of time. This was a $210 mistake (tickets with 15% discount and $20 (!) parking). The park is tired, dilapidated, out-dated, and the exhibits for the animals appeared dirty. There were as many exhibits as partially shuttered food venues. The bright spots of the visit were that we happened to walk up to the top of the dolphin tank and met a caretaker who was playing with the dolphins. They came up to the edge of the pool, so we got a good look at them. The dolphin show “Flipper” was well-intentioned but short, and the staff seemed to imply that the oldest dolphin, “Flipper,” had been working at the park for 50 years.

After the visit, I searched for “seaquarium” and “certification” on Google and learned that the park is being shuttered by Miami-Dade for animal welfare concerns, USDA violations, and loss of zoologic certficiation. The articles in the Miami Herald and The Guardian are damning.

I just hope our payment will help the animals and that they are relocated safely when the park closes. Don’t waste your money here.
Written 28 March 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We are from the west and were excited to go to the Miami Seaquarium. We loved the dolphin and seal shows. The trainers love the animals and you can clearly see their dedication and care for them. We also chose to do a dolphin experience and got to engage with a dolphin. The best part of the whole day, so incredible! Again, the trainers and managers were so genuinely loving towards all the animals. They love their jobs. They are talented. We were impressed with their professionalism and protocols in place for animal care. And those qualities really enhanced the experience for all of us.

The day also inspired my son and got him watching the 1960’s Flipper movies/shows. He loved watching Flippers world record holding 15ft jump at the seaquarium show!
Written 15 March 2024
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Firstly it's now $20 to park your car, not $10 as some have stated. Upon entering, it was like only 40% of the park and attractions were open and we left not even half an hour after entering. For $120 all in for 2 people, we can't recommend a visit under any circumstances, even if you have the Go City Pass.
Written 14 March 2024
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Cowleasow
Nottingham, UK
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
I took a bus from Miami out to the Seaquarium midweek. Not many visitors which was ideal as it was quite easy to get around the park and attend all the shows. A couple of the exhibits were closed due to renovation but there was still plenty to see.

There is quite a variety animals and they do appear well looked-after except for the 2 manatees in the Manatee Exhibit pool - they really should be given a better place to spend out their time (can't be released due to injuries).
Written 29 February 2024
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