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SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona

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Address: 5000 S Arizona Mills Cir, Ste 145, Tempe, AZ 85282
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+1 877-256-3960
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11:00 - 18:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 19:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Dive in to SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium! Be wowed by the many strange,...

Dive in to SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium! 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!

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Great place for little children

My family (me, husband, 2.5 yr old, infant) went here and I wasn't disappointed. We skipped a lot of the learning boards since my son doesn't read yet, but he LOVED looking at all... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love aquariums and was excited when this one was built just a few miles from our home. It's ok, but not what you would consider a world class aquarium. It's like comparing the Phoenix Zoo to the San Diego Zoo. They're booth Zoo's, but San Diego's in a different league. The main attraction is the carousel where you see... More 

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Thank Tim F
Joanna H, General Manager at SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona, responded to this review

Thank you for the note. We think you might be referring to the OdySea Aquarium located in Scottsdale. SEA LIFE Arizona is located in Tempe and we are built for kids. We would like to invite you to check us out sometime. Email us at Arizona@sealifeus.com to receive a special offer! -Joanna Hobday, General Manager More 

Saskatoon, Canada
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94 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I took our 4 year old, two year old and baby here yesterday. It was fantastic. I think we enjoyed it just as much as the kids. The kids get diver goggles and a log book when you enter and they go through the aquarium collecting stamps in their book at different stations. At the end they... More 

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Thank wmc484
Joanna H, General Manager at SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We are thrilled to hear about your FINtastic experience with your family. We can't wait to host your family the next time you are in town! -Joanna Hobday More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to a number of aquariums, all over the world. Sea Life isn't a big aquarium, but it is very nice, for being in a mall. It is fun to watch the fish watch you and visit the petting pool. Yes there is a couple of small aquariums, where you can pet the fish and have the cleaner... More 

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Thank azSpitfire1219
Joanna H, General Manager at SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us! We are excited to hear you had fun during your visit. If you have any feedback, please email us at Arizona@sealifeus.com. Thank you! -Joanna Hobday More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family (me, husband, 2.5 yr old, infant) went here and I wasn't disappointed. We skipped a lot of the learning boards since my son doesn't read yet, but he LOVED looking at all of the fish. There are quite a few parts where you can go up under the fish and watch them swimming around you. He loved them... More 

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Thank Linnygirl10
Joanna H, General Manager at SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We are happy to hear your family had a great time exploring the aquarium! Come back and visit soon! -Joanna Hobday More 

Reeds Spring, Missouri
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168 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I know this Aquarium was focused on the kids, but my teenagers and adult kids loved it as well. We took about 1 1/2 hours to go through the venue. You get to see some very cool seal life, touch some star fish and let the toddlers play in the play area.

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Thank 960LisaA
Joanna H, General Manager at SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona, responded to this review

Hi Lisa! Thanks for taking the time to review us! We are thrilled to hear your family enjoyed the experience. We hope you will visit again in the future! -Joanna Hobday More 

Maricopa
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place for kids when it is too hot or cold outside. Unfortunately, the "Passport" stamp machines are not all working.

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Thank Ann L
Joanna H, General Manager at SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona, responded to this review

Hi Ann, Thank you for reviewing us! We are happy to hear your kids had a fun time. However, we do apologize that not all the Dive Stations were functioning during your visit. Our team is working to ensure all Dive Stations are ready for guests. If you have any other concerns please email us at Arizona@sealifeus.com. More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

My family may be spoiled in that we've experienced Shedd, Georgia and Scripps Aquariums, so we tried to go with an open mind. This place was average. The cost was not expensive, but not cheap. The set up was not awe-inspiring, nor dilapidated. Just complete, middle of the road, average. In these types of places, I normally have to prod... More 

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Thank Omnyone
Joanna H, General Manager at SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and feedback! We are always looking to improve the experience and love hearing from aquarium lovers such as yourself. If you have any specific feedback, please email us at Arizona@sealifeus.com. Thank you! More 

Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Wonderful education stop and good use of local culture. The animals are well cared for. Great visit.

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Joanna H, General Manager at SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona, responded to this review

Thank you so much for leaving your review! Our animal care is our top priority and are happy hear you learned that during your visit. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We took our 3 year old grand daughter to this aquarium for her first one. At first it was a little scary because of the low light level and big creatures. After a few minutes she really got into it and loved sitting under the below tank viewing ports. There were tickets available online for a significant adult discount. I... More 

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Thank FPhome
Joanna H, General Manager at SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are happy to hear you and your granddaughter had a wonderful experience. We love to offer affordable options to our guests and happy to hear you took advantage. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Tempe, Arizona
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

It is decent place to spend with your child for an hour but a little pricey... good for first few visits but after that it gets boring since they don't change much and rarely do events.

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Thank Cfnu
Joanna H, General Manager at SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your response. We are happy to hear you had a good time. We do have a number of exciting things happening in 2017, so stay tuned! More 

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