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Aquarium and Lagoon visit...

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Aquarium and Lagoon visit...

We're visiting the Birch Aquarium while we're in La Jolla (first half of our trip) and are wondering if we should also visit the Sea Life Aquarium while staying in Carlsbad (last leg of our trip). Are they similar or is it worth visiting as well?

Also, I bought a couple of Groupons for the Lagoon to go paddle boarding (husband) and for use of an Aqua Cycle (our 6 year old son & I). We're wondering how busy it gets at the Lagoon. We'll be in Carlsbad January 18-21. Will late morning (11ish) be pushing it or should we be there earlier to beat the "crowds"? It's January so I was hoping to wait until a little later in the day, when it's a little bit warmer out.

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1. Re: Aquarium and Lagoon visit...

I would pass on the aquarium at Lego land if you are going to the birch. As far as the lagoon you should be ok at anytime as long as they are open. It is not busy this time of year,

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2. Re: Aquarium and Lagoon visit...

Thanks gaburlison! Should I call the Lagoon

before we head over there just to be sure that they're open?

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I would check the web site. This is the off season so limited hours for many of the beach places. The hours should be listed their.

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I checked the web site no hours listed but I emailed them. I will let you know as soon as the get back to me.

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5. Re: Aquarium and Lagoon visit...

Hours are 10-4 daily

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Thanks very much!

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Hours are 10-4 Friday- Sunday only or make appt call760-4343089 when in town

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8. Re: Aquarium and Lagoon visit...

Here are the hours for the SEALIFE Aquarium at the LEGOLAND Resort in Carlsbad, California. Open 7 days a week (Note, the Theme Park is closed a couple of days a week in the off-season).

…legoland.com/en/plan/opening_hours/

…legoland.com/Documents/pdf/LLCR2012Operatin…

And the link to the Birch Aquarium in the La Jolla area of San Diego.

The aquarium is open 9 to 5 DAILY, with three holidays being closed. (Full info at the link.

http://aquarium.ucsd.edu/Plan_a_Visit/

Sorry for the bad info above, sometimes going to the main source is the best option....

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9. Re: Aquarium and Lagoon visit...

We'll take a pass on the Sea Life Aquarium and stick to the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla instead.

Not sure if I got this correct or not...

The Lagoon is open from 10-4 Friday to Sunday. Is that right or were you listing the Aquarium hours? I did check the Lagoon website but unfortunately it did not list their hours of operation.

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10. Re: Aquarium and Lagoon visit...

Post 8 are the hours for the 2 Aquariums, and NOT the Lagoon.