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Address: 1 Legoland Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4610
Phone Number: +1 760.915.5346
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SEA LIFE is designed to be a child’s interactive guide to the life of the...

SEA LIFE is designed to be a child’s interactive guide to the life of the sea. Get ready to embark on a journey through fantastic ocean habitats. Shake hands with sea stars at the touch pools and discover the sharks, stingrays and tropical fish of the mysterious Lost City of Atlantis. SEA LIFE Aquarium is packed with interactive play zones, fun activities and unforgettable sights creating an experience like no other.

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US$ 141.99*
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Legoland with SeaLife Aquarium with Transportation from Anaheim
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We were totally surprised wee had access to this aquarium and it actually was worth the visit. Very informative and interactive for kids.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Vernon, Michigan
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Overall the way things were laid out was good. But this place is very small and I don't think it should be on a separate hopper. Because you could definitely do both in one day. When you look on the website there is not much information telling you that.

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Thank U4729YRbrianf
Management response:

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent experience at the Aquarium, we hope that you found it to be educational and interactive. Please allow me to explain that Guest' may purchase a Hopper admission and enter both Parks on the same day or use the Aquarium portion within 9 days from your first visit. The other option... More 

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The aquarium is much larger than what it looks from the outside. This is a children friendly aquarium. I have no marine knowledge other than the one learned at school or cable programs but this aquarium was great and the kids will love it. It has all kind of sea creatures and will be fun for all the family.

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Thank Gabriel d
Management response:

The Aquarium is committed to Conservation and Wildlife preservation; making this experience educational and interactive. The new stamping areas through the Aquarium are fun for children of all ages to enjoy. Thank you for sharing your suggestions and recommendations. More 

San Francisco, California, USA
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is not a large facility but had a variety of animals. On a crowded day, it might be difficult to get close to the exhibits.

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Thank Elle N
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I am saddened to learn that you visited on a day that the Aquarium was crowded and that you were not able to get as close to exhibits as you had hoped. I do sincerely apologize for any disappointment that you experienced. More 

Houston, TX
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were totally surprised wee had access to this aquarium and it actually was worth the visit. Very informative and interactive for kids.

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Thank stephenfV7520TN
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Thank you for sharing your new aquarium adventure with our TripAdvisor Guests. It is an awesome place to learn new things about our beautiful Pacific Ocean and have fun. More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our 3rd visit to Sealife and was the best yet. Our young son completely loved it, we got to see the jelly fish being fed and at the end our son was so involved, he asked multiple questions which is amazing since he's pretty shy around strangers. He got a pop badge! This is an amazing place for... More 

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Thank DanielHarn
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The Aquarium is educational and hands-on; we are so delighted to hear how much your young son enjoyed this experience. The Pop Badge is very cool and a collectable. Thank you for sharing your memorable experience. More 

Edina, Minnesota
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84 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

10 of us (4 kids, ages 3-7), enjoyed our 40 minute visit on leaving Legoland. We could certainly have spent more time there but needed to leave to avoid rush hour traffic. There were no lines when we went on a not busy day but way too long a line on a busy, rainy day. We liked the tide pool... More 

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Thank MbethMinnesota
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I am so happy to learn that you and your family enjoyed your time here at the Aquarium. I am also pleased that you found our staff to be both friendly and helpful. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this great review with others. I hope that you will visit with us again. More 

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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a lot of fun, especially the sharks and the great deals you get! Kids had an amazing time with all the extra activities!

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Thank Aking74
Cheryl L, Guest Relations Manager at Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

The Aquarium is educational as well as interactive for the whole family to enjoy. Thank you for sharing your amazing experience. More 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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75 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small aquarium but just enough to discover the sea life and have fun with my kids. Also its next to Legoland, so you can enjoy both on the same day.

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Thank PMT-76
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I am pleased to learn that you enjoyed your time here with your children at the Aquarium. I hope they were able to discover a lot of new and interesting things during their visit. I thank you for this nice review and I do hope that you will visit with us again very soon. More 

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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and i went for fun, and were like kids again. It's about 40 min walk through everything. Bringing my nephew when i get the chance.

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Thank Jacqueline s
Cheryl L, Guest Relations Manager at Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your adventure. The Aquarium is a nice walk through with hands on activities along the way which is very educational and interactive. We look forward to you visiting again. Have a great day. More 

Chicagoland
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247 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a discounted fee for admission and parking when you just hit the aquarium. It's a great way to kill an hour if you need to. The layout is quite impressive for a facility of its size. Would Recommend

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Cheryl L, Guest Relations Manager at Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

We appreciate your recommendation. The Aquarium is very educational with many hands on options to explore the sea life. Thank you for visiting. More 

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