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Sea Life Aquarium

#7 of 63 things to do in Carlsbad Features Animals
1 Legoland Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4610
(760) 918-5346
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1 Legoland Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4610
(760) 918-5346
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Reviewed yesterday

While it is not as good as the Aquarium in Denver, it does have sharks and Legos, go at lunch time and it wont be too crowded

Thank Icesloth1985
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was such a nice aquarium. We loved the interaction they set up for the kids! The area where we could touch the starfish and other sea animals was the kids favorite part!

Thank Sarah A
Management response:

Thank you for sharing your review and for letting us know that your family enjoyed the touch pools. I hope that you and your family will visit with us again very soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a one time place to visit since the space inside is very small and could be crowded at times trying to squeeze through the narrow pathways inside. There are certainly better places.

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

We thank you for visiting the Aquarium. We hope that you found your visit to be interactive and educational. Have a great day.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cool aquarium..theres a lot of variety of marine life. The tunnel is pretty cool! You see sharks bottom view. Then they have food court inside..its kind of pricey but if your hungry there are some good choices. The place is kind of...More

Thank romec2017
Cheryl L, Guest Relations Manager at Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for breaking down the pros and cons of your visit to the SEA LIFE™ Aquarium as it is very helpful for our TripAdvisor Guests while in the planning stages. We are happy to hear that the variety of marine life was enjoyable, especially...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sea Life Aquarium in Carlsbad, California is located in the LEGOLAND Resort, just adjacent to the park's main gates. It is an interactive aquarium that is enjoyable for families with young children, as they get to touch living creatures where doing so is allowed. Plus,...More

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

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 feedback.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was included in our Legland pass. Similar to other Sea Life Aquariums we have visited in Australia. We thought we might see something new and different since we had travelled half way around the world, but no.More

Thank 77Natasha77
Cheryl L, Guest Relations Manager at Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your recent experience at SEA LIFE® Aquarium. We hope you had a chance to view the Dive Show and the different LEGO Models displayed throughout the Aquarium with the sea life exhibits. We thank you for visiting and we hope the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a park hopper pass to Legoland, that included the aquarium. The shark tank was very cool and we watched the sharks swim around for awhile. But the rest of it was just average and we walked through it in under an hour.

Thank travelmarian
Management response:

The shark tank is really cool to view. We hope that you found the Aquarium to be educational and interactive. Thank you for sharing your feedback.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone was in aw looking at all the neat fish, sharks, jellyfish, and more. It was great that they also were teaching about ocean polution and how is affects the animals. We learned a lot and had fun.More

Thank travelingduo898
Management response:

Hello travelingduo898, We are so pleased to know that you found the aquarium both enjoyable and educational. SEA LIFE is big on conservation and we will continue to work on making our planet a safe place for future generation. Thank you for your positive review...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can be viewed as a stand alone attraction. But the value is when combined with legoland. Parking for just this is a long walk. Good for about An hour of fun. Still lots of info about current goings on around the world regarding oceans.More

Thank cdjones4761
Cheryl L, Guest Relations Manager at Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your recent experience. Our Aquarium is designed with our youngest Guests in mind for an educational experience the whole family will love. Our Aquarium is an interactive guide to the life of the sea, combining active hands-on learning with fascinating educational...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The aquarium was okay considering its size. With the cost of tickets bigger would be better. However, it is a good place to go when it gets really hot outside and you need a break from the heat and the crowds.

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

Thank you for sharing your advice. The Aquarium is a perfect source to cool off from a warm day in Southern California while enjoying the variety of exhibits and LEGO Models.

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Is this separate from Legoland- in other words can you pay to visit "just" the Sea Life Aquarium without buying tickets to Legoland?
2 March 2016|
Response from Bryan P | Property representative |
Hi, Yes, you can buy SEA LIFE aquarium tickets separate from LEGOLAND. The walk-up price for an aquarium-only ticket is $22. Thank you, Bryan