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SEA LIFE® Aquarium Arizona
SEA LIFE® Aquarium Arizona

SEA LIFE® Aquarium Arizona

5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, Ste. 145 , Tempe, Arizona, 85282

The basics

Discover the marine life of the Colorado River, the Pacific Ocean, and further afield through a series of different exhibition areas, including live coral reefs, a gigantic ocean tank, and interactive tidepools. Look out for blacktip reef sharks, yellow tangs, green sea turtles, and desert pupfish; learn more about local species in Arizona’s Salt River; and find out about ocean conservation efforts around the globe.

For a more in-depth experience, watch the feeding of the sharks; attend one of the daily talks; or head to the tide pools, where you can interact with smaller sea creatures such as starfish, urchins, and crabs, under the supervision of staff. 

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SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona Admission Ticket
SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona Admission Ticket
$16.62 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Aquarium was amazing it was clean it was cool they had different modes to get up and down like escalators elevators for
The Aquarium was amazing it was clean it was cool they had different modes to get up and down like escalators and elevators for people with strollers it was a totally controlled environment so no kids running wild but everybody was enjoying themselves
Jennifer_P, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Phoenix

star-5
Awesome!
Lehra_R, May 2022
SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona Admission Ticket
It was very educational and well put together. Thank you sooo much. Would definitely recommend it for the family
star-4
Nice place to visit for all ages
Kenichi_M, Apr 2022
SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona Admission Ticket
Enjoyed watching a large turtle , a shark and various fish swimming in the big tank! But the aquarium is much smaller than expected.
star-5
For being a small...
Suzanne_I, Mar 2022
SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona Admission Ticket
For being a small aquarium it was very fulfilling. My grandson and myself enjoyed every part of it. Thank you.
star-5
Peep holes
jadeyn_a, Jan 2022
SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona Admission Ticket
It was a really fun experience like those little peep holes making it seem like you were in the aquarium
star-5
COVID visit
Patricia_C, Jul 2020
SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona Admission Ticket
Was a bit nervous during COVID to visit. But they had 6ft distancing marked out and also regulated the visitors going through by timing at the entrance. We were happy with the experience
star-4
Well designed displays but some spot lighting and more employees needed
Jim_N, Feb 2022
SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona Admission Ticket
We enjoyed seeing creatures in well-designed tanks which we had otherwise only read about; seahorses and amazing variety of colorful fish. The educational material posted though-out was very useful but however it was barely readable and sometimes totally illegible due to the low lighting conditions. I understand the requirements for limited lighting but obviously a lot of effort went into creating this material and it needs to be spotlighted somehow. LED frames possibly? I only encountered three employees throughout the whole complex and there seems to be more needed; for example my wife found some earrings in the shop that she would have liked to purchase but there was no one available at the register.
star-4
Memorable visit to Sea Life aquarium
Kari_N, Aug 2021
SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona Admission Ticket
Being surrounded by water and sea creatures. There was a tunnel where this was possible. Got lots of video. Panoramic view was superb as well.
star-4
Great Afternoon
Tabitha_P, Jul 2021
SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona Admission Ticket
Fun and entertaining for the afternoon. The price reduction made it affordable. The venue is small but nice and my kids loved it! I would go again. We took some great photos.
star-5
Great day!
RICHARD_C, Jul 2021
SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona Admission Ticket
Great exhibits and variety of sea life. Great for school field trips and young children. Would definitely come again.
star-5
Aquarium is great. But don’t buy your tickets from Viator
Brian_O, May 2021
SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona Admission Ticket
The aquarium was great. Lots of beautiful sea creatures and fun things to see. I am bummed that Viator charged us $40 per ticket when in fact, SEA LIFE’s ticket is only $15. It is definitely not fair that we had to pay more than 2x the actual ticket price. It is stealing from people. So if you are planning to go, don’t get your tickets from Viator. Buy it from the actual aquarium, it is the true price and you won’t get your money stolen.
star-4
A great day at the Aquarium
Holly_O, Apr 2021
SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona Admission Ticket
I loved seeing the string rays. They would come right up to you and would even follow you around the tank.
star-5
Great Place to Take the Kids
Ed_B, Apr 2021
SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona Admission Ticket
All aspects of the aquarium were a great experience. Staff is wonderful, the gift shop fun & love the indoor aspect on a summer day.

Things to know before you go

  • SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona is a fun attraction for families, with exhibitions and interactive activities suitable for kids of all ages.   
  • Book tickets in advance for the best price. Combination tickets are also available for the SEA LIFE Aquarium and the neighboring LEGOLAND® Discovery Center.
  • The site is fully accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. 
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How to get there

SEA LIFE Arizona is located at the Arizona Mills shopping mall, 11 miles (18 kilometers) southeast of downtown Phoenix. It’s about a 20-minute drive from downtown and there is plenty of free parking on-site. There are no direct public buses to the mall; taking a taxi is the easiest option for those without their own transport. 

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When to get there

SEA LIFE Arizona is open daily and last entrance is one hour before closing. Arrive early to beat the crowds, especially on weekends, or time your visit to attend the talks and feeding demonstrations, which are held at select times—see the website for the full schedule.

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Arizona Mills Shopping Mall

It’s worth planning a full day to visit the SEA LIFE center and take in the many attractions of the Arizona Mills Shopping Mall at the same time. Right next door, the LEGOLAND Discovery Center is another popular choice for families, or you could catch a movie at the Harkins Theatres Arizona Mills 25 with IMAX and Tilt Studio. The mall itself has more than 185 outlet stores and boutiques, where you can enjoy discounted prices on brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, and Disney. Plus, there’s a huge food court with plenty of options for dining, drinking, and fast food. 

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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