Sea Life Aquarium

Sea Life Aquarium

5000 S Arizona Mills Cir (at Arizona Mills Mall), Tempe, AZ 85282
Hours:
Open until 7:30pm (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–7:30 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
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Dive in to SEA LIFE Arizona! Discover many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep, such as sharks, rays, octopus, and a new sea turtle! Walk through an amazing 360 degree ocean tunnel, hold a sea star or crab at the touch pools, meet over 5,000 sea creatures and m... (See all)

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  • "... green sea turtle named Ziva." (3 tips)
  • "... Ziva and Fry, their rescued sea turtles, are a must see. A great place for birthday..." (2 tips)
  • "Buy the tickets online and you save tons!!" (2 tips)
  • Drew F.

    Brand new rescued sea turtle has arrived! She's adorable! She's a green sea turtle named Ziva.

    Drew F. · March 4, 2012
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  • Jeremy M.

    Save your money.

    Jeremy M. · September 10, 2010
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  • Jeremie L.

    Geeze folks, quit your whining. There's a damn aquarium in Tempe attached to a mall. If you want low priced fish, go to Lon John silvers... Wah wah

    Jeremie L. · February 20, 2011
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  • Todd L.

    Make sure you use online coupons

    Todd L. · December 26, 2010
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  • Tempe Tourism

    Buy your tickets in advance at the food court kiosk or online. You can move into the fast track line and enter quickly.

    Tempe Tourism · February 14, 2011
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  • Tempe Tourism

    They have a new jellyfish exhibit opening that is incredible. Make sure you stop by and check it out. Ziva and Fry, their rescued sea turtles, are a must see. A great place for birthday parties.

    Tempe Tourism · April 3, 2013
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  • Deborah G.

    My family of adults loved this along with family from out of town. Great place to go - <3

    Deborah G. · August 7, 2012
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  • Amanda S.

    We have the membership and think it's worth the value. It's nice to go whenever and for however long we want to. My 2 year old loves it.

    Amanda S. · July 25, 2011
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  • Bethany B.

    Use some coupons and take a visit! Its not as huge as the Wildlife World Zoo but it is very convinient to NOT have to drive all the way to the Zoo. Much easier to come to the mall

    Bethany B. · April 12, 2011
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  • Szoke S.

    Get there early, long line wait just to get in.

    Szoke S. · August 2, 2010
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  • Greg P.

    Don't miss Fry, the other sea turtle here besides Ziva, in the shoreline part of the aquarium.

    Greg P. · May 19, 2013
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  • SEA LIFE Arizona

    This Father's Day Dads get in for the Kids Price! Dads can purchase their tickets at the Admissions counter on Sunday, June 17th and receive admission for just $12- a savings of $6!

    SEA LIFE Arizona · June 14, 2012
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  • ASU's Tempe Campus

    You don't have to travel far to have fun!

    ASU's Tempe Campus · March 14, 2012
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  • Brian J.

    Most of the reefs are artificial and they don't have a lot of live coral, but they do have a wide variety of saltwater fish.

    Brian J. · August 19, 2011
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  • Jason B.

    Address is 5000 not 500.

    Jason B. · April 10, 2011
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  • Shona H.

    It's waste of money. go to the world wildlife zoo instead, if you want to see sealife.

    Shona H. · January 1, 2011
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  • Seth S.

    Scratch off answers: rrrbybrby

    Seth S. · March 19
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  • Zachariah H.

    Quite pricey for the time it takes to go through. Made it sound like they had more sharks in the "shark tunnel"

    Zachariah H. · March 19
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  • Dina V.

    Tickets are half the price online!!

    Dina V. · January 24
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  • Ashley G.

    My kids (3 & 6) had a great time here. It's a little expensive, but if you buy the tickets online or at Costco it's not too bad. We spent about 4 hours here, so it was a fun half-day activity.

    Ashley G. · November 17, 2013
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  • ryan t.

    Find coupons on line. It's local and convenient but not too much to see. Nice for a date or hangout with friends if you are new in the area. Keeps you out from the Arizona heat. More for children.

    ryan t. · November 15, 2013
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  • Melanie R.

    Good luck dodging the old people with flash cameras in the poor fishys face!

    Melanie R. · February 22, 2013
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  • Marcie S.

    Not bad for an aquarium in a mall in Arizona. They do need to update their exhibit signs and make it easier to know the names of the fish in the tank.

    Marcie S. · November 30, 2012
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  • Sea Life Aquarium

    Thanksgiving Day Adults get in for Kids Price when you purchase your tickets at the Admissions counter. Enjoy a fun craft activity and watch creatures eat their Thanksgiving meals, starting at 10:15am

    Sea Life Aquarium · November 21, 2012
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  • leah v.

    Expensive for 30ish minutes of sealift

    leah v. · October 13, 2012
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  • Ben E.

    Buy the tickets online and you save tons!!

    Ben E. · August 17, 2012
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  • Tessa L.

    Great place for kids. My boyfriend and I had fun and took lots of pictures. My only problem is that octopus did not have enough room, it should have been kept in a bigger tank.

    Tessa L. · August 1, 2012
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  • Ted P.

    There are 2 lines, poorly marked, for people who bought tickets already or are waiting to buy tickets. If you arrive when both are empty and line up in the wrong one, Phoenix residents get mad &snarky

    Ted P. · July 2, 2012
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  • Dan N.

    This is a relatively inexpensive gem that is local. Forget going out to the Wildlife Experience unless you really want to drive halfway to LA.

    Dan N. · May 13, 2012
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  • Hollie H.

    Definitely get a membership! It will save you money in the long run!

    Hollie H. · March 11, 2012
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  • Jennifer B.

    Never pay full price!

    Jennifer B. · August 20, 2011
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  • K12 Inc

    Did you know? The world’s first public aquarium opened in Regents Park in London in 1853. Read more

    K12 Inc · July 12, 2011
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  • GotAdam

    Gift shop has some decent pirate merchandise -- most items are $8+

    GotAdam · May 9, 2011
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  • Jordan G.

    A little pricy but you can find coupons in the mall food court. Great place to take the kids when it's 100+ degrees out! Good selection of fish and predators. Check out the cow fish near the end!!

    Jordan G. · March 12, 2011
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  • Marcia Q.

    At the Tropical Bay of Rays area, people can bend down to take a closer look at the rays and small sharks through the tank's inner windows - these make you feel as if you're inside the tank.

    Marcia Q. · February 19, 2011
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  • Jeremie L.

    It's the greatest zen spot in Tempe. It does cost more than the McDonalds Playland, but you can't have everything...

    Jeremie L. · November 11, 2010
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  • Randy D.

    Way overpriced, you can buy tickets online and save some money $$$$

    Randy D. · July 24, 2010
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  • Richard L.

    Buy tickets online the day before. The lines are very long for tickets.

    Richard L. · May 22, 2010
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