The Minnesota SEA LIFE Aquarium is a place for the whole family to discover an unknown underwater world and its marine fauna.
At the “touchpools” you are not only invited to observe marine creatures such as crabs or starfish in their habitat, but also are more than welcome to touch them. While spending a day with us you can watch, for instance, sharks, sea horses, cave corals and other sea creatures being fed. You walk from point to point through the aquarium collecting bits of information about the marine inhabitants one can see here and additionally participate in an interactive quiz. Why not play hide and seek with our octopuses and discover their fascinating ability to disguise at the same time?
In the “Jellyfish Discovery” area, which was opened in 2010 in the Minnesota SEA LIFE Aquarium, one can learn and observe so much about these fascinating creatures of the sea. And in 2012 the aquarium extended its territory to open the new area “Mysteries of the Rainforest”, presenting the fauna inhabiting the waters of the vast rain forest area in South America. And only in 2013 the “Octopus Garden” was built, offering the possibility to catch a glimpse of the living space and habits of the ever so fascinating octopuses.
With its 300 ft (91m) long underwater tunnel, 30 different aquaria and more than 10,000 animals of the sea, the Minnesota SEA LIFE Aquarium is definitely worth a visit!
The SEA LIFE Conservation Project
Many of the species at the Minnesota SEA LIFE Aquarium are threatened with extinction and have thus been rescued within the scope of SEA LIFE Conservation Projects and thereafter even successfully been re-bred.
The Aquarium is also keen on informing its visitors about how each and everyone of us can keep the oceans for all marine species a safe and clean habitat to live in.
Any area of the Minnesota SEA LIFE Aquarium is perfectly accessible for wheelchairs. Please make sure to check our opening hours as they might change.
How to get there
The Minnesota SEA LIFE Aquarium is located just at the Mall of America.
By car, you can get here from Minneapolis/ St. Paul Airport via Interstate 494 and Highway 77. Just by the entrance of the aquarium, you'll find car parks that are free of charge.