Dive Under the Sea at SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium
SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium – check out sharks, fish, seahorses, touch pools, turtles and so much more. With SEA LIFE Aquarium also in Great Lakes Crossings Outlets in Auburn Hills, this makes the perfect weekend getaway (or ultimate day trip).
It’s a great place to visit if you’re kids love their independence or what I like to call “runners” – the layout loops around is like a river, traveling you around a path helping to keep your family or group close and experiencing it all together.
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SEA LIFE Aquarium is a fantastic stop for the family. Since the layout loops around like a river, it is so easy to travel around the path together while still letting the kids have some independence to explore on their own – a feature my “runners” love.
It is so fun to walk underneath the giant Underwater Ocean Tunnel and watch all of the incredible sea life swimming around and over you. We always hunt for the sea creatures we recognize from Finding Nemo. With over 2,000 creatures in the aquarium, we found so many new ones, too.
After so much playing it was very relaxing and rejuvenating to visit the 12 interactive exhibits. Here are 5 things we loved about SEA LIFE Aquarium:
- Gazing under the tunnel in the tropical ocean exhibit at the sharks, sea turtle, stingrays and more.
- “Petting” the hermit crab and other creatures in the interactive touchpool.
- Learning and reading about new fish and sea life we had never seen before like the Lion Fish and Giant Japanese Crab.
- Playing in the climbing-structure located just before the exit.
SEA LIFE Aquarium Fun Facts:
- The Tropical Ocean Exhibit with sharks, stingrays, loads of fish, and the sea turtle are at the end of the trail. Enjoy the wonder along the way because there are great gems along the path that could be missed if one is anticipating the sharks at every turn.
- You can watch feeds at certain times throughout the day as well as talks and workshops to attend. Plan accordingly to be sure not to miss these.
I don’t know what is about them, but I just love watching seahorses float around in their tanks. I have to snap myself out of it before I lose track of my brood!
More Details about SEA LIFE Aquarium Michigan
SEA LIFE is Michigan’s largest aquarium and has over 250 species and 2,000 creatures living there. There are six different species of sharks alone. I didn’t even know there were that many – I better brush up on my animal kingdom knowledge.
In addition to watching the creatures in their tanks, my kids also love the touchpool and the Michigan freshwater exhibit. My turtle-loving husband is thrilled that two rescued sea turtles live at SEA LIFE Aquarium.
Building with LEGO® bricks and visiting an incredible variety of ocean animals is a great way to spend time with your family. I have this on my calendar for the summer!
Sea Life Michigan Aquarium Tickets
Online special for a family of 4 – $65.80 total ($18.95 for adults, $13.95 for children. Kids 2 and under are FREE.)
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