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SEA LIFE® San Diego Aquarium
SEA LIFE® San Diego Aquarium

SEA LIFE® San Diego Aquarium

Part of the LEGOLAND California Resort located just north of San Diego proper, the SEA LIFE® Aquarium comprises numerous habitat areas, diving shows, and other educational activities across 16 interactive zones. Popular among families with children of all ages, the aquarium makes it easy to discover the wonders of the deep sea.

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500 Sea World Dr, San Diego, California, 92109

The basics

Home to jellyfish exhibits and tide pool touch tanks, sharks and octopi, freshwater and saltwater species, San Diego’s SEA LIFE Aquarium introduces visitors to hundreds of marine creatures spread across numerous exhibition areas. The park’s schedule of dives, feedings, talks, and other interactive experiences offers additional ways to learn about the the resident sea life and their respective habitats.

Located just a quick drive away from downtown San Diego, SEA LIFE Aquarium makes the perfect destination for an independent day trip. Book tickets online before you travel to guarantee your admission and enjoy discounted rates.

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Things to know before you go

*Tickets to SEA LIFE Aquarium can be booked independently, while “hopper” tickets, which include entry to multiple parks at the LEGOLAND California Resort, are also available. *Various talks and feeding sessions are held at regular intervals throughout the day; all are free to attend with your admission ticket. *SEA LIFE Aquarium is fully accessible to visitors with disabilities, and service dogs are permitted. *Food and drink are not allowed inside the park, though the on-site Ocean Journey Café serves an array of family-friendly refreshments. *Strollers are prohibited, except on Tuesday–Wednesday, when LEGOLAND Park is closed.

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How to get there

SEA LIFE Aquarium is one of several parks located at LEGOLAND California Resort. If traveling by car, take Interstate 5 north to Carlsbad; it’s roughly a 30-minute drive from downtown San Diego. The aquarium is also served by the 321 bus from Monday to Friday.

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When to get there

San Diego’s SEA LIFE Aquarium is open from 11am–5:30pm, Monday–Thursday; from 11am–7pm Friday; and from 11am–9pm on weekends.

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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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