Visit: Mall of America, 60 E Broadway Level 2, Bloomington, MN 55425-5510
Located at the Mall of America in Bloomington, just south of Minneapolis, SEA LIFE Minnesota is home to a variety of unique marine displays and activities and some 10,000 sea creatures.
Duration: 1 hour
Visit: SEA LIFE at Mall of America, 120 E Broadway East Entrance, Level One, Bloomington, MN 55425-5511
Visitors of all ages will gain a new understanding of the world's oceans through the aquarium's ocean tanks, Octopus Garden and rock pool, where you’ll see animals never before seen in Minnesota, and learn about marine conservation.
Make your way through interactive exhibits such as Claws, where you’ll find Japanese spider crabs — just one of the many crustaceans featured here. Discover coconut crabs, which use their huge claws like bolt cutters to crack open coconuts and be awed by porcupine crabs, land crabs and more as you get up-close views of how they eat.
Spot clown fish and sea turtles and watch jellyfish floating inside cylindrical tanks that mimic ocean tides and currents. At the Pacific Northwest display, you can learn about sea anemones, cucumbers and sea stars.
As you walk through the 300-foot-long (91-meter) tunnel, sandtiger sharks flash rows of sharp teeth above your head and cownose rays glide on the aquarium floor. Make your way to four themed tanks, starting with hundreds of sea creatures like nurse, zebra, and bamboo sharks that swim around in the Rainbow Reef tank. Marvel at green sawfish, loggerhead turtles, and guitarfish at Atlantis; see arapaima and tiger shovelnose catfish at the Amazon River; and check out alligator gar, paddlefish, and large-mouth bass at Sturgeon Lake.
Passionate about preserving marine habitats and the species that live in them, the informative staff at SEA LIFE Minnesota celebrates everything about the sea. The aquarium hosts shark and ray feedings, as well as educational demonstrations throughout the day. Learn about successful breeding programs for sharks and endangered creatures like seahorses, and discover how the aquarium supports global conservation efforts.
Duration: 1 hour