Activities & Resources
Sea Life Aquarium451in Carlsbad, CA 92008
about Sea Life Aquarium:
Imaginative displays allow kids to get in among the marine life, poking their heads into viewing bubbles inside tanks, while touch pools allow little hands to explore under the guidance of a marine biologist. Larger tanks offer visitors unique views, including a chance to walk directly underneath circling sharks and rays.
The Octopus' Garden is home to several playful eight-armed fellows, who hopefully never tire of a certain Beatles song played on a loop, and a sea horse room produces oohs and ahs a-plenty.
All displays are adorned with the one thing no other aquarium has: dozens of well-placed, intricately detailed Lego models. The fish in the rolling surf display need have no fear of the brickish Pelican hovering above them. Apart from tying in to the rest of the park, the models add a whimsical element amidst all of the good educational stuff.
A daily dive takes place at 10:30 each morning, with an interactive theater for viewing and posing questions to the diver as he feeds passing rays and fish. Other feedings take place at regular intervals throughout the day; these times are posted on the website for easy planning ahead to catch specific animal encounters.
The Ocean Journey Cafe is a favorite dining experience in the park. Breakfast here on the aquarium's early opening days can be a great way to start a Legoland day.
Birthday parties start at $20 per child (there's a 10 person minimum) and include aquarium admission, a reserved party area, a meal, cake, an activity, and party favors. School groups are also welcome - and frequent.
Admission to Sea Life Aquarium can be purchased on its own or as part of a park hopper ticket.