Enjoy a kid-centered aquarium for ocean discovery and fun!
In the slide show above, you're viewing pictures of the Sea Life Aquarium at Legoland Park in Carlsbad, California. This fun San Diego-area aquarium is aimed at families with children...but no matter what your age may be, you're certain to experience both learning AND fun at this fascinating attraction.
What makes Sea Life at Legoland different?
What attractions can my family enjoy at the SeaLife Aquarium?
Southern California has several aquarium attractions, but no two of them are exactly the same. The Sea Life Aquarium adjacent to the Legoland theme park adds exciting new experiences to the "typical" aquarium experience...which is especially welcome news for families with kids.
1.) Children are the target audience at Sea Life. Yes, all members of the family are going to find enjoyment and education here. But special fun touches...including Lego characters adorning the exhibits, exciting use of color, imaginative settings, and even play places throughout the aquarium all add up to a fun day for kids.
If your child has liked visits to other aquarium attractions, he or she will LOVE the Sea Life Aquarium. And, if your children have been bored by fish tanks and typical aquarium exhibits before...don't give up without giving Sea Life a chance. Your children may very well become aquarium-lovers for the very first time!
2.) California's aquatic life is the focus of Legoland's aquarium. While visitors from all over the USA can enjoy these exhibits, local children will learn about life "under the water" at places where they've probably gone before (and will likely go again.)
What are the exhibits at Legoland's Sea Life Aquarium?
In keeping with the California marine plants and creatures theme, the Sea Life Aquarium at Legoland is divided into many different areas, each with a different focus. Here's a list of areas at the aquarium...and each room has a number of exhibits which fit the topic being covered--
Gold Rush River
San Francisco Harbor
Southern California Tide Pool
Sea Life Lab
Lost City of Atlantis
Kingdom of the Sea Horse
Discovery Zone Touch Pool
In addition to the many different topics covered, you'll enjoy eating in Sea Life's restaurant...and shopping for unique sea-themed merchandise in the aquarium's gift shop.
Sea Life Aquarium prices & discount tickets
Ticket prices for Legoland's Sea Life Aquarium are as follows (when you pay full price)--
1.) Adults, $20.00
2.) Children, $15
However, there ARE ways to get discount tickets to the Sea Life Aquarium at Legoland. You can get discounts by combining your visit with a trip to Legoland...but you can also get discounts even if all you'd like to do is visit the aquarium by itself.
2.) Sea Life Aquarium discount coupon: If you would prefer, you can get a Sea Life discount coupon good for $3 off each ticket that you purchase at Sea Life's ticket window. This print-at-home coupon comes from www.VisitCalifornia.com, which is the state's official tourism website. Here's a link to the SeaLife Aquarium discount coupon on the VisitCalifornia.com coupon page. The Sea Life coupon is near the bottom of the list; you may even see other interesting attraction coupons you'll want to use as you're scrolling down to the bottom of the page to find it! This coupon is good through the end of the year.
3.) AAA Member Discount: If you're a member of the AAA, you'll be glad to know that the Sea Life Aquarium is part of the "Show Your Card and Save" discount plan. Simply by showing your AAA card at the Sea Life ticket booth, you'll save 10% off each admission ticket. This offer is valid for up to 6 tickets, and may not be combined with other offers.
4.) SeaLife discount coupon from the Carlsbad Premium Outlets: If you love outlet shopping, no doubt you'll be visiting the Carlsbad Premium Outlets on your vacation to Legoland. You'll discover many popular brands here...and it's less than a mile away from the Legoland entrance! You can get a $10 discount coupon for teen/adult SeaLife tickets from the Carlsbad Premium Outlets website. (Or, a $3 discount for kid's tickets.) Simply apply for membership in their free VIP Customer program, then you'll be led to a secret page of their website where you may access this coupon and print it at home before visiting the aquarium. Here's a link to the VIP club signup page where you can access the coupon after giving the club your name and email address. You'll also be able to print many good discount coupons for the stores at Carlsbad Premium Outlets at the same time.
5.) Military Discounts: Active members of the military may purchase Sea Life Aquarium tickets at a discount. If you show your ID card at Sea Life's ticket booths, you'll get 10% off of your purchase of 1-day admission tickets. Sea Life tickets at a greater discount may be purchased on base before you visit the attraction.
6.) Home School discounts: As you might imagine, local school districts get group discounts to the Sea Life Aquarium. But, there's good news for homeschooling families: Home schoolers get Sea Life Aquarium discounts, too! These are not available any day you might wish to attend, but only on certain days of the week and months of the year. Here's a link to the Home School Days info page, which covers both Legoland and Sea Life discount ticket prices for this program.
7.) Parking lot discount: If you're visiting the Sea Life Aquarium, you'll have to pay to park in Legoland's parking lot. HOWEVER, if you're ONLY visiting Sea Life (and not Legoland, too,) then you may be reimbursed for part of your parking fee. Simply show both your Sea Life tickets and your parking lot ticket at Sea Life's Guest Services window to receive your partial refund of parking fees. (Note: On days when Legoland Park is closed, there is no parking fee at all for visiting Sea Life!)
Sea Life Aquarium at Legoland--address & contact info
The Sea Life Aquarium's phone number is (760) 918-LEGO.
The Sea Life Aquarium's address is One Legoland Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008. This location is in northern San Diego County.
Sea Life Aquarium website: The Sea Life official website is www.SeaLifeUS.com (There are related Sea Life Aquarium locations in other countries; that's why there's a "US" as part of its web address.)
Map to Legoland's Sea Life Aquarium: You may follow the signs to Legoland from I-5 to help you find your way. You will actually be heading to Legoland; and you'll be parking in the Legoland parking lot---yes, the aquarium is THAT close! (Note: there is a fee for parking involved.) Directions: from Interstate 5, take the Cannon Rd exit and head east to Legoland Drive. Here's a Google map to the Sea Life Aquarium at Legoland.