What is SEA LIFE?
SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium is a 35,000-square-foot aquarium slated to open in Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills on January 29, 2015.
This will be the 7th SEA LIFE location in the United States and the 42nd in the world. SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium will feature engaging, educational and one-of-a-kind experiences that bring guests nose to nose with more than 5,000 amazing creatures from a diverse 250 species, including sharks, stingrays, jellyfish, sea horses and much, much more.
SEA LIFE provides a glimpse of the diversity of marine life while also playing an active role in animal and environmental conservation.
Are all of the animals already at the attraction?
Creatures have been arriving steadily over the past few weeks and will continue to do so over the next couple of weeks.
They are getting acclimated and comfortable in their new homes and will be all set for grand opening later this month.
How much are tickets? And where can they be purchased?
Tickets and annual passes are available for purchase at https://www.visitsealife.com/michigan/
Tickets are currently available for a special pre-opening rate of $17.50. Annual passes are also available for a special pre-opening rate of $54 for an individual and $200 for a family of four.
Regular rates will be:
- Individual ticket: $23.50
- Annual pass for one: $60
- Annual pass for family of four: $230
Why is it a great place for parents to take kids?
The aquarium is full of highly themed, colorful, interactive and engaging exhibits that will bring kids closer to marine creatures than ever before.
In addition to being a fun and exciting activity, the exhibits will also be highly educational. Families will learn all about the creatures of the sea, including their lifespans, habitats and characteristics, as well as how to take an active role in conservation and preserving the creatures and their environments.
What are the main highlights of this attraction?
- 180-degree underwater ocean tunnel
- Interactive touch pools
- A freshwater exhibit showcasing creatures from Michigan’s lakes and waterways
- Daily educational talks and feed shows
- Children’s play area
What types of exhibits will there be?
Shark Shipwreck, a stunning tropical display featuring sharks, puffer fish,Coral Reef, Stingray Bay, a lagoon featuring stingrays and eagle rays, and Sea Horse Mangrove.
Why did SEA LIFE choose Michigan?
SEA LIFE chose Michigan as its 7th American destination due to its central location in the Midwest and proximity to Canada, its awe-inspiring Great Lakes waterways which will be highlighted in our exhibits, and its reputation as a best-in-class entertainment destination.
Oakland County specifically is home to great family-friendly attractions like Great Lakes Crossing Outlets and the Palace of Auburn Hills, and a strong economy and family population.
Great Lakes Crossing Outlets is a world-class, family-friendly destination that attracts thousands of southeast Michigan residents and tourists each year by offering unique shopping and experiences that cannot be found anywhere else in Michigan. Families come and spend entire days at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets for entertainment.
For these reasons, it is the perfect fit for SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium, which will provide guests with a unique, one-of-a-kind experience they cannot find anywhere else.