Miami Seaquarium in Miami, FL

4400 Rickenbacker CausewayMiami, FL 33149
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Overview

Calling all marine life lovers! Come explore life underwater at Miami Seaquarium. From animal encounters to mesmerizing exhibits, there’s so much to discover about our aquatic friends. Don’t forget to take in a dolphin or sea lion show while you’re here. The whole family will enjoy seeing manatees, penguins, seals, tropical fish and so much more. Plus, be sure to try out our obstacle course!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Miami Travel Experts
  • Open 365 days a year.
  • Selfie sticks are prohibited from the aquarium and park for the safety of guests and animals.
  • Features a wide range of experiences, from dolphin shows to an aerial obstacle course.
  • Exhibits teach guests about sea conservation, rescue, and rehabilitation.

Description

from Miami Seaquarium
Sunshine, sealife and surprises
Whether swimming deep beneath the surface or leaping high above the water, the sealife of Miami Seaquarium® will delight and astound. Take a look at all we have to offer. There's an experience for every member of the family. On a 38-acre tropical paradise, the Miami Seaquarium® is where conservation and education go hand in hand, sea lions delight children of all age, and endangered sea turtles and manatees find a safe haven. Enjoy a world-class marine-life entertainment park with a variety of fun things to do in Miami, South Florida. From eight different marine animal shows, astonishing daily presentations, and a variety of educational tidbits along the way, Miami Seaquarium® is a place of inspiration, education - and fun!

General Admission: General Admission includes all day access to the Seaquarium. daily admission includes a fun filled day of marine-life shows and exhibits on 38 beautiful acres overlooking the Miami skyline.

Dolphin Odyssey: You’ll have the opportunity to kiss, hug and dance with one of these amazing mammals. Hold on tight! You’ll swim into deeper water for an amazing dorsal pull across the pool! Must be 52” or taller. 14 people max per session.

Reef Encounter/ Sea Trek: You’ll put on a space-age diving helmet that makes it effortless to breathe underwater! Then, you’ll descend into our amazing reef tank filled with tropical fish, stingrays, turtles, eels and more!

Dolphin Encounter: This shallow-water dolphin experience includes many of the behaviors in an Odyssey. You’ll get to touch and kiss and even feed your dolphin, but there is no swimming (except by our dolphins and they’re pretty good!). 28 people max per session.

Seal Swim: These playful mammals just love interacting with our guests. You’ll enjoy a free swim with our seals and then our trainers will guide you through some behaviors – seal kisses, seal hugs and more!

Parking Fees:
  • Car or Motorcycle – $10 per day
  • Passenger Van, Limo, Camper, or RV – $10 per day

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IlanK70
"Expensive, overated"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed December 16, 2018 NEW
I visited with my daughter, the admission fee is high , attractions and activities are mediocre , staff managing the stores are miserable and unhelpful
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mmcobb
"Entertaining Oceanarium"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed December 10, 2018 NEW
The Miami Seaquarium was entertaining and exhibited an array of creatures, like a variety of fish, dolphins, whale, stingrays, penguins, iguanas, flamingos, turtles and tortoises, manatees, and walruses. My husband and I and in-laws visited on a Monday during our vacation. It was not crowded on a weekday, which was nice. Lolita the orca whale, and the dolphins were impressive, beautiful, intelligent and performed a great show! There were groups of school children who were especially entertained by the splashing and stunts. I would have given it higher than a score of 3; however, the tanks and overall facility could be improved upon. They were not pristine and could use scrubbing and major dusting as I saw air vents caked in dust and cobwebs. The water in the tanks where the dolphins swam appeared very cloudy compared to other aquariums I have visited. Overall, it was a good experience and the shows and exhibits were enjoyable.
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Minamo67
Orlando, Florida
"Looking for something to do? Seaquarium is for you!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 10, 2018 NEW
Let me start off by saying that I am not anti-zoo or anti-orcas in captivity. If you are against these type of locations, that’s cool. Don’t come here- go to a museum. That said- Seaquarium is the love child between SeaWorld and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. It has the quaintness of Clearwater but the animals aren’t so “end of the line”. (Clearwater takes excellent care of their animals, but many of their animals have been injured too severely to be re-released). There are shows and many animals on display. My daughter and I fed the seals and sea lions. The orca show is much more immediate with a BIG splash zone (sit there and you will get wet). Even the pizza is good. I would recommend for Florida locals to buy your tickets online 24 hours in advance!! I didn’t and felt the sting. They say it will take fours hours at least. I feel that this is generous, but there were hardly any crowds and the splash pads weren’t open. During the summer, it would probably be a good time eater with little ones. Enjoy your visit!
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WandererNL
Oslo, Norway
"Animal abuse for family entertainment"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed December 09, 2018 NEW
It's been years since I have visited a similar park, however this one made me decide never ever to visit one again! Admission fee of nearly USD50 per person which is a big rip off considering what is on offer. We were met by animal protesters outside and soon found out how right they were. Dolphin shows with very loud hardrock music? Perhaps the kids who run the shows love it, however to me it does seem to be very unhealthy for the dolphins themselves. The other dolphin show was very lame and we didn't even bother to visit the Orca display. ( the one the protesters outside pointed out to us) Also the penguins and the flamengoes were harassed with loud music. And two manatees lived in a very small basin in which they could hardly move. For the rest it pretty limited, old, rundown with lots of wear and tear! Once again with lots of loud music piped everywhere possible. I left this place with a headache! If you do care about the enviroment and welfare of animals please boycott this place!
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Alicia C
Bryan, Ohio
"A must see!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 09, 2018 NEW
This Aquarium offers all the large animal appeals of sea world but keeps it in a small high quality atmosphere! Our family stopped in for a day and were immediately impressed with the staff/grounds! My family did the dolphin expirence, which gives your family a chance to interact with dolphins behind the scenes, what an expirence! We kissed, played catch, petted, and learned all about them! The marine life shows are wonderful and my kids loved them! My only downside was the dolphin experience is $$$, which I understand, but they don’t allow you to take your own photos (also understandable) but their photos they take are $$$. They don’t offer a family photo package, they want you to buy per person, for a family of 4 that was over $270 for all 4. For just the two kids we paid $170 and they were kind and gave the family photos as well.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Miami Seaquarium

Can I bring my pet to Miami Seaquarium?
No. Legally-certified service dogs are the only type of pet or outside animal allowed within the park. This policy is in place for the safety of our guests, employees, and marine animals.

Are strollers or wheelchairs available to the public?
Yes. Wheelchairs and strollers are available for rent on a first come, first serve basis. These can be found at the Guest Services area at the front of the park.

How long will it take me to complete the entire park?
It takes guests approximately four hours to tour the entire park. Guests are welcome to stay as long as they need during operating hours to experience the entire park, shows, and available animal encounters and experiences.

What are the hours of operation?
Miami Seaquarium is open all year long from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Hours of operation are subject to change due to private events, inclement weather conditions, or other outside factors.

What time are the shows each day?
To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our animals, the show times vary each day and are established the morning of. Generally, it is best to arrive at 9:30am or 12:00pm to see the full cycle of shows scheduled for that day.

If you have questions about the shows being held on the day of your visit, please ask one of our onsite employees.

What should I wear if going to the park?
It is recommended that guests wear comfortable clothing with the day’s forecast in mind. All attire must be family-friendly in nature. In addition, jewelry that poses a potential threat or hazard to our animals will be asked to be removed.

Can I bring a camera to the park?
Yes. Personal photography is allowed throughout the park, with the exception of our animal interactivity opportunities. Photography poses a threat and safety hazard to our animals and guests during these experiences.