SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium Auburn Hills, MI

SEA LIFE Michigan AquariumAuburn Hills, MI 48326
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Discover life under the sea and come face to fin with creatures from the ocean depths! With your SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium tickets, journey through the largest aquarium in the state. Learn about marine biodiversity through audio, visual and interactive exhibits, and see how schooling fish, manta rays, jellyfish, sharks (and more!) go about their days.

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  • SEA LIFE Aquarium Michigan is the state's largest aquarium.
  • Explore 10+ breathtaking aquatic exhibits and Michigan's only underwater tunnel!
  • Come face to fin with over 250 species!
  • Plan to spend about 1-2 hours to enjoy the full experience.
  • Suitable for all ages. Guests 16 and under require an accompanying adult aged 18+.
  • Outside food and beverages are not allowed.
  • Educational talks and events are available but not guaranteed.
  • LEGOLAND and SEA LIFE combo tickets available. Each party must be accompanied by at least one child to visit LEGOLAND.


from SEA LIFE Michigan
Experience Michigan's largest aquarium featuring over 250 species and 2,000 creatures including sharks, rays, and green sea turtles. Escape into an underwater ocean tunnel, come face to fin with sharks and rescued sea turtles, touch a sticky anemone, and explore over 10 breathtaking exhibits.

SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium in Auburn Hills provides a fun and interactive journey for all ages. Journey through the state's freshwater lakes and all the way to the depths of the ocean, and meet the amazing creatures that live there. Get your hands wet at the Interactive Touchpool Experience, where you'll learn what it feels like to touch a rough sea star, and other rockpool creatures. Dive into Michigan's only Ocean Tunnel and get up close and personal with sharks, sea turtles, and hundreds of other creatures from 20 species.

With its combination of education and entertainment, SEA LIFE Aquarium in Michigan is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in marine life and the underwater world. Whether you're a family with young children, a group of friends looking for a fun outing, or a marine biology enthusiast, SEA LIFE Michigan has something for everyone.

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Frequently Asked Questions about SEA LIFE Michigan

What are the hours of operation?

SEA LIFE Michigan is typically open 10am–6pm Sundays through Fridays, and 10am to 7pm Saturdays. However, operating hours may vary. Please see the ticket section above for hours of operation during your selected date. Please note, last entry is 1 hour before closing. Hours may be subject to change due to special events and holidays. When booking your ticket, you will be asked to select a date and time for your arrival. This helps them make your experience more enjoyable by reducing queue times, speeding up your entry into the attraction and reducing crowding.

How long can we spend at SEA LIFE Aquarium Michigan?

Most visits on average take about 1–2 hours. However, you can spend as long as you'd like.

Where is SEA LIFE Aquarium in Michigan, and how do you get there?

SEA LIFE Michigan is located at Entrance 7 of Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills. They are right next to the Rainforest Cafe, near the mall's food court. The address is 4316 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326. If you are travelling by bus, Great Lakes Crossing Outlets is a bus stop on MTA's Oakland County Regional Service route from Flint.

Is there parking? If there is, what's the fee?

Great Lakes Crossing Outlets offers free parking.

Is this aquarium age appropriate?

SEA LIFE Aquarium Michigan is suitable for all ages. Children 2 and under are admitted free.

Are visits guided?

A visit to SEA LIFE Aquarium Michigan is not guided. The typical visit takes 1-2 hours, but you are welcome to stay for as long as you wish to watch as thousands of tropical fish swim overhead, visit the interactive touchpool, and learn about the amazing creatures that live in the depths of the ocean.

Can I bring my own food and drinks?

SEA LIFE Michigan does not allow outside food or beverages unless caring for babies or food allergies in children.

What should I bring?

Bring a camera!

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

Is SEA LIFE Aquarium suitable for visitors with strollers/wheelchair users? Are there rentals?

This aquarium is stroller and wheelchair accessible. They do not have wheelchairs or electric scooters available for rent, however you may rent wheelchairs on a first-come, first-serve basis from the Great Lakes Crossing Outlets' Guest Services booth in District 4. SEA LIFE Aquarium Michigan is happy to provide a free ADA Carer ticket for individuals who visit with someone who requires assistance to enjoy the facility. Just ask for an ADA Carer ticket when you arrive.

Can we come and go?

Once you have redeemed your SEA LIFE tickets and are inside SEA LIFE Michigan, you may stay as long as you like. However, you cannot come back in once you leave.

When is the best time to visit?

Any time is a great time to visit! If your schedule is flexible, guests are encouraged to visit on weekday afternoons and evenings to enjoy a quieter experience. You can expect more guests in the aquarium during the morning, weekends and holidays.

Why are we reserving a time when there is still a line to get in?

To help guests have the best experience possible and reduce crowding, SEA LIFE Michigan limits the number of tickets sold and reduce queuing by having guests preselect an entrance time. They recommend buying tickets online in advance to guarantee your preferred entry time. During peak times, you may experience a short wait in the "I Have Tickets" line as guests enter SEA LIFE.

What if we're late for our reserved time?

They'll do their best to get you in as quickly as possible during operating hours.

Are pets allowed?

Only service animals are welcome throughout the aquarium.

What does the combo ticket with Legoland Discovery Center entail?

You can save money with the SEA LIFE and LEGOLAND combo ticket and visit both attractions for one low price. Please note that when purchasing a SEA LIFE + LEGOLAND Discovery Center combo ticket, the time you select is for your arrival at LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Then, you can visit SEA LIFE anytime that day or within the next 30 days. Each party must be accompanied by at least one child to visit LEGOLAND Discovery Center.