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Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne
FL
33149
Tel: 305 361-5705

Where are we going today?

If you want to explore the oceans, you don't have to get wet to do that at the Miami Seaquarium!

This Florida aquarium is filled with exhibits and experiences that will leave you with a sense of having just explored our amazing oceans!

There are a number of animal encounters, shows, exhibits and learning opportunities for the whole family, so let's get exploring!

From sharks, manatees, seals, seal lions and turtles, Miami Seaquarium has a number of exhibits that showcase the creatures, giving kids a chance to really study them, and learn all about them.

What's important, is not only will they learn about the animals themselves, but the rehabilitation programs that the Seaquarium are part of, so they can understand why we need to look after our oceans. 

And there are the experiences themselves!

The Dolphin Odyssey is a 30 minute experience where you can share all sorts of behaviors with these beautiful creatures, from training techniques, rubs, and even kisses and handshakes! If you love those cheeky seals, then the Seal Swim program is a unique shallow and deep water interaction where you can actually swim freely alongside the seals, and even take part in a training session!

Love the idea of training? You can be a trainer for a day in a hands-on, behind the scenes experience, or you can journey through a 300,000 gallon tropical reef where you can really feel like you are part of the ocean. 

An underwater adventure in Miami - oh we do like to be, under the sea!

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When can we go?

10am - 6pm. Closing times vary in summer.

All year round.

Teachers corner

It's a great way for kids to learn and have amazing encounters. They offer camp programs, and field trips, as well as school outreach and home school classes!.

I'm Hungry!

You certainly won't go hungry at this aquarium! From hot dogs, burgers, snack bars, BBQ and pizza, there are a number of places to grab some food!.

Healthy Eating!

The cafe is the best option for healthy foods, as they have wraps and salads. Some have all organic menus too .

Any Top Tips?

Why don't you have your birthday with a SPLASH! Their birthday party package ensures that you don't have to do anything by bring the kids and have fun!.

Doing our bit

The seaquarium look after their animals, and are involved in a number of conservation projects, as well as work with endangered animals. .

Can I get one of those?

Bring that pocket money because there are a number of places to buy gifts! From apparel, mugs, kids toys, and stuffed animals, there are a number of locations to pick something up from .

More information

The experiences are additional costs to your general admission, and start from $99 .

What people are saying?

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    I went for a 7th grade field trip and ended up crying.
    Lolita, the only whale at Miami Seaquarium, is being held in a tank smaller than the minimum government requirement for holding an orca. I never realized how small the tank actually was until I was right in front of it. This is not a suitable home for an animal that swims 100 miles a day in the wild.
    After I saw the horrific prison she was being kept in, I decided to do some more research. I discovered that Lolita was kidnapped from her family during a disgusting operation called the Penn Cove...Read More

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    If you have been to Sea World, you will be VERY disappointed in this attraction. Live shows last about 15 minutes; minimal shade areas; many indoor aquarium attractions were not labelled. Thankfully for my brilliant teenage sons, they recalled many of the attractions from their Life Sciences courses and made a game of it. But, if you were hoping to enjoy and learn new things about marine life, it most likely will not happen here.

    We purchased a multi-attraction ticket and fortunately immensely enjoyed the Lion Country Safari attraction in...Read More

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    It's interesting to see all the outrage from people who claim to have visited but when you look closer, they are simply animal rights "activists" who act like religious zealots spouting their extremist talking points. Most of these whack-jobs write and post nasty things about any and every zoo, seaquarium, etc... These are the people who ride around in boats willing to maim and potentially kill human beings in order to save whales (apparently whales are of "higher order"). These are the people who sacrifice life and limb to free a baby pig from...Read More

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    Regardless of the animal rights issue the seaquarium is simply poor value. It looks like it was built in the 50's and hasn't really had anything done to it since. Many of the features were closed , very few shady areas and the catering was truly the worst we have ever experienced. Finally I couldn't believe they charge $8 dollars to park on top of an already high entry fee. As someone else said if you have been to Sea World you will be disappointed.

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    I disagree with keeping an orca isolated in a tank so small. It is illegal and so cruel. Lolita has been alone in captivity for over 40 years and hasnt seen another whale in 30, why would people think that watching an abused animal perform a repetitive show is entertainment? I would never visit seaquarium, the people who condone these inhumane conditions are also the people who would still visit seaquarium, showing the owners that there is still reason to keep lolita trapped.

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by Kaleigh

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I went for a 7th grade field trip and ended up crying.
Lolita, the only whale at Miami Seaquarium, is being held in a tank smaller than the minimum government requirement for holding an orca. I never realized how small the tank actually was until I was right in front of it. This is not a suitable home for an animal that swims 100 miles a day in the wild.
After I saw the horrific prison she was being kept in, I decided to do some more research. I discovered that Lolita was kidnapped from her family during a disgusting operation called the Penn Cove Roundups. She was shipped to MSA and put in a tank with another killer whale named Hugo. They performed together for about 10 years until Hugo committed suicide by repeatedly smashing his rostrum into the tank walls.

PLEASE do more research before you think about going to Miami Seaquarium. I sure wish I never visited.
Killer whales are highly-intelligent and emotional apex predators. They belong in the never-ending ocean with their families. Not in a concrete prison where they have to do little tricks for food. It's simply inhumane and unethical.

You don't love the animal when you come here. You just love being close to her.

by Christine Bailey

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If you have been to Sea World, you will be VERY disappointed in this attraction. Live shows last about 15 minutes; minimal shade areas; many indoor aquarium attractions were not labelled. Thankfully for my brilliant teenage sons, they recalled many of the attractions from their Life Sciences courses and made a game of it. But, if you were hoping to enjoy and learn new things about marine life, it most likely will not happen here.

We purchased a multi-attraction ticket and fortunately immensely enjoyed the Lion Country Safari attraction in West Palm Beach.

by paul tanner

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It's interesting to see all the outrage from people who claim to have visited but when you look closer, they are simply animal rights "activists" who act like religious zealots spouting their extremist talking points. Most of these whack-jobs write and post nasty things about any and every zoo, seaquarium, etc... These are the people who ride around in boats willing to maim and potentially kill human beings in order to save whales (apparently whales are of "higher order"). These are the people who sacrifice life and limb to free a baby pig from genetic testing while applauding all the baby humans who get slaughtered because they are inconvenient. I agree that we can all learn to be better conservationists but this outrageous extremism needs to be put in it's place.

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