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Day Trip: SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

Located at I-Drive 360, SEA LIFE Aquarium offers visitors underwater views of tropical and exotic marine life and is a great day trip for families.

Quick Info:
Location: 8401 International Dr #100, Orlando, FL 32819
Admission: $25.00 Adult | $20.00 Child (Ages 3-12) | 2 and under free (Be sure to book online as it is more expensive at the gate)
Parking: FREE
Hours: 10:00am – 9:00pm, everyday (last entry at 8:00pm)
Website: Official SEA LIFE Orlando

I did this day trip with my wife and kids in conjunction with Madame Tussauds (famous wax museum) and the Orlando Eye since they are all located at the same place, I-Drive 360, and because you can stack the tickets, meaning you can buy a ticket that allows entry to all three exhibits way cheaper than if you purchased them separately. (The ticket I’m referring to can be bought online at the SEA LIFE website.) Also, for you gamers there’s a cool arcade machine–the 7D Dark Ride Adventure–that’s located in the building as well.

The exact way I purchased tickets though is through LEGOLAND’s Awesomer Pass, which is an annual pass that allowed entry into LEGOLAND Florida (with free parking), SEA LIFE Orlando, Madame Tussauds, and the Orlando Eye. This is the best bet if you live in Florida and can attend multiple times. If you don’t want LEGOLAND, there are also Florida resident discounted tickets listed on the SEA LIFE website.

Anyway, moving on…let’s talk about the aquarium!

Well, first of all, if you have kids they will absolutely love it. Not only are there tons of cool marine life to look at, but the exhibits themselves are interactive. For example, there is one area in which children…and adults 🙂 can climb underneath the tank and jump up into “pop ups” that allow you to stand in the middle of the tank without getting wet! It’s a great photo op and my kids thought it was hilarious.

Also, I must say the engineers did a good job maximizing the space in the exhibit. The walkway whirls and turns and goes up and down, maximizing the viewing of each tank and also allowing visitors to get new looks at the fish and marine life.

Oh yeah, there’s also a shark tunnel!

Overall, I highly recommend this Orlando day trip, especially if you add in Madame Tussauds and the Orlando Eye.

Don’t forget to check out my Madame Tussauds and Orlando Eye articles!

Thanks for reading and I hope to see you out there! I’ll close this article with some fun photos of the Sea Life Aquarium.

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Photo Credits: Jellyfish by Rusty Clark | Seahorses by osseous | Shark by osseous | Pop-Ups by osseous | Stingray by Rusty Clark

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