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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samhatesham
New York City, New York
"Just don’t go "
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed January 18, 2019 NEW
Small with little attractions and overpriced. The shows are mediocre at best and the animals look sad. This place is in it for the money. The dolphin encounter was way overpriced for what it was. The entire 30 minutes was a photo op just for you to spend MORE money later on to buy them. The kids barely interacted the the dolphin. The “trainers” also don’t seem to care much.
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plmzaq1
"overpriced, noisy abuse of marine life"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed January 15, 2019 NEW
it starts with $10 to park then $50 to walk into the venue. Staff will ask to take some pics of you to sell to you as you leave. First you'll see flamingos. Pigeons come in droves to feed on the flamingo food. There is hard rock music blasting at some tanks with shows going on where the trained dolphins perform. WTF?! Loud rock music with dolphins? Not handicapped accessible. Staffing seems not indicative of Miami demographics. All those running the entertainment were Caucasians. As we left, animal cruelty activists rightly were picketing outside the parking lot because of abuse to the orcas. Definitely avoid this place if your intention is to have a relaxing look at aquatic life or hang out with older members of your family.
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Kenziemarie77
Pompano Beach, Florida
"Sad, just sad."
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed January 15, 2019 NEW
I don't think I will ever visit an aquarium or zoo again. It's just so depressing and I don't want my daughter to think these places are acceptable. Watching that beautiful, majestic killer whale in the large swimming pool is just SAD. Ugh, it is heartbreaking. I felt so bad paying to see this. No more. That whale and those dolphins are meant to swim miles and miles a day. It's just so sad. They look depressed and bored. They have other animals there and they are all locked up like prisoners. Please do the right thing and find another way to spend your hard earned money than donating to animal cruelty. .
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lolli30
Ottawa, Canada
"An interesting day seeing the shows and presentations"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 14, 2019 NEW
We enjoyed our day at Seaquarium. While many people have concerns about mammals and fish in captivity, the Seaquarium emphasizes rescue, rehabilitation and release when possible. The shows were entertaining and the presentations interesting. They are well timed so you can walk from one to the next in order to take them all in. Don’t sit in the splash zone if you don’t want to get wet. We spent most of the day there with a lunch break. Tickets are expensive, but you can purchase discounted tickets through Goldstar which we had no issue using.
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pdegolier
Merritt Island, Florida
"Small but nice."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 13, 2019 NEW
Very nice day trip. Not overly large but very fun and informative. The dolphin and whale shows where great! You get close with the dolphins. Before the show, the dolphins entertain and throw balls out to the crowd! We were standing right in front and my granddaughter loved it! During the show, you WILL get soaked! They emphasize the importance of the ecology if the animals and conservation. All in all, a very enjoyable day.
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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.