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Sea Life Arizona Aquarium in Tempe

Chris and Jana Tingom

sea-life-logoThe most frequent comments about Sea Life Arizona are that it’s expensive, and not as robust as other aquariums around the country. With that said, it’s an extremely well done aquarium with lots of potential, large fish exhibits, octopus, jellyfish, lionfish, stingrays, seahorses, sea turtles, sharks and other fish.

Located inside Arizona Mills Mall, the aquarium opened in 2010. It will take you about an hour and a half, in our experience, to tour the entire aquarium. There is a cool 360 degree viewing tunnel surrounded on all sides by water, which the kids all enjoy.


You can purchase your passes at, don’t forget to use promo code AZPLACES at checkout for about 60% off! That’s some big savings! Plus, that gets you access to other venues, such as the Phoenix Zoo, and a bunch of other cool places in Arizona. Visit the Pogo Pass website for full details/restrictions.


Sea Life Arizona typically offers significant discounts online, including from Pogo Pass, and other coupon sites.

Here is a review of SeaLife that we wrote a year later.

Click here to view our YouTube video!

Getting there

Go through Entrance 1 at the Arizona Mills mall, which is located at the intersection of I-10 and US Highway 60.

Sea Life Arizona
Arizona Mills
5000 Arizona Mills Circle
Tempe, AZ 85282

  • Chris and Jana Tingom

    We live in Scottsdale, AZ and have three children, ages 10, 7 and 3. They are full of energy, and so we're always looking for new things to do. Come join our family adventures!

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