SEA LIFE Arizona

Posted September 29, 2016 by Wendy Wright in Arizona Attractions

SEA LIFE Arizona 360 degree view ocean tunnel ©2013 Arizona Moms Network ©Wendy Wright

SEA LIFE Arizona is an indoor aquarium that features creatures from both fresh and saltwater along with hands on activities for all ages.

Animals you will encounter include white tip reef shark, giant pacific octopus, seahorses, cownose ray, blacktip reef shark, and clownfish where you can hopefully find Nemo. A recent addition is Ziva, the first green sea turtle in the state, and is a highlight of any visit.

A 360 degree view tunnel awaits at the end of your visit where a dinosaur skeleton provides a great backdrop for the ocean view. Afterward, parents can relax while children enjoy the submarine play area.

Check the website to see what feeding times are available. For the budding scientists, a behind the scenes tour may be the perfect add on to your day and is not included in admission.

Educational events are designed specifically for their aquarium. Homeschooling weeks are available to allow children educational opportunities during the class and includes admission to the aquarium afterward.

SEA LIFE Arizona is located inside Arizona Mills Mall at 5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, Suite 145, Tempe, Arizona 85282.


  • Animal interactions
  • Aquarium
  • Hands on interactive touch pool with crabs and starfish
  • Educational programs for homeschooling families
  • Family photo opportunity upon entering the aquarium
  • Mascot is Sharky


  • Adult (13+): $18.00
  • Child (3-12 years): $13.00
  • Children under 3 are free

Additional information about SEA LIFE Arizona:


Admission discounts:

  • Save by purchasing tickets online at least one day ahead of time.
  • Watch SEA LIFE Arizona’s Facebook page for ticket deals. Discounted admission is offered through their Facebook page for Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving, Veteran’s Day and many other special events throughout the year.
  • Attend a homeschooling class and admission to the aquarium is included.
  • Save even more by adding the combo discount and choose admission for both SEA LIFE Arizona and LEGOLAND Discovery Center.

Hours: Last admission is one hour before close.

  • Monday 10:00 am – 7:30 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am – 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am – 7:30 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am – 7:30 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am – 7:30 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am – 7:30 pm
  • Sunday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Know Before You Go:

  • Indoors
  • Year round
  • Weather does not affect experiences
  • Allows in/out privileges with hand stamp
  • Strollers permitted throughout
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Family restroom
  • Diaper changing station
  • Restaurants available at the mall, but not located inside the aquarium
  • Gift shop
  • Play area

Photography by Wendy Wright

About the Author

Wendy Wright

Wendy is the founder of Arizona Moms Network. Almost a native of the Valley of the Sun, she learned to walk and talk in Arizona. She shares her heart through words and photography on her personal blog when she is not dreaming of becoming a Disneyland photographer.


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