Frequently Asked
Questions

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Can you access LEGOLAND through the SEA LIFE entrance?

Guests with a current hand stamp and a Resort Hopper Ticket or Merlin Annual Pass can access LEGOLAND through SEA LIFE Aquarium. If your first stop of the day is SEA LIFE Aquarium and plan to visit LEGOLAND after, scan your Resort ticket at the LEGOLAND turnstiles for Park entry after your SEA LIFE visit.

Do I need to print my tickets?

No, you do not need to print your tickets. We encourage you to select "Print@Home and Mobile Ticket" to receive digital tickets on your electronic device.

When is the best time of year to visit?

The aquarium is least crowded on the Tuesdays and Wednesdays when LEGOLAND California is closed. Check the operating calendar for closing information.

If I buy a Hopper Ticket, do I need to visit both attractions on the same day?

Yes, the date you select to visit is your arrival date to LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE. You're welcome to visit SEA LIFE any time during the same day. This can be before or after your visit to LEGOLAND. 

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How do I buy tickets?

We have many different options for booking and purchasing tickets. We recommend that you buy tickets online in advance because it is the easiest way to guarantee entry and save.

You may also buy tickets over the phone and, when available, purchase walk-up tickets at the door. Please note that walk-up tickets may not be available during peak periods like weekends, holidays and during times of high school and group volume.

Do you sell tickets for other attractions at SEA LIFE?

Yes, we sell Combo Tickets including admission to LEGOLAND California and LEGOLAND California Water Park.

What methods of payment do you accept?

For online purchases we accept American Express, Mastercard and VISA. At the Admissions Counter, we accept cash, VISA, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.

Can I upgrade my LEGOLAND ticket to include admission to SEA LIFE Aquarium?

Any LEGOLAND ticket can be upgraded to include SEA LIFE Aquarium admission for $22.

Do I need to print my tickets?

No, you do not need to print your tickets. We encourage you to select "Print@Home and Mobile Ticket" to receive digital tickets on your electronic device.

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How long will it take to see the whole aquarium?

On average it will take about 60 to 90 minutes to enjoy the full SEA LIFE experience. However, you can spend as long as you'd like with our marine creatures. Your general admission ticket permits re-entry, so you can even return for a visit at a later time. Note: Group tickets do not permit re-entry.

Can we touch the creatures?

For the health and safety of you and our creatures, we ask that you do not touch any of our creatures unless invited to by a staff member, for example, at our Interactive Touchpool experience.

Am I allowed to take photos at SEA LIFE California

Yes, we encourage you to take as many photos as you'd like! Please be sure to tag us at #SEALIFECA !

We do, however, ask that you turn off your flash when you're inside the aquarium. Some of our creatures' natural habitats are areas of low or limited light.

Do you have a gift shop?

Yes, we have a gift shop! It is located at the end of the aquarium and is also accessible by the public. You do not need to purchase a ticket to enter the store.

May I bring food or snacks into the Aquarium?

LEGOLAND California Resort SEA LIFE Aquarium does not allow outside food or drink into the attraction.

Where can I eat lunch or dinner?

We offer amazing selectionsat the Ocean Journey Café right inside the attraction.

What happens if I need to leave before the end of my visit?

General Admission tickets are valid for the whole day, so you are free to enter and exit at your leisure. Please ensure your however that your hand is stamped before exiting so that you can gain re-entry. Note: Group tickets do not permit re-entry.

How long does it take to experience the Aquarium?

The average experience is approximately one hour. However, there are a variety of fun creature talks and feeds throughout the day that can extend your visit! Check out our daily schedules here.

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Do you offer any discounts?

The easiest way to save is to buy your tickets online in advance.

SEA LIFE California periodically offers various discounts for a limited time period. Please check our Facebook page and local media for future discount announcements. Discounts are only valid when purchasing standard full-price tickets at the door. Offers cannot be combined with specials or discounts. SEA LIFE cannot guarantee entry or availability of walk-up tickets.

I have a coupon for SEA LIFE. How do I use it?

To use a coupon, please first read the full terms and conditions on the coupon for specific details and be sure to check our website for complete hours of operation. When you arrive, please get into the "pre-paid tickets" line and be ready to present and surrender the coupon to an Admissions Associate.

Most of our coupons are walk-up discounts only, cannot be used to pre-book tickets online, and cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. No eCoupons, copies or facsimiles will be accepted.

 

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Who is SEA LIFE for?

SEA LIFE is perfect for families with children age 3-12, however, people of all ages will love our amazing creatures!

Are there any age restrictions?

SEA LIFE is suitable for people of all ages, however, if you are under the age of 16 you will need to be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or older.

The Children's Play Area area is specifically designed for children aged 10 and under. 

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Does the Aquarium have real creatures or are they all made out of LEGO bricks?

We have over 5,000 REAL and amazing creatures throughout our tanks, including sharks, rays, seahorses, clownfish and a giant Pacific octopus. We are also one of the only SEA LIFE Aquariums that have LEGO character figures featured in the Aquarium!

What kind of creatures does SEA LIFE have?

SEA LIFE has over 5,000 creatures including sharks, rays, seahorses, clownfish and an octopus.

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Is SEA LIFE Aquarium wheelchair and stroller accessible?

Yes, the attraction is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers, however, double strollers are not recommended. For the safety and comfort of all guests, strollers are not permitted inside SEA LIFE Aquarium during peak periods of attendance. These periods may include but are not limited to March- April, weekends in May, June- August, Brick or Treat Saturdays, and all holiday and special event weekend, during the winter holiday season and at the discretion of management. You may park your stroller at the SEA LIFE entrance.

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How do I apply?

Visit www.merlincareers.com to apply and select "North America Vacancies".