News & Events

Local Heroes Days

Sept 1-30*

Join us for Local Heroes Days, this September at SEA LIFE, to honor first responders and service men and women!


Police, Firefighters, Military Service Members, EMTs, Doctors and Nurses:
Show your badge, I.D. or pay stub and enjoy FREE walk-up admission! Plus, you can also have up to six friends and family visit with you for just $13.50 per person. That's a savings of up to $10.00 each!


Did you know?
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan, the ultimate indoor LEGO playground, is also honoring local heroes this September! The Discovery Center is located at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills, too. You'll find it just across the food court in District 6. Learn more>>


*Walk-up discount only. Offer and event dates subject to change at any time without notice. Final interpretation resides with SEA LIFE Aquarium.

Pirate Week

September 17-23

Ahoy, me Hearties! Pirate Week is almost upon us! Board the S.S. SEA LIFE for a swashbucklin' good time with fun activities throughout the aquarium! Plus, you can pillage the Interactive Touchpool for treasure while you touch crabs, sea stars, sea urchins and more.


Avast, ye didn't hear it from me, but there be rumors amongst the crew about an underwater sword fight on Tuesday, 9/19 at 10:30am in the Ocean Tank. If I were you, I'd be there to join in on the crowd and cheer them on!


And, if you say "AHOY" to one of the buccaneers at the Admissions Desk, you'll receive $7.00 off tickets.* That's a good way to save some of your gold doubloons, savvy?


Plus, dress up in your best pirate or mermaid garb and enter to win 2 Annual Passes!


Be there, or walk the plank! Aaaarrrrgggghhhh!


- Captain Magnus the Shark


*Walk-up discount only. Valid 9/17-9/23/2017. Up to six total tickets. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Not valid for Annual Passes. Final interpretation resides with SEA LIFE Michigan.

Homeschool Week - Cephalopods

September 25-29


Families with homeschoolers will enjoy admission for just $10.00 per person during Homeschool Week. That's a savings of up to $13.50 each!

Plus, take advantage of our FREE workshops for grades K-12 and educational stations throughout the aquarium!


FREE Homeschool Workshops*

Tentacles Workshop (Kindergarten-3rd Grade)
Approximately 25 minutes long

  • Includes story time, song, and octopus-themed learning stations

Squid Dissection Workshop (4th-12th Grade)
Approximately 45 minutes long

  • Look close and discover the amazing adaptations of these cephalopods
  • Due to safety, no younger children will be permitted to participate in the dissection


*Students must attend the workshop that is appropriate for their age level. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the workshop and gather in Conservation Cove to participate. First come, first served. Space is limited.



Scout Days

October 1-31

Individual scouts and their immediate family members can visit during Scout Days to save up to $10 per person and earn our FREE fun patch! Buy Scout Days Tickets online and be sure to wear your uniform when you visit!

  • Marine Conservation Scavenger Hunt
  • FREE Conservation Fun Patch
  • Touch a crab, urchin, sea star and other rockpool creatures
  • 180 degree underwater ocean tunnel
  • Daily educational talks and feeding demonstrations (view schedule)