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Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Go on a 45-minute guided tour above the 300ft long Ocean Tunnel, Water Quality Laboratory and Food prep kitchen and see first-hand how we care for thousands of creatures at SEA LIFE at Mall of America!

For groups of 10 or more, please email at at two weeks in advance to book spots on the tour and receive the group rate.

Please allow 3 business days for a response. At least 2 weeks advance reservations are required for large groups of 10 or more people. Cameras are not allowed on Behind-the-Scenes Tours. Tours are sold on a first come, first served basis at our ticketing office. All prices are subject to respective local tax rates. Prices and tour times may change without notice.

Snorkel with the Fish

We are temporarily suspending the snorkel program. Please check back soon for future booking dates!


Swim with the Fish is an hour-long surface snorkeling adventure for guests ages 9+ where you can come fin to fin with tropical fish including sharks in the Rainbow Reef exhibit. Each Ticket Includes:

  • 1 hour snorkel program (20 minute education briefing & tour, 30 minute snorkel experience & 10 minute shower)
  • Snorkel gear – mask, fins, snorkel and wetsuit
  • Souvenir Photo
  • General admission for each participant

Advance reservations required at least 2 weeks in advance. Availability is limited. Participants must be 9 years of age or older

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Feed the Rays

While you're visiting Ray Lagoon, enhance your trip with a Ray Feed! Scatter feed shrimp and fish into the ray pool and watch Cownose Rays, Atlantic Rays and Southern Rays gather in excitement. Ray feeds sell out fast - guarantee your ray feed by purchasing the VIP Experience Ticket!

  • Single Feed: $5.00 + tax
  • Three Feeds: $12.00 + tax

Shellfish allergy warning: Please be advised that we feed shrimp and fish to the stingrays.

Sleep Under the Sharks

Come Sleep Under the Sea at SEA LIFE and spend the night underneath a blanket of sea creatures during this unforgettable, one of a kind adventure! Overnights include:

  • Night hike through the aquarium
  • Behind-the-Scenes tour
  • Pizza party
  • Light breakfast (juice and donuts)
  • Souvenir activity and T-shirt
  • Gift store discount

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Advance reservations required at least 3 weeks in advance. Please email us at for availability. Please allow 3 business days for a response.

Payment is required at least 3 weeks before the program date. Add-ons must be requested at the time of reservation. Minimum requirement of at least 15 participants per overnight date.Smaller groups may be combined to meet minimum but must have at least 10 people per group. Maximum of 50 participants in Tunnel exhibit and 30 additional participants in Gallery.

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Private Events

From wedding ceremonies to graduations to corporate events - host your next event at SEA LIFE at Mall of America! Please email us at to book your big event.

Please allow 3 business days for a response. Thanks!


SEA LIFE at Mall of America is temporarily closed as mandated by Governor Tim Walz, and we remain in contact with the authorities on when we can re-open. Please visit for the latest information.