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See first-hand how we care for thousands of sea creatures with an exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Tour!

Go Behind-the-Scenes!

A Behind-the-Scenes Tour is a 45-minute guided tour that will take you up on deck above our tunnel system where you can see animals that are currently off-exhibit. You will then explore our Laboratory to find out how we treat and maintain the 1.3 million gallons of water that make up the aquarium. Finally, your tour guide will take you into our Food Prep Kitchen to see what we feed our thousands of creatures in order to keep them healthy and strong.

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.

Tour Days and Times

Mon-Fri: 11:00AM - 5:00PM on the hour

Sat: 10:30AM - 6:30PM every half hour

Sun: 11:00AM - 5:00PM every half hour



Regular Price: $10.00 + tax

Member Price: $7.00+ tax


For groups of 10 or more, please contact us at two weeks in advance to book spots on the tour and receive the group rate. Please allow 3 business days for a response.

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.


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.