Park & Rec Programs

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The all new Pacific Northwest Rockpool is open and will provide you an amazing new experience of touching sea anemones, sea cucumbers and more! The new Stingray Adventure exhibit, however, will not be available during your visit unless attending the all-new stingray classroom program.

On-Site Adventures

  • Homes in the Sea
    From reefs to tide pools, discover the places that animals call home. Learn more.

  • Survival at Sea
    Find out how animals have adapted to survive in this watery world. Learn more.

  • What's for Lunch
    Learn about food chains and how each animal plays a part. Learn more.

  • Sensationial Senses
    Explore the unique senses of sharks and discover what makes them amazing hunters!

Elementary & Middle School Classroom Programs

  • Marine Science Careers
    Explore the frenzy of feeding, the science of saltwater and the adventures of diving! Experience what it’s like to work in the wet and wild world of marine science!

  • Ocean Conservation
    Investigate the effects of pollution and work to develop an Environmental Action Plan. Learn how even in Minnesota, you can make a difference!

High School Classroom Programs

See first-hand how we care for over 10,000 animals with an exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Tour! This tour is a 45 minute trip to our food-prep kitchen, laboratory and the top of the tanks above the aquarium exhibits. Available for all age groups. Minimum of 10 people per tour. Learn more.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Sleep under the sea with your group! Overnight program includes: Night Hike through the Aqarium, Behind-the-Scenes Tour, Pizza Party, Activities and Crafts, Light Breakfast (juice and donuts), T-shirt, and Discounts on Gift Store Merchandise. Learn more.


This program is an hour long - surface snorkeling adventure. Get up close to over 65 types of tropical fish including Puffers, Stingrays and even Sharks! It's a great experience for anyone who is adventurous, comfortable in the water and age 9 and above. No special certifications required! Perfect for families, individuals or large groups up to 30. Gift certificates are available too! Learn more.

Snorkeling (ages 9+)

While most shoppers are at the mall to hunt for great deals, you and your group will be hunting for answers! Starting at SEA LIFE Minnesota, journey through the wild kingdom that is the Mall of America, using only a few clues and your knowledge of the animal world! Keep a close eye on your surroundings as you compete to be the first of your group to survive this predator-prey themed scavenger hunt!

Scavenger Hunt

Spaces fill quickly, reserve your spot today!

Call 952-853-0631 or email to book your Park & Rec program

On-Site Program Pricing

On-Site Pricing




PreK - 12th Grade




PreK - 12th Grade






Behind-the-Scenes Tour



Shark Tooth Necklace Kit



Additional Opportunities

We are pleased to offer programs that encompass both SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium and the Omnitheater at the Science Museum of Minnesota. These programs will provide your group with a unique and well-rounded experience and help maximize your transportation expense. Learn more.

Science Museum of Minnesota


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Opening Hours

M - Th
10am - 7pm*
10:00am - 8:00pm*
9:30am - 8:00pm*
10am - 6:30pm

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