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Behind-the-Scenes Tours

See how we care for Minnesota's largest aquarium and thousands of sea creatures
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Amazing Access

Please note that all Behind-the-Scenes Tours are currently canceled until further notice. 

Join expert guides to discover how we care for thousands of creatures in Minnesota's largest aquarium!

This 45-minute interactive experience is a guest favorite! The guided tour immerses you in our world of feeding and caring for creatures. Discover how we create an ocean right here in the heart of Minnesota and journey up on deck above the Ocean Tunnel to come within inches of giant sharks, sea turtles and more.

BTS Tour | SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium

Know Before You Go

Behind-the-Scenes Tours are approximately 45 minutes long. We can admit up to 15 individuals per tour.

Please choose a time for your Behind-the-Scenes Tour at least 45 minutes after your General Admission entry time.

Where to Go?

To take your Behind-the-Scenes Tour, please arrive at the waiting area just past the aquarium entrance and Lab window at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start of the tour.  


Additional Information

  • Behind the Scenes Tours do not allow admission to SEA LIFE at Mall of America and must be purchased with an admissions ticket.
  • Behind-the-Scenes Tours are available for groups with at least 2 weeks notice. Please contact for more information.