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Frequently Asked Questions

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Why do I have to pick an entry date?

We ask you to pick an entry date to manage the number of people in the aquarium. This helps us reduce lines and make sure the experience is enjoyable for everyone!

Can I change my date?

You may request to change your date up to 24 hours before your scheduled arrival date and time. To request a date change, please email us at NewJersey@SEALIFEUS.com and include your order confirmation number. *Please note that date changes are based on the availability of tickets when you'd like to come.

Do I need to print my tickets?

No, you do not need to print your tickets. We encourage you to select "Print@Home and Mobile Ticket" to receive digital tickets on your electronic device. If you are unable to find your tickets on your phone, we may be able to look up your order number within our system during admission. 

If I buy a Combo Ticket, do I have to visit both SEA LIFE and LEGOLAND Discovery Center New Jersey on the same day?

No, the time slot you select to visit is your arrival time to LEGOLAND Discovery Center New Jersey. You're welcome to visit SEA LIFE any time within 14 days after your visit to the Discovery Center. The average family spends 60-90 minutes at SEA LIFE and 2-3 hours at LEGOLAND Discovery Center. *Please note that you must visit LEGOLAND Discovery Center prior to your visit to New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium.

How do I redeem my coupon or promotional code?

To redeem a valid coupon code or promotional code, click on the "Promotional Code" tab of our online ticketing window and enter in the code. Then, you can continue purchasing your discounted tickets to New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium.

Note: In order to redeem your discounted tickets, you must bring the coupon with you and surrender it to the SEA LIFE Admissions Desk.

 

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How do I buy tickets?

We have many different options for booking and purchasing tickets. We recommend that you buy tickets online in advance because it is the easiest way to guarantee entry and save.

You may also buy tickets over the phone and, when available, purchase walk-up tickets at the door. Please note that walk-up tickets may not be available during peak periods like weekends, holidays and during times of high school and group volume.

Do you sell tickets for other attractions at SEA LIFE?

Yes, we sell Combo Tickets including admission to LEGOLAND Discovery Center New Jersey, conveniently located right next door!

What methods of payment do you accept?

For online purchases we accept American Express, Mastercard and VISA. At the Admissions Counter, we accept cash, VISA, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.

Do I have to visit both attractions on my Combo Ticket in one day?

No, the time slot you select to visit is your arrival time to LEGOLAND Discovery Center New Jersey. You're welcome to visit SEA LIFE any time within 14 days after your visit to the Discovery Center. The average family spends 60-90 minutes at SEA LIFE and 2-3 hours at LEGOLAND Discovery Center. *Please note that you must visit LEGOLAND Discovery Center prior to your visit to New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium.

Why do I have to pick an entry date?

We ask you to pick an entry date to manage the number of people in the aquarium. This helps us reduce lines and make sure the experience is enjoyable for everyone!

Can I change my date?

You may request to change your date up to 24 hours before your scheduled arrival date. To request a date change, please email us at NewJersey@SEALIFEUS.com and include your order confirmation number. Please note that date changes are based on the availability of tickets when you'd like to come.

Do I need to print my tickets?

No, you do not need to print your tickets. We encourage you to select "Print@Home and Mobile Ticket" to receive digital tickets on your electronic device. If you are unable to find your tickets on your phone, we may be able to look up your order number within our system during admission. 

How do I redeem my coupon or promotional code?

To redeem a valid coupon code or promotional code, click on the "Promotional Code" tab of our online ticketing window and enter in the code. Then, you can continue purchasing your discounted tickets to New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium.

Note: In order to redeem your discounted tickets, you must bring the coupon with you and surrender it to the SEA LIFE Admissions Desk.

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How long will it take to see the whole aquarium?

On average it will take about 60 to 90 minutes to enjoy the full SEA LIFE experience. However, you can spend as long as you'd like with our marine creatures. Your general admission ticket permits re-entry, so you can even return for a visit at a later time. Note: Group & School ticket re-entry can be discussed on a case by case basis.

Can we touch the creatures?

For the health and safety of you and our creatures, we ask that you do not touch any of our creatures unless invited to by a SEA LIFE expert, for example, at our Tiny Giants Touchpool experience. 

Am I allowed to take photos at New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium?

Yes, we encourage you to take as many photos as you'd like! Please be sure to tag us at #SEALIFENJ, too!

We do, however, ask that you turn off your flash when you're inside the aquarium. Some of our creatures' natural habitats are areas of low or limited light.

Where can I store my belongings?

We will have storage lockers available at New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium for your belongings. 

Do you have a gift shop?

Yes, we have a gift shop! It is located at the end of the aquarium.

May I bring food or snacks into SEA LIFE Aquarium?

New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium does not allow outside food or drink into the attraction.

Where can I eat lunch or dinner?

We do not have a café at New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium, but the American Dream Munchies Food Hall is located right above us!. Your general admission ticket permits re-entry, so you can always leave and come back to finish your visit! Note: Group ticket re-entry will be assessed on a case by case basis.

What happens if I need to leave before the end of my visit?

General Admission tickets are valid for the whole day, so you are free to enter and exit at your leisure. Please ensure your however that your hand is stamped before exiting so that you can gain re-entry. Note: Group & School ticket re-entry will be assessed on a case by case basis.

What will I see when I visit New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium?

New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium will be themed as "The City Under The Sea". We will feature 10+ interactive environments inspired by New York and New Jersey landmarks. We will be featuring over 150 different species and 3,000 creatures. 

Is there a place for nursing mothers?

Please notify a staff member and we can help set you up within a designated space in the aquarium.

Are there any restrictions for the children's play area?

Due to state health and safety regulations, children in the play zone area are required to wear socks and must be under 4'9" tall.

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Do you offer any discounts?

The easiest way to save is to buy your tickets online in advance.

New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium will periodically offer various discounts for a limited time period. Please check our Facebook page and local media for future discount announcements. Discounts are only valid when purchasing standard full-price tickets at the door. Offers cannot be combined with specials or discounts. SEA LIFE cannot guarantee entry or availability of walk-up tickets.

Do you offer a military discount?

Yes, we offer a walk-up discount of $3.00 off General Admission for individuals with valid military ID. This discount is not valid online or in conjunction with any other offer and is based on the availability of walk-up tickets.

How do I redeem my coupon or promotional code?

To redeem a valid coupon code or promotional code, click on the "Promotional Code" tab of our online ticketing window and enter in the code. Then, you can continue purchasing your discounted tickets to New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium.

Note: In order to redeem your discounted tickets, you must bring the coupon with you and surrender it to the SEA LIFE Admissions Desk.

 

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Who is New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium for?

New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium is perfect for families with children age 3-12, however, people of all ages will love our amazing creatures!

Are there any age restrictions?

New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium is suitable for people of all ages, however, if you are under the age of 16 you will need to be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or older.

The Children's Play Area area is specifically designed for children aged 10 and under. 

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May I get a refund or cancel my tickets?

Tickets are non-refundable, as stated in our Terms and Conditions.

How can I change my ticket date or time?

You may request to change your scheduled date and time up to 24 hours before your scheduled visit. To request a change, please email us at NewJersey@SEALIFEUS.com and include your order confirmation number. Please note that date changes are based on the availability of tickets when you'd like to come.

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How do I apply?

Visit www.merlincareers.com to apply and select "US Job Search".

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Is New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium wheelchair and stroller accessible?

Yes, the attraction is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.

Are wheelchairs or electric scooters available for rent?

SEA LIFE does not have wheelchairs or electric scooters available for rent. 

Where should I park?

Parking will be paid. Please check in with American Dream for more information. 

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How much do Annual Passes cost?

Annual Passes are $69.95 per pass.

Each pass is non-transferable and can only be used by the person pictured on the pass. Please be aware Children 2 and under are free.

 

How long will Annual Passes be available?

"First to SEA" Passes are on sale now!

 

What benefits come with the Annual Pass?

New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium's Annual Pass allows guests 12 Months unlimited entry along with loads of additional perks and benefits.

"First to SEA" Passes include an exclusive invitation to our preview weekend before the Grand Opening!

Additional Benefits Include:

  • Unlimited admission to New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium for one year after date of first visit
  • Discounts on Birthday Parties
  • Invitation to special Annual Pass preview days including the "First to SEA" Preview Weekend
  • Access to exclusive members-only events
  • One Ranger Activity Pack
  • Discount in our SEA LIFE Store

Please note that each New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium Annual Pass is intended for the use of one specific individual and cannot be used interchangeably for different individuals.

When can I claim my Annual Passes?

You'll receive an email as our opening date approaches with information about claiming your Annual Passes!

These passes will be picked up at the admissions desk for New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium once we are open!

Are there any combo Annual Passes with LEGOLAND Discovery Center New Jersey?

Combo "First to Experience" Annual Passes are available now!

These passes include unlimited admission to both LEGOLAND Discovery Center and New Jersey SEA LIFE Aquarium!

We’ll have preview weekend for BOTH sites, so you get double the fun! Combination Annual passes start at just $129.95!