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Frequently Asked Questions

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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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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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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.