Tuesday, January 27, 2015

SEA LIFE MICHIGAN AQUARIUM - Our Sneak Peek Tour! Grand Opening - 1/29 #SEALIFEMI

I am a SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium Parent Ambassador and will be receiving an exclusive first look at events leading up to the attraction’s grand opening and complimentary tickets. All opinions expressed are my own.

The grand opening of the SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium in Auburn Hills, Michigan is January 29, 2015 with a ribbon-cutting celebration at 11 a.m. and doors will open to the public at noon. Discounted tickets are available for $17.50 per person until grand opening day. The SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium is located at Entry 7 of the mall.

  • More than 20 displays and 5,000 sea creatures
  • 180-degree tunnel where you can watch sharks, rays, eels and hundreds of beautiful fish swim above and around you
  • Stingray Bay that houses three different types of sting rays
  • Interactive touch pool area
  • Informative touch screens along paths to engage in learning about the creatures

My daughter Rose and I had the opportunity to attend to special sneak peek media event on January 22. The aquarium is visually stunning - I could sit there all day watching all the different creatures swimming around.

Check out our entire album of photos here on Facebook - Rose took a majority of them (she's my mini-photog!)

The regular prices ($23.50/adult and $18.50/child 3-12 yrs and child under 3 are free) might seem a little steep but I believe they are worth it for a visit. We have visiting aquariums in Chicago and Philadelphia and pay more per ticket for the experience. If you love this type of attraction - I would suggest the season passes for repeat visits to save you money. The aquarium is perfect for children 2 years and up because it is very engaging, educational (in a fun way) and interactive. I think youth and adults alike with like the touch screens filled with lots of information about the creatures they are viewing. I learned that male sea horses are the ones that carry the babies - I never knew that! Rose loved the bubble indents where you could get an up-close look at the animals and she truly loved the touch pool where she could touch and hold the starfish and crabs (they won't bite).

Strollers are permitted and there are bathrooms available which is a must with families! No food or drinks allowed so if you are bringing younger children - make sure to give them a snack in advance. There is a play area available if any of your young ones get antsy and want to shed some energy.

When you enter the Sea Life Aquarium you will check in at the front desk and get assigned a time. They allow approximately 50 guests in per half hour which allows everyone to enjoy the aquarium without overcrowding. You can spend the entire day there if you want, or you can leave to get a bite to eat and do some shopping and then come back in the aquarium that same day. Depending on what time you arrive and check in, if you need to wait to enter the aquarium there is a nearby food court with a children's play area and carousel, tons of stores to check out (like Bass Pro Shops and Jeepers), in addition to many wonderful restaurants.

I truly feel this is a must-see attraction and I am excited that it is only an hour drive for my family. We are already planning out a date to take my husband and spend part of our day there. Rose can't wait to show him around and I can't wait to sit back and observe all the sea creatures!


Be sure to follow SEA LIFE Michigan’s websiteTwitter, Facebook and Instagram for more updates and don't forget doors open this Thursday, January 29!

Disclosure: Coupon Savvy Sarah receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. Some posts may contain affiliate links that I receive commission or payment from in exchange for referrals. In the event of a giveaway, the sponsor is responsible for delivery of the prize, unless otherwise noted in the posting. I only recommend products or services I personally use and believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 225: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising"

1 comment: