Delights Are Deep at Minnesota Aquariums
Look beneath the surface of Minnesota Aquariums and you’ll find a breathtaking array of life forms from around the world. And you don’t have to get your feet wet!
The Minnesota Zoo’s ponds, reefs, tide pools, and tanks feature creatures ranging from tiny pygmy seahorses to 10-foot sand tiger sharks. Discover Bay and the Tropics Trail offer spectacular underwater views of ocean and reef-dwellers like sharks, eels, sea turtles, sea dragons, and tropical fish. Watch a shark feeding or talk with SCUBA-diving staff.
Minnesota Sea Life Aquarium
The new Minnesota Sea Life Aquarium at Mall of America features 10,000 sea creatures. Encounter species never seen in Minnesota, a new stingray pool with an acrylic observation deck above, and an underwater Atlantis. Explore a 300-foot tunnel surrounded by sharks and giant sea turtles and displays with seahorses and jellyfish.
Great Lakes Aquarium
How about a closer look at native freshwater fish? Great Lakes Aquarium, on the Duluth waterfront, exhibits fish, otters, turtles, and birds from the Great Lakes area. As a bonus, see freshwater animals from the Amazon River like the brightly-colored poison dart frog and marine creatures like the whitespotted bambooshark, too!