I was provided with complimentary tickets for admission to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Arizona and the SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium. However, all opinions are my own.
My family and I enjoy taking day trips to Phoenix. Usually our day trips involve visits to the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Arizona and SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium. I wrote about our first visit to the Discovery Center here but I decided to also include five reasons to visit SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium! I’ve also included a giveaway for tickets to both LEGOLAND Discovery Center Arizona and SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium so two of my readers can experience it for themselves with their families!
5 Reasons to Visit SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium
The location of the SEA LIFE Aquarium is ideal for those living in the Phoenix area as well as for those of us that are visiting from Tucson. It’s added bonus that it’s adjacent to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Arizona. They are both located in the Arizona Mills Mall, which is right off the freeway in Tempe.
You can’t miss the building for either places. The building for the Discovery Center is painted in yellow, and the building for the Aquarium is painted in blue. My son really enjoys the LEGO fountain out front.
For a more detailed review of the different areas in the LEGOLAND Discovery Center, including the rides, please click here.
2. Fun, But Also Educational and Interactive
The Aquarium is not only fun and interactive, but also very educational. I also like that the Aquarium isn’t overwhelming for younger children – it’s long enough for them to enjoy, but also not too long to where they’ll lose interest.
One of the interactive areas my son enjoys is the touch tank. This is one of the highlights of our visit.
3. Variety of Sea Life
There are also several fish tanks throughout the Aquarium, filled with a variety of fish, including coral sharks. Our favorite is the tunnel that makes us feel like we are walking in an aquarium. There are fish below, fish above, and fish to the sides, including turtles.
4. Fun Photo Opportunities
SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium have photographers present who will take fun photos of you and your family for an additional charge. We don’t purchase the photos every time we visit, although we do on occasion because of the special effects added to the photos.
Below are some fun pictures that were taken by the Aquarium’s photographer.
There are also photo opportunities available if you don’t want to purchase the SEA LIFE photos. My son loves hamming it up for the camera.
5. Special Events
Similar to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Arizona, SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium also has special themed events for certain holidays like Halloween. Our favorite is the underwater pumpkin carving contest. These events are included in the general price of admission, so it’s a fun way to check out new events without paying extra.
Now who’s ready for a giveaway?! Both LEGOLAND Discovery Center Arizona and SEA LIFE Arizona provided me tickets to give away to two of my readers! One reader will win 4 tickets to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Arizona and one reader will win 4 tickets to SEA LIFE Arizona.
Please enter the rafflecopter below for a chance to win four tickets. The contest ends on February 1st at 12 am (Mountain Time), and I will notify the winner via email. The winner will need to respond to my email within 48 hours, otherwise he/she will forfeit their tickets and another winner will be selected. Good luck!