Grapevine Sea Life Aquarium
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “Northern Texas”? Cowboys? Cattle? Rodeos? Well add Grapevine Sea Life Aquarium to that list.
That’s right. The Grapevine Sea Life Aquarium is located across from Legoland inside of the Grapevine Mills Mall. It’s doors opened back in June of 2011, but still attracts hundreds of thousands of people every year.
There are more than 5,000 sea creatures in this two story, 45,000 square foot space. From the smallest of crustaceans to huge 7 foot long sharks can be found in 30 unique displays and 12 different zones. You’ll feel like you are in the Little Mermaid movie when you check out some of the amazing and unreal features that showcase the sea creatures.
The underwater fantasy land features a 360 degree underwater ocean tunnel with Sting Rays, Sharks, Jellyfish, Coral Reef, and more circling around you. It’s like being in the middle of the ocean floor without having to get wet!
If you’re adventurous enough, be sure to take a stroll over the “Shark Walk” where you can walk over glass as sharks gracefully swim under you.
Did you know that Black Tip Reef Sharks are just 30cm long at birth? They grow to be 2 meters long! They are also one of the few species that can “fly” completely out of the water.
The Green Sea Turtle is a new addition to the aquarium. Little ones can also find Nemo (Clownfish) swimming about. There is also a huge tank featuring sting rays where you can even climb into a side bubble and pop your head into the middle of the action.
Overall, this is a great place to stir imaginations and teach us the importance of conservation and looking after the sea.
Texas Travel Facts for Grapevine SEA LIFE Aquarium :
Grapevine Mills, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, TX 76051
Monday-Saturday: 10 am – 9:30 pm (last admission at 7:30 pm)
Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm (last admission at 5 pm)
Adults (13 & up): $19.00 ($16.25 online)
Children (3-12): $15.00 ($11.25 online)Children (0-2): free
*Receive a 25% discount by purchasing online
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