Located within the same grounds and operated by the same people as LEGOLAND, the SEA LIFE Aquarium is a part of a long line of aquariums open to tourists in the San Diego area. However, this aquarium, which is found in Carlsbad, California, has a bit of a twist making it very different than all the other sea exhibitions in the region. The SEA LIFE aquarium blends the LEGO theme with the underwater world exhibitions.
Geared towards children and education in a fun way, the SEA LIFE exhibition contains play zones, quiz trails and a number of interactive enclosures. The biggest attraction here is a giant pacific octopus. Guests to the aquarium can actually watch the highly intelligent animal solve puzzles, play with different toys and learn about how these great animals eat and survive in the wild. Other popular animals at the aquarium include clown fish, reef sharks, cownose rays, and seahorse. There is also an interactive rock pool where you can see, and even touch, star fish.
SEA LIFE is located in the LEGOLAND Resort in the town of Carlsbad, which is about a 45 minute drive north along the coast from the center of San Diego. The aquarium is open daily, but the hours change seasonally.