4400 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149
Phone: (305) 361-5705
Those visiting Miami or other cities in Florida shouldn’t miss out on visiting the Miami Seaquarium, the largest aquarium in the United States. Each year around 600,000 people enjoy walking through this park that is home to hundreds of fish, marine turtles, reptiles, dolphins, sea lions, and sharks. Built in 1955, this 15 acre marine park was inaugurated in a special ceremony in which it’s 751,000 gallon (2,840,000 liter) tank was filled with water from each of the 7 oceans. This same tank was home to Flipper in the 1960’s. Flipper was the famous dolphin of the TV series of the same name. 88 episodes and 2 feature length films were filmed in this aquarium.
The Flipper Dolphin Show is still a main attraction at the Miami Seaquarium, where the audience continues to enjoy the tricks, spins, and jumps of the current dolphin. The aquarium may also delight you with a crocodile in the tunnel of Discovery Bay’s Upper Island, or you can learn about various shark species in Shark Channel.
Other attractions include the Killer Whale and Dolphin Show, in which Lolita, the killer whale plays with her trainer and does tricks with entertaining dolphins. In Manatee Presentation visitors can find out a little more about manatees while marveling that this giant animal that grows to weigh 1300 lbs (600kg) on a diet of mostly lettuce! And in Golden Dome sea lions show their speed and impressive athletic abilities.
At the aquarium you can also have an unforgettable experience swimming with dolphins. And you have the opportunity to put on a diving helmet and submerge in reef water to enjoy a landscape brimming with tropical fish, stingrays, and exotic marine creatures.
Miami Seaquarium is a theme park with educational activities and a museum, but is also a rescue center dedicated to rehabilitation and conservation of marine animals from south of Florida such as marine turtles and manatees. The aquarium also creates programs in which the visiting public can donate to support the wellbeing of marine animals, in programs such as Sponsor a Sirenian, Manatee Brick Program, and Adopt a Sea Turtle Nest.
Miami Seaquarium is open everyday from 9:30am to 6:00pm. The ticket-booth closes at 4:30pm and the last series of shows starts at 2:30pm. The ticket cost is from US$45 for adults and US$ 24 for children.
Miami Seaquarium is located at 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, on the Island of Virginia Bay in the Bay of Biscayne just a few minutes from Coral Gables and downtown Miami. Those visiting from the north in rental cars can take the I-95 south and exit at 1A. From there, follow directions to Key Biscayne and then to Rickenbacker Causeway. Those coming from the south can take US Hwy 1 north and exit to the right just before the entrance ramp for the I-95. Then follow signs to Key Biscayne and Rickenbacker Causeway. The route is not difficult but it’s always advisable to request from the car rental companythat your rental car comes equipped with a GPS in your language in order to travel worry-free to the aquarium.
The Miami Sea Aquarium has ample parking space which makes it very convenient to rent a car for your visit. The cost is US$8.
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