A new Sea Life Aquarium recently opened in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. (In fact, it’s in the same Grapevine mega-mall that houses the Legoland Discovery Center I wrote about a few weeks ago.) There are Sea Life locations all across Europe and a few sprinkled around the U.S., so I thought I’d check it out and see what this 45,000 square-foot indoor aquatic center has to offer.
The short verdict: It’s pretty cool. My city already has the large and impressive Dallas World Aquarium, and this doesn’t compete with that facility’s excellent rainforest adventure. But Sea Life is well-crafted, and it has lots to interest and entertain the under-12 set. It’s really a great place for a short walk-through visit with a young kiddo like mine, so I wish the tickets were a little less expensive. But if your kids like to spend a lot of time exploring and watching aquatic life, you’ll likely get your money’s worth.