Sea Life Michigan Aquarium: You've Gotta See These Incredible Fish, Sting Rays and Turtles at Great Lakes Crossing Mall in Auburn Hills Michigan 

Sea Life Michigan Aquarium: You've Gotta See These Incredible Fish, Sting Rays and Turtles at Great Lakes Crossing Mall in Auburn Hills Michigan  | By Sherry Trautman | | Updated June 7, 2023

I've gotta say, SeaLife Aquarium Michigan is one of the fishiest places we've ever visited!

Everywhere you look there's slippery creatures with huge eyes watching your every move while lurking behind rocks while trying to blend in. Sounds pretty shady to me...

Check out our Sea Life Michigan Aquarium photos! 

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Sea Life Aquarium in Michigan is a great place to go during the winter as it's all inside!  You can wander the Great Lakes Crossing Mall, eat at Rainforest Café, play at Legoland and watch a movie at the AMC theater after parking once! (and parking is free!)

See Incredible Sting Rays, Sharks, Eels and OH!  What's That Lurking Behind a Rock?


You've Gotta Visit This Auburn Hills Aquarium!

Address: 4316 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Sea Life Aquarium Michigan is a show stopper! It houses over 250 species and 2,000 creatures including sharks, rays, green sea sea turtles, and more!

Sealife in Auburn Hills is a must-visit for Michigan families! Check out our Sea Life Michigan Aquarium photos below!

Things to See at Sea Life Aquarium

  • Walk through Michigan's only underwater tunnel! 
  • See a shark's belly!
  • Find out what sea stars feel like and gently touch a colorful (and sticky) sea anemone at the touch pond
  • Learn more about the fish and creatures you see 
  • See stingrays, eels, sea turtles, sharks and more! 
  • Play in the interactive children's area!
  • Oh, and see my favorite...Jellyfish!

Stingray Bay Exhibit At Aquarium Auburn Hills MI

This 3,000 gallon exhibit at Stingray Bay contains over 150 adorable sea creatures including fascinating live coral at Sea Life Auburn Hills MI!

  • Chris was taking a video of his favorite stingray friend as I snapped this pic!

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Did you know Sea Life Michigan is the biggest aquarium in Michigan?

Explore the Underwater Tunnel at Sea Life Aquarium in Auburn Hills!

See large schools of fish, sea turtles, sharks and so much more unexpected sea creatures in the walk through underwater tunnel!

There are benches along the edges so you can sit and enjoy the fish swimming over your head. Plus there are lots of great opportunities to take Sea life Michigan aquarium photos!

And....right after the underwater tunnel are my favorites....the jellyfish!

Fascinating Seahorse Facts

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So, this is crazy: Male seahorses carry eggs in their pouches provided by the females.

After 5-6 weeks, the males release 150-200 baby seahorses!  Good luck, little ones!!

Seahorses eat small crustacea such as Mysis Shrimp. An adult eats 30-50 times a day.

Seahorse fry (baby seahorses) eat 3000 pieces of food per day! How about that food bill!!

Oooh a Touch Pond at Sea Life Aquarium in Michigan! 

At the interactive touch pond at Sea Life Michigan Aquarium, you can touch sea anemone, sea stars and other colorful sea creatures. It's best to use two fingers and touch them very carefully.

What Else Is There to Do Nearby?

Stroll through Great Lakes Crossing Mall!  It's not just a boring mall, there's Legoland, AMC movie theater, Rainforest Cafe (and lots of of other great meal spots), Pepe the Pig and more!

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