Northeast’s first SEA LIFE aquarium to open at American Dream next spring


Ready to explore a “city under the sea”?

Soon you will be able to visit 3,000 creatures and observe 75 to 100 marine species up close, with no scuba gear required. The SEA LIFE Aquarium, the first of its kind in the Northeast, has just announced its opening at American Dream in spring 2021, although it was originally slated to debut in April 2020.

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“The health of our guests, staff and sea creatures is of the utmost importance and we are taking all necessary steps to prepare for a safe and exciting opening next year,” said Managing Director Camille DePascale in a statement.

Plan your family’s future day trips accordingly, as there will be plenty of ground to cover: the aquarium is home to over 10 interactive exhibits that are considered a ‘fish-filled’ version of popular New York City landmarks. You will find the piranhas “Wall Street Wolves”, the seahorses aka the “Ballet Dancers of the Ocean” and “Rush Hour of the Ocean”, where the yellow eels replace the yellow cabs.

SEA LIFE Aquarium
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If kids aren’t tired of their underwater exploration, check out other entertainment options at American Dream: DreamWorks Water Park, North America’s largest indoor water park; Nickelodeon Universe, home to the world’s steepest roller coasters or Big SNOW, the country’s first indoor snow park. Essentially, anything that breaks records is housed in the Jersey Entertainment Center.

Tickets for the SEA LIFE Aquarium haven’t gone on sale yet, but keep an eye out for the website for updates!

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