Watching sea life swim gracefully in a tank is both mesmerizing and educational. That’s exactly what it’s like going to Sea Life Aquarium in Grapevine. The first time we went my kids were mesmerized and learned so much from the Fin Facts along the wall. Sea Life Aquarium has recently opened a new interactive exhibit, Octopus Garden, and it’s spectacular.
As I watched these cephalopods, I realized that I had never seen an octopus that close before. Between being click happy with my camera and amazed at their sight, I probably could have stayed in that area the whole day. I think the Giant Pacific Octopus liked the attention as he showed off all his suctions for us. Did you know they have 200 suction cups on each tentacle?? That’s just one of the many things I learned about these amazing creatures.
About Octopus Garden
Octopus Garden is now open to the public and it’s something you don’t want to miss! From octopus and cuttlefish to nautilus, these distinctive creatures have almost supernatural abilities including camouflage, ink clouds and jet propulsion. Octopus Garden includes hands-on activities demonstrating some of the unique skills belonging to cephalopods.
With five new display tanks, the exhibit features a Giant Pacific Octopus, Zebra Octopus, Pharaoh Cuttlefish and Chambered Nautilus. Octopus Garden also includes: a hide-and-seek octopus game, an octopus memory quiz, octopus maze activity and two new educational presentations.
Location & Hours
Grapevine Mills Mall
3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway
Grapevine, Texas 76051
Monday – Saturday 10am – 9:30pm*
Sunday 11am – 7pm*
*Last admission is 2 hours prior to close. Refer to the website for special holiday times as those may differ.
Adult (13+) : $14.25 + tax (online), $19.00 + tax (door)
Child (3-12 years) : $11.25 + tax (online), $15.00 + tax (door)
Children 2 and under : FREE
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Disclosure: I attended a special media preview of Octopus Garden at Sea Life Aquarium. All thoughts and opinions are my own.