Are you a Shark lover, Seahorse fanatic or a Clownfish groupie? Perhaps it’s the graceful Jellyfish or the clever Octopus that you love the most. Maybe you simply can’t decide! At SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium, you can see them all! You’ll be able to get closer to them than ever before! You’ll be able to get close to the blacktip reef shark, Green Sea Turtle, Moon Jellies, Grey Reef Shark, Seahorse, Cownose Ray, Clownfish, Zebra Shark, Barracuda, Black Tip Reef Shark, Southern Stingray, Green Moray Eel, Fresh Water Turtle, Giant Pacific Octopus, Sandbar Shark, Tarpon, Pufferfish, and Mangrove Stingray and you’ve only just begun. SEA LIFE Orlando is an immersive, one-of-kind aquarium experience that allows marine life enthusiasts to experience the magical world beneath our oceans of the world with interactive touch pools, bubble aquariums, floor-to-ceiling displays, a cold water rock pool, and 360-degree and 180-degree ocean tunnels featuring more than 5,000 sea animals.
Everything we do is about celebrating the sea and its inhabitants. By sharing the beauty of the oceans and its creatures with the millions of guests who visit us each year, we want to inspire them to join us in working to preserve our marine heritage for future generations.
Through our independent charity, The SEA LIFE Marine Conservation Trust, our guests make a huge contribution to marine conservation. Their support allows us to work with specialist organizations, individual experts, governments, business, and local communities on campaigns and activities that protect marine creatures and their environment across the globe.
These marine conservation initiatives generally fall into one of three areas – Breed, Rescue, and Protect include:
Running global breeding programs for thirteen species of endangered rays as well as the largest seahorse network in the world.
Rescuing hundreds of sick and injured seals and turtles every year, rehabilitating them and whenever possible returning them to the wild.
Campaigning for marine protected areas to be set up as well as taking direct action against pollution by organizing beach cleans across the globe.
Marine Animal Rescue
We also rescue other creatures that need our help, including rare sturgeon, dolphins, Minke Whales and Sea Turtles.
In 2009 a rare Kemps Ridley Turtle found close to death on a beach in southern England was returned to the wild off North Carolina.
SEA LIFE has been a pioneer in the field of seahorse breeding, successfully breeding and rearing nine different species to date to help this very sensitive and endangered sea creature from facing extinction.
Our program has meant that we do not need to rely on external suppliers to find seahorses for our exhibitions. That means that none will ever be taken from the wild on our behalf. It also means that we may be able to use our stock to resupply wild stock if they become extinct in the wild.
We are members of an international Taxon Advisory Group, which oversees important seahorse protection and conservation endeavors around the world.
SEA LIFE and its sister brand the Seal Sanctuaries annually rescues, cares for and returns to the wild more than 100 orphaned, injured and sick seal pups each year.
SEA LIFE provides permanent homes for damaged and disabled creatures rescued and in need of homing, that would otherwise have been killed or put to sleep.
By show casing all of these beautiful creatures that have found their way to live with us, we can engage with our visitors to help you to understand how small daily routines and changes can count towards the survival of many of our creatures at no cost or little effort!
Occasionally we rescue and care for other, more unusual creatures. We gave homes to two severely disabled Loggerhead Sea Turtles. Antiopi, who was brain damaged by an ugly gaffe-wound and Lefteris, who had lost two flippers would have both died if a collaboration between us and the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece (Archelon) hadn’t brought them to us.
We are active campaigners and do all we can to raise awareness of the critical issues facing the creatures of the oceans. We have been involved with lots of campaigns: the WDCS 2010 Stop Whaling Campaign, petitions to force the Greek government to improve conservation of sea turtle nesting beaches, helping to outlaw the grisly shark-fining industry, and reducing the impact of by-catch on vulnerable species. And it won’t stop there. We will always be involved.
SEA LIFE Orlando Local Conservation
We also have local partnerships with The Turtle Hospital and The Coral Restoration Foundation. SEA LIFE Orlando is devoted to educating our visitors on the importance of our partners’ missions.
The Turtle Hospital: The Turtle Hospital has four main goals: 1) rehab injured sea turtles and return them to their natural habitat, 2) educate the public through outreach programs and visit local schools, 3) conduct and assist with research aiding to sea turtles (in conjunction with state universities), and 4) work toward environmental legislation making the beaches and water safe and clean for sea turtles.
Coral Restoration Foundation
The Coral Restoration Foundation: The Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF) develops and implements effective strategies for protecting and restoring endangered coral reefs while also inspiring, educating and empowering others to apply these methodologies within their own coastal communities.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program works to broaden awareness of the connection between the seafood on our plates and the health of our oceans by helping consumers and businesses choose seafood that supports environmentally responsible fishing and fish farming practices.
Schools and Groups
SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium offers an interactive, educational visit for schools and groups. With over 5,000 amazing creatures and our helpful and knowledgeable staff on hand to answer questions and offer amazing facts about the creatures that you’ll see, this is an inspiring visit for all. A day out at SEA LIFE will leave you with fantastic memories and feeling empowered to make a difference to the underwater world.
Schools – Looking for a place to plan a field trip in Orlando? A school trip will inspire and amaze your students at all levels. Book now at 866-228-6444!
Groups – Arrange a visit for a group to benefit from some great savings. Book now at 866-228-6444!
Events – SEA LIFE is the perfect venue for your next event! E-mail OrlandoSales@merlinentertainments.biz to learn more!
8449 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Hours of Operation
Mon – Sun: 10 AM – 9 PM