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The Lego Aquarium

Sea Life opens in California

North America’s first Sea Life Aquarium opened its doors recently at Legoland California in Carlsbad recently, signalling the renaming of the park as a resort. It is also the first aquarium to incorporate Lego models, including a 10ft-tall statue of Poseidon and an 11ft-long Lego submarine.

The 36,000 sq ft, two-story aquarium features 14 areas intended to inspire, immerse and educate children about the creatures of the sea, over 200 species of them. A 35ft-long acrylic ocean tunnel allows guests to walk through and experience the lost city of Atlantis without ever getting wet.

“What really sets this Aquarium apart from any other is the fact that it’s entirely geared towards children aged two to twelve,” says John Jakobsen, president and general manager of Legoland California Resort. “It features more Lego elements than any other aquarium in the world!”

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