SEA LIFE Arizona’s $1 Million Colorado River Adventure

Large-Scale Interactive Exhibit to Slated Open Friday, May 19

By Sponsored April 26, 2017

TEMPE, Ariz. –SEA LIFE Arizona’s nearly $1 million-dollar new exhibit takes children and families on an interactive journey through one of the state’s most important waterways, and it’s set to open to the public in just over a month.

Slated to open at the Tempe attraction Friday, May 19, the Colorado River Adventure is a twisting and turning interactive tributary that follows the Southwestern landmark from its roots in the Rocky Mountains all the way down to the Sea of Cortez. The large-scale water play table offers an abundance of hands-on features, and guests can pump, twist and turn water while learning about conservation and how land-locked cities, such as Phoenix, affect the world’s rivers and oceans.

“It’s unlike anything we’ve ever had at the aquarium, and it presents a great opportunity for kids and families to get up close and personal with a body of water that’s close to home,” said Joanna Hobday, SEA LIFE Arizona’s General Manager. “It’s a great way for kids to learn more about their local waterways, how they serve the surrounding community and the types of creatures that call them home.

Construction on the nearly $1 million project began in mid-February. SEA LIFE Arizona is located at 5000 Arizona Mills Circle in the Tempe, AZ. For more on SEA LIFE Arizona, call 1-877- 526-3960, email, visit or stay connected socially via Facebook or Twitter.


MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 111 attractions, 12 hotels/4 holiday villages in 23 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 63 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and 26,000 employees (peak season). 

Merlin has twenty five attractions and two hotels in North America  - including two stunning LEGOLAND Resorts – LEGOLAND Florida with its theme park, water park and hotel; and LEGOLAND California theme park with water park and the SEA LIFE aquarium and themed hotel; Orlando Eye; Madame Tussauds celebrity wax attractions in New York; Washington DC; Las Vegas; Hollywood; Orlando and San Francisco; LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Kansas City Missouri; Atlanta, Georgia; Boston; Westchester, New York; Toronto, Canada; a Dungeon in San Francisco; and SEA LIFE aquariums in Phoenix, Arizona; Kansas City, Missouri; Michigan; Dallas/Fort Worth; the Mall of America in Minneapolis; Orlando, Florida and Charlotte – Concord, N Carolina - underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium operator.  Visit for more information.