Sea Life Aquarium’s New Exhibit Jellyfish Discovery Now Open!

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Thank you so much to Sea Life Aquarium for inviting us to this preview of the new Jellyfish Discovery. 



A couple of nights ago the girls and I headed down to Legoland for some behind the scenes fun. We were there to explore the new Jellyfish Discovery before it opens to the public!

The new exhibit is set among a really cool underwater like space, in its own private room, and there are over 100 jellyfish for you to get to know.


My oldest even bought and wore Jellyfish socks to celebrate! I had no idea they made jellyfish socks. I guess I was ‘schooled’… pun totally intended!


My little one sat here for a very long time just watching the jellyfish move around. It’s pretty fascinating and relaxing too.

We saw moon jellyfish, blubber jellyfish and spotted jellyfish from around the world in six display tanks containing 1,500 gallons of water. The room has lights that change color and it is very cool to see the jellyfish change with it.


As we entered the jellyfish area we listened in on a talk about the life cycle of the jellyfish and how they are able to move around. 


Jellyfish are classified as a free-swimming marine mammal… even though they have no nerves, no blood, no heart, and no brain. Even without all that, the jellyfish has organs that are able to sense and interpret smell, light and other animals that are around them.


It wasn’t all fun learning though… there was some goofing off too! 

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There is so much to see and do… but we always make time for a little shark scare at the end!


Jellyfish Discovery opens Today, Thursday, March 6th at Legoland California Resort’s Sea Life Aquarium in Carlsbad. 

Do you have a favorite Jellyfish?

Heather Reese
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Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


  • I have always been so fascinated by jellyfish! Sea Life Aquarium looks amazing!

  • This looks awesome. My sis and family are heading to So. Cal next month. I will tell her about this! Looks so fun!

  • How beautiful! We saw a jellyfish exhibit at an aquarium once and it was so awesome! We are overdue for an aquarium visit. Sea Life looks like a great one!

  • How much fun! We have not been to Sea Life but we really want to visit. What a fun time you had and so lucky to be invited for a preview!

  • I LOVE LOVE the photo of your girls and the shark. That pic is cracking me up!

  • I can’t believe she has jellyfish socks, that is too awesome! We seen some huge jell fish last year, they are so beautiful! Then, I got stung by one in Jamaica in Dec … ouch!

  • We are headed out there next weekend for spring break. Love the jellyfish exhibit at the one in the Phoenix area.

  • I love aquariums! They are so calming, and beautiful to look at. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a jellyfish that close before. Sounds like fun!

  • This is so cool! Jellyfish is always one of the best exhibits at any aquarium. They’re just so cool.

  • Jellyfish socks pretty much rock! I had no idea they make those. I think I could sit in the room with the jellyfish for hours and just watch them. It looks so peaceful.

  • Jellyfish are absolutely fascinating. One day I’ll get out there to see them in person!

  • So is this part of Legoland or something separate? We are heading that way for a vacation in May and my kids would love to see those jellyfish. I’ll have to go on their website to learn more.

  • I can watch jelly fish for hours. They are so alluring and gorgeous creatures. That’s where you’d find me.

  • Very cool. They’re mesmerizing creatures aren’t they? I would prefer to see them behind glass than when I’m scuba diving or snorkeling. Ouch 🙂

  • just another reason we need to take a trip out to cali! my three year old would love this! maybe they will have one on the east coast?

  • The beautiful lights really make the Jellyfish display look amazing! Having been stung by one in real life in the ocean, I would love to see them behind glass only in such a beautiful way.

  • I love aquariums! They are so much fun, a great day out with the family, looks like you all had a great time!

  • Wow that is a ton of jellyfishes!! Looks like you all had a great time! That would for sure be a place we would enjoy visiting!

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