SEA LIFE Michigan Groundbreaking Ceremony
September 23, 2014
I recently became a SEA LIFE Aquarium Ambassador. I will be receiving free tickets to the aquarium and special events for me and my family. Unfortunately I was unable to make it to the groundbreaking ceremony yesterday, but look forward to being there for more of the upcoming events.
SEA LIFE Michigan will be opening in 2015 and my kids are counting down the months. Read more about SEA LIFE and the groundbreaking ceremony below.
Nina Groll, Kid Reporter
Hayley Townsend, General Manager, SEA LIFE Michigan
L. Brooks Patterson, County Executive, Oakland County
Steve Berlow, General Manager, Great Lakes Crossing Outlets—The Taubman Company
Kevin McDaniel, Mayor of Auburn Hills
Thomas A. Tanghe, Auburn Hills Acting City Manager
Leslie Hornung, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Bill Bohde, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau
“SEA LIFE is the world’s largest aquarium brand, with more than 40 attractions worldwide. We are focused on offering amazing, breathtaking and educational experiences that wow our guests and inspire them to take an active role in conversation so these amazing creatures and their environments are preserved for generations to come.
In addition to weaving conservation information and tips throughout our exhibits, SEA LIFE takes an active role in conservation through our Breed Rescue Protect initiative. We run breeding programs to help sustain endangered species, rescue hundreds of sick and injured creatures and nurse them back to health to return them to the wild, and actively campaign to protect individual species and marine environments from exploitation or destruction.
You’ll find more information about these initiatives in the new 35,000-square-foot aquarium, along with more than 5,000 amazing creatures from our world’s oceans, including sharks, stingray, seahorses, fish and much, much more. We’ll also have creatures from our very own Great Lakes and other Michigan waterways. Through our one-of-a-kind, engaging exhibits, such as our 180-degree underwater tunnel and our interactive touchpools, guests will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to come nose to nose with these creatures and learn about them and their environments.
Great Lakes Crossing Outlets was the perfect choice for Merlin Entertainments’ 7th American SEA LIFE attraction, and 42nd in the world. As a world-class shopping, dining and entertainment destination with more than 50 brands that cannot be found anywhere else in Michigan, it provides a unique home for SEA LIFE Michigan—the only location of the world’s largest aquarium brand in the entire Midwest.”