Become A Pirate and Search For Treasure at Two of Michigan’s Top Family Attractions: SEA LIFE and LEGOLAND® Discovery Center

Become A Pirate and Search For Treasure at Two of Michigan’s Top Family Attractions: SEA LIFE and LEGOLAND® Discovery Center

Michiganders can become pirates and go on a search underwater and on land for treasure amongst thousands of sea creatures and millions of LEGO® bricks!

From April 16 to June 5, 2022, the two new events will bring guests to the depths of the seas and be surrounded by exciting LEGO® treasure hunts at SEA LIFE Michigan and LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan.

Guests can choose a combo ticket allowing them admission to both events, or just pick one attraction to visit for their pirate adventure.

At SEA LIFE Michigan’s newest limited-time event, Pirates!

Hunt for the Golden Treasure, guests of all ages can join Captain Careless and his pirate crew to locate treasure hidden throughout the 150,000 gallons of adventure in the Aquarium.

Guests will travel on their a high seas quest while also enjoying many incredible creatures including sea turtles, sharks, and stingrays.

Captain Careless will lead guests through a variety of pirate-themed activities at SEA LIFE including:

  • Follow the pirate activity map through each exhibit and you’ll find treasure waiting for you at the end
  • Search the Touchpool to see if you can find a gold doubloon
  • Get a picture with a pirate
  • Enjoy pirate-themed decor throughout the aquarium
  • and more!

For SEA LIFE hours and ticket prices, click here.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan’s family event, Hunt for the Golden Treasure event will take place at the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground, creating bigger and better ‘hands on brick’ family experiences. The new Pirates event will be the latest addition to the fun, educational themed experiences on offer.

Guests will also get the chance to take on a range of pirate challenges, builds, and pirate-themed games with Captain Brickbeard and crew:

  • Search the Island for the golden treasure by following a pirate map through each playzone
  • Meet Captain Brickbeard and take a photo with him
  • Build your own pirate ship
  • Enjoy pirate-themed decor throughout the attraction
  • Make an action-packed pirate adventure movie at our stop motion tables
  • Zoom your ship as fast as you dare on our zipline

For LEGOLAND Discovery Center hours and ticket prices, click here.

Hayley Anderson, General Manager at SEA LIFE Aquarium and LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan, said, “At SEA LIFE Aquarium and LEGOLAND Discovery Center, we’re constantly looking for ways to create family fun for all our visitors, so we’re looking forward to launching Pirates! Hunt for the Golden Treasure!, one of our most fun experiences yet.”

The new Pirates! Hunt for the Golden Treasure! will be included in the fee for entry along with everything that both attractions have to offer.

Tickets must be purchased to both attractions to enjoy both events, and at LEGOLAND Discovery Center, adults must be accompanied by at least one child (age 16 or younger) in their party in order to enter.

About SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium

SEA LIFE Michigan transports you into the amazing underwater world. Prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble starfish and seahorses to graceful rays and powerful sharks. With an amazing 180° ocean tunnel, over 20 display tanks, and thousands of sea creatures, the aquarium is the perfect stop for family fun. For more information, visit


LEGOLAND® Discovery Center is the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground and has 11 locations across North America including Arizona, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Kansas City, Michigan, Philadelphia, San Antonio, Toronto and Westchester. Geared towards children ages 3 to 10 and their families, the attraction features millions of LEGO® bricks and multiple attractions including: Kingdom Quest Laser Ride; Merlin’s Apprentice Ride; LEGO® 4D Cinema; Build and Test; MINILAND™ featuring iconic landmarks; LEGO® Friends Heartlake City, and more.

Visit for attraction info. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center is a part of the Merlin Entertainments Group.

About Merlin Entertainments

Merlin Entertainments is a global leader in location-based, family entertainment. As Europe’s number one and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin operates more than 135 attractions, 21 hotels and six holiday villages in 24 countries across four continents. Merlin’s purpose is to deliver memorable experiences to its millions of guests around the world, through its iconic brands and multiple attraction formats, and the commitment and passion of its employees.

See for more information and follow on Twitter @MerlinEntsNews.

All images courtesy of LEGOLAND Discovery, Michigan and SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium

Lindsey Jenn

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