School visits to SEA LIFE
With over 5,000 creatures on display including the UK’s first Hammerhead Sharks, an educational school day trip to SEA LIFE Birmingham will engage your pupils’ senses. In addition to the spectacular view from the 360 degree underwater tunnel, children can get involved at the interactive pool by holding a crab or even touching a starfish then visit our cinema to SEE, HEAR and SMELL our 4D film adventure.
With so much to see and experience you will take learning beyond the classroom and into a new underwater world.
Your visit to SEA LIFE will include:
- Rockpool Experience – an interactive, curriculum linked experience
- Free Admission to the 4D Cinema - screening fun movies for your class to enjoy
- Free Teacher Places – 1 in 5 for primary schools, 1 in 10 for secondary schools
- Use of our classroom/lunch facilities - subject to availability
- Free return visit with our SEA LIFE Expert certificate given to every school child
- Brand New Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 resource packs available for download
- Free downloadable Activity Packs - packed with fun-filled activities and perfect for the recreational visit
- Planning supports - handy hints and information to make your trip run smoothly
- Free downloadable risk assessment
Teacher Preview Visits
We offer two teacher inspection visits to help you plan your school visit.
Come and familiarise yourself with the site and ask our staff any questions you may have. Contact email@example.com to book your place.
Resources and Planning
Click HERE for curriculum linked resources for Key Stage 1 and 2, Powerpoint educational slides for use in the classroom, fun activity packs and planning documents to ensure your SEA LIFE visit is a hassle free, enjoyable adventure for you and your pupils.
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Explorer Tours and Additional Products
Upgrade to a Explorer Tour and a dedicated SEA LIFE expert will escort you around each display, giving fascinating facts and answering any burning questions! An Explorer Tour lasts approximately 1 hour.
Gift packs are available to purchase in advance to further simplify your trip. Please enquire when booking.
Call 0871 222 6932* to book
After Your Visit
We are constantly striving to improve the experience of a school visit and would very much appreciate if you could complete a feedback form, All comments and recommendations will be taken on board and fed back to the attraction.
*Calls to this number cost 10p per minute plus network extras
Schools teacher feedback
For more details on creature and event updates please register with us.
Conservation is at the heart at everything we do here at SEA LIFE. We are pioneers of marine animal rescue, marine breeding programmes and petitioning governments to ensure the amazing underwater world is protected for future generations to enjoy. During your day out at SEA LIFE we will strive to inform your pupils of our conservation efforts, encourage them to ask questions and carry out independent study. We believe this knowledge empowers students to make a difference.
The Greek island Zakynthos has been one of the main nesting locations for Mediterranean loggerhead turtles for thousands of years. Sadly, due to the tourism boom in the area, nesting adult females are being disturbed, eggs are being accidentally destroyed, and new hatchlings become confused by the lights and sounds of hotels and bars on the beaches. We are currently campaigning to build a turtle rescue facility and sanctuary in Laganas, Zakynthos.
So far, the SOS SEA LIFE Turtle Project has raised 150,000 Euros for the sanctuary and building work is continuing with assistance from volunteer electricians and carpenters from England.
To find out more about this project, download our Turtle Conservation Pack.
Turtle Conservation and Activity Pack
SEA LIFE has developed our existing relationship with WDCS to provide an education initiative that encourages children to learn about whales and to take an active part in their conservation.
The Whale Diploma is a fun, curriculum-linked education pack teaching children about the world of whales, whilst encouraging them to get actively involved in whale protection. Suitable for use in schools and at home. Aimed at 8-12 year olds but can be tailored to suit other ages.
WDCS Whale Diploma
Our Turtle Conservation Pack is filled with activities, competitions and information for your class.
Turtle Fact Pack
Download our WDCS Whale Diploma to support your classes. The password can be found on your visit booking confirmation.