Housed in a range of eye-catching displays with giant windows ensuring maximum visibility for children, guests will be able to get up close to the largest sea star in the world, the Sunflower sea star, so named because it resembles its namesake, but larger! It will be joined by its cousins, the Giant Pink starfish and the Pin Cushion star, which doesn’t look like a starfish at all, to name just a few.
Check out our Curator Lucy as she helps transport one of our sea stars into it's brand new home! >>>
The new area will also feature a pop up display where guests large and small can climb through a sea tunnel right in the middle of one of the largest displays for a tentacle-tastic up-close view. Plus they will discover a range of strange and fascinating starfish facts – including their ability to regenerate a lost limb and how some turn their stomachs inside out to eat!