Jelly Invaders

NEW - Included with all entry tickets from Easter 2018!

NEW - Opening Easter 2018

Splash! Dive in to a world of slime, stingers, and brainless jelly in a brand new exhibit!


Marvel at their graceful gelatinous shapes bobbing through a glittering underwater wonderland. Uncover their mysterious abilities, including despite having no brains or bones, these dazzling creatures are resilient survivors, even outliving dinosaurs!

What jellyfish secrets will you uncover in the ocean's hidden depths?

Life cycle discovery

Follow the jellyfish life cycle through five clear stages of evolution, from a tiny baby polyp through to a fully grown jelly!

Jelly explorer

Understand both the good and the bad about jellies; how and when do they take over the oceans? Do all jellies sting? Where do they live?

Mesmerising

Be spellbound by their pulsing movements. Check out those stingers!

Life cycle discovery

Follow the jellyfish life cycle through five clear stages of evolution, from a tiny baby polyp through to a fully grown jelly!

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Life cycle discovery

Follow the jellyfish life cycle through five clear stages of evolution, from a tiny baby polyp through to a fully grown jelly!

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next

Jelly explorer

Understand both the good and the bad about jellies; how and when do they take over the oceans? Do all jellies sting? Where do they live?

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next

Jelly explorer

Understand both the good and the bad about jellies; how and when do they take over the oceans? Do all jellies sting? Where do they live?

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next

Mesmerising

Be spellbound by their pulsing movements. Check out those stingers!

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next

Mesmerising

Be spellbound by their pulsing movements. Check out those stingers!

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next

Jellyfish are older than all of our ancient reptiles. Scientists believe they first swam in our oceans around 500 million years ago! There are more than 350 different species of jellyfish.

The Lion’s Mane Jellyfish is over two metres tall – that’s taller than you! Others are as tiny as a pinhead. They can be found in all of our oceans and sometimes in freshwater too.

Jellyfish have venomous tentacles that they use to capture their prey. Most jellyfish are harmless to humans, but a few including the Box Jellyfish can cause a painful sting. Some species of baby fish are able to hide amongst Jellyfish tentacles for protection!

Venture into the invasion

Dive in and witness these fascinating creatures up close in our brand new exhibit. Watch out for those stingers!

Splash in and see jellyfish in a whole new light!