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Get closer than ever before to some of the world’s most intelligent sea creatures as you journey through the magical world of the octopus in our new exhibit!

 

Meet Beverley, our resident Giant Pacific Octopus, one the smartest sea creatures in the animal kingdom being able to solve puzzles and negotiate complex mazes. The Giant Pacific Octopus is a true master of disguise, being able to blend in with their surroundings and hide in the smallest of places - with a head the size of an adult's hand they're even able to fit through a hole the size of a £1 coin!

 

Plus don't miss the ingenious colour-changing Cuttlefish, renowned for being able to change their skin pattern in less than one second to the best possible colour combination to blend in with any background! 

 

Experience this octo-amazing brand NEW exhibit - pre-book your tickets today to guarantee your entry!

Who will you meet?

Octopus on the seabed

Giant Pacific Octopus

The Giant Pacific Octopus has a very large brain that allows it to problem-solve and adapt to their surroundings quite easily! 

Lesser Octopus

This octopus is also known as the 'curled octopus' as it curls up in its tentacles when it rests! One of two species found in UK waters, it differs from the Common Octopus as it has one row of suckers on each arm, rather than the Common's two.

Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish have eight arms and two tentacles. The tentacles have ridges and grooves and are used to catch prey! The change their colours drastically to communicate with other cuttlefish.

Octopus on the seabed

Giant Pacific Octopus

The Giant Pacific Octopus has a very large brain that allows it to problem-solve and adapt to their surroundings quite easily! 

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Octopus on the seabed

Giant Pacific Octopus

The Giant Pacific Octopus has a very large brain that allows it to problem-solve and adapt to their surroundings quite easily! 

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Lesser Octopus

This octopus is also known as the 'curled octopus' as it curls up in its tentacles when it rests! One of two species found in UK waters, it differs from the Common Octopus as it has one row of suckers on each arm, rather than the Common's two.

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Lesser Octopus

This octopus is also known as the 'curled octopus' as it curls up in its tentacles when it rests! One of two species found in UK waters, it differs from the Common Octopus as it has one row of suckers on each arm, rather than the Common's two.

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Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish have eight arms and two tentacles. The tentacles have ridges and grooves and are used to catch prey! The change their colours drastically to communicate with other cuttlefish.

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Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish have eight arms and two tentacles. The tentacles have ridges and grooves and are used to catch prey! The change their colours drastically to communicate with other cuttlefish.

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Did you know?

WOW!

The only hard part of an octopus is its ‘beak’. If this can get through a tiny space, the rest of the entire body can!

WOW!

Giant Pacific Octopus babies and baby cuttlefish are only the size of a grain of rice. Grown octopuses can be seen in our new exhibit!

WOW!

Octopuses have three hearts. Two pump blood through each of the two gills, while the third pumps blood through the body.

WOW!

The only hard part of an octopus is its ‘beak’. If this can get through a tiny space, the rest of the entire body can!

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WOW!

The only hard part of an octopus is its ‘beak’. If this can get through a tiny space, the rest of the entire body can!

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WOW!

Giant Pacific Octopus babies and baby cuttlefish are only the size of a grain of rice. Grown octopuses can be seen in our new exhibit!

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WOW!

Giant Pacific Octopus babies and baby cuttlefish are only the size of a grain of rice. Grown octopuses can be seen in our new exhibit!

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WOW!

Octopuses have three hearts. Two pump blood through each of the two gills, while the third pumps blood through the body.

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WOW!

Octopuses have three hearts. Two pump blood through each of the two gills, while the third pumps blood through the body.

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WE ARE NOW OPEN!

Covid-19 Update
We are so excited to welcome you back to our magical underwater world! Please remember it is now essential for all guests to pre-book a time slot for your visit, including for annual passes, flexi tickets and all promotional vouchers - All visits can be booked or reserved here.

To ensure the health and safety of our guests and staff, we would ask that if you are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19, or are living in an area currently subject to extended lockdown measures, you can rearrange your visit by contacting us directly at slcbirmingham@merlinentertainments.biz. To find out about the health and safety measures in place to ensure we re-open safely, please click here.
For further re-opening information, please click here.