SCHOOL TRIPS

We make sure your pupils get right up close to the amazing creatures in our themed displays. After all, the more they see the more they'll learn.

A truly unique alternative for your school trip whilst linking in with the curriculum!

We are accredited by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom, meaning we have passed a robust assessment designed to ensure that we are meeting schools' learning and risk management needs.

 

We were also honoured as Winner - Best Venue for Science Learning at the School Travel Awards 2016/17 as part of SEA LIFE UK - the perfect reason to visit!

 

Plus your visit includes a FREE lesson plan! Simply click here and download.

 

 

 

 

 

Teachers go FREE throughout April 2017! Click here for more information.

Where's Olly? Download your free search and find activity map in the Learning Resources download section at the bottom of this page.

Highlights your school visit:

  • Over 2,000 creatures to learn about, including gentoo penguins, a shiver of sharks, a giant green sea turtle and more!
  • Get closer than ever before in the UK's only 360º Ocean Tunnel
  • Feeding demonstrations and talks throughout the day.
  • Learn about marine habitats ranging from rivers and lakes to deep oceans.
  • The chance to touch a starfish at our interactive rockpool.
  • Complimentary lunch room*
  • Enjoy a 45 minute Discovery Tour or NEW Behind the Scenes Tour as an add on!

How to book

Phone 0871 423 2110 (Calls to this number cost 13p per minute plus your providers access charge) to discuss your visit with a team member at our dedicated call centre.

OR make a provisional booking online here!

 

We have super off-peak, off-peak and peak seasons for our school visits and therefore our prices vary accordingly.

Peak periods can be very busy and therefore we recommend that you consider booking a school visit outside of peak season, during our off-peak or super off-peak season, or after 2pm, to have the most enjoyable visit and to get the best prices!

School Packages

Our school programme is perfect for introducing pupils to a range of scientific topics and encouraging excitement and curiosity about marine phenomena in the natural world. It has been designed to support several core elements of the National Curriculum.

Discovery Tour - This is a 45 minute tour of the aquarium led by a marine expert. We can tailor the tour to focus on specific creatures or topics - just let us know in advance. Afterwards you are free to continue exploring at your own pace.

Behind the Scenes Tour - This is an approximately 45 minute tour with privileged access to the working areas usually closed to the public. Students will learn about our extensive breeding, research and conservation programmes, see how the fish food is prepared and discover how we care for our creatures. (Minimum 15 students per tour).

Visit Only

What's included?

  • Talk and feeding demonstrations
  • Interactive rock pool experience
  • Dive adventure quiz trail
  • SEA LIFE Expert Certificate
  • Self-guided learning resources
  • 1 free teacher for every 5 paying primary children or 10 paying secondary children (additional adults £15.50 each)

 

Prices:

Super Off Peak (Aug - Dec): £6.00 per child

Off Peak (Jan-Apr): £7.00 per child

Peak (May-July): £8.00 per child

Afternoons (Admittance after 2pm): £6.00 per child

Visit + Tour

What's included?

  • VIP discovery tour
  • Talk and feeding demonstrations
  • Interactive rock pool experience
  • Dive adventure quiz trail
  • SEA LIFE Expert Certificate
  • Self-guided learning resources
  • 1 free teacher for every 5 paying primary children or 10 paying secondary children (additional adults £15.50 each)

 

Prices:

Super Off Peak (Aug-Dec): £7.50 per child

Off Peak (Jan-Apr): £8.50 per child

Peak (May-July): £9.50 per child

Afternoon (Admittance after 2pm): £7.00 per child

Visit + Behind the Scenes Tour

What's included?

  • NEW Behind the Scenes tour with a SEA LIFE expert
  • Talk and feeding demonstrations
  • Interactive rock pool experience
  • Dive adventure quiz trail
  • SEA LIFE Expert Certificate
  • Self-guided learning resources
  • 1 free teacher for every 5 paying primary children or 10 paying secondary children (additional adults £15.50 each)

 

Prices:

Super Off Peak (Aug - Dec): £7.50 per child

Off Peak (Jan-Apr): £8.50 per child

Peak (May-July): £9.50 per child

Afternoons (Admittance after 2pm): £7.00 per child

Visit Only

What's included?

  • Talk and feeding demonstrations
  • Interactive rock pool experience
  • Dive adventure quiz trail
  • SEA LIFE Expert Certificate
  • Self-guided learning resources
  • 1 free teacher for every 5 paying primary children or 10 paying secondary children (additional adults £15.50 each)

 

Prices:

Super Off Peak (Aug - Dec): £6.00 per child

Off Peak (Jan-Apr): £7.00 per child

Peak (May-July): £8.00 per child

Afternoons (Admittance after 2pm): £6.00 per child

Visit Only

What's included?

  • Talk and feeding demonstrations
  • Interactive rock pool experience
  • Dive adventure quiz trail
  • SEA LIFE Expert Certificate
  • Self-guided learning resources
  • 1 free teacher for every 5 paying primary children or 10 paying secondary children (additional adults £15.50 each)

 

Prices:

Super Off Peak (Aug - Dec): £6.00 per child

Off Peak (Jan-Apr): £7.00 per child

Peak (May-July): £8.00 per child

Afternoons (Admittance after 2pm): £6.00 per child

Visit + Tour

What's included?

  • VIP discovery tour
  • Talk and feeding demonstrations
  • Interactive rock pool experience
  • Dive adventure quiz trail
  • SEA LIFE Expert Certificate
  • Self-guided learning resources
  • 1 free teacher for every 5 paying primary children or 10 paying secondary children (additional adults £15.50 each)

 

Prices:

Super Off Peak (Aug-Dec): £7.50 per child

Off Peak (Jan-Apr): £8.50 per child

Peak (May-July): £9.50 per child

Afternoon (Admittance after 2pm): £7.00 per child

Visit + Tour

What's included?

  • VIP discovery tour
  • Talk and feeding demonstrations
  • Interactive rock pool experience
  • Dive adventure quiz trail
  • SEA LIFE Expert Certificate
  • Self-guided learning resources
  • 1 free teacher for every 5 paying primary children or 10 paying secondary children (additional adults £15.50 each)

 

Prices:

Super Off Peak (Aug-Dec): £7.50 per child

Off Peak (Jan-Apr): £8.50 per child

Peak (May-July): £9.50 per child

Afternoon (Admittance after 2pm): £7.00 per child

Visit + Behind the Scenes Tour

What's included?

  • NEW Behind the Scenes tour with a SEA LIFE expert
  • Talk and feeding demonstrations
  • Interactive rock pool experience
  • Dive adventure quiz trail
  • SEA LIFE Expert Certificate
  • Self-guided learning resources
  • 1 free teacher for every 5 paying primary children or 10 paying secondary children (additional adults £15.50 each)

 

Prices:

Super Off Peak (Aug - Dec): £7.50 per child

Off Peak (Jan-Apr): £8.50 per child

Peak (May-July): £9.50 per child

Afternoons (Admittance after 2pm): £7.00 per child

Visit + Behind the Scenes Tour

What's included?

  • NEW Behind the Scenes tour with a SEA LIFE expert
  • Talk and feeding demonstrations
  • Interactive rock pool experience
  • Dive adventure quiz trail
  • SEA LIFE Expert Certificate
  • Self-guided learning resources
  • 1 free teacher for every 5 paying primary children or 10 paying secondary children (additional adults £15.50 each)

 

Prices:

Super Off Peak (Aug - Dec): £7.50 per child

Off Peak (Jan-Apr): £8.50 per child

Peak (May-July): £9.50 per child

Afternoons (Admittance after 2pm): £7.00 per child

Learning Resources

It's now even easier to structure your visit to the National SEA LIFE Centre around core leaning opportunities.

 

Download our self-guided resources covering Habitats and Adaptations, Food Habits and Eco Systems, Behaviour, Conservation and Early Years (3-5 years) Learning.

Habitats and Adaptations

FACILITIES

Click the button below to find details about our facilities.

How to Book

Call 0871 423 2110 now (Calls to this number cost 13p per minute plus your providers access charge), click here to make a provisional booking or click below to book now!

CONTACT US

Click the button below to find out more!

FACILITIES

Click the button below to find details about our facilities.

FACILITIES

Click the button below to find details about our facilities.

How to Book

Call 0871 423 2110 now (Calls to this number cost 13p per minute plus your providers access charge), click here to make a provisional booking or click below to book now!

How to Book

Call 0871 423 2110 now (Calls to this number cost 13p per minute plus your providers access charge), click here to make a provisional booking or click below to book now!

CONTACT US

Click the button below to find out more!

CONTACT US

Click the button below to find out more!

Helpful Information

It's always helpful to know that teachers get two free planning tickets once they have made a booking! This is to help teachers get a feel for the building and plan their activities in advance.

To further help, please find below a downloadable risk assessment of the centre - one less thing off your mind!

Risk Assesment

Download your free risk assessment for the National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham and plan in advance.

Risk Assesment

Home Schools

The above school rates apply to home education students but only when booked in advance via our Call Centre on 0871 423 2110 (Calls to this number cost 13p per minute plus your providers access charge).

They will also need proof of their educational status in the form of either a letter from the LEA or a de-schooling letter from the LEA.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us via the number above.

*Lunch rooms are issued in 30 minute slots, with allocated times emailed to you approx. seven days in advance of your visit. These spaces are in high demand and are issued on a first booked, first served basis. We carefully arrange timings to best accommodate the day’s bookings and, regrettably, we are unable to accommodate specific requests for time slots, with slots generally ranging from 11am-2pm.

Activity Map

Download your free search and find activity map 'Where's Olly the Octopus'.

Activity Map