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Choose your package!

Visit Only

 

Off Peak (Aug - April): £7.00 per child

Peak (May-July): £8.00 per child

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Includes

  • Talk and feeding demonstrations
  • Interactive rock pool experience
  • Dive adventure quiz trail
  • SEA LIFE Expert Certificate
  • Self-guided learning resources

 

Visit + LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

 

Off Peak (Aug - April): £10.00 per child

Peak (May-July): £11.00 per child

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Includes

  • Includes a visit to the NEW LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham, located a 2 minute walk away!
  • PLUS all the benefits of a National SEA LIFE Centre visit including:
  • Talk and feeding demonstrations
  • Interactive rock pool experience
  • Dive adventure quiz trail
  • SEA LIFE Expert Certificate
  • Self-guided learning resources

Visit + Behind the Scenes OR Discovery Tour

Off Peak (Aug - April): £8.50 per child

Peak (May-July): £9.50 per child

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Includes

  • Choose from a NEW Behind the Scenes tour OR Discovery 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

Free Teachers 

1 free teacher for every 3 paying pre-school children, 5 paying primary children and 10 paying secondary children (additional adults £15.50 each, £18.50 for a combi visit)

An Underwater Adventure!

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.

Your pupils will come face-to-fin with over 2,000 creatures and get closer than ever before! Meet our friendly yet goofy Gentoo penguins in their Antarctic Ice Cave before heading to to our interactive rock pools where you can feel a real starfish!

Finish your adventure in the UK's only 360 degree Ocean Tunnel filled with tropical fish, over 14 sharks from 3 different species and Mo, our Giant Green Sea turtle!

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School Tours and Packages!

Why not add a tour to your visit?

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 25 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).

Please note the Discovery Tour and Behind the Scenes Tour are only available during term time dates, and are not compatible with a Combi Visit package with LEGOLAND Discovery Centre.

Add a visit!

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham

You can now add a class visit to LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham for just £3 per pupil - it's a 2 minute walk away! Through creative play and collaboration with LEGO Education, your class will discover high quality educational experiences that prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s world.

Your pupils can also get hands-on learning from a range of interactive activities including our Build & Test zone, Earthquake Tables and Birmingham's very own Miniland

You’ll also have the chance to beat your high score on the Kingdom Quest laser ride and experience wind, rain AND snow all under one roof in our 4D cinema

Please note the Discovery Tour and Behind the Scenes Tour are only available during term time dates, and are not compatible with a Combi Visit package with LEGOLAND Discovery Centre.

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Discover a new world!

Highlights to your school trip!

  • Over 2,000 creatures, including gentoo penguins, a shiver of sharks and a giant green sea turtle!
  • Explore our brand new, world class Mammal rescue Facility!
  • 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 visit to LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham or a 45 minute Discovery Tour or Behind the Scenes Tour as an add on!
Make a provisional booking now!

Download our calendar!

Tie your trip in with a national awareness day to make it extra special! Download our calendar here to find out what's going on! 

Book your school trip today!

Phone 0371 222 6937 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!

Please note that we do not accept payment upon arrival and only accept payment by BACS transfer, card over the phone, or by postal cheque at least 10 days before your visit. Click here to download our BACS form.

Useful information!

Lunchrooms!

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.

Home Schools

The above school rates apply to home education students but only when booked in advance via our Call Centre on 0371 222 6937. 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.

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

 

We were 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!

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.

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Habitats and Adaptations

Planning Resources

Download useful resources for your trip:

  • Risk assessment
  • The centre's public liability insurance
  • Lesson Plan - Ray
  • Lesson Plan - Shark
  • Free search and find activity map 'Where's Olly the Octopus'
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Risk Assessment

Coach Parking

Coaches will be able to drop off school groups on Sheepcote Street (5 min walk). We recommend that coaches park at Brewery Street coach and lorry park.

 

Please note that dropping off is not permitted in Brindleyplace. For information on bus and coach drop off and parking facilities in Birmingham please click here.

FACILITIES

Click the button below to find details about our facilities.

CONTACT US

Got a question? Click the button to see ways to contact us directly.

Planning Tickets

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.

FACILITIES

Click the button below to find details about our facilities.

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FACILITIES

Click the button below to find details about our facilities.

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CONTACT US

Got a question? Click the button to see ways to contact us directly.

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CONTACT US

Got a question? Click the button to see ways to contact us directly.

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Planning Tickets

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.

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Planning Tickets

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.

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