Calendar of Events
National SEA LIFE Birmingham is hosting a series of special events this year
A visit timed to catch any of these exciting activities is sure to be that extra bit memorable.
For a truly unique event with a difference why not consider holding your next event here at The National SEA LIFE Centre. Whether its a product launch, a drinks reception or even a birthday celebration enjoy the highest quality food and service in memorable surroundings.
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The Spongebob Squarepants Movie presents the Spongebob Spongehunt at The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham
27th March - 19th April
To celebrate the launch of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, visit The NATIONAL SEA LIFE BIRMINGHAM between the 27th March and 19th April 2015 and take part in SPONGEBOB’S SPONGEHUNT! Help SpongeBob find his friends hidden throughout the NATIONAL SEA LIFE BIRMINGHAM so that they can go on their most super-heroic adventure yet to find the missing Krabby Patty formula. You can also visit our Sponge Painting activity room!
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23rd - 31st May
Join us at Whitsun week for our captivating and intriguing Ancient Oceans! A host of exciting activities, workshops and talks will take place during this special themed week and the charismatic Dr Dug will be on hand to oversee archaeological digs, where guests, armed with special No Loss/Gel LG Harris Brushes, can dig deep and hunt for historic fossils!
Visitors will also get the opportunity to learn about the fascinating history of the oceans and the evolution of the mesmerising sea creatures, some of which have been around for over 200 million years.
15th -28th June
Have you ever wanted to know more about the Great British Coastline, now is your chance! This June we are celebrating all of the creatures you can see around the coastlines of the UK, from native sharks to rays you will find it all here at The National SEA LIFE Centre!
This week we will also highlight the differences between the types of coastline creatures we see in the British coastline, as well as other tropical waters.
With interactive activities and fun talks, this is a great chance to learn more about our native marine wildlife!
Walk For Whales
Join WDC & SEA LIFE’s annual Walk for Whales on Sunday 28th June 2015. Meet us at The National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham and after a five mile sponsored walk you can enjoy a free visit to the SEA LIFE centre.
Walk for Whales is an annual fundraising event to raise awareness of the fact that whaling is cruel and despite bans on commercial whaling and the trade in whale products, Japan, Norway and Iceland still kill 2000 whales between them each year and continue to trade in whale products. The money raised from the walk will help bring an end to whaling and make sure that whale meat doesn’t end up on your table.
Please help us to create a world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free and sign up for the walk today www.whales.org/walks
12th – 20th September
ARRR, shiver me timbers! It’ll be no place for ye lily-livered landlubbers from 12th to 20th September, when The National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham celebrates “Pirate Week”! So grab your crew and jump aboard for a swashbuckling adventure as you explore some of the most fearsome scoundrels of the seven seas in our 'SCARIUM'!
Captain Pegleg Pat and first mate ‘Sea Salt Sally’ and their band of pirates await your arrival. Lads and lasses are encouraged to come dressed in pirate garb. AHOY ME MATIES!
2nd - 8th November
We're hosting an ‘Otter Week’ with lots of fund raising activities to raise cash for an otter conservation project with the Canal and River Trust.
Events will include Otter talks, badge making and activity packs to raise awareness of the project that aims to encourage more shy and elusive otters to make their homes along the canals in the West Midlands. Join us each day for a special Otter themed activity!
You can get involved even if you aren't visiting by donating £3 to the project today...simply text OTTER to 70123.
If you donate you will be charged £3 plus one message at your standard network rate.
This is a charity donation service for Canal & River Trust. You will be charged £3, plus one message at your standard network rate. Canal & River Trust will receive 100% of your gift. We may contact you again in future. If you'd rather we didn't call you please text NOCALL CRT to 70123. If you'd rather not receive SMS messages from us in future text NOSMS CRT to 70123. If you wish to discuss this mobile payment call 0203 282 7863.
Your donation will be used to conserve, restore and enhance our canals and rivers or to educate people about them. Canal & River Trust is a charity registered with the Charity Commission no. 1146792.
Not-So Scary Oceans?!
24th – 30th November
Visit SEA LIFE and get to know some of our more spooky creatures! Can you tell the difference between some of harmless animals and those that can be deadly? Journey to SEA LIFE find out!
Merry Fishmas and Merlins Magic Wand Winter Party!
12th – 23rd December 2015
Join The National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham this Christmas time for festive fun, underwater Christmas trees, and a chance to meet the main man himself in an Antarctic Grotto between the 12th -23rd December!
Good little ones will find his log cabin situated in the chilly Ice Adventure area, surrounded by our family of cheeky Gentoo Penguins!
You will also have the chance to see our very own underwater Christmas tree, located in our 360 Ocean Tunnel!
Even more you can come and meet the team and find out more about how we make sure all of our animals have a very Merry Fish-mas!
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