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Opening Times

The aquarium is open 7 days a week (except Christmas Day). See all opening times here

Save money when you book in advance. You will always find the best prices online. 

Picking up a Merlin Annual Pass and want to pick up your pass outside of our normal opening hours? Email us with your requested time and we'll do our best to accommodate.

Opening Times

Last entry is ALWAYS 1 hr before close.


Saturdays: 09.30-18.00 

Sundays: 10.00-17.00 

Monday - Friday (during term time): 10.00-16.00  

Bank Holidays & School Holidays : 10.00-18.00

Click here to view our calendar!

School holidays are based on Birmingham City Council.

Top tips!

  • We strongly advise all guests to book online tickets in advance of their visit, particularly when planning to visit during weekends or school holidays.

  • Guests with pre-booked tickets are guaranteed entry and will be given priority over guests who arrive with no tickets, who may have to wait to be admitted due to our limited capacity.

  • During weekends and holiday periods, please be aware that there may be a waiting time to enter the attraction. The attraction is busiest between 11am and 3pm.

  • To avoid the wait and to guarantee your entrance into the attraction, pre-book a timed ticket online

Book now!


Unfortunately the centre is temporarily closed until further notice following advice from Public Health England to contain Covid-19.

If you have a current booking in the next 6 weeks, we will contact you directly. Please only contact us if absolutely necessary as this will delay the process otherwise. Thank you for understanding.