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Talks and Feeding Times
Get involved and take part in our feeding times and learn more about our special creatures and how we take care of them.
Get involved and take part in our feeding times and learn more about our special creatures and how we take care of them.
Explore our creatures
Many of our creatures are on the endangered list, have been rescued and cannot be released into the wild or have been born and bred as part of our conservation projects.
Many of our creatures are on the endangered list, have been rescued and cannot be released into the wild or have been born and bred as part of our conservation projects.
Sharks
Our sharks are truly jaw-dropping! Can you spot our Nurse Sharks and Blacktip Reef Sharks swimming around in the Ocean Tunnel?
Our sharks are truly jaw-dropping! Can you spot our Nurse Sharks and Blacktip Reef Sharks swimming around in the Ocean Tunnel?
Seahorses
Seahorses belong to the Syngnathidae family. Perhaps the coolest thing about them is that the males brood their babies!
Seahorses belong to the Syngnathidae family. Perhaps the coolest thing about them is that the males brood their babies!
Turtles
Turtles are ancient reptiles that have been around for over 200 million years! They shared our planet with the earliest Dinosaurs. There are over 300 species of Turtle in our oceans and rivers today.
Turtles are ancient reptiles that have been around for over 200 million years! They shared our planet with the earliest Dinosaurs. There are over 300 species of Turtle in our oceans and rivers today.
Jellyfish
Be mesmerised in our exquisite Jellyfish Bloom display. Watch as beautiful Jellyfish pulse in their stunning surroundings!
Be mesmerised in our exquisite Jellyfish Bloom display. Watch as beautiful Jellyfish pulse in their stunning surroundings!
Penguins
Discover our colony of Gentoo Penguins and adventure into the rarely seen Antarctic landscape. Marvel at the cheeky antics of our feathered friends, as they dive beneath the freezing waters and play in their icy home!
Discover our colony of Gentoo Penguins and adventure into the rarely seen Antarctic landscape. Marvel at the cheeky antics of our feathered friends, as they dive beneath the freezing waters and play in their icy home!
Rockpools
Rockpools are made from water left behind when the tide goes out. Lots of different creatures live in these shallow pools – they all need to be tough to adapt to different temperatures and waves crashing overhead.
Rockpools are made from water left behind when the tide goes out. Lots of different creatures live in these shallow pools – they all need to be tough to adapt to different temperatures and waves crashing overhead.
Native Ray
Be enchanted by our assortment of amazing creatures that are native to the UK! Most of our Rays are adults at 5-7 years old. They aren't dangerous and have no venomous barb on the tip of their tail but they do have quite sharp ridges and spikes on their topmost sides.
Be enchanted by our assortment of amazing creatures that are native to the UK! Most of our Rays are adults at 5-7 years old. They aren't dangerous and have no venomous barb on the tip of their tail but they do have quite sharp ridges and spikes on their topmost sides.
Octopus
Octopus are molluscs which means they are from the same phylum (or family) as Slugs and Snails as well as Cuttlefish and Squid. They are well known for being very clever.
Octopus are molluscs which means they are from the same phylum (or family) as Slugs and Snails as well as Cuttlefish and Squid. They are well known for being very clever.
Clownfish
Can you count all our colourful clownfish swimming around in our Clownfish Kingdom?
Can you count all our colourful clownfish swimming around in our Clownfish Kingdom?
Moray Eel
See if you can spot our Moray Eels in our tropical displays. Look carefully! Sometimes they are shy and hide in their tanks, conserving their energy. Can you find them all?
See if you can spot our Moray Eels in our tropical displays. Look carefully! Sometimes they are shy and hide in their tanks, conserving their energy. Can you find them all?
Rainforest Creatures
Step out of the ocean and into the hot and humid rainforest! Experience what life is like beneath the tropical treetops. Winding through the roots and tree trunks, rainforest rivers are home to a host of weird and wonderful creatures!
Step out of the ocean and into the hot and humid rainforest! Experience what life is like beneath the tropical treetops. Winding through the roots and tree trunks, rainforest rivers are home to a host of weird and wonderful creatures!
Splash and Bubbles: 4-D Undersea Adventure
The hit PBS KIDS series Splash and Bubbles comes to life in this brand-new 4-D Experience® filled with music, fun and everyone’s favorite citizens of the sea!
The hit PBS KIDS series Splash and Bubbles comes to life in this brand-new 4-D Experience® filled with music, fun and everyone’s favorite citizens of the sea!
Events
Find out what exciting events are on at the National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham this year and pre-book your tickets to avoid disappointment!
Find out what exciting events are on at the National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham this year and pre-book your tickets to avoid disappointment!
Pop Badge Swap
Join us on selected dates throughout the year to swap your Pop Badges in our Swap Zone and to meet other pop badge enthusiasts!
Join us on selected dates throughout the year to swap your Pop Badges in our Swap Zone and to meet other pop badge enthusiasts!
Annual Pass Christmas
An exclusive opportunity for Annual Pass holders to Meet Santa this Christmas in his Antarctic Grotto opposite our Penguin Ice Cave.
An exclusive opportunity for Annual Pass holders to Meet Santa this Christmas in his Antarctic Grotto opposite our Penguin Ice Cave.
Meet Santa
Included in your entry ticket - Meet Santa in Birmingham this Christmas in his magical Antarctic Ice Cave opposite our Gentoo Penguins! Join us for the most unique Santa experience in the Midlands this festive season.
Included in your entry ticket - Meet Santa in Birmingham this Christmas in his magical Antarctic Ice Cave opposite our Gentoo Penguins! Join us for the most unique Santa experience in the Midlands this festive season.
Jelly Invaders
Splash! Dive in to a world of slime, stingers, and brainless jelly in a brand new exhibit opening Easter holidays 2018. Marvel at their graceful gelatinous shapes bobbing through a glittering underwater wonderland. Uncover their mysterious abilities, including despite having no brains or bones, these dazzling creatures are resilient survivors, even outliving dinosaurs!
Splash! Dive in to a world of slime, stingers, and brainless jelly in a brand new exhibit opening Easter holidays 2018. Marvel at their graceful gelatinous shapes bobbing through a glittering underwater wonderland. Uncover their mysterious abilities, including despite having no brains or bones, these dazzling creatures are resilient survivors, even outliving dinosaurs!
Birthday Parties
Celebrate beneath the waves with an exclusive SEA LIFE Birthday Party for your child.
Celebrate beneath the waves with an exclusive SEA LIFE Birthday Party for your child.
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Private Hire & Events
For a truly unique event with a difference why not consider holding your event here at The National SEA LIFE Centre. Whether its a corporate product launch, a drinks reception, office Christmas party or even a birthday celebration enjoy the highest quality food and service in memorable surroundings.
For a truly unique event with a difference why not consider holding your event here at The National SEA LIFE Centre. Whether its a corporate product launch, a drinks reception, office Christmas party or even a birthday celebration enjoy the highest quality food and service in memorable surroundings.
Youth Groups
Great deals for Brownies, Scouts, Guides, Beavers, church clubs and all other youth groups at the National SEA LIFE Centre in Birmingham, the best place for your group to discover the underwater secrets of the seas with Gentoo penguins and the UK's only 360 degree ocean tunnel!
Great deals for Brownies, Scouts, Guides, Beavers, church clubs and all other youth groups at the National SEA LIFE Centre in Birmingham, the best place for your group to discover the underwater secrets of the seas with Gentoo penguins and the UK's only 360 degree ocean tunnel!
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School Trips
Combine active, hands-on learning with fascinating educational talks and an opportunity to have an up close and personal view into our amazing aquatic world on your class trip, including special school group discounts.
Combine active, hands-on learning with fascinating educational talks and an opportunity to have an up close and personal view into our amazing aquatic world on your class trip, including special school group discounts.
20th Anniversary
Join us at The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary and unveil some incredible new developments that promise to bring you closer than ever before to the magical underwater world!
Join us at The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary and unveil some incredible new developments that promise to bring you closer than ever before to the magical underwater world!
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Discover a truly unique alternative for your school trip whilst linking in with the curriculum, at an attraction accredited by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. Plus find out about your FREE lesson plan and learning resources!
Discover a truly unique alternative for your school trip whilst linking in with the curriculum, at an attraction accredited by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. Plus find out about your FREE lesson plan and learning resources!
Your School Visit
Discover a truly unique alternative for your school trip whilst linking in with the curriculum, at an attraction accredited by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. Plus find out about your FREE lesson plan and learning resources!
Discover a truly unique alternative for your school trip whilst linking in with the curriculum, at an attraction accredited by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. Plus find out about your FREE lesson plan and learning resources!
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Quiet at the Aquarium
We're opening our doors an hour early, with limited tickets available, to provide a quieter SEA LIFE experience that aims to provide a more comfortable visit for those with autism and other sensory requirements.
We're opening our doors an hour early, with limited tickets available, to provide a quieter SEA LIFE experience that aims to provide a more comfortable visit for those with autism and other sensory requirements.
Baby Penguin
Discover our new baby penguin chicks, born as part of our global breeding programme. The chicks have just had their first swimming lessons behind the scenes! Meet the exciting arrivals in our Penguin Ice Adventure area.
Discover our new baby penguin chicks, born as part of our global breeding programme. The chicks have just had their first swimming lessons behind the scenes! Meet the exciting arrivals in our Penguin Ice Adventure area.
VIP Sleepover
Experience a magical unique sleepover in the UK's 360 ocean tunnel! Get your sleeping bags together and look up to see tropical fish, Molokai our giant sea turtle and of course, our sharks! This experience is perfect for youth groups including Brownies, Scouts, Guides, Rainbows and church groups.
Experience a magical unique sleepover in the UK's 360 ocean tunnel! Get your sleeping bags together and look up to see tropical fish, Molokai our giant sea turtle and of course, our sharks! This experience is perfect for youth groups including Brownies, Scouts, Guides, Rainbows and church groups.
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Behind the Scenes Tour
You’ll have privileged access to the working areas usually closed to the public where you can learn about our extensive breeding, research and conservation programs and see how the fish food is prepared.
You’ll have privileged access to the working areas usually closed to the public where you can learn about our extensive breeding, research and conservation programs and see how the fish food is prepared.
Octopus Hideout
NEW for 2017 - Octopus Hideout! Prepare to be grabbed eight times at once at our brand new feature, Octopus Hideout. Get closer than ever before to some of the world’s most intelligent sea creatures, including the incredible colour-changing Cuttlefish and astounding Giant Pacific Octopus, a true master of disguise!
NEW for 2017 - Octopus Hideout! Prepare to be grabbed eight times at once at our brand new feature, Octopus Hideout. Get closer than ever before to some of the world’s most intelligent sea creatures, including the incredible colour-changing Cuttlefish and astounding Giant Pacific Octopus, a true master of disguise!
Piranha Tunnel
Sink your teeth into a new walk through discovery, opening this February half term! Get face to tooth with a pack of these famed predators as you delve through the tropical rainforest. Are you brave enough to venture through?
Sink your teeth into a new walk through discovery, opening this February half term! Get face to tooth with a pack of these famed predators as you delve through the tropical rainforest. Are you brave enough to venture through?
Breed Rescue Protect
We’ve developed a system of care and best-practice animal husbandry that draws on decades of collective experience from our marine biologists.
We’ve developed a system of care and best-practice animal husbandry that draws on decades of collective experience from our marine biologists.
The Big Fish Campaign
The Big Fish Campaign helps to promote responsible buying and selling of these larger species of fish, including Pacus – these relatives of piranha fish can grow almost a metre long.
The Big Fish Campaign helps to promote responsible buying and selling of these larger species of fish, including Pacus – these relatives of piranha fish can grow almost a metre long.
Good Fish Guides
The Marine Conservation Society’s Good Fish Guide can help you to ensure your next fish dish is a sustainable one.
The Marine Conservation Society’s Good Fish Guide can help you to ensure your next fish dish is a sustainable one.
Sea Life Trust
With our partner charity, The SEA LIFE Trust, we are proud to develop and support projects that protect marine wildlife and habitats across the world.
With our partner charity, The SEA LIFE Trust, we are proud to develop and support projects that protect marine wildlife and habitats across the world.
Protecting Habitats
Around the world, marine habitats are under threat, and not nearly enough is being done to protect them.
Around the world, marine habitats are under threat, and not nearly enough is being done to protect them.
Wipe Out Whaling
The SEA LIFE Trust is working with Whale & Dolphin Conservation (WDC) to wipe out commercial whaling.
The SEA LIFE Trust is working with Whale & Dolphin Conservation (WDC) to wipe out commercial whaling.
Sharks
The SEA LIFE Trust is a registered marine conservation charity campaigning globally to protect sharks from the threat of finning and unsustainable fishing.
The SEA LIFE Trust is a registered marine conservation charity campaigning globally to protect sharks from the threat of finning and unsustainable fishing.
Turtles
Sea turtles are one of the very few animals that eat sea grass which must be constantly cut short to help it grow across the sea floor.
Sea turtles are one of the very few animals that eat sea grass which must be constantly cut short to help it grow across the sea floor.
Plastic Pollution
We want to eliminate plastic pollution and find a way to clear our oceans of microplastics and dangerous plastic debris.
We want to eliminate plastic pollution and find a way to clear our oceans of microplastics and dangerous plastic debris.
Sustainable Seafood
The oceans offer us a renewable and irreplaceable source of food and nutrition on which some communities rely for survival.
The oceans offer us a renewable and irreplaceable source of food and nutrition on which some communities rely for survival.
Seahorses
Canal Cleans
Find information and answers to frequently asked questions for our conservation dates and canal cleans.
Find information and answers to frequently asked questions for our conservation dates and canal cleans.
Research
Find out about how the National SEA LIFE Centre and the SEA LIFE Trust are supporting important research projects with the University of Derby, focusing on aspects of animal behaviour, welfare and development.
Find out about how the National SEA LIFE Centre and the SEA LIFE Trust are supporting important research projects with the University of Derby, focusing on aspects of animal behaviour, welfare and development.
How To Get There
We are located right in the heart of Birmingham in Brindleyplace, on the Waters Edge. National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham, The Waters Edge, Brindleyplace, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2HL.
We are located right in the heart of Birmingham in Brindleyplace, on the Waters Edge. National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham, The Waters Edge, Brindleyplace, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2HL.
Opening Times
The National SEA LIFE Centre is open (Weekdays) from 10am - 5.00pm, and (Weekends and School Holidays) 10am - 6.00pm (excluding Christmas Day). Last admission is 1 hour before closing time.
The National SEA LIFE Centre is open (Weekdays) from 10am - 5.00pm, and (Weekends and School Holidays) 10am - 6.00pm (excluding Christmas Day). Last admission is 1 hour before closing time.
Facilities
Find out about disabled access, baby changing, buggies, eating and drinking at the aquarium.
Find out about disabled access, baby changing, buggies, eating and drinking at the aquarium.
Help Centre
Find information and answers to frequently asked questions, including how to use promotions and vouchers for the National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham and general questions about the attraction.
Find information and answers to frequently asked questions, including how to use promotions and vouchers for the National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham and general questions about the attraction.
Work Experience
We are pleased to offer work experience placements to GCSE students within our commercial and guest experience departments.
We are pleased to offer work experience placements to GCSE students within our commercial and guest experience departments.
Work for Us
Dive in to an ocean of opportunity with the world's largest aquarium brand. There's every chance we'll have something that’s perfect for you.
Dive in to an ocean of opportunity with the world's largest aquarium brand. There's every chance we'll have something that’s perfect for you.
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Entry Tickets
Find out more about entry tickets for the National Sea Life Centre. Booking online in advance ensures you get the best price for your tickets!
Find out more about entry tickets for the National Sea Life Centre. Booking online in advance ensures you get the best price for your tickets!
Adult + Toddler Ticket
Be transported into an incredible underwater world at the National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham with an Big Fish Little Fish Ticket! Valid for one adult and one child aged 5 or under, you can enjoy our amazing underwater world for a bargain price during off-peak periods between Monday to Friday.
Be transported into an incredible underwater world at the National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham with an Big Fish Little Fish Ticket! Valid for one adult and one child aged 5 or under, you can enjoy our amazing underwater world for a bargain price during off-peak periods between Monday to Friday.
Sea Life Annual Pass
Enjoy a whole year of excitement and fun for the whole family with unlimited entry to the UK's Sea Life Centres!
Enjoy a whole year of excitement and fun for the whole family with unlimited entry to the UK's Sea Life Centres!
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Group Bookings
The National SEA LIFE Centre offers great deals for groups! With an array of amazing creatures and our helpful and knowledgeable staff on hand to answer questions and offer amazing facts about the creatures that you'll see, this is an inspiring visit for all. A day out at SEA LIFE will leave you with fantastic memories and feeling empowered to make a difference to the underwater world.
The National SEA LIFE Centre offers great deals for groups! With an array of amazing creatures and our helpful and knowledgeable staff on hand to answer questions and offer amazing facts about the creatures that you'll see, this is an inspiring visit for all. A day out at SEA LIFE will leave you with fantastic memories and feeling empowered to make a difference to the underwater world.
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Annual Passes
Enjoy a whole year of excitement and fun for the whole family with unlimited entry to the UK’s top Merlin attractions!
Enjoy a whole year of excitement and fun for the whole family with unlimited entry to the UK’s top Merlin attractions!
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School Tickets
Discover a truly unique alternative for your school trip whilst linking in with the curriculum, at an attraction accredited by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. Plus find out about your FREE lesson plan and learning resources!
Discover a truly unique alternative for your school trip whilst linking in with the curriculum, at an attraction accredited by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. Plus find out about your FREE lesson plan and learning resources!
School Tickets
Warwick Castle Combi Ticket
Visit two of the Midlands' favourite attractions, SEA LIFE Birmingham and Warwick Castle within 3 months with our Super Saver Combi Ticket!
Visit two of the Midlands' favourite attractions, SEA LIFE Birmingham and Warwick Castle within 3 months with our Super Saver Combi Ticket!
Warwick Castle Combi Ticket
Feeding Experiences
Have an extra-special unforgettable experience at the National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham with one of our Feeding Experiences. Get closer than ever before to some of our most popular creatures, including Mo the giant green sea turtle, Elmo the shark or even our cheeky Gentoo penguins!
Have an extra-special unforgettable experience at the National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham with one of our Feeding Experiences. Get closer than ever before to some of our most popular creatures, including Mo the giant green sea turtle, Elmo the shark or even our cheeky Gentoo penguins!
VIP Turtle Feeding Experience
Come and feed Molokai the green sea turtle, the National SEA LIFE Centre's friendliest and hungriest resident, in our magnificent tropical ocean display.
Come and feed Molokai the green sea turtle, the National SEA LIFE Centre's friendliest and hungriest resident, in our magnificent tropical ocean display.
VIP Shark Feeding Experience
Come face to fin with our amazing sharks with a Shark Feeding Experience at the National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham.
Come face to fin with our amazing sharks with a Shark Feeding Experience at the National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham.
VIP Penguin Feeding Experience
Come and feed our cheeky Gentoo Penguins in their icy Antarctic home, a unique experience in the heart of Birmingham.
Come and feed our cheeky Gentoo Penguins in their icy Antarctic home, a unique experience in the heart of Birmingham.
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre
Two get attractions for one great day out. Visit the ULTIMATE indoor LEGO® playground located opposite the National SEA LIFE Centre.
Two get attractions for one great day out. Visit the ULTIMATE indoor LEGO® playground located opposite the National SEA LIFE Centre.
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