SEA LIFE Brighton's ocean tunnel and display has been transformed with a UK first theme 'Day & Night' where guests can journey through a 24 hour transition from day to night. The centre has welcomed back Green Turtles Lulu & Gulliver, Dotty the Zebra Shark and Sonny the Bloch -Tail Sting Ray as well as hundreds of new species of tropical creatures. As part of the new experience guests can also enjoy a new interactive trail and a bio-luminescence beach, so you can dance along the waves at night. The centre can now boast the UK's largest collection of sharks & rays under one roof!
Day & Night opened to the public on May 25th and is proving extremely popular with local residents and international tourists alike.
History of SEA LIFE Brighton
The Aquarium was built 1869-1872, and was designed and engineered by Eugenius Birch, the designer of the West Pier in Brighton. The building has been utilised in a number of ways over the years; playing host to a car museum; a ballroom; displaying a wide range of animals including penguins, chimpanzees and bears; while there was even a mini golf course on the roof at one point.
Many locals may remember the Aquarium contained a Dolphinarium from 1968, but Misty and her friends were released back to the wild when Sea Life took over in 1991.