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Rainforest
Tropic
Ocean tank
Shark species
Seahorses
Ray display
Discovery pool
Baltic Sea
Sea Lab ocean laboratory
Breed Rescue Protect
Conservation Cove

WOW fact

Rainforests cover around 8% of world's area.

Start your visit by stepping into our rainforest area, Igapó. Get to know the creatures living in rainforests such as rays, turtles, poisonous frogs, piranhas and the electric eel.

Are you brave enough to look a piranha in the eye? 

Want to
see more?

Check our feeding timetable!

WOW fact

Rainforests cover around 8% of world's area.

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WOW fact

Rainforests cover around 8% of world's area.

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Start your visit by stepping into our rainforest area, Igapó. Get to know the creatures living in rainforests such as rays, turtles, poisonous frogs, piranhas and the electric eel.

Are you brave enough to look a piranha in the eye? 

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Start your visit by stepping into our rainforest area, Igapó. Get to know the creatures living in rainforests such as rays, turtles, poisonous frogs, piranhas and the electric eel.

Are you brave enough to look a piranha in the eye? 

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Want to
see more?

Check our feeding timetable!

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Want to
see more?

Check our feeding timetable!

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Tropics

You’ll continue your journey of discovery into the tropics which was renewed in winter 2020. In this area you get to see all the colorful fish and corals. Meet our clownfish, blue tang or yellow Blackspotted pufferfish!

Walk under the waves

Next you arrive to deeper waters at our Ocean tank.

This is where our biggest animals, ie. sharks and other smaller fish that live in oceans live.

How many sharks can you spot?

 

 

You can admire the Ocean tank by the tank windows or by walking through the waves in the ocean tunnel. Come face-to-face with our sharks and see them swim above you. Make sure to check out the daily feeding where you can see the sharks snatch their food from the feeders tongs - and how excited the little fish gets from the food!  

WOW fact

The ocean tank fish are fed daily! 

Walk under the waves

Next you arrive to deeper waters at our Ocean tank.

This is where our biggest animals, ie. sharks and other smaller fish that live in oceans live.

How many sharks can you spot?

 

 

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Walk under the waves

Next you arrive to deeper waters at our Ocean tank.

This is where our biggest animals, ie. sharks and other smaller fish that live in oceans live.

How many sharks can you spot?

 

 

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You can admire the Ocean tank by the tank windows or by walking through the waves in the ocean tunnel. Come face-to-face with our sharks and see them swim above you. Make sure to check out the daily feeding where you can see the sharks snatch their food from the feeders tongs - and how excited the little fish gets from the food!  

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You can admire the Ocean tank by the tank windows or by walking through the waves in the ocean tunnel. Come face-to-face with our sharks and see them swim above you. Make sure to check out the daily feeding where you can see the sharks snatch their food from the feeders tongs - and how excited the little fish gets from the food!  

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The ocean tank fish are fed daily! 

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WOW fact

The ocean tank fish are fed daily! 

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Shark species

We have many different shark species at our centre; each one of them are different from the other. Our biggest shark is a Zebra Shark called Sweetie. We also have some smaller sharks, such as the Bambu Shark. Most of the sharks can be spotted in our Ocean tank.

WOW Sharks have been on our planet over 400 million years!

WOW fact

The male seahorses are the ones carrying the babies and who gives birth to them! 

Seahorses sounds and look like mystical figures from old folktales - and they kind of are. Make sure to get to stop by our big-belly seahorses to see some of their characteristics. Pay special attention to their way of eating (they don't chew their food), their way of to grabbing the seaweed and their way of swimming. 

The seahorse tale has an equal strength of hold as a monkeys tail that hangs from a tree branch.   

Feedings

Come and check out the seahorses feeding and information session! You can check the updated feeding timetable from the link!

WOW fact

The male seahorses are the ones carrying the babies and who gives birth to them! 

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WOW fact

The male seahorses are the ones carrying the babies and who gives birth to them! 

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Seahorses sounds and look like mystical figures from old folktales - and they kind of are. Make sure to get to stop by our big-belly seahorses to see some of their characteristics. Pay special attention to their way of eating (they don't chew their food), their way of to grabbing the seaweed and their way of swimming. 

The seahorse tale has an equal strength of hold as a monkeys tail that hangs from a tree branch.   

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Seahorses sounds and look like mystical figures from old folktales - and they kind of are. Make sure to get to stop by our big-belly seahorses to see some of their characteristics. Pay special attention to their way of eating (they don't chew their food), their way of to grabbing the seaweed and their way of swimming. 

The seahorse tale has an equal strength of hold as a monkeys tail that hangs from a tree branch.   

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Feedings

Come and check out the seahorses feeding and information session! You can check the updated feeding timetable from the link!

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Feedings

Come and check out the seahorses feeding and information session! You can check the updated feeding timetable from the link!

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Ray tank

Welcome to the wonderful world of Rays! These curious characters make everyone smile and are fun to watch. See how they glide on the bottom of the tank and sometimes against the windows. In our Ray tank you also meet other creatures such as our small-spotted catsharks or the temperamental sea basses!

Check feeding times from the link!

WOW fact

Seastars can detach one of their legs if they get frightened and grow a new one within weeks.

Have you ever wondered what Sea star look like from closer? Now’s your chance, because at our Discovery Pool you can experience all this and much more! Our experts will be on hand through this unique opportunity to learn more about these fascinating micro-habitats and the incredible creatures that thrive in them.

WOW fact

Sea anemones have no brain, heart or blood!

WOW fact

Seastars can detach one of their legs if they get frightened and grow a new one within weeks.

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WOW fact

Seastars can detach one of their legs if they get frightened and grow a new one within weeks.

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Have you ever wondered what Sea star look like from closer? Now’s your chance, because at our Discovery Pool you can experience all this and much more! Our experts will be on hand through this unique opportunity to learn more about these fascinating micro-habitats and the incredible creatures that thrive in them.

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Have you ever wondered what Sea star look like from closer? Now’s your chance, because at our Discovery Pool you can experience all this and much more! Our experts will be on hand through this unique opportunity to learn more about these fascinating micro-habitats and the incredible creatures that thrive in them.

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WOW fact

Sea anemones have no brain, heart or blood!

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WOW fact

Sea anemones have no brain, heart or blood!

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Baltic Sea

How well do you really know the fish living in the Baltic Sea? Fish that you can see in our Baltic Sea tanks have among others eels, perch, and chub fish.

Sea Lab ocean laboratory

Experience the world of the oceans in our interactive Sea Lab laboratory. You will learn, how important and limited resource water actually is and how climate change threatens the oceans and ice sheets now and in the future. You will also learn how YOU can make a change and save the future of our oceans and nature. 

In Sea Lab you get to explore closer at a sea urchin and sea star through a microscope and admire plankton up close, as well as learn about the negative effect of eutrophication and micro plastic on our nature. We hope you get inspired with new ideas on how to improve your own footprint on the environment!

The Grouper - Mikko

The most famour fish of Finland, The Grouper Mikko lives also here in a tank that was built especially for him in the winter 2019. Come and say hello! 

The feeding sessions of Mikko are also interesting and happens a couple of times every week - check out below when and come along.

Sea Lab ocean laboratory

Experience the world of the oceans in our interactive Sea Lab laboratory. You will learn, how important and limited resource water actually is and how climate change threatens the oceans and ice sheets now and in the future. You will also learn how YOU can make a change and save the future of our oceans and nature. 

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Sea Lab ocean laboratory

Experience the world of the oceans in our interactive Sea Lab laboratory. You will learn, how important and limited resource water actually is and how climate change threatens the oceans and ice sheets now and in the future. You will also learn how YOU can make a change and save the future of our oceans and nature. 

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In Sea Lab you get to explore closer at a sea urchin and sea star through a microscope and admire plankton up close, as well as learn about the negative effect of eutrophication and micro plastic on our nature. We hope you get inspired with new ideas on how to improve your own footprint on the environment!

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In Sea Lab you get to explore closer at a sea urchin and sea star through a microscope and admire plankton up close, as well as learn about the negative effect of eutrophication and micro plastic on our nature. We hope you get inspired with new ideas on how to improve your own footprint on the environment!

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The Grouper - Mikko

The most famour fish of Finland, The Grouper Mikko lives also here in a tank that was built especially for him in the winter 2019. Come and say hello! 

The feeding sessions of Mikko are also interesting and happens a couple of times every week - check out below when and come along.

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The Grouper - Mikko

The most famour fish of Finland, The Grouper Mikko lives also here in a tank that was built especially for him in the winter 2019. Come and say hello! 

The feeding sessions of Mikko are also interesting and happens a couple of times every week - check out below when and come along.

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Breed Rescue Protect

Conservation is at the heart of what we do at SEA LIFE Helsinki. There are plenty of opportunities to learn about the threats facing marine life and what you can do to help as you explore with us. We are more than happy to tell you about what SEA LIFE and the SEA LIFE Trust are doing to help threatened marine life and perhaps help us out yourself by signing one of our petitions or picking up a free sustainable seafood guide.

Around 75% (that's three quarters) of the world’s coral reefs are threatened by human activity.

Conservation Cove

Do you know how long it takes for plastic to disintegrate in the nature? Or what damage dragnetting does to the sea floor? Check out the Conservation Cove at the end of the exhibition for answers to these and other questions. 

 

The conservation cove area also have various curious creatures such as the Mantis shrimp, which has the most developed eye sight of the animal kingdom or the Mudskippers, which can live in water and on land.  

The area also inhabits the tiny and nearly extinct San Ignacio pup fish. These cute fish are only found in once place out in the nature. We aim to increase the total number of pupfish with different generations through our breeding project - ask our staff at the exhibition for more details!  

Four eyed fish

The Conservation Cove also inhabits the funny looking Four eyed fish!

Conservation Cove

Do you know how long it takes for plastic to disintegrate in the nature? Or what damage dragnetting does to the sea floor? Check out the Conservation Cove at the end of the exhibition for answers to these and other questions. 

 

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Conservation Cove

Do you know how long it takes for plastic to disintegrate in the nature? Or what damage dragnetting does to the sea floor? Check out the Conservation Cove at the end of the exhibition for answers to these and other questions. 

 

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The conservation cove area also have various curious creatures such as the Mantis shrimp, which has the most developed eye sight of the animal kingdom or the Mudskippers, which can live in water and on land.  

The area also inhabits the tiny and nearly extinct San Ignacio pup fish. These cute fish are only found in once place out in the nature. We aim to increase the total number of pupfish with different generations through our breeding project - ask our staff at the exhibition for more details!  

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The conservation cove area also have various curious creatures such as the Mantis shrimp, which has the most developed eye sight of the animal kingdom or the Mudskippers, which can live in water and on land.  

The area also inhabits the tiny and nearly extinct San Ignacio pup fish. These cute fish are only found in once place out in the nature. We aim to increase the total number of pupfish with different generations through our breeding project - ask our staff at the exhibition for more details!  

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Four eyed fish

The Conservation Cove also inhabits the funny looking Four eyed fish!

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Four eyed fish

The Conservation Cove also inhabits the funny looking Four eyed fish!

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