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Creature Zones

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Turtle Beach
Shoaling Ring
Rocky Hideout
Jellyfish Seas
Shark Shipwreck
Coral Reef
Ocean Tunnel
Turtle World
Tropical Ocean
Seahorse Nursery
Stingray Bay
Jurassic Ranger
Rockpool
Breed Rescue Protect
Conservation Cove

WOW FACT

Turtles have lived on this Earth even longer than the dinosaurs!

Start your visit by stepping into our interactive Turtle Beach experience. This unique 3D projection experience navigates you through the life of a sea turtle as you follow these incredible creatures through their life cycle from the egg to the sea! 

WANT TO FEED
OUR TURTLE?

We have a VIP Turtle Feeding Experience with our green sea turtle Ernie!

WOW FACT

Turtles have lived on this Earth even longer than the dinosaurs!

WOW FACT

Turtles have lived on this Earth even longer than the dinosaurs!

Start your visit by stepping into our interactive Turtle Beach experience. This unique 3D projection experience navigates you through the life of a sea turtle as you follow these incredible creatures through their life cycle from the egg to the sea! 

Start your visit by stepping into our interactive Turtle Beach experience. This unique 3D projection experience navigates you through the life of a sea turtle as you follow these incredible creatures through their life cycle from the egg to the sea! 

WANT TO FEED
OUR TURTLE?

We have a VIP Turtle Feeding Experience with our green sea turtle Ernie!

WANT TO FEED
OUR TURTLE?

We have a VIP Turtle Feeding Experience with our green sea turtle Ernie!

Shoaling Ring

You’ll continue your journey of discovery into a sea of tranquility as you encounter our magical shoaling ring. This relaxing experience allows you to see our flagtail fish swimming peacefully around our 360 degree circular tank.

We have
thousands of AMAZING creatures

Discover our hidden gems

Our Rocky Hideout zone provides a totally immersive environment for your little ones to explore our mini caves and get up close to some amazing sea creatures.

Take an adventure, deep into the world's underwater cave systems and find some of the oddest and scary looking creatures. Come face-to-face with our spiny lionfish or see the poisonous and deadly porcupine fish, better known as the pufferfish.  

WOW Fact

Dogface pufferfish have teeth that keep growing, so they have to trim them down every now and then just like a rabbit!

Discover our hidden gems

Our Rocky Hideout zone provides a totally immersive environment for your little ones to explore our mini caves and get up close to some amazing sea creatures.

Discover our hidden gems

Our Rocky Hideout zone provides a totally immersive environment for your little ones to explore our mini caves and get up close to some amazing sea creatures.

Take an adventure, deep into the world's underwater cave systems and find some of the oddest and scary looking creatures. Come face-to-face with our spiny lionfish or see the poisonous and deadly porcupine fish, better known as the pufferfish.  

Take an adventure, deep into the world's underwater cave systems and find some of the oddest and scary looking creatures. Come face-to-face with our spiny lionfish or see the poisonous and deadly porcupine fish, better known as the pufferfish.  

WOW Fact

Dogface pufferfish have teeth that keep growing, so they have to trim them down every now and then just like a rabbit!

WOW Fact

Dogface pufferfish have teeth that keep growing, so they have to trim them down every now and then just like a rabbit!

Jellyfish Seas

Be enchanted by beautiful moon Jellyfish in our interactive colour-changing tank. Simply choose a colour and see these unique creatures from a new perspective as they float gracefully and mysteriously around the tank. Did you know that Jellyfish don't have brains, stomachs, blood, heart or eyes? We even have frilled upside down jellyfish who have their tentacles going upwards!

Jellyfish are 95% Water!

WOW FACT

Sharks have been around for more than 400 million years!

Your first introduction to the fascinating story of sharks, but before you meet them you will be transported to a world of deep sea creatures that would be hidden away in a shipwreck. Try and spot our juvenile common octopus, Octopus Prime, who loves hiding in the nooks and crannies of her tank. Step under the viewing tank and see our blacktip reef sharks swim overhead! 

Talks and Feeds

You can come and watch our Sharks feed and talk which is available Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Find out more about our Talks and Feeds below!

WOW FACT

Sharks have been around for more than 400 million years!

WOW FACT

Sharks have been around for more than 400 million years!

Your first introduction to the fascinating story of sharks, but before you meet them you will be transported to a world of deep sea creatures that would be hidden away in a shipwreck. Try and spot our juvenile common octopus, Octopus Prime, who loves hiding in the nooks and crannies of her tank. Step under the viewing tank and see our blacktip reef sharks swim overhead! 

Your first introduction to the fascinating story of sharks, but before you meet them you will be transported to a world of deep sea creatures that would be hidden away in a shipwreck. Try and spot our juvenile common octopus, Octopus Prime, who loves hiding in the nooks and crannies of her tank. Step under the viewing tank and see our blacktip reef sharks swim overhead! 

Talks and Feeds

You can come and watch our Sharks feed and talk which is available Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Find out more about our Talks and Feeds below!

Talks and Feeds

You can come and watch our Sharks feed and talk which is available Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Find out more about our Talks and Feeds below!

Coral Reef

Welcome to the kaleidoscope of colour, our Coral Reef is bustling with activity! These cities of the sea are teeming with fish which come in every shape, colour and pattern you can imagine. This is where you'll find cute clownfish hiding in the tentacles of sea anemones and watch out for the prickly sea urchins!

All of our Clownfish are bred at SEA LIFE

WOW FACT

The napoleon wrasse can instantly be recognized by its size, colour and shape. It is one of the largest reef fishes in the world. They can grow up to 230 cm and weigh 190 kg. 

Take a stroll under the sea as you pass through our amazing glass tunnel. Shoals of glittering fish flutter along beside you whilst our enormous green sea turtle Ernie glides slowly over your head. Look out for our napoleon wrasse Bonaparte gliding by with his vibrant blue eyes and graceful fins.

WOW FACT

Green sea turtles are the second largest species of marine turtle. The largest recorded green sea turtles weigh over 300kg… that's as heavy as a fully grown tiger!

WOW FACT

The napoleon wrasse can instantly be recognized by its size, colour and shape. It is one of the largest reef fishes in the world. They can grow up to 230 cm and weigh 190 kg. 

WOW FACT

The napoleon wrasse can instantly be recognized by its size, colour and shape. It is one of the largest reef fishes in the world. They can grow up to 230 cm and weigh 190 kg. 

Take a stroll under the sea as you pass through our amazing glass tunnel. Shoals of glittering fish flutter along beside you whilst our enormous green sea turtle Ernie glides slowly over your head. Look out for our napoleon wrasse Bonaparte gliding by with his vibrant blue eyes and graceful fins.

Take a stroll under the sea as you pass through our amazing glass tunnel. Shoals of glittering fish flutter along beside you whilst our enormous green sea turtle Ernie glides slowly over your head. Look out for our napoleon wrasse Bonaparte gliding by with his vibrant blue eyes and graceful fins.

WOW FACT

Green sea turtles are the second largest species of marine turtle. The largest recorded green sea turtles weigh over 300kg… that's as heavy as a fully grown tiger!

WOW FACT

Green sea turtles are the second largest species of marine turtle. The largest recorded green sea turtles weigh over 300kg… that's as heavy as a fully grown tiger!

Turtle World

Be transported to Turtle World, where you can find fascinating facts about one of the worlds most amazing creatures! Get hands-on with our interactive zones and discover some cool facts with Tyler, our talking turtle.

Green sea turtles can stay under water for as long as five hours!

SEA TREK

Experience a magical world beneath the surface of our tropical ocean tank with a SeaTREK® Experience at Sea Life Manchester. No experience necessary and all equipment is provided. 

Watch sharks and rays gliding effortlessly through our tropical ocean tank, surrounded by hundreds of colourful ocean fish. Ernie the green sea turtle loves to come and say hello to you here and you can even see our own divers and our SeaTREK guests from here as they explore the underwater world.

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 programmes and see how the fish food is prepared!

SEA TREK

Experience a magical world beneath the surface of our tropical ocean tank with a SeaTREK® Experience at Sea Life Manchester. No experience necessary and all equipment is provided. 

SEA TREK

Experience a magical world beneath the surface of our tropical ocean tank with a SeaTREK® Experience at Sea Life Manchester. No experience necessary and all equipment is provided. 

Watch sharks and rays gliding effortlessly through our tropical ocean tank, surrounded by hundreds of colourful ocean fish. Ernie the green sea turtle loves to come and say hello to you here and you can even see our own divers and our SeaTREK guests from here as they explore the underwater world.

Watch sharks and rays gliding effortlessly through our tropical ocean tank, surrounded by hundreds of colourful ocean fish. Ernie the green sea turtle loves to come and say hello to you here and you can even see our own divers and our SeaTREK guests from here as they explore the underwater world.

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 programmes and see how the fish food is prepared!

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 programmes and see how the fish food is prepared!

Seahorse Nursery

Seahorses may sound like mythical creatures but you can see just how real and amazing they are! See the seahorses grip at seagrass with their curly tails and suck up tiny shrimp with their straw-like snouts; if you're lucky you may even hear their unique "finger clicking" sounds as they feed.

Male seahorses are the only male animals to give birth!

WOW FACT

Stingrays don't use their eyes to find prey, they use their electro-sensors to locate their next meal.

Step inside Stingray Bay and be mesmerised by our happy and smiley rays. Let their upbeat nature take your cares away in this relaxing and magical space. You can follow the Rays around the tank and appreciate how swiftly they move as well as seeing our blue spotted ray and Cal, our friendly rescued baby leopard shark.

WOW FACT

Cow-nose rays get their name from their unique forehead, which resembles the nose of a cow.  

WOW FACT

Stingrays don't use their eyes to find prey, they use their electro-sensors to locate their next meal.

WOW FACT

Stingrays don't use their eyes to find prey, they use their electro-sensors to locate their next meal.

Step inside Stingray Bay and be mesmerised by our happy and smiley rays. Let their upbeat nature take your cares away in this relaxing and magical space. You can follow the Rays around the tank and appreciate how swiftly they move as well as seeing our blue spotted ray and Cal, our friendly rescued baby leopard shark.

Step inside Stingray Bay and be mesmerised by our happy and smiley rays. Let their upbeat nature take your cares away in this relaxing and magical space. You can follow the Rays around the tank and appreciate how swiftly they move as well as seeing our blue spotted ray and Cal, our friendly rescued baby leopard shark.

WOW FACT

Cow-nose rays get their name from their unique forehead, which resembles the nose of a cow.  

WOW FACT

Cow-nose rays get their name from their unique forehead, which resembles the nose of a cow.  

Jurassic Ranger - Now Open!

SEA LIFE Manchester presents Jurassic Ranger! Discover what it takes to become a Jurassic Ranger and be part of a journey back in time! Dive into the depths of the ocean and travel back in time to the ages of the dinosaurs.

Will you be brave enough to touch our prehistoric creatures of the past?

WOW Fact

Our unique rocky shores have a particular life of their own and conditions within them are different from the open sea. 

Have you ever wanted to stroke a starfish, tickle a sea anemone or feel the shell of a crab? Now’s your chance, because at our rocking Rockpools you can appreciate all of this! 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

Our unique rocky shores have a particular life of their own and conditions within them are different from the open sea. 

WOW Fact

Our unique rocky shores have a particular life of their own and conditions within them are different from the open sea. 

Have you ever wanted to stroke a starfish, tickle a sea anemone or feel the shell of a crab? Now’s your chance, because at our rocking Rockpools you can appreciate all of this! 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.

Have you ever wanted to stroke a starfish, tickle a sea anemone or feel the shell of a crab? Now’s your chance, because at our rocking Rockpools you can appreciate all of this! 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

Sea anemones have no brain, heart or blood!

Breed Rescue Protect

Conservation is at the heart of what we do at SEA LIFE Manchester. 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. In this area you find find out more 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.

Don't forget to play!

Help save our baby turtles in our interactive augmented reality game in Conservation Cove!

Welcome to Conservation Cove, where you can find out about our Conservation efforts and our partnership with the SEA LIFE Trust. Let your little ones take part in our interactive turtle game where they can help save the baby turtles get to the sea! 
There's also our sandbox with mysterious dangers that you may find at the beach. Dig them out of the sand and find out!

Beach Cleans

As part of our conservation effort, we have done monthly beach cleans to help our local wildlife. 
Find out about our Clean up dates below!

Don't forget to play!

Help save our baby turtles in our interactive augmented reality game in Conservation Cove!

Don't forget to play!

Help save our baby turtles in our interactive augmented reality game in Conservation Cove!

Welcome to Conservation Cove, where you can find out about our Conservation efforts and our partnership with the SEA LIFE Trust. Let your little ones take part in our interactive turtle game where they can help save the baby turtles get to the sea! 
There's also our sandbox with mysterious dangers that you may find at the beach. Dig them out of the sand and find out!

Welcome to Conservation Cove, where you can find out about our Conservation efforts and our partnership with the SEA LIFE Trust. Let your little ones take part in our interactive turtle game where they can help save the baby turtles get to the sea! 
There's also our sandbox with mysterious dangers that you may find at the beach. Dig them out of the sand and find out!

Beach Cleans

As part of our conservation effort, we have done monthly beach cleans to help our local wildlife. 
Find out about our Clean up dates below!

Beach Cleans

As part of our conservation effort, we have done monthly beach cleans to help our local wildlife. 
Find out about our Clean up dates below!