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Behind the Scenes Tour

Behind the Scenes Tour

Step beneath the waves

There's a lot going on beneath the surface.

Dive in deeper and discover how much work our aquarists put in to caring for all of our creatures, from preparing and storing their food to welcoming new animals and babies into our quarantine zone.

  • 20 minutes

  • £2 per person

  • Suitable for all ages, however children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Groups of up to 10. Please note, due to space restrictions buggies are classed as 1 person.

What is the tour?

Your tour will be conducted by one of our trained animal care team with privileged access to working areas usually closed to the public. You will see where our team of aquarists work daily to provide the best care for our animals, including preparing their meals and monitoring their tanks. Our team love sharing their passion for SEA LIFE, so ask as many questions as you like as you explore the different areas our team work in.

 

What will I do?

You will get the chance to see up close what it takes to care for the incredible creatures we home, from giant green sea turtles and blacktip reef sharks to tiny little seahorses and hermit crabs. Learn all about how we prepare and store the various foods our creatures eat, from crunchy lettuce leaves to raw fish and squid! Then get hands on and use our PH testing kit to conduct your very own water test to monitor the salt and oxygen in all our tanks. 

 

What will I see?

You will pay a visit to our quarantine tanks, where we can provide extra care to new creatures, babies born in the centre or those in need of additional health care treatment. Our quarantine area homes a large variety of creatures but we cannot guarantee which species will be housed at any one time.

 

Booking

You can pre-book your tour online when purchasing your tickets, or enquire at admission on the day of your visit for up-to-date availability. Book your tickets online here.

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Shark Feeding Experience

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Turtle swimming

Turtle Feeding Experience

Come and feed Ernie the green sea turtle, SEA LIFE Manchester’s friendliest and hungriest resident, in our magnificent tropical ocean display.

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Turtle swimming

Turtle Feeding Experience

Come and feed Ernie the green sea turtle, SEA LIFE Manchester’s friendliest and hungriest resident, in our magnificent tropical ocean display.

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Ray Feeding Experience

Come and feed our resident rays in our magnificent tropical ocean display.

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Ray Feeding Experience

Come and feed our resident rays in our magnificent tropical ocean display.

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Shark Feeding Experience

Are you brave enough to come and feed our hungry resident sharks?

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Shark Feeding Experience

Are you brave enough to come and feed our hungry resident sharks?

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