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Hands-on experiences with fascinating educational workshops

Schools Love SEA LIFE Manchester!

We've been rated the best destination for Science based learning!

SEA LIFE Manchester offers you an astonishing aquarium experience where you and your pupils will get up close to our fascinating creatures from captivating sharks over humble starfish and seahorses to graceful ray.
Younger pupils’ curiosity will be peaked as they become top rock pool explorers while older students can learn more about our local conservation initiatives and our Breed, Rescue, Protect projects.


We work closely with schools to develop information that engages and inspires young people and is also relevant within the educational curriculum. Self-guided tours and educational workshops are available for schools on a daily basis.
If you’re hungry for more, we give daily creature presentations and a Behind the Scenes Tour where our expert staff will fill you in on the daily diet of our creatures, and the breeding habits of seahorses.


Throughout the year, we host a program of fun events, like Turtle Fest and Shark Week, to raise awareness of marine conservation issues and threats to our sea creatures.


Teacher benefits include:
- Special school rates and free teacher places
- Free learning packs and risk assessments
- Early years, KS1- KS2 workshops
- Free planning tickets for teachers
- Experts on hand throughout your visit

Early Years

My Special Aquarium

This workshop is suitable for pre-school children aged 3 to 5 years. It gives your pupils a fun and memorable experience that helps them to ‘understand the world’ - one of the four learning and development requirements of the DfE Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.


It involves the children learning basic facts about some of our key creatures (e.g. how many legs do starfish have etc…). After this group activity the pupils complete a poster activity and draw their own aquarium.

 

Download the Lesson Plan below.

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Primary Years

Key Stage 1 and 2

Our Primary School Programme is perfect for introducing pupils to a range of scientific topics and encouraging excitement and curiosity about marine phenomena in the natural world. It has been designed to support several core elements of the National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2.

 

Who Eats Who?

In this workshop pupils apply what they have learnt about food chains during their visit to SEA LIFE and create their very own marine food chain using arts & craft materials. This Workshop lasts around 30 minutes

 

Save our Seas

In this workshop pupils apply what they have learnt about conservation during their visit to SEA LIFE and create a poster encouraging people to protect our marine animals. This Workshop lasts around 30 minutes

 

Home Sweet Home

In this 30 minute workshop pupils apply what they have learnt about different animals and habitats in the SEA LIFE centre and design a habitat for their favourite creature. This Workshop lasts around 30 minutes

 

Download the lesson plans below.

Click here for prices.

 

On the Day Price Price Per Pupil Saving
My Special Aquarium £2.00
Who Eats Who? £2.00
Home Sweet Home £2.00
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SCHOOL TICKETS

Simply call us on 0871 097 1059 (calls cost 13p per minute plus network extras) or fill out a provisional school booking form.

FACILITIES

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CONTACT US

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SCHOOL TICKETS

Simply call us on 0871 097 1059 (calls cost 13p per minute plus network extras) or fill out a provisional school booking form.

SCHOOL TICKETS

Simply call us on 0871 097 1059 (calls cost 13p per minute plus network extras) or fill out a provisional school booking form.

FACILITIES

Click the button below to find out more!

FACILITIES

Click the button below to find out more!

CONTACT US

Click the button below to find out more!

CONTACT US

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SELF GUIDED LEARNING & RISK ASSESSMENT

Simply download your resource pack and for each key creature you encounter we’ve provided discussion notes, fun facts and activities for your group to complete.

Pre-schools: My Special Aquarium

Teachers Go Free

Visit For Free Until End of the Year

At SEA LIFE Manchester we want to make sure that your school trip is both educational and fun. This is why we are offering teachers the chance to visit our attraction for free ahead of a school visit to ensure you get a good understanding of our attraction and offers.*

CLAIM YOUR FREE TICKET HERE!

*Please note the entry voucher must be printed and surrendered upon visit. 

 

We were also honoured as Winner - Best Venue for Science Learning at the School Travel Awards 2016/17 as part of SEA LIFE UK - another reason to visit!

 

Terms and Conditions: 

  • This offer is open to practising teaching professionals (Teachers) that are working in educational establishments (Schools) following Foundation (Early Years), Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 curriculum.
  • Voucher for entry must be printed and surrendered at the time of visit.                             
  • Proof of Teacher status and employment at the School (i.e. ID card) must be presented at admissions to gain entry.
  • Each Teacher may only use this offer until 31st December 2017.
  • No purchase necessary.
  • This offer is non-transferable and may be withdrawn at any time at the sole discretion of Merlin Entertainments.
  • Not valid in conjunction with any other offer.
  • By signing up to claim your free ticket, your data will automatically be used for marketing purposes by Merlin Entertainments only. If you wish to unsubscribe please email info@sealifemanchester.co.uk.