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Waddle with Penguins!

Get closer than ever before...

Get up close and personal to over 20 incredible Humboldt Penguins in their walk-through home, Penguin Island!

All of our penguins are named after cartoon characters - see if you can spot Dangermouse, Hazel, Barnacles and the rest of the waddle, as they splash out in their babbling waterfall and dive into the pool!

See how you measure up against the penguins around the world on the height chart! Are you short like a rock-hopper or larger than an emperor?

Things to do

  • Yorkshire's only Seal Hospital

    Meet this year’s seal pup patients rehabilitating in our specialist Seal Hospital facility. All of the pups you see at SEA LIFE Scarborough have been found injured around our local coastal waters and we nurse them back to full health before releasing them back into the wild.

  • Turtle Rescue Centre

    Find out what it takes to rescue, rehabilitate and release turtles back into the wild in our new interactive Turtle Rescue Centre.

  • Underwater Ocean Tunnel

    Take a stroll through our underwater Ocean Tunnel and marvel at the majestic beauty of a bounty of incredible creatures including our Loggerhead Sea Turtle and Blacktip Reef Sharks!

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Yorkshire's only Seal Hospital!

Meet this years patients...

Follow the journey of our poorly seal pups!

SEA LIFE Scarborough is home to Yorkshire's only Seal Hospital and every year we rescue over 50 injured seal pups from our local coastal waters. These poorly pups are brought to our specialist Seal Hospital to be given lifesaving treatment and rehabilitation. Once our pups have a clean bill of health and are sufficiently plump enough to survive back in the wild, we release them back in to local seal colonies around the North Coast. 

It costs over £1,000 to rehabilitate just one seal over a 6 week period, so we are incredibly grateful our guests continue to support our tireless work and enable us to carry out this important local conservation.

On your visit to SEA LIFE Scarborough you will be able to visit this year's patients recovering in the Seal Hospital and watch them splash around in the rehabilitation pool.

Each season we give our seal pups a new name - this year, they are all named after Marvel Superheroes!