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Get closer than ever before!

Waddle with our penguins

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

  • Turtle Rescue Centre

    Visit the new Turtle Rescue Centre and learn how to rescue, rehabilitate and release turtles back in to the wild. At the Rescue Centre you will pick up your very own interactive turtle who needs you to take them through a sequence of special rehabilitation before they'll be fit enough for release.

  • Ocean Tunnel Walk Through

    A highlight of your day will surely be when you dive under the waves into our Ocean Tunnel. Watch as sharks, tropical fish and our Loggerhead turtle swim over your head.

  • Interactive Rockpool

    Feel the tickle of an anemone and meet starfish and crabs in our interactive rockpool experience!

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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!