Dive into a marine adventure at National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham. The attraction is one of Birmingham’s best experiences for children. At National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham you can see many creatures from starfish to sharks and penguins.
Exhibits and Attractions
There are a wide range of exhibits and attractions on offer at National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham.
Penguin Ice Adventure
Travel to the frozen extremities of the Antarctic and experience life with a colony of Gentoo Penguins. Watch as they dive beneath the freezing waters and play in their icy home. Hear the unmistakable trumpeting sound of the Gentoo. Learn about the penguin’s quirky antics as they dive, splash and play under the water or take some time out to relax or tend to their nests on the land.
Prepare to be amazed as you dive into the action with daring aquatic explorers Captain Barnacles, Kwazii and Peso in Octonauts: Amazon Adventure 4-D. Visitors have never seen The Octonauts like this before.
At the Rockpool exhibit visitors to National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham can stroke a Starfish, tickle a Sea Anemone or feel the shell of a Crab.
Come closer than ever before to amazing colourful assortment of creatures in the Reef Edge exhibit.
Blacktip Reef Sharks
Meet the Blacktip Reef Sharks at the National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham. Blacktip Reef Sharks inhabit tropical coral reefs in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. These amazing Sharks prefer shallow, inshore waters. Their appearance matches how humans imagine a shark to look. Sadly Sharks are the most misunderstood creatures in the Ocean. Far from being predators, they face extinction from being preyed upon by humans.
At the Clownfish Kingdom, you will see the coral reef, a kaleidoscope of colour, bustling with activity. These cities of the sea are teaming with fish which come in every shape, colour and pattern you can imagine.
Kingdom of Sea Horses
Weedy Sea Dragons are native to the Australian coastline and are masters of camouflage. The Big-bellied sea horses long tail contributes to their claim as one of the world’s largest seahorse species. Reaching up to lengths of 30 centimetres, the amazing Big-bellied Seahorse has a long, curly, grasping tail.
Bay of Rays
Here you will find an assortment of amazing creatures that are native to the UK.
View the amazing Jellyfish in the interactive colour-changing tanks.
Get up close to the stars of the sea within the pop-up bubbles and peek-a-boo holes. Marvel at the variety of shapes, sizes and colours of the world’s largest Sea Stars.
Get up close and personal with the resident Asian Short Clawed Otters, Mango and Starsky. Watch as they splash about in their Otter pool and snack on their favourite treats – Peanuts! Otters in the wild have a life expectancy of 8 years.
Step out of the ocean and into the hot and humid rainforest to experience what life is like beneath the tropical treetops. Winding through the roots and tree trunks, rainforest rivers are home to some spectacular fish. Look out for the flock of Piranhas and keep your eyes peeled for a deceivingly disguised Electric Eel.
Travel into the underwater world and meet incredible creatures. Come nose to nose with Black Tip Reef sharks and spot the Giant Green Sea Turtle, Molokai as you journey through the 360-degree ocean tunnel.
Admission Prices and Offers
National SEA LIFE Centre is part of the Merlin Entertainments group of attractions, meaning that vouchers are regularly available offering 2 for 1 entry. Purchase your tickets from The Official Sealife Website or view our SEA LIFE offers page for the latest Discounts and Special offers. You can also pre-purchase your entry tickets using Tesco Clubcard points. Merlin Annual pass holders get free entry to all the Sea Life centres across the UK in addition to a number of other Merlin attractions.
Travelling to National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham
National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham is located right in the heart of Birmingham in Brindleyplace, on the Water’s Edge. Visitors can take advantage of Birmingham’s public transport network.
Travelling by Train
The Nearest Stations to the National SEA LIFE Centre are Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Snow Hill. National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham is just a 10-minute walk from New Street Station, follow walking signs for the ICC (International Convention Centre) and the Barclaycard Arena. See the Raileasy website for details.
Travelling by Coach
To get to the National SEA LIFE Centre by coach, catch a bus to Birmingham City Centre and follow walking signs for the ICC (International Convention Centre) and The Barclaycard Arena.
There are lots of places to stay in Birmingham. Find hotel accommodation at Hotels.com or Travelodge are always a good option for budget hotel accommodation. If you prefer to stay outside the big city and would like to explore some of the other attractions in the area then take a look at the self-catering cottages near Birmingham available from Snaptrip.
Superbreak offer some great package tours to the National SEA LIFE Centre in Birmingham.
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