Dive into an amazing underwater world as you explore Birmingham's National Sea Life Centre—home to more than 2,000 exotic creatures, informative displays and a 360-degree ocean tunnel that visitors can walk through. This extraordinary underwater world is a treat for the entire family.
Explore exotic creatures from distant regions
Guests will have the opportunity to visit fantastic ocean animals including penguins, seahorses, otters, sharks, and much more. The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham has several regions to explore. The Penguin Ice Adventure takes guests to a zone of frozen extremities of the Antarctic, where you'll experience life with a colony of Gentoo Penguins. The Rockpool area (made from water left behind when the tide goes out) features an amazing micro-habitat filled with incredible sea creatures. The Sea Horses zone is where you'll find weedy sea dragons native to the Australian coastline, along with a variety of their distant cousins. The Ocean Tunnel area gets you ready for a journey alongside darting sharks, gliding rays and a humongous rescued turtle. The Reef Edge puts visitors up close and personal with a magical assortment of creatures. Walk through the Ocean Tunnel beneath the Reef Edge as nurse sharks, blacktip reef sharks, and green turtles swim around you. The Clownfish Kingdom gets you in touch with the two fish featured in the movie Finding Nemo. The Octopus Hideout features the giant Pacific octopus—watch as one of the smartest sea creatures in the animal kingdom attempts to solve puzzles and negotiate complex mazes. Shark Lagoon Guests now have the opportunity to get closer than ever to amazing sharks via the VIP Shark Feeding Experience. The Bay of Rays is an enchanting assortment of amazing creatures native to the United Kingdom.
Ocean-life conservation efforts
The Breed Rescue Protect is a conservation effort that sits at the heart of the National Sea Life Centre Birmingham. The aquatic center offers plenty of opportunities to learn about the threats facing marine life and what the general public can do to help advance these important conservation efforts. Get the full tech dive-in as you immerse yourself in the incredible 4D experience. Dive into the action at the Octonauts Amazon 4D cinema and explore a variety of live talks and feedings for penguins, sharks, rays, otters, and clownfish. In addition to 3D viewing, the audience will experience real sensations such as wind, salt spray, sea aromas and more. Your visit to the National Sea Life Center Birmingham is sure to be one you and the entire family will relish for years to come.