National SEA LIFE® Centre Birmingham
Inhabitants at the National Sea Life Centre range from penguins and otters to piranhas and jellyfish, displayed in antarctic pools and rain forest habitats. At the dynamic center, viewers can learn about marine life from around the globe in a series of exhibits such as an underwater tunnel, tropical forest, and penguin enclosure.
The National Sea Life Centre is an entertaining and informative stop on a family vacation and offers numerous activities such as educational talks, interactive feeding demonstrations, and special events. You can enter the penguin’s antarctic enclosure and assist with feeding, or get a close-up view of sharks eating their lunch when you book a shark-feeding experience. Additionally, animal lovers can pair the center with a trip to the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park.
Things to Know Before You Go
The National Sea Life Centre is a must-visit for marine-life enthusiasts.
Book a VIP feeding experience to interact with your favorite animals at the center.
The center and attractions are wheelchair- and stroller-accessible.
The park limits the number of visitors at any one time, so book tickets in advance to secure your entrance and avoid waiting in line.
How to Get There
Located in the heart of Birmingham on the edge of the Birmingham Canal, the National Sea Life Centre is easily accessible on foot or by public transportation. There is no on-site parking, and convenient public transport makes driving to the site unnecessary.
When to Get There
The aquarium is open 7 days a week, with special activities and feeding-time experiences available throughout the day. Call ahead or consult the online schedule to plan your visit around the feeding times in certain enclosures.
Sleepover in the Ocean Tunnel
For a unique slumber party experience, groups can book a sleepover in the ocean tunnel. There, you are surrounded by all of the aquarium’s sea creatures as you sleep. The sleepover package also comes with a tour of the center, a 4D movie screening, games, and activities. The lit-up tunnel lets you watch the fish, sharks, rays, and other marine life as you fall asleep.
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