National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham – What You Need To Know BEFORE You Visit

(Last Updated On: January 19, 2023)


Are you searching for a mystical and unforgettable adventure? There is no need to look any further than the National Sealife Centre in Birmingham.

You will have the opportunity to meet 2,000 stunning marine animals from all over the world and get up close and personal with them.

This incredible aquarium features a wide variety of animals, including everything from majestic sharks to clownfish as well as piranhas and seals.

You won’t want to miss out on the brand-new underwater 4-D experience, which takes you on an exciting journey through the ocean as Dunk the Pufferfish searches for his lucky pebble.

Book a VIP feeding session with the adorable Gentoo penguins at the Penguin Ice Adventure exhibit if you’re looking for an experience that’s a cut above the rest and want to make the most out of your visit to the Penguin Ice Adventure.

Here, you’ll have the amazing opportunity to interact with these fascinating creatures up close and personal.

You’ll also be gaining knowledge from a knowledgeable Aquarist about their natural environments, diets, personalities, and other aspects of their lives.

This attraction is one of our favorites in Birmingham and a perfect way to spend a few hours in your day.

How to get to the National SEA LIFE Centre

The closest train station is Birmingham New Street which is a 15 minute walk away.

To get there by bus you can exit at National Indoor Arena, Library Metro, Nelson St or Five Ways which are all under a 15 minute walk.

Tickets for the National SEA LIFE Centre

To get tickets head to the Visit Sea Life website.

Here you’ll find tickets which are cheaper than buying on the day.

You do not need to pre book tickets, but it is cheaper.

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Do you have to prebook SEALIFE Centre?

No you do not have to prebook, but tickets are cheaper when you buy online.

How long can you stay in SEALIFE Centre?

You can spend as long as you want inside, it takes around 2 hours to explore the entire attraction.

How far is Sea Life Birmingham from train station?

SEA LIFE Birmingham is about 15 minutes away from Birmingham New Street train station.

Does Birmingham Sea Life Centre have penguins?

Yes they have penguins, they are on the International Union for Conservation of Nature red list and endangered.


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