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Rockpool
Victorian Arcade
Ray Pool
Big Fish
Conservation Cove
Rainforest Adventure
Ocean Tunnel
Glass Bottom Boat
Ocean Display & Auditorium
Seahorse Nursery
Jurassic Seas
SECRETS OF THE REEF - NOW OPEN!

WOW Fact

Our unique rocky shores have a particular life of their own and conditions within them are different from the open sea. 

Have you ever wanted to stroke a starfish, tickle a sea anemone or feel the shell of a crab? Now’s your chance, because at our Rockpools you can appreciate all of this! Our experts will be on hand through this unique opportunity to learn more about these fascinating micro-habitats and the incredible creatures that thrive in them.

WOW FACT

Did you know that sea anemones have no brain, heart or blood!

WOW Fact

Our unique rocky shores have a particular life of their own and conditions within them are different from the open sea. 

WOW Fact

Our unique rocky shores have a particular life of their own and conditions within them are different from the open sea. 

Have you ever wanted to stroke a starfish, tickle a sea anemone or feel the shell of a crab? Now’s your chance, because at our Rockpools you can appreciate all of this! Our experts will be on hand through this unique opportunity to learn more about these fascinating micro-habitats and the incredible creatures that thrive in them.

Have you ever wanted to stroke a starfish, tickle a sea anemone or feel the shell of a crab? Now’s your chance, because at our Rockpools you can appreciate all of this! Our experts will be on hand through this unique opportunity to learn more about these fascinating micro-habitats and the incredible creatures that thrive in them.

WOW FACT

Did you know that sea anemones have no brain, heart or blood!

WOW FACT

Did you know that sea anemones have no brain, heart or blood!

Victorian Arcade

Visit the world’s oldest operating aquarium, with it's original Victorian architecture built in 1872 and see over 3,500 amazing creatures.

You'll arrive next at lagoon that is rippling with beautiful Rays!

These curious creatures are graceful to watch but don't forget to get up closer to see the mouth and gills on the underside of their body as they pass on by.

WOW Fact

Cow-nose rays get their name from their unique forehead, which resembles the nose of a cow.  

You'll arrive next at lagoon that is rippling with beautiful Rays!

You'll arrive next at lagoon that is rippling with beautiful Rays!

These curious creatures are graceful to watch but don't forget to get up closer to see the mouth and gills on the underside of their body as they pass on by.

These curious creatures are graceful to watch but don't forget to get up closer to see the mouth and gills on the underside of their body as they pass on by.

WOW Fact

Cow-nose rays get their name from their unique forehead, which resembles the nose of a cow.  

WOW Fact

Cow-nose rays get their name from their unique forehead, which resembles the nose of a cow.  

Big Fish

It might surprise you to discover that almost all of the fish in our Big Fish display were donated by people who could no longer look after their giant fish.

Welcome to Conservation Cove, where you can find out about our Conservation efforts and our partnership with the SEA LIFE Trust. Let your little ones take part in our interactive floor where they can help save the sea! 

Don't forget to play!

Learn about how you can help reduce plastic pollution and save our seas through playing on our interactive flooring in Conservation Cove!

Beach Cleans

As part of our conservation effort, we have regular beach cleans to help our local wildlife. 

Welcome to Conservation Cove, where you can find out about our Conservation efforts and our partnership with the SEA LIFE Trust. Let your little ones take part in our interactive floor where they can help save the sea! 

Welcome to Conservation Cove, where you can find out about our Conservation efforts and our partnership with the SEA LIFE Trust. Let your little ones take part in our interactive floor where they can help save the sea! 

Don't forget to play!

Learn about how you can help reduce plastic pollution and save our seas through playing on our interactive flooring in Conservation Cove!

Don't forget to play!

Learn about how you can help reduce plastic pollution and save our seas through playing on our interactive flooring in Conservation Cove!

Beach Cleans

As part of our conservation effort, we have regular beach cleans to help our local wildlife. 

Beach Cleans

As part of our conservation effort, we have regular beach cleans to help our local wildlife. 

Rainforest Adventure

Step out of the Victorian Arcade 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 Nina, our resident Green Anaconda and see terrapins, Piranhas and watch as our posion dart frogs leap through the foliage. Did you know? Around 58, 0000 square miles of forest are lost each year to deforestation. That's equivalent to 36 football pitches each minute!

WANT TO FEED OUR CREATURES?

We have VIP Shark, Turtle and Ray Feeding Experiences!

Take a stroll under the sea as you pass through our amazing glass tunnel. Shoals of glittering fish flutter along beside you whilst our enormous green sea turtles Lulu and Gulliver glide slowly over your head.

WOW Fact

Green sea turtles are the second largest species of marine turtle. The largest recorded green sea turtles weigh over 300kg… that's as heavy as a fully grown tiger!

WANT TO FEED OUR CREATURES?

We have VIP Shark, Turtle and Ray Feeding Experiences!

WANT TO FEED OUR CREATURES?

We have VIP Shark, Turtle and Ray Feeding Experiences!

Take a stroll under the sea as you pass through our amazing glass tunnel. Shoals of glittering fish flutter along beside you whilst our enormous green sea turtles Lulu and Gulliver glide slowly over your head.

Take a stroll under the sea as you pass through our amazing glass tunnel. Shoals of glittering fish flutter along beside you whilst our enormous green sea turtles Lulu and Gulliver glide slowly over your head.

WOW Fact

Green sea turtles are the second largest species of marine turtle. The largest recorded green sea turtles weigh over 300kg… that's as heavy as a fully grown tiger!

WOW Fact

Green sea turtles are the second largest species of marine turtle. The largest recorded green sea turtles weigh over 300kg… that's as heavy as a fully grown tiger!

Glass Bottom Boat

Get even closer! Admire sharks, turtles, rays and tropical fish as they swim under your feet on the UK’s first indoor Glass Bottom Boat. Experience our incredible 750,000 litre Ocean Display from a whole new perspective and enjoy a unique snorkeler’s view of our green sea turtles Lulu and Gulliver.

UK’s first indoor Glass Bottom Boat

Take a seat in our beautiful old auditorium built in 1872 and see our incredible 750,000 litre Ocean Display.

See our ocean display

Get great views from above of our 3 species of shark, rescued sea turtles, rays and tropical fish.

Take a seat in our beautiful old auditorium built in 1872 and see our incredible 750,000 litre Ocean Display.

Take a seat in our beautiful old auditorium built in 1872 and see our incredible 750,000 litre Ocean Display.

See our ocean display

See our ocean display

Get great views from above of our 3 species of shark, rescued sea turtles, rays and tropical fish.

Get great views from above of our 3 species of shark, rescued sea turtles, rays and tropical fish.

Seahorse Nursery

Seahorses may sound like mythical creatures but you can see just how real and amazing they are! See the seahorses grip at seagrass with their curly tails and suck up tiny shrimp with their straw-like snouts; if you're lucky you may even hear their unique "finger clicking" sounds as they feed. Find out more about seahorse breeding program at SEA LIFE Brighton.

Male seahorses are the only male animals to give birth!

Dive into the depths of ‘Jurassic Seas’, meet the weird and wonderful creatures that have outlasted dinosaurs and even feed a deadly Plesiosaurus using our state-of-the-art technology tank! Discover the prehistoric creatures that are still around today! 

 

Find out awesome facts about Horseshoe Crabs, mysterious Mudskippers and magical Nautilus in our new creature displays. Learn about evolution and explore an exhibit filled with mysterious Mudskippers, Horseshoe Crabs and other unusual creatures that lived in pre-historic times, such as Charlie, our Snakeneck Turtle!

 

Meet the mighty Megalodon, one of the largest and most powerful predators in the Jurassic Seas. Feed a deadly Plesiosaurus with our state-of-the-art technology screens.

Dive into the depths of ‘Jurassic Seas’, meet the weird and wonderful creatures that have outlasted dinosaurs and even feed a deadly Plesiosaurus using our state-of-the-art technology tank! Discover the prehistoric creatures that are still around today! 

 

Dive into the depths of ‘Jurassic Seas’, meet the weird and wonderful creatures that have outlasted dinosaurs and even feed a deadly Plesiosaurus using our state-of-the-art technology tank! Discover the prehistoric creatures that are still around today! 

 

Find out awesome facts about Horseshoe Crabs, mysterious Mudskippers and magical Nautilus in our new creature displays. Learn about evolution and explore an exhibit filled with mysterious Mudskippers, Horseshoe Crabs and other unusual creatures that lived in pre-historic times, such as Charlie, our Snakeneck Turtle!

 

Find out awesome facts about Horseshoe Crabs, mysterious Mudskippers and magical Nautilus in our new creature displays. Learn about evolution and explore an exhibit filled with mysterious Mudskippers, Horseshoe Crabs and other unusual creatures that lived in pre-historic times, such as Charlie, our Snakeneck Turtle!

 

Meet the mighty Megalodon, one of the largest and most powerful predators in the Jurassic Seas. Feed a deadly Plesiosaurus with our state-of-the-art technology screens.

Meet the mighty Megalodon, one of the largest and most powerful predators in the Jurassic Seas. Feed a deadly Plesiosaurus with our state-of-the-art technology screens.

SECRETS OF THE REEF

Come and meet our newest residents in our brand new display – Secrets of the Reef. Dive in and discover the tropical paradise of a Maldives Reef! Meet its most famous residents like the regal tang and clownfish and get closer than ever before in our crawl through tunnel. Understand what threatens their future, and see how SEA LIFE is helping by working with a local community out in the Maldives to help rebuild a coral reef.

Secrets of the Reef is now open