Marine Biologist Experience

Dive head first into the underwater world we love so much by joining the animal care team and becoming a Marine Biologist for the day.

Go deep behind the scenes!

At Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary you can spend the day exploring the magical underwater world with your own personal expert member of our animal care team, meeting and feeding some of our amazing marine life. This rewarding experience is one of our most exclusive, exciting and educational experiences our team has to offer and not one to be forgotten.

You'll begin this journey of discovery at the visitor centre were you will receive your Sanctuary guidebook from the helpful admissions staff.

Then it's time to go explore the centre; you'll be learning all about conservation, getting stuck in behind the scenes with food preparation and of course - feeding the animals.

Sample itinary:

 

  • Help with the feeding of the turtles and learn how to check their shells

  • Set off on your VIP tour helping with all the small feeds on the way

  • Help with the feeding of the otters

  • Help with the feeding of the seals

  • Identify ray eggs for breeding of both Undulate Rays and Thornback Rays

  • Visit our displays to examine actual ray eggs for SEA LIFE's breeding programme

  • Help with the feeding of the seahorses

  • Visit our ocean marine life and learn about the variety of ocean creatures

  • Help with the Ocean Feed and feed the Black Tip Reef Sharks

  • Finish off your day by receiving a certificate of completion and your SEA LIFE goodie bag

Important Information

  • The Marine Biologist for a Day Experience is available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and only one spot per day is available so you are ensured the complete attention of our team of aquarists.

  • The Marine Biologist Experience begins at 10am and finishes at 3:30pm. Please ensure you arrive at the Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary at 10am to ensure a prompt start.

 

Terms and Conditions

  • There is a minimum age of 11 for all Marine Biologist Experience visitors due to Health and Safety
  • Guests tetanus vaccinations must be up-to-date.
  • Please ensure that you wear old clothes for the Experience as the day can get messy.
  • Sensible shoes and clothing should be worn as the day may include walking and standing for periods of time.
  • If you are unable to make a booking please contact the Sanctuary on slcscarborough@merlinentertainments.biz and we will arrange for you to come at an alternative date. Unfortunately no refunds can be given.
  • You must remain in close contact with the member of staff you are assisting and not wander off.
  • You must not enter any behind the scenes areas without the permission of the member of staff you are assisting.
  • You must not touch any creatures unless given permission by a member of staff.
  • No jewellery other than ear studs is permitted. Long hair must be tied back and high heeled shoes must not be worn.
  • Any accident or injury sustained must be reported to a member of staff immediately so the appropriate action can be taken and first aid administrated.
  • In the event of an emergency you must follow the instructions of a member of staff. In the unlikely event that you become separated from a member of staff in an emergency please make your way outside to a public area.

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