Located near the city’s Brindleyplace, the National Sea Life Centre is home to more than 2,000 creatures (including a colony of gentoo penguins, black-tip reef sharks and a giant green sea turtle). Many of the venue’s residents have been rescued or successfully bred as part of the global Sea Life breeding initiative. 

Following a multi-million pound investment, the popular visitor attraction is now also home to a world-class rescue facility.

Earlier this year, the centre welcomed the arrival of the UK’s first ever sea otters. Originally from Alaska, Ozzy and Ola are now permanent residents of Birmingham. 

The centre’s popular Penguin Ice Adventure is home to 18 gentoo penguins. As well as learning about the quirky antics of this Antarctic breed, visitors can also enjoy watching them dive, splash and generally goof around in the water.          

Hugely popular with visitors is the UK’s only fully transparent 360-degree underwater tunnel, providing spectacular views of 40-year-old Molokai the Giant Sea Turtle and a Bowmouth Guitar Shark, an attention-seeking diva called Beyonc-ray! 

Other Sea Life Centre highlights include the 4D cinema, the zebra shark in Shark Lagoon, the Clownfish Kingdom tunnel - a favourite with children who like Disney’s Finding Nemo - and the UK’s only tropical Ocean Tunnel, featuring darting sharks, gliding rays and rescued turtles.

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