The National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham takes visitors on a spectacular undersea voyage with over 60 displays of freshwater and marine life, creating a wonderland for visitors of all ages. The centre provides regular talks and feeding demonstrations.
Attractions include an enormous one million litre ocean tank housing giant green sea turtles, black tip reef sharks and tropical reef fish. Other spectacular displays feature playful short-clawed otters, seahorses, crabs and lobsters, cownose rays, fearsome barracudasharks and sting rays.
With 60 displays the National Sea Life Centre has something for everyone. See creatures from the Red Sea, the Pacific coast of North America, the Carribean and other balmy exotic locations in a spectacular transformation.
Among the Birmingham Sea Life centre creatures are the Hammerhead Shark, Green Sea Turtle, Blacktip Reef Shark, Big bellied Seahorse, Asian Short Clawed Otter, Native Ray, Freshwater Ray, Jellyfish, Poison Dartfrogs, Nemo (Clownfish), Common octopus, Pirahana Fish, Dragon Moray Eel, Lionfish, Electric Eel, Starfish, Unicorn Fish, Nurse Shark, Bamboo Shark, Leopard Shark, Cleaner Shrimp, Cowfish, Yellow Tang Fish, Blue Tang Fish, and a variety of Turtles.
Location — The National Sea Life center is located alongside the Birmingham Canal Navigations Main Line Canal by Old Turn Junction and opposite the National Indoor Arena.
Opened — 1996
Address — National Sea Life Centre, The Waters Edge, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HL, England UK
Website — sealife Birmingham
Directions — # By Train
From Birmingham New Street Station exit through the Palisades Shopping Centre following the signs to Way Out. Walk down the ramp and turn left into New Street heading for Victoria Square and through Chamberlain Square. Pass through Paradise Forum through Centenary Square and through the International Convention Centre (ICC). Cross the canal bridge to Oozells Square and the Centre is situated just past the water fountains and opposite the NIA.
# By road
- -From The North – travelling on the M6, take Junction 6 (Spaghetti Junction), along the A38 (M) following the signs for Birmingham City Centre and the National Indoor Arena, closer to the City pick up the signs for the National Sea Life Centre.
- -From The East – head for the M42 Junction which takes you onto the A45 heading for Birmingham City Centre, get onto the ring road clockwise direction, which takes you up to Five Ways island, follow the signs for Sea Life down Broad Street.
- -From The South – travelling on M5, come off at junction 3 which takes you onto the A456, follow signs for Birmingham City Centre heading for the Hagley Road, follow the signs for the National Sea Life Centre.
- -From The West – head for M5 junction 3 which takes you onto the A456, follow signs for Birmingham City Centre which takes you down the Hagley Road, follow the signs for the National Sea Life Centre.
Location of National Sea Life Centre : Sealife Birmingham family park building is located in the corner of Brindleyplace, Birmingham on the Waters Edge, within easy walking distance of Broad Street (shopping).
Satnav : B1 2HL. Use postcode B16 8ET to get to the NIA car park.
Nearest Train Station : the closest railway stations are Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Snow Hill. From these rail stations follow walking signs for the ICC and the NIA.
By Bus : any bus to Birmingham City Centre and follow walking signs for the ICC and NIA. Buses serving Broad Street, include numbers 1,9,10,22,23,24,29,29a,126.
Nearest Car Park : the closest car parking is at the National Indoor Arena (NIA), located just a few minutes walk away.
Nearest airport : The closest airports from Sea Life aquarium park are Birmingham International Airport (near NEC and LG arena) and Coventry Airport.