Sea Stars At Birmingham Sea Life Centre This Easter

We were lucky enough to be invited to the launch of the new Sea Stars exhibit at Birmingham Sea Life centre this weekend.  Princess loves the Sea Life Centre, which you might remember from our last visit to see the Octonauts, which was a huge hit with her. Little Pudding takes in the sea life surroundings too, despite only being 10 month’s old, she still enjoys it.

The new exhibit is a fabulous collection of starfish from across the globe, displayed in an interactive environment, letting big and little kids see them from all angles in the peek-a-boo holes and bubble containers.

red knobbed starfishThere’s so many species to see including Red Knobbed Starfish, Sun Star and Chocolate Knobbed variety.  There are around 1500 starfish, which have existed in our oceans for 450 million years.  The exhibit is full of interesting facts like how they can regenerate lost limbs and project their stomachs, all very much news to me.

We also got chance to see some of our favourites, including the Gentoo Penguins.  We love getting up close to these little fellas and watching them swim through the water. They never miss a photo opportunity either!

gentoo penguins

If they aren’t your favourite sea creature, don’t worry, with 2000 inhabitants across 16 different displays at the Sealife Centre there will definitely be something you’ll love. What about this pair for example?


And this colourful little fella caught my eye.  You wouldn’t miss those lips any where would you?

sea life

Or if you’re more of a Finding Nemo fan, check out these clownfish.  Is that Dory I spy too?  Whoever takes your fancy, Birmingham Sea Life Centre is a great place to visit with the family this Easter.

finding nemo

As well as the amazing exhibitions, the Sea Life Centre has regular educational talks, feeding sessions and a 4D cinema to keep your curious youngsters busy.  You might also bump into a new sea friend if you’re lucky.

turtle character

We always enjoy a walk through the impressive tunnel, and a chance to see the rescued giant green sea turtle and his friends.  We also look forward to seeing the otters and the jellyfish while we’re there.

sea tunnel

If you’re ready to book your visit head over to the Sea Life Centre website, and you’ll be sure to save yourself some pennies if you get your tickets in advance.

Don’t forget your free colouring in printables either:

Sea Turtle



Sea Life Montage


What’s your favourite sea creature?

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  1. March 28, 2015 / 6:52 pm

    Oh wow it looks so much better than the last time I was there! we have my boyfriends little one over the easter break so I think I will treat him to a visit for sure x
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  2. March 29, 2015 / 2:20 am

    She is adorable. How nice that you can take her to enjoy something IRL she’s learned about from kids’ films!
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  3. March 29, 2015 / 7:03 am

    Some lovely pictures of the starfish – looks like a lot of fun.

  4. March 29, 2015 / 8:44 am

    Oh Kitty would love this, starfish and seahorses especially – I must look out where the nearest one to us is x
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  5. March 29, 2015 / 9:11 am

    We love visiting the Sea Life Centre, although we haven’t made it to the Birmingham one yet (we’ve got Merlin Annual Passes so hopefully this year we’ll get there).
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  6. March 29, 2015 / 11:22 am

    ooh now this place would fascinate me, too bad I am all the way down here in London x
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  7. March 29, 2015 / 9:25 pm

    We went to Birmingham Sea Life Centre a few months ago and loved it – I really like the way they focus on trying to help save sea life and conserve it too. A great place.

  8. March 29, 2015 / 9:31 pm

    I love Sea Life Centres. You can’t beat a shark!
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  9. March 29, 2015 / 10:52 pm

    I need to go to the Sealife Centre – I haven’t been for a couple of years and I love penguins 🙂
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  10. March 30, 2015 / 10:00 am

    We love the sea life centre at Birmingham. Not been for a while so must add to our days out list.
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  11. March 30, 2015 / 4:04 pm

    Looks a great place and probably not too long a drive from Cardiff. We love the aquarium at Plymouth too.

  12. March 31, 2015 / 7:26 pm

    wow looks amazing have never been to a sealife centre one day maybe i may get to one! I do not know why i would love it!
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  13. April 1, 2015 / 8:23 pm

    Erin loves fish and we have Merlin passes so should check this out.

  14. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    April 2, 2015 / 7:18 pm

    My kids and I love going to the aquarium! Star Fish are my favorite 🙂

  15. April 2, 2015 / 7:55 pm

    Wow! What a cool place. Those penguins are mighty cute! What a fun time!

  16. M from K&M: The Stay-at-Home Life
    April 3, 2015 / 2:21 am

    I love going to aquariums. the penguins and starfish are so cute.

  17. April 3, 2015 / 11:00 pm

    I keep saying I’ll take the girls to a Sealife centre soon but I still haven’t managed it. Maybe we’ll make it this summer 🙂
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  18. Kellie McIntyre
    April 4, 2015 / 5:28 pm

    We love the B’ham sea life centre-must visit again soon!

  19. claire woods
    April 5, 2015 / 8:38 pm

    Amazing pictures.

  20. Susie Wilkinson
    April 6, 2015 / 10:13 pm

    It looks great, I just find it funny because I’ve only ever been to Sea Life Centres that are by the sea, Birmingham certainly isn’t!

  21. April 7, 2015 / 9:51 pm

    What fab photos! We went to Sealife Manchester last week, but there weren’t many starfish. #MyFavouritePlace x

  22. April 9, 2015 / 4:08 pm

    Aw this looks amazing, we are lucky to have Deep Sea World near us which has a great walk through viewing tunnel but sadly no penguins.

  23. Lynne Durkin
    April 12, 2015 / 11:06 pm

    We went here a couple of years ago and had a lovely time. Looks like there is lots of new things now so worth another visit x

  24. Elizabeth Hinds
    April 13, 2015 / 8:50 am

    Such a lovely post! I haven’t taken my youngest to the aquarium yet but she’s fascinated by animals at the mo so I bet she would love it! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂 X

  25. Sally
    April 14, 2015 / 1:02 pm

    I love seeing the sea horses in all the different colours. 🙂

  26. Diana Croos
    April 15, 2015 / 9:59 pm

    i always wanted to go to sea life… love them

  27. sam pope
    April 18, 2015 / 5:07 pm


  28. Patricia Owen
    April 23, 2015 / 3:17 pm

    Decided a couple of times to go to B’ham Sealife then have been put off by prices and Tripadvisor comments . Will now think again!

  29. lyn Burgess
    April 23, 2015 / 8:01 pm

    We loved visiting the Sea Life Centre, especially the penguins and the rays camouflaged at the bottom of the tank.

  30. A S,Edinburgh
    February 10, 2017 / 10:42 pm

    These are such beautiful pictures! I couldn’t pick one favourite sea creature; they’re all amazing!

  31. Sarah Cooper
    June 15, 2017 / 7:25 pm

    We went to Sealife and combined it with a trip to Cadbury World. Both were fab!

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