Scarborough Sealife

Scalby Mills, Scarborough, YO12 6RP - 01723 373414

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Step beneath the waves at SEA LIFE Scarborough and get closer than ever before to the creatures and features of the world’s oceans.

From the colourful to the curious, the majestic to the mystical, get read to be amazed as you discover the stores of the oceans most fascinating inhabitants.


Learn how to waddle with our 22 adorable Humboldt penguins in their walk-through home, Penguin Island. Watch out for them making a splash in their babbling waterfall and make sure you don’t miss feeding time.


Meet this year’s patients at Yorkshire’s only Seal Hospital. Learn all about what it takes to rescue, rehabilitate and release these amazing creatures that live in our local coastal waters.

With over 1,000 creatures in 50 indoor and outdoor displays, there is something for all the family at SEA LIFE Scarborough, whatever the weather!

New 2017: Octopus Hideout!

Prepare to be grabbed eight times at once, at our new Octopus Hideout exhibition.


Discover the amazing lives of intelligent octopuses and see if you can spot the new star of the show, Babs, the Giant Pacific Octopus.


27th May - 11th June


Scarborough Sea Life Centre will be taking to the North Bay to educate the public on the most misunderstood creature on the planet… the shark. The centre is running daily Shark Expert beach talks in support of its Shark Weeks event – beginning Saturday, May 27th until Sunday, June 11th.


“There are a vast amount of incredible shark species that live within our local coastal waters and post minimal threat to human life,” said curator Lyndsey Crawford-Darwell. “Our plan is to take to the beach to give free and fun educational talks on some of the amazing things you can find right on your doorstep.


“We’ll be examining mermaid’s purses which are now rare to find on Scarborough beaches despite once being common. Mermaid’s purses are egg shells that once contained Shark eggs from local species such as the Lesser Spotted Dogfish and the Bull Huss Shark.”


The Centre will also be discussing the importance of shark conservation during the Shark Weeks event and asking the public for support by signing their shark pledges. Tens of millions of sharks are killed annually as by-catch or for shark fin soup and many species are teetering on the brink of oblivion.


“The finning industry in particular needs to be stopped,” said Lyndsey. “The act of cutting off the sharks fin and casting the live body back into the ocean is horrifying and leads to the shark being eaten by other fish or drowning”.


The Centre’s daily Shark Expert beach talks are free to attend for all and will take place on the North Bay beach at 1.30pm. Attendees to the talks can look forward to getting hands-on with shark eggs alongside taking home their very own shark tooth. Discounted entry to the Shark Weeks event at the Centre will also be provided for guests who attend the daily talks.

Pirate Adventure Mini Golf at SEA LIFE Scarborough


Now you can combine your SEA LIFE voyage with a round of Pirate Adventure Mini Golf*! It's a swashbuckling game for the whole family offering a new challenge at every hole.


In true pirate style, your navigation skills will be tested as you make your way around cannons, treasure chests and gunpowder barrels.


Will you hold your nerve as you jump aboard a pirate raft and make your way over water to the half way point? Can you conquer all 12 holes? Do you have enough skill to beat your friends and family? There's only one way to find out!


*Separate charge applies


February Half Term – Opening of Octopus Hideout

Prepare to be grabbed eight times at once, at our new Octopus Hideout exhibition. Meet the star of the show, Babs, the Giant Pacific Octopus and be amazed at her sheer size and beauty.


4th – 26th February 2017 – Snail and the Whale

Lift wanted around the world! Join SEA LIFE for Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler’s The Snail and The Whale at SEA LIFE. Experience this beloved children’s book like never before as you follow the story around the centre through an amazing underwater world. Don’t forget to decorate your very own ‘Snail Rock’ with a ‘Save The Whale’ message to display in our centre and support marine wildlife conservation.


8th – 23rd April 2017 – Penguin Weeks

Learn how to waddle this Easter with 22 Humboldt penguins at your feet, at Penguin Weeks! Learn all about the threats these much loved creatures are facing in the wild and find out what you can do to help them. Embark on a Penguin Egg Hunt - will you be lucky enough to find the golden Egg? Free Penguin Weeks treats for all attendees including a Penguin Weeks hat and exclusive pop badge.


27th May – 22th June 2017 – Shark Weeks

Join us this Whitsun Holidays for Shark Weeks and discover the plight of the misunderstood shark. Come face-to-fin with our Bonnethead and Blacktip Reef Sharks and learn all about their threatened world plus how everyone can do a little bit to help make a big difference. The SEA LIFE experts will give bite-sized shark talks every day, kids will love meeting Sharkie the Shark on his daily personal appearances and there will also be special themed family activities.

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