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Dive into an ocean of adventure at SEA LIFE Centre Brighton, the oldest operating aquarium in the world! Perfect for families looking to explore the wonders of marine life, SEA LIFE Brighton Aquarium offers an unforgettable journey through underwater worlds. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a returning marine enthusiast, our guide will unveil why this Brighton aquarium is a must-visit for a memorable family day out.

Whether you're fascinated by marine life or love cute turtles, superhero sharks and shining starfish. It's time you get ready to dive into the amazing underwater world at the SEA LIFE Brighton Aquarium!

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Embark on a fascinating journey and exciting experience through the diverse marine ecosystems at SEA LIFE Centre Brighton. Marvel at the vibrant coral reefs, be amazed by the graceful movements of stingrays and get up close with friendly and inquisitive turtles. The Brighton Aquarium is home to hundreds of mesmerising creatures, providing an incredible opportunity for kids and adults alike to learn about marine biodiversity and the importance of ocean conservation.

Day and Night

SEA LIFE Brighton Aquarium is full of excitement! Marvel at the wonders of the coral reef as it transforms from Day to Night in the UK’s first Day and Night experience.

Dance on the interactive bio-luminescent beach, discover 24h hours of beautiful wander of a coral reef and uncover the magic of the ocean at night. With floor-to-ceiling viewings, you can see first-hand what makes amazing ocean creatures glow.

Glass Bottom Boat

Fancy a VIP experience that will blow your mind? You can sail over sharks and beautiful sea turtles as you glide over them in the Glass Bottom Boat ride experience!

Rainforest Adventure

Venture into the rainforest and discover a whole environment of exotic and aquatic animals! From leaping frogs and iguanas and snapping jaws from turtles - not to forget the piranhas with sharp teeth too!

Ocean Tunnel

Ready for an amazing journey? Take a walk in a breathtaking underwater tunnel, set your eyes on beautiful sea creatures, spot the clownfish at the Coral Reef and see hundreds of amazing fish in the floor-to-ceiling viewing window.

With so many amazing displays, you are sure to see some incredible creatures and discover more about our oceans and marine life at this wonderful Brighton aquarium!

You can also uncover the fascinating secrets of star fish, hear the clicking sound of sea horses feeding and lots more in seven daily talks and feeds. Kids will get the opportunity to learn through play, as they decipher hidden messages, clean rubbish from the ocean and explore the rest of the activities at the Conservation Zone. Don't forget to pick from the lovely selection of gift shop products before you leave! Pocket money treats and more are available.


SEA LIFE Brighton is wheelchair friendly. There is a disabled, step-free level access entrance located through an underpass from the beach that can be accessed via the ramp down to Brighton Beach. There is also a disabled toilet available with wall-mounted grab rails. There is plenty of sloped access and step-free access throughout the aquarium

There is only one area of SEA LIFE Brighton which does not have full access and this is the Ocean Tunnel in the auditorium, however, this display can also be seen from the Glass Tunnel which is accessible. The marine experts who carried out the talks in the Auditorium will make sure to head to the underwater tunnel afterwards to speak to anyone unable to attend. 

Please also note that there is a step that runs alongside some of the displays in the Victorian arcade which means wheelchair or mobility scooter access is restricted by approximately a 70cm distance.

So, swim on over to SEA LIFE Centre Brighton Aquarium for its amazing displays, unique aquarium tunnel, glass-bottomed boat and insanely cute giant turtles! 

Why we recommend SEA LIFE Brighton as a must-visit for families:

- Loads of fun family events throughout the year

- Underwater tunnel and glass bottom boat

- Amazing creatures

- Oldest operating aquarium in the world

- Talks, feeds & interactive experiences

Mum and blogger Jupiter Hadley reviewed a recent visit to SEA LIFE Brighton with her family. Jupiter had a great time. She said: "We really enjoy looking at animals and fish, so going to Sea Life Brighton, with the kids, was a goal of ours! We were planning on only going if it rained but found we had enough time on our long day out to see the aquarium. It’s actually the world’s oldest continually operating aquarium, which is quite a big deal! The aquarium is almost underground, so we went down some steps and went into the place. The architecture was wonderful; high ceilings, all lit up, and beautiful tanks of fish right at the entrance. They always have lots of activities going on too!"

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Oldest Aquarium In The World

First opened in Brighton in 1872, it is the oldest operating aquarium in the world.

Glass Bottom Boat Experience

Don't miss a trip on the glass bottom boat at SEA LIFE Brighton! See turtles, sharks and many other fascinating marine life swimming below you. A wonderful experience for all ages.

Underwater tunnel

Marvel at the many creatures of the ocean from the amazing underwater ocean tunnel at SEALIFE Brighton.

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Opening Times

Regular Times
  • Monday, 10:30 - 15:00
  • Tuesday, 10:30 - 15:00
  • Wednesday, 10:30 - 15:00
  • Thursday, 10:30 - 15:00
  • Friday, 10:30 - 15:00
  • Saturday, 10:00 - 15:00
  • Sunday, 10:00 - 15:00
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Pricing & Tickets

General Admission
  • Child (3-14) : £20.00
  • Adult (15+) : £23.50

Prices quoted are dated February 2024

General admission. Under 3s Free

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No, there is no parking.

There is no onsite parking at SEA LIFE Centre Brighton, but there is nearby parking at Churchill Square, High Street Car Park, and The Lanes Car Park.

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Contact Details

Sea Life Centre
Madeira Drive
East Sussex

Tel: 01273647708

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