National Sea Life Centre, Birmingham

National Sea Life Centre, Birmingham (must see)

The National Sea Life Centre is an aquarium with over 60 displays of freshwater and marine life. Its one-million-litre ocean tank houses giant green sea turtles, blacktip reef sharks and tropical reef fish, with a fully transparent underwater tunnel.

The building was designed by Sir Norman Foster. However, Foster has effectively "buried" this project in his portfolio, and is reportedly embarrassed by the final building.

The National Sea Life Centre has an extensive seahorse breeding programme, with many species of newly reared seahorses in tanks viewable by visitors.

In other displays, it has a Giant Pacific Octopus, as well as horseshoe crabs, green sea turtles, lobsters, sharks, sting rays, and otters.

In Easter 2009, the Centre announced as its newest attraction a "Sensorama 4-D Cinema". So-called because in addition to 3-D viewing, the audience can be subjected to sensations such as wind, salt spray, and the smell the seaweed, or other sensations depending on the (sea-themed) film.

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Sight Name: National Sea Life Centre
Sight Location: Birmingham, England
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: City Orientation Walk   Daily Life Tour in Birmingham  

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