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SEA LIFE® Scarborough
SEA LIFE® Scarborough

SEA LIFE® Scarborough

Scalby Mills, Scarborough, YO12 6RP

The Basics

Visitors to SEA LIFE Scarborough embark on a journey from the coastline to the depths of the ocean through 12 themed zones, both inside and outdoors. Observe penguins in their walk-through home, Penguin Island; visit the Turtle Rescue Centre and learn how turtles are rescued, rehabilitated, and released back into the wild; watch sharks, tropical fish, and a loggerhead turtle swim overhead in the Ocean Tunnel; meet sea stars and crabs in the interactive rockpool experience; and much more.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • SEA LIFE Scarborough is a must-visit for families and animal lovers.

  • The aquarium is fully wheelchair-accessible.

  • There is a café on site, as well as picnic tables for those who bring their own food.

  • Children’s play areas include a miniature golf course and adventure playground.

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How to Get There

SEA LIFE Scarborough is located on the North Bay of Scarborough, a short walk from Scalby Mills Road, where you will find free, all-day parking. From Scarborough Railway Station, you can catch bus 3A, which stops near the center.

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When to Get There

SEA LIFE Scarborough is open seven days a week (except December 25 and 26), from late morning until late afternoon/early evening. During weekends and holiday periods, there may be a wait time to enter, especially during the aquarium’s busiest hours: 11 am to 3pm. Prebooking is advisable, as guests with prebooked tickets are guaranteed entry.

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Seal Hospital

The aquarium is home to Yorkshire's only seal hospital, where every year more than 50 injured seal pups are nursed back to health so they can safely be returned to the wild. Visitors can see the current patients recovering in the Seal Hospital and watch them splash around in the rehabilitation pool.

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