Overview & description

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary will take you on a fascinating journey from the coastline to the depths of the ocean through 12 themed zones. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing creatures. Every step will reveal something new, from a face to face encounter with sharks to a hands-on rockpool experience. Don't miss our outdoor exhibits - penguins, seals and otters!

Get closer than ever before to our 22 adorable Humboldt penguins on Penguin Island, their amazing walkthrough home. You’ll learn to waddle literally with penguins at your feet!

Visit Yorkshire's only Seal Hospital and see how we care for over 30 rescued seals every year. Watch as we nurse them back to health so they can be safely returned to the wild.

Meet Ed our playful seal and watch out for him splashing around. Watch our otters Eric and Pumpkin as they learn new skills through a special training programme. Visit our Turtle Sanctuary and help feed our native sharks and rays!

Discover the truth about the much-misunderstood shark, the plight of the endangered sea turtle, the remarkable life of the seahorse plus countless surprising facts about these and hundreds of other incredible creatures.

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary promises a great venue for a family day out as well as an unforgettable entertaining and educational experience. Enjoy regular talks and feeding demonstrations throughout the day, and try your hand at our new Dive Adventure Quiz trail.

Opening Easter Weekend 2018 – Claws: Invasion!

Prepare to meet the armoured division of the underwater world as is takes over in our new feature. Meet the clawed invaders and learn all about over 20 new species, from the giant Japanese Spider crabs to the small but mighty peacock mantis shrimp, discover what makes these creatures some of the most feared predators on the seabed!

Alongside the creatures, take the new interactive claws trail to see how you’d survive as a crustacean! Are you faster than a ghost crab? Stronger than a coconut crab? How would you manage with pincers instead of fingers? Find out all this and much more!

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Type Price
On the door From £16.50 to £19pp
Online ticket Start from £9.50pp
Child (Under 3) Free

Facilities available at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary

  • On-Site Parking