On with the Show - Sealion Cove it’s wet and wild!!
Get closer to the action with our amazing sea lion show. Enter the specially designed theatre Sealion Cove to watch our sea lions demonstrate their amazing skills in a show that will amaze you.
Daily shows and talks to be seen, come along and see the superstar’s seals in action as they show off their natural abilities with front flipper walks, balancing acts, hurdle jumps in the water, with lots of splashing!
Each seal has its own personality and special skills. Besides some amazing feats, there are some close-up moments and a lot of fun for all the family!
Show times: 13.00pm 15.00pm
A show for all ages in which the sea lions display their skills. Lasts approximately 15 minutes.
See the amazing harbour seal being feed at 12.00pm and learn more about this marine mammal.
PLUS! Over 30 other fascinating displays;
See the only under water Tunnel in the largest Aquarium in North Wales. Walk under the waves, see British sharks, rays, and witness the wonders of the ocean and other sea creatures within their natural habitats. Come and help feed our Beautiful, friendly rays and other creatures that can be found swimming around the British Isles.
With a wide range of gift to buy from the gift shop, and delicious food to eat whilst you watch marvels of marine life swimming around you. An all weather Attraction with a full programme of feeding demonstrations, talks and special presentations.
Come and see our Tropical Terrapins as they laze about on their purpose built beach. These cold blooded reptiles will bask under their heat lamps warming up before going for a swim in their waterfall pool. If you’re lucky you may spot them laying their eggs in the warm sand.
British Coasts Zone.
Come face to face with our huge spider crabs over a foot wide as they patrol our shallow coastline and wonder at the power of the edible crabs with their enormous crushing claws. See our juvenile fish, colourful wrasse, snake pipefish and purple starfish as they seek safety in the rocks and seaweeds around our coasts.
Tropical Reef Zone
Marvel at the carnival of colour in our tropical reef where clownfish, puffer fish, tangs, sharks and other tropical species live within their natural habitats. See the deadly Lionfish and Elusive Moray Eels, some of the more dangerous creatures living alongside the weird and wonderful cow fish and hawkfish. Our tropical reef is a living ecosystem where anemones, hermit crabs, lobsters, and many other invertebrates each play an important role in maintaining the delicate balance. A miniature tropical adventure from across the world awaits you in our tranquil reef
Rocky Coasts and Sandy Shores.
This zone gives a glimpse of the wide variety of habitats found around our own coasts and the fish that live within them. See the starfish, colourful anemones, the resilient swimming crabs as they battle against the crashing waves. Walk behind our waterfall where Sea bass swim below amongst the caves.
Moving onto our sandy shores you will meet our friendly rays as they glide around their lagoon. These beautiful and graceful animals have thrived in our seas for 150 million years and you now have the opportunity to meet them face to face.
Our shark nursery gives you the chance to see baby sharks, rays, and shark eggs where the tiny embryos can be seen growing inside their protective cases, if you’re lucky you may even see some hatching.
Ship Wreck Zone
Journey beneath the waves to the wreck of the famous Seawitch, as you stand in the creaking wreck you will be watched by Octopus, wolf fish and the deadly lionfish. See the Lobster patrolling his territory and starfish the size of a dinner plate take refuge in the safety of this sunken galleon. Small sharks sea bass, and 7ft Conger Eels cruise by keeping their eye on you as you make your way through the wreck and continue your journey around the world.
Strange But True
Wonder into strange but true, here are some of the world’s strangest and fascinating aquatic creatures such as the weird African clawed frogs, and the hard hitting colourful Mantis shrimp. See if you can spot our angler fish, these cryptic fish will lie perfectly still, blending in with their surrounding waiting for days on end for their unsuspecting prey. With white skin, red eyes and gills on the outside, our axolotls are truly strange. These amazing animals are now so rare they can only be found only in one lake in Mexico, but thanks to captive breeding efforts the future for this unique animal is now looking secure.
Seahorse Family Nursery
Come to see our juveniles, from Seahorses and Pipefish to Clownfish as they swim in and around the Urchins and colourful shrimp. The Seahorses are one of the most beautiful and mystical species of in our seas! Once thought to be a creature of myth and legend these rare animals are both colourful and fascinating. Forming strong bonds it the male who becomes pregnant, brooding his tiny young in his pouch until he is ready to give birth to hundreds of miniature seahorses.
Come and investigate our rock pool, a replica of the rock pools around our coast this fascinating world is home to crabs, starfish, anemones, and more. See if you can spot our baby flatfish as they hide amongst the rocks. Enjoy the opportunity to get up close and personal with the animals and learn more about the fascinating rock pool life during our Touchpool opportunities throughout the day.
Deep Ocean Zone.
You will end your journey in our Ocean Tunnel. Here you get to walk underwater in our specially constructed tunnel. See Sharks, and Conger Eel glide by and watch the huge turbot as it camouflages against the sand. Our Pollack, Bass, Mullet and Bream compete for food with the worlds most efficient predators in the 160,000lt ocean ecosystem.
Sea Lion Cove.
Brand new for 2009, our £million sea lion cove is sure to amaze and entertain. Come and meet our delightful harbour seals and watch them being fed and then join us for our must see Sea Lion Cove show where you will be treated to jumps dives and splashes as our new arrivals aim to show you their amazing ability. 12 months in the making and using the state of the art filtration our clear blue water gives you a fantastic underwater view of these amazing animals as they twist, turn, jump and play in their purpose built 33,000 gallon pool.
Sharky Shack Fun Zone
Come and play and have fun at the Sharky Shack, its fun for all the family it features all types of skill games from hook a bag, lobster pot, pyramids and fishy fish this is the chance to win and take home your own plush toy.
Don’t forget to try our discovery trail, an entertaining and educational quiz just for kids !!