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Visiting Sea Life Manchester in Manchester
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Housing more than 5,000 creatures, the Sea Life Manchester will take you to a world of marine where you can enjoy the most amazing views of the underwater world. Ranging from the humble Seahorses and Starfishes to the bold Sharks and Rays, the aquarium will take you in a world so different. The place is so much more enjoyable with your school gang or family. For further fun and frolic, get your swim suit as you might get wet.

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Exploring the underwater at the Sea Life Manchester

Exploring the underwater at the Sea Life Manchester

1. Rockpool

1. Rockpool

Rockpool is one interactive exhibit where you can get to touch the creatures in the exhibit. Starfishes and shrimps are the creatures that are usually present in the exhibit. The experts or professionals who have experience in the same will help and guide you on how you can touch, stroke or interact with the creatures. The exhibit is great for children who have aspirations to touch the dreamy starfish.

2. Jellyfish Seas

2. Jellyfish Seas

The Jellyfish Seas are inhibited with beautiful and amazing Moon Jellyfish in tanks. The tanks of the exhibit can change colours and have light effects to create a dramatic exhibit and give a real underwater view. The jellyfish can be spotted floating mysteriously yet gracefully. There is a unique type of jellyfish in the tank which has frilled fins that are turned upwards.

3. Shark Shipwrecks

3. Shark Shipwrecks

The Shark Shipwrecks will first introduce you to the various underwater creatures and then will transport you in a shipwreck where different animals including the Octopus Prime and also the juvenile common Octopus will be hidden, and you will enjoy spotting them from their look out zones. The best part is the overhead tank, where the Blacktip Reef Sharks can be viewed passing above your head.

4. Rocky Hideout

4. Rocky Hideout

The Rocky Hideout will take you to the ancient themed cave systems of the marine and bring you face-to-face with some of the weirdest yet fascinating creatures underwater. The main features of the exhibit include Spiny Lionfish, Porcupine Fish which is also known as Pufferfish and many more

Insider Tips

How to Get Tickets?

Sea Life Manchester tickets can be booked online. Booking tickets online is easy as you can skip the queue and get yourself a booking beforhand. It saves time and you can be sure of your booking. Tickets can be booked online from this website and you can also pay for the same from this website safely and securely through online transactions.

How To Get Around?

Trams in the city are the best way to get around as they usually take a number of stops and go through six seperate lines. So, the entire city is covered with it. Thus, trams are the best option. However, you can also hail a regular taxi or take a public bus. Tour buses are also available. Some of the locations are very nearby and can be reached on foot too. A car can always be rented.

What Should I Wear?

You can wear whatever suits you the best. The style can be casual and classy yet should be comfortable. A casual skirt or shorts with a stylish top might do the trick. Leave your designer heels at home and bring shoes that are comfortable to walk an extra mile. Depending on the weather, carry layers for evenings. Sunscreen is a must. A lightweight backpack is essential to carry small stuff.

Facts

Best Time to Visit

The weather is warm and nice in the months from June till August. You can also visit the aquarium easily as the crowd is not much and tickets can be procured easily.

Currency

Pound Sterling

Will I Need a Guide?

You do not need a guide. The website has all the information regarding the attractions and places of the city. The website will be able to guide you about all the things regarding the trip.

How To Get There?

Manchester can be reached through flight, train, bus or taxi. The Manchester Airport connects the city with all the major domestic and international airports. Manchester can also be reached from all the major cities of United Kingdom through trains and buses. From the airport, a train or Metro can take you to the main city in very short time.

Additional Info

Keep your cash and travel documents safely. Do not carry expensive items as the place is usually crowded. Cameras and mobile phones are might not be allowed in some areas. Make sure you follow the instructions. Also, do not interact with the animals without a guide or without being advised.

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