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    The National SEA LIFE Centre, offer you a “fintastic” birthday party to remember. We’ll treat your kids to a guided tour around the aquarium followed by a scrumptious meal at Butler and Barry. Call us to arrange!

53 R766, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
Monday - Friday: 11.00-17.00 (last entry 16.00). Saturday - Sunday: 10.00-18.00 (last entry 17.00)
Adult - EUR 13.50 Child - EUR 10.50
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The National SEA LIFE Centre on the Seafront in Bray is a perfect family fun day out.

An aquatic Zoo with 30+ displays which are home to over 1,000 creatures including: Black Tip Reef Sharks, Octopus, Seahorses, Stingrays and Red-Bellied Piranha, we will take you on a journey of the deep…without getting wet!

The National SEA LIFE Centre is completely indoors making it a perfect rainy day activity.

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Conservation at SEA LIFE

Here at National SEA LIFE Bray we care deeply about our oceans, the creatures that live above and beneath the surface and those we are lucky enough to have in our care.

Under our ethos BREED, RESCUE, PROTECT we have established breeding programs to better understand species, from Undulate Rays to Coral Propagation. We help home aquarium owners buy fish responsibly and educating our visitors on the issues surrounding the purchase of certain species of fish for a home aquarium. 

Our registered charity, The SEA LIFE Trust, was set up in 2013 to support projects and campaigns that make a measurable difference to the protection of marine wildlife and habitats. Read more about the Trust’s work in this section.

We also work with a number of conservation partners all over the world, include marine specialists like Bite-Back Shark and Marine Conservation, The Big Fish Campaign, and The Marine Conservation Society’s Good Fish Guide.

Feeding Times

You get the most out of a visit to SEA LIFE Bray by attending our talks and feeding demonstrations which are held throughout the day! Get closer than ever before to our over 1,000 of our amazing creatures and discover something amazing!

  • 11:00 & 15:00: Cow Nose Rays (Every day)
  • 12:00 Octopus University Feed and Play time (Everyday)
  • 13:00: Tropical Sharks (Monday/Wednesday/Friday) 
  • 13:00: Tropical Ocean Fish (Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday/Sunday)
  • 14:00: Native Rays (Every Day)

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Birthday Parties

The National SEA LIFE Centre, in association with Butler and Barry offer you a “fintastic” birthday party to remember. We’ll treat your kids to a guided tour around the aquarium followed by a scrumptious meal in the resturant upstairs!

The entrance fee of just €17.95 per child includes:

  • Entrance to Bray SEA LIFE centre
  • Exclusive SEA LIFE VIP tour around our all our creature displays where your children can ask as many questions as they like
  • FREE adult place for every 5 children
  • Reduced admission rate for additional adults
  • A scrumptious party meal at Butler and Barry

Book Now on 01 2866939. A minimum of 8 children is required to secure your booking. Children must be accompanied by at least 1 adult.

Behind the Scenes Tour

The Behind the Scenes tour is an opportunity for you all to see the work that goes on in the aquarium on a day to day basis! Our displays staff works hard to ensure that our fish are happy and healthy in environments that carefully replicate their natural habitat. 

During your tour you will have the opportunity to see some of our behind the scenes areas:

  • Life support systems area
  • Animal Health care facility (quarantine)
  • Food preparation & Nutrition area
  • Laboratory
  • Ocean tank (Shark access)

This Premium experience must be pre-booked. For details on costs and bookings, please call 01 2866939

School Tours

Embark on a journey of Amazing Discovery!

When your class visits National Sea Life Centre Bray, an all-weather aquarium on Bray’s seafront an all-new educational experience awaits you with programs available for classes from pre-school to third level education.

Our programs will provide your pupils with an interactive experience led by our Educational team: participative (quizzes), Tactile (touch our starfish and crabs), Thought-provoking (Talks about amazing discovery in the underwater world), and most importantly…FUN!

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Pre-School and Montessori Groups

At The National SEA LIFE Centre we understand that education begins at birth. Our education team at SEA LIFE have developed programs that nurture and inspire children's natural curiosity with the world around them.

Primary Schools 

Our primary school programme is perfect for introducing pupils to a range of scientific topics and encouraging excitement and curiosity about marine phenomena in the natural world. It has been designed to support several core elements of the Social, Environmental and Scientific Education Curriculum for Junior and Senior Cycles.

Second and Third Level Education 

Our secondary school and third level programmes provides scientific, environmental and conservation education using the displays and behind the scenes resources to deliver in a stimulating and engaging manner. These programmes may also be tailored to deliver specific educational outcomes

How to get here

We are located on the Seafront, Strand road, Bray, Co. Wicklow.

Our address is: National SEA LIFE centre, Strand Road, Bray, County Wicklow

Disabled Access:

The centre is accessible to wheelchairs throughout. However please note that wheelchair users are required to exit via the entrance by returning through the Centre (for the best experience, we would recommend that you plan your visit for off-peak times)

GPS Coordinates: Latitude 53.203940000, Longitude -6.098450000

General Admission

Online From €11.25 (Adult) & €8.75 (Child)

SAVE 20% ONLINE! Save up to €2.50 per person!

Full walk-up price is €13.50 per adult and €10.50 per child. Online prices vary in peak periods.


3 years ago

Don't miss your Kids Go Free to Sea Life Bray coupon in today's Irish Daily Star - valid until March 15th

4 years ago

Join us on at Sealife at Bray Beach on 9th June to ‘Celebrate our Shore’ during Clean Coasts Week. There will be lots of family friendly, fun activities including; marine touch pool, treasure hunt, marine litter games & art!

9th June: 11am-1pm

For more information please contact Camilla at 0851424422 or [email protected]


3 reviews for SEA LIFE, Bray

Noeline Owens 0.5 / 5

I visited the aquarium today and paid the same price as a package for the zoo for my children. It was maximum 20 minutes long. The zoo was three hours with so much more to offer. Very little to it. It is in my opinion the worst value for money of any tour I have ever brought my children on. It seems like a service that could be free. We had visited Galway aquarium and that had much more to offer and wasn’t as pricey. Very disappointing and I feel a bit cheated.

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Mommydear 2 / 5
From Ireland, Wicklow

Definitely not worth the money. I would have been gutted had I not used Tesco Boost vouchers. We went around twice and got to touch a starfish the second time and feed the stingray.

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JulieO'Loan 2 / 5

Very small and not great value for money , agree more suitable for the younger !

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