Behind the Scenes at the Sea Life Centre (members only)
Behind the Scenes at the SEA LIFE Centre
Following in our successful series of ‘Behind the Scenes’ visits, we’ve arranged a trip to the wonderful Brighton SEA LIFE Centre, no water wings required.
You’ll learn how Brighton Aquarium was originally built between 1869 and 1872 and was designed and engineered by Eugenius Birch, who was also the designer of the West Pier, plus fascinating facts about how the Aquarium was modernised and acquired by the Borough Council in 1901. For example, did you know the building once hosted concerts, was used to display animals including penguins, chimps and bears, housed a dolphinarium, and even had a mini golf course on the roof?
There’ll be a short presentation on what it takes to run the world’s oldest operating aquarium delivered by general manager Max Leviston, then you can see the wonders of the underwater world, including a tropical rainforest, sea horse nurseries, ray lagoons, shark infested waters and maybe even a relaxing glass-bottom boat ride face-to-face with giant green sea turtles.
It promises to be a very special event, so dust off those mermaid outfits, polish your snorkels and join us for an evening of aquatic delight and delectation.
Cancellation policy: Places are limited and events usually oversubscribed. Please give 2 working days' notice via email or you must pay for your place in full.
If you have never been a member of the Brighton & Hove Chamber you are welcome to book and join us as a guest at two of our events. After this, you will need join the Chamber to enjoy the benefits of membership.
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