This week we went to see the Sea Stars exhibit which has recently arrived at the Sea Life Centre in Birmingham. We are regular visitors to Sea Life as H has been a marine expert since getting into Octonauts at 3 years of age.
Sea Stars is a collection of starfish from across the globe and there are lots to see. It’s not just a case of starfish in tanks though, as these are displayed in an interactive environment. There’s a lot of fun to be had because there are lots of education games and activities to teach you interesting facts. Did you know that starfish can regenerate lost arms for instance? Starfish have been around a lot longer than we have too and they have lived in the oceans for 450 million years.
We loved the fact that you could view they from all angles with tanks that allow you to actually view from the inside by getting in the middle. This makes it a lot easier to get to see the prize specimens. Stars of the show include the Red Knobbed Starfish, the Brittle Starfish and the Granulated Starfish.
Visting Sea Life in Birmingham is always a lot of fun and there are new things to see every time. H has his favourite tanks to visit and he always makes sure to pay a call on the octopus. The penguins are always a big hit too, especially at the end when they swim right towards you: magical!
My favourite? I am torn between the lionfish and the rays, both of which I could happily watch for ages. I also love walking through the tunnel, there’s something amazing about being able to walk through an ocean and see turtles and sharks swimming above your head.