Indoor Aquarium on Bray Seafront offering a journey of Amazing Discovery

Embark on a journey of Amazing Discovery at the National Sea Life Centre on Bray’s beautiful Seafront where you will come face to face with fascinating marine and freshwater creatures, including Stingrays, Piranhas, Seahorses, and Ireland’s largest collection of Sharks. This collection of over 1,000 marine creatures is displayed in 26 exciting exhibits. For 2019, SEA LIFE invites you to experience its new feature “Octopus University”. Learn about their phenomenal skills and abilities and discover how intelligent these wonders of the deep actually are. With regular talks and feeds throughout the day, and opportunities to touch starfish and crabs (under supervision), a visit to the National Sea Life Centre, Bray gives an informative and entertaining insight into life beneath the waves.

  • Regular talks and feeding demonstrations throughout the day
  • An interactive Rockpool where you can hold a crab and touch a starfish
  • Children’s soft play area
  • A range of exciting exhibits
Open Year Round

Opening Times

March to October, Sunday to Saturday 10:00–18:00

November to February, Monday to Friday 11:00–17:00

Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays 10:00–18:00


Admission Prices

Adult: €13.50
Student: (15+): €10.50
Child: (3-15yrs) €10.50
Child: (under 3): Free

Useful Information

Check out their range of facilities, services, accessibility, and other useful information.

LANGUAGES: All talks and interpretation are in English. Limited opportunities for pre-booked groups to get a tour in Irish, French or Italian (additional charges apply)

DINING / REFRESHMENTS: No on-site dining but there is a wide choice of cafés and restaurants adjacent to SEA LIFE.

PARKING: Paid car and coach parking available in front of the Centre and along the seafront.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY: Ramp access is available into the Centre, and around the exhibits. However, 2 sets of stairs to exit the aquarium requires wheelchair users to double back and use the entrance as an exit. Consequently they advise that visiting during busy periods is not recommended. For further information please contact the Duty Manager on 01 286 6939. The Centre has toilet facilities for wheelchair usersheelchair.

SCHOOLS: Primary School programme: Pupils can gain an insight into the Freshwater and Marine World by taking the Sea Life Tour – an enjoyable, educational and interactive visit.
For DPS Schools: The Centre’s DPSP incorporates a range of learning activities to stimulate science learning in the 8 to 12 year age group.

Getting There

Located on the Bray Seafront, 5 minutes walk from Bray Dart Station

Map Location: 53.203435, -6.098154
Contact Sea Life Bray

Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Eircode: A98 N8N3
T: +353 (01) 286 6939
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