Britain’s coastline may seem idyllic, but a new hands-on rockpool experience opening on London’s South Bank will reveal the perils creatures face in one of the UK’s most extreme habitats.
SEA LIFE London Aquarium’s new Rock Pool Explorer experience will be its most immersive yet. Opening this spring on Sunday 15th March, the experience is inviting kids and their parents to get their hands wet and learn more about the challenges marine creatures face with the daily ebb and flow of the tide.
Featuring six new displays, Rock Pool Explorer will include a diverse selection of native species such as Limpets, Common Starfish, Dhalia Anemones and Hermit Crabs. Interactive displays will share the incredible stories of a constantly changing landscape and how creatures must adapt to survive.
The London Aquarium’s expert team of Aquarists will be on hand to invite guests of all ages to touch and feel some of the weird and wonderful inhabitants of this amazing landscape, while interactive features such pop-up display windows to crawl into and finger holes to cling like a Limpet will allow children to get closer to creatures than ever before.
Neil Harris, Operations Manager at SEA LIFE London Aquarium, said: “Rock pools are one of the toughest habitats to live anywhere on earth where a rich diversity of weird and wonderful creatures call home.
“Rock Pool Explorer is the London Aquarium’s most interactive experience yet where guests of all ages will be able to enjoy this fascinating habitat together while rolling up their sleeves and learning what it takes to survive in such a hostile habitat.”