Dear mummy, we love visiting aquariums and seeing the underwater world. We were lucky enough to visit Weymouth SEALIFE the other week and catch the last of their summer Finding Dory event. It gave us the opportunity to walk round, fill in a fact sheet and track down all the characters from the film who lived in the tanks. I had great fun finding Clownfish Nemo and Dory the Blue Tang. After seeing the film at the cinema I was very excited at continuing the story around the centre.
While we were there a new feature caught our eye called The New Ideas Zone at Weymouth SEALIFE Adventure Park. It’s a new part of the park with three large areas that house different attractions called Glow, Electricity and the 4D Tidal Rockpool. On entrance to the New Ideas Zone, an impressive light sculpture, which features seven hundred waste drinking bottles, draws attention to plastic pollution in the world’s rivers and oceans. SEALIFE worked with a local school called St Augustine’s School, to design and install this impressive and very pretty art piece.
Each bottle holds an environmental message from the school children, in an effort to inspire us all to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic items and to protect the world’s oceans for generations to come. A lovely sentiment and impressive display.
We loved the colourful exhibit called Glow, which showcased homegrown luminescent corals, sea fans and anemones. We spent ages watching the jellies float by silently and it was a very relaxing area, all the tanks were lit up with colours of the rainbow.
We were most impressed with the tidal 4D rockpool experience – built to resemble the Giants Causeway which we’ve visited many times. It had sensory features such wind, rain and tides and is home to temperate creatures including starfish, crabs and sea urchins. We loved the hand-held cameras which allowed us to spy on the crabs and anemones from below the surface and then project their images on the large screens dotted around the room.
Another interesting area was the Electricity room which contained a series of new 3D interactive features which displays the sparks and flicks of static electricity, given off by creatures such as electric eels. There was a rather large eel sculpture built-in the wall, with gave off a loud cracking noise.
We really enjoyed this new area at Weymouth SEALIFE centre and can’t wait to visit again. It’s always a real treat to see below the surface and watch the fish. I’m sure we’ll be visiting more in the winter months now that the weather is starting to turn.
Have you visited SEALIFE recently?
Love Bella x
26 thoughts on “The New Ideas Zone at Weymouth SEALIFE”
Oh wow! Some really cool photos 🙂 #pointshoot
wow, what amazing display of colour X #pointshoot
Looks like you and your little one had a fab day out, lovely pics.
So good, I haven’t been to an aquarium in YEARS and why not, they’re so beautiful and educational. x
This looks like so much fun! I’ve never been to Sealife but is definitely something I’ll look at!
Sealife centres are so brilliant and Weymouth looks amazing! I will definitely visit if I am in the area
Ooh I love this – think I’ll definitely be visiting Sealife soon. Love it!
I love Sealifes, and whilst it’s been a fair few years since I was in Weymouth, it’s always somewhere I’ve wanted to take Boo for a weekend.
We went to Sealife at the beginning of September and absolutely loved it! We go quite a lot as we have one on our doorstep and are fans of the Sea Turtles. I love the sound of the new areas at Weymouth xx
Love the photography. I don’t have children so it’s been quite some time since I went to a SeaLife (although I do go to Chester Zoo every week).
I would have been entertained for hours here, totally my idea of relaxation x
I’ve been to the one in London a few times and I always love the jellyfish tanks.
Wow I really like the sound of the new ideas zone. Love your photos the centre looks so relaxing.
I love aquariums too, so much to see. The jelly fish look so cool x
Totally don’t have kids but I really fancy a trip to the sea life centre myself!
The jelly fish are so cool! I bet kids love seeing them floating around!
We always love a trip to our local sea life centre. Your photographs are lovely.
This is so great. I love that you have continued the journey of Dory into real life event! The plastic 4D display is mesmerising! Looks really awesome! I think it served the purpose that it was supposedly displaying. Glad your girl enjoyed it. 🙂 x #PointShoot
How great!! I love the bottle and how they teach about reusing and recycling! Also loving the static electric board wouldn’t have thought I’d seen it in a sea life sonits interesting!
I love sealife centres they are great for kids and adult. I need to take my girls to one.
Aww what a fun day of learning. These new attractions are really cool and fun for the kids.
Sounds like such a fun day!! I so want to visit now
Looks like a very nice day out! I’ve not been to an aquarium for ages
Looks like a really fun day. Thanks for linking up to #PointShoot x
You’ve reminded me that I need to take the girls to Sealife London again – we haven’t been in years and I know they’d love the Shark Walk. x