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celebrating local hero Adam Peaty’s Olympic win

Staff at The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham celebrated British swimming sensation Adam Peaty’s Olympic win and Team GB’s first gold medal by naming their golden puffer fish ‘Adam Peaty’.

The 21-year-old from Uttoxeter smashed his way to victory at the Rio Games on Sunday night, blitzing the field in the 100m breaststroke and claiming a world record time of 57.13 seconds.

Amy Langham, General Manager at the attraction commented: “Adam’s gold win is a great start to the Rio Olympics for Team GB and we wanted to recognise the local youngster’s talent by naming our resident at the centre.

“Even though our golden peaty is less streamlined than the Olympian himself, he’s often first off the mark for dinner time!.

“We’re sure our ‘Adam Peaty’ will draw lots of interest to the attraction and soon become a firm favourite with the public.”

Golden Puffer Fish named %27Adam Peaty%27 at The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham

Gear up for a fun filled and adventurous August bank holiday weekend 

at The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham

Families looking to keep their children entertained this August bank holiday should look no further than The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham which offers a range of activities, talks and the chance to marvel at fascinating sea creatures.

New this summer, visitors can go on a Behind the Scenes Tour, guided by an expert aquarist! For just £3.50 per person*, visitors will find out how thousands of marine and fresh-water creatures are cared for and learn all about the attractions’ breeding programmes. This is sure to be a memorable experience that all the family can enjoy.

For those looking for something even more unique, there are VIP experiences that can be purchased, where you can feed the sharks, Gentoo penguins, or Molokai, the Giant Green Sea Turtle. Meet a knowledgeable aquarist and find out everything you wanted to know about these creatures and their special diets. Not to mention getting up close and personal and feeding these beautiful creatures and even taking home a SEA LIFE goody bag!

Discover life beneath the sea in the UK’s only 360° completely transparent Ocean Tunnel, which has recently undergone a makeover and come face to fin with some incredible underwater species including the popular Clownfish in brand new attraction Clownfish Kingdom.

Not to miss a special Disney•PIXAR Finding Dory event which will be hosted until September 11th at the Midlands’ based attraction, as well as 11 other Sea Life centres in the UK and Ireland.

Visitors will interact with one of the new Disney•PIXAR movie’s star sea creatures Hank (voice of Ed O’Neill), a cantankerous octopus (who is actually a septopus!).

From seeing some of the fastest underwater swimming Gentoo penguins to the Bowmouth Guitar Shark with one hundred rows of teeth, the smallest species of otter, the Asian Short-clawed otters, an array of colourful fish and much more, children are sure to be kept entertained.Behind the Scenes Tour at The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham

*Can only be purchased alongside entry into The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham. If pre-booked in advance online, the Behind the Scenes Tour and entry into the attraction is available from just £14.50.

More information about the VIP feeds can be found here:

For further information or to pre-book tickets online before your visit please go to Reduced prices are available for tickets booked in advance.

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