SEA LIFE Brighton has released the first images of its stunning new £ 2.7million attraction, which will be home to more than 840 sea creatures when it opens in May.
The new aquarium area will allow visitors to see the animals for the first time in their day and night environment.
Due to its opening on May 25, the new “Day & Night” attraction will feature a huge tunnel that visitors can walk through, with sea creatures swimming all around them.
The attraction is huge – 700,000 liters of water will be pumped from Hove Lagoon.
The journey begins in a “daylight” environment, before the lighting changes to “night” as they proceed through the tunnel.
As sea creatures behave differently in daytime and nighttime environments, the feature will allow visitors to experience the ocean 24 hours a day.
A five-meter viewing screen will allow patrons to see the ocean “by day”, and they can spot species such as lionfish, clown triggerfish and sweetlips.
And when they enter the “night” zone, they will be able to see nurse sharks and Popsicle squirrels, which will emerge alongside bioluminescent corals that glow in the dark.
Not only that, but the oldest captive sea turtles in the UK – Lulu and Gulliver, 80 – will also make a return in the new exhibit.
Guests will be able to learn about animal life, including conservation and global warming, as well as listen to lectures from marine biologists every hour.
Selfie enthusiasts can also snap photos alongside a giant lionfish mural.
SEA LIFE Brighton opened in 1872 and is the oldest operating aquarium in the world
Sun Online Travel previously revealed what it was like to be part of the annual SEA LIFE tank clean-up, where octipi even stole the used brushes.
The British can get two free tickets to SEA LIFE Brighton with Sun Savers.
They’re worth £ 52 and you only have nine Sun Saver codes to use.