Urban Jungle

There’s a notable shift in climate as you enter our Urban Jungle exhibit. Coming in from the (most likely cold) British weather, you’re immediately transported to a faraway Mediterranean haven where exotic plants bloom left, right, and centre.

This curious change in temperature is down to our heavily-insulated roof, which acts as a thermal blanket to replicate the Mediterranean and Amazonian environments. Under this protective covering, our Urban Jungle can flourish.



As the only UK aquarium with an exotic botanical house, we ensure that everything is being done to make the exhibit as natural as possible. We want you to get the most authentic and best possible experience.

It goes hand-in-hand with our conservation efforts, where everything we do has environmental thinking behind it. It could be anything from switching to LED lighting to improving how we recycle. If it’s green, we’re all for it!


Elleanthus humming bird


At the Urban Jungle exhibit, you’ll get to see some of the world’s strangest plants and flowers preserved in near-perfect conditions. Brush past huge, sweeping ferns and lock eyes with a Venus flytrap. Take in the smells of the rainforest and its humidity. Follow the winding walkway and peer skyward at the exotic climbing plants that brush against the roof of our bio-dome.

There’s so much for you to see at the Urban Jungle. You can book a visit here, and you can take a look at the daily talks and demonstrations we provide.


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