Those intrepid guardians of marine life, the Octonauts, are bringing their mission to the National Sea Life Centre Birmingham this autumn. The popular crew of the Octopod entertain fans up and down the country as they strive to save sea creatures in trouble. With hundreds of youngsters following their plight on CBeebies, they can now get one step closer to their idols at the all-new Octonauts Training Academy.

From 18th October to 7th November, the National Sea Life Centre Birmingham is giving children the chance to discover more about the Octonauts crew. As cadets they'll master the specialities of their favourite characters across six fun zones including Kwazii's Rockpool, Dr Shellington's Research Area and Professor Inkling's Library.

There's even the opportunity to meet some of the characters in person before young enthusiasts are rewarded for their training with a very special Octonauts medal and certificate!

The Octonauts are quirky and courageous adventure heroes who dive into action whenever there is trouble under the sea. Equipped with a fleet of aquatic vehicles, they rescue amazing sea creatures, explore incredible new underwater worlds, and often save the day before returning safely to their home base, the Octopod.

Based on the original books by Meomi, Octonauts is animated by Brown Bag Films and continues to go from strength to strength as a unique and exciting global pre-school brand.

The exciting characters will be making a splash for a limited time only so book early to avoid disappointment. This is an opportunity not to be missed! Visit for further information.

The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham transports visitors to an amazing underwater world, where they get to see incredible sea life from all over the planet, from the coast of Britain and the chilly Antarctic, to the tropical waters of the Caribbean.

The aquarium is home to over 2,000 creatures, such as sharks, as well as a rescued Giant Green Sea Turtle, jellyfish, piranha, octopus and rays.