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SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

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by Jeni Wilson (subscribe)
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Published September 20th 2022
Award-winning aquarium
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Looking from the inside


It was with much excitement that we took the youngest member of our family to enjoy SEA LIFE. I wondered how much a 1 year old would get out of the experience but I totally underestimated the power of nature and the incredible immersive experiences. I noticed that there were many babies, teenagers, adults and seniors enjoying the experiences that SEA LIFE has to offer. It's pretty much an awesome experience for everyone.

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It's for all ages


Be ready to walk in the mangrove, be a shipwreck explorer, and stand under tanks while sharks and rays swim around and above you. Be mind-boggled by the enormous - I mean really enormous - croc! Touch some creatures if you dare and sit and enjoy the videos and presentations from dedicated keepers.

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Close up and personal


One of the beauties of SEA LIFE is that it is self-paced and adaptable for the age group. Stay as long as you like and go back as often as you please to exhibits that you enjoy the most. My granddaughter got joy and was in awe of everything. She loved the fact that the sea life were swimming all around her so close they seemed touchable

I thought the penguins would be my favourite but I think I could have spent hours watching the sharks. They were so big and graceful and apparently appear smaller, not larger, due to the thickness of the glass.

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up close and personal


You can't go wrong. No matter how many times you have been, it will always be different. Get your SEA LIFE Aquarium tickets and visit one of Melbourne's top attractions.

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Look out for the information around the aquarium

Conservation

SEA LIFE want to share their love of all sea creatures to inspire everyone to protect the world's oceans for the generation of little people in the future. They have many informational displays and look out for the projects that they are undertaking. You may well want to be involved.

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Sensory excitement everywhere


Logistics

Open 7 days a week - currently 9.30-5 every day. Allow a minimum of 2hrs if you want to slowly meander the four levels of sea life. SEA LIFE Melbourne is a Southern Ocean and Antarctic aquarium. It is located on the banks of the Yarra River beside and under the Flinders Street Viaduct and the King Street Bridge. You can't miss it. The whole outside wall is a display of sea life. Why not take advantage of all the city has to offer while you are there!

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Super enjoyable day out


Other attractions close by ACMI, Immigration Centre, The Yarra, Federation Square. Take a short tram ride to the beautiful Riyal Botanic Gardens.

There is no onsite parking, however, special offers are available with Secure parking when booking online.

There is no general inquiry phone number. Contact
info@melbourneaquarium.com.au or Facebook Messenger

Click here for tickets and passes.

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Why? Fun, interactive activity for the whole family
When: Open every day
Phone: No phone
Where: Flinders Street Viaduct and the King Street Bridge.
Cost: Children free
Your Comment
I always wanted to poke my head and looking the inside of aquarium through the dome shape glass, but they always make the tunnel to go to that dome shape glass so small, I was afraid that I will get stuck in the middle. Lucky those children can see "inside" of the aquarium
by Mindo Koerber (score: 2|535) 73 days ago
great Photos
by Grant (score: 2|303) 74 days ago
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