The aquarium is home to a number of different worlds. At Antarctica visitors can watch the penguins sliding gleefully across their snow covered enclosure. Sharks Alive includes an up close encounter with the aggressive marine predators - you can even dive with them if you're feeling courageous.
Until the 31st of January, the aquarium will house Seahorse Pier - a new exhibit featuring the world's largest collection of seahorses. Taking over two months theme and populate, the new addition boasts a rainbow of colours and wonderful creatures. Seadragons, razorfish and pipefish are just a few of the 100 individuals now calling Melbourne home.
The exhibit also features the aquarium's internationally-recognized weedy seadragon breeding program. The facility aims to breed as many species of seahorse as possible and to share them with aquariums all over the globe.
However, the exhibit is not just showcasing the seahorse family. The elaborate displays of colourful coral give visitors an idea of the thriving underwater gardens found in Australia's southern oceans.
The new and interactive displays are creating an 'Australian experience,' which aims to educate both local and international visitors about our aquatic environment.
Seahorse Pier is a must see these holidays. Both adults and children alike with find enjoyment in visiting these amazing little creatures. The duration of the exhibit will see the aquarium become a school holiday fun zone, featuring daily interactive presentations, animal feeding and seahorse art and craft activities.