SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

King St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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Open | Thu, 09:30-17:00
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What You'll Experience

Meet the King and Gentoo penguins at the Penguin Playground
Observe 13 types of sharks such as Port Jackson Reef Sharks, Fiddler Rays, and Necklace Carpet Shark
Touch the beautiful starfishes and shark eggs at the Touch & Feel Discovery Rockpools
See Pinjarra, one of Australia’s largest saltwater crocodiles at Crocodile Lair

Embark on an aquatic adventure in the heart of Melbourne's CBD at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium!

Playful Penguins: Get closer to these incredible creatures and take a firsthand glimpse into their fascinating lives.
Entertaining Exhibits: Delve into the mysteries of the ocean as you witness a vibrant tapestry of tropical fish and other awe-inspiring marine life. Each themed zone promises a unique and enriching experience for visitors of all ages.
Feeding Shows: Participate in the excitement of animal feeding shows that provide a behind-the-scenes look at the daily lives of the aquarium's inhabitants. Gain insights into their feeding habits, behaviors, and the dedicated care they receive.
Touch-and-Feel Discovery Rockpools: Engage with marine life in a tactile way as you touch, feel, and learn about the textures and characteristics of various underwater species. It's a sensory experience that brings you closer to the ocean's wonders.

Plan your visit today and witness the magic beneath the surface at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

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What People Say

Yusyuan C.



Elsa P.


my children really enjoyed learning more about the sharks here. we also managed to see the penguins, but there's so much to see that we almost didn't have enough time!

Andre H. M.


Senang sekali melihat binatang laut dan penguin

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Location Details

King St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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About SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Located in central Melbourne, Australia, Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium is a captivating destination showcasing over 10,000 aquatic creatures native to the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. Located along the banks of the Yarra River, beneath the Flinders Street Viaduct and King Street Bridge, this aquarium offers an immersive experience for visitors of all ages.

Featuring four levels of exploration, including a remarkable 2.2 million liter oceanarium, Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium boasts 13 interactive zones where guests can encounter a diverse range of marine life. Among the fascinating creatures housed here are King and Gentoo penguins, Nurse sharks, a majestic crocodile, Sawfish, Stingrays, Seahorses, and a vibrant assortment of tropical fish including Clownfish, Blue Tangs, and Lionfish.

Beyond its impressive exhibits, the aquarium offers an array of experiences to enhance your visit. Explore their one-way self-guided tour to discover the wonders of the underwater world at your own pace. Dive deeper into the world of jellyfish with the Jelly Lab Experience, or opt for the Penguin Passport to get up close and personal with these charming creatures. Don't miss the chance to witness animal feeds and diver presentations, offering valuable insights into the marine habitats and behaviors of the aquarium's residents.

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Opening Hours

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is open throughout the week, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sundays and Saturdays, and from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm from Monday to Friday.

Fun Activities at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

1. Jellyfish Experience

Dive into a 300 square meter space filled with mesmerizing jellyfish displays, interactive activities, captivating lighting installations, and fascinating educational facts. You can even create and watch your own jellyfish float away on an interactive screen.

2. Shipwreck Explorer

Explore an underwater journey to discover some of the largest marine species lurking in the depths of the aquarium.

3. Daily Shows and Presentations

Experience the excitement of daily shark and ray feedings, as well as informative animal presentations.

4. 4D Cinema Show

Enhance your aquarium visit with an exhilarating 4D cinema experience, adding an extra dimension to your adventure.

5. Touch Pools

Get hands-on with marine life through interactive touch pools, allowing you to feel and learn about various aquatic creatures.

6. Kids Activities

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium has many activities for kids, including: Touch pools, Kids learning activities, Presentations, 4D cinema show, and Ocean Rangers Program.

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium also offers diverse range of exhibits, including:

1. Pinjarra The Mega Croc

Pinjarra is one of Australia's largest saltwater crocodiles. Visitors can observe him in his habitat, learning about crocodile behavior and conservation efforts to protect these amazing creatures.

2. Seahorse and Cuttlefish

This exhibit provides an immersive experience where visitors can walk through a seahorse paternity ward. Learn about the unique reproductive habits of seahorses and observe the mesmerizing cuttlefish.

3. Rainforest Creatures

Step into a lush rainforest environment and discover the diverse array of creatures that inhabit these ecosystems. From colorful frogs to exotic insects, this exhibit showcases the wonders of the rainforest.

4. Night On the Reef

Experience the magic of the Great Barrier Reef at night. This exhibit recreates the nocturnal environment of the reef, allowing visitors to see how marine life behaves after dark.

5. Penguin Playground

Get up close and personal with King and Gentoo penguins in this interactive exhibit. Watch as they waddle and swim in their icy habitat, and learn about the conservation efforts to protect these beloved birds.

6. Coral Atoll

Explore a vibrant coral reef ecosystem and encounter fascinating marine creatures like elephant sharks. Learn about the importance of coral reefs and the threats they face due to climate change and pollution.

7. Ocean Invaders

Enter a world filled with mesmerizing jellyfish. This exhibit showcases different species of jellyfish and highlights their unique adaptations for survival in the ocean. Visitors can also learn about the role of jellyfish in marine ecosystems.

8. Interactive Wonder Room

This interactive exhibit engages visitors of all ages with hands-on activities and games. Explore marine biology concepts, conservation efforts, and fun facts about ocean life in an engaging and interactive way.

9. Dive Into The Deep

Descend into the depths of the ocean and discover the mysterious creatures that inhabit the abyssal zone. From deep-sea fish to bizarre-looking creatures, this exhibit offers a glimpse into the darkest corners of the ocean.

10. Virtual Aquarium

Experience a virtual underwater world and explore different marine habitats from the comfort of the aquarium. This interactive exhibit uses cutting-edge technology to provide a lifelike experience of underwater exploration.

The aquarium's focus lies on marine life native to the waters surrounding Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, showcasing a vast collection of sea creatures from around the globe. While many visitors find it enjoyable for a few hours, keep in mind that the walkways can be narrow and may become crowded during peak times.

Tips when Visiting SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

1. Buy tickets online

Purchasing tickets in advance online allows you to skip the long lines at the ticket counter, saving you time and hassle when you arrive at the aquarium.

2. Plan for a few hours

With so much to see and explore, it's a good idea to allocate at least 2 to 4 hours for your visit, especially if you're visiting with children. This ensures you have enough time to fully enjoy all the exhibits and activities at the aquarium without feeling rushed.

3. Bring snacks

Bringing along snacks or grabbing a bite to eat at the aquarium's cafe ensures that you have something to munch on when you need a break from exploring. It also helps keep your energy levels up so you can make the most of your visit.

4. Catch daily talks and feedings

Don't miss the daily talks and feeding sessions scheduled throughout the day. These sessions offer valuable insights into the marine life at the aquarium and provide an opportunity to see some of the animals up close during feeding time.

5. Park affordably

Opt for affordable parking options near the aquarium to save money on parking fees. Utilizing parking facilities like the Crown Casino Multi-Story Carpark or Secure Parking at 522 Flinders Lane can help you save on parking costs during your visit.

6. Look out for special events

Keep an eye out for special events, behind-the-scenes tours, or interactive programs that may be happening during your visit. These events can offer unique experiences and opportunities to learn more about marine life at the aquarium.

7. Explore the Mermaid Garden

Take a stroll through the Mermaid Garden, a mesmerizing 80-meter glass tunnel that makes you feel like you're walking on the ocean floor. It's a captivating experience that allows you to get up close to marine life in a unique underwater setting.

8. Have fun with outdoor games

Engage in outdoor games that reveal 10 of the city's most important attractions. This interactive activity adds an element of fun and excitement to your visit, allowing you to discover more about Melbourne while enjoying your time at the aquarium.

Location and How to Get to SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is located at the corner of Flinders Street and King Street, Melbourne, Australia, on the Yarra River, opposite Crown Entertainment Complex. The aquarium is open every day from 9:30 AM–5 PM.

Getting to SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is easy:

  1. Train: It's a short 5–10 minute walk from Flinders Street or Southern Cross train stations.
  2. Tram: You can hop off at the Melbourne Aquarium Flinders Street Tram Stop, which is right outside the aquarium. Trams servicing this stop include routes 70, 75, and the free City Circle Tram.
  3. Bus: The closest bus stops are Casino/Southbank/Queens Bridge St and Southern Cross Station/Collins St, both just a 6-minute walk away.
  4. Taxi: A quick 2-minute taxi ride from Melbourne, which costs between $6–$9.
  5. Walk: If you enjoy walking, it's just a 15-minute stroll from Melbourne, covering a distance of 1.3 km.
  6. Chadstone Tourist Shuttle: You can also catch a free shuttle multiple times a day from Federation Square or Chadstone to Melbourne CBD.

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SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium open at 09:30-17:00. For more information on operational days and hours, please find more on this page.
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