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SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Tickets

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SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is a Southern Ocean and Antarctic aquarium located in central Melbourne. Owned by Melin Entertainments, the aquarium brings you four exciting zones featuring a wide range of unique underwater animals along with extensive research projects to protect the marine species. Enjoy going through the oceanarium tunnels at the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, see penguins up close, and engage with native marine mammals. If you make prior arrangements, you can visit the venue during the animal feeding schedule. The aquarium also brings the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef to life. Read on to learn about your SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium and what to expect during your visit.

Why Visit Melbourne SEA LIFE Aquarium

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium provides one of the most comprehensive and interactive aquatic life exhibits in Australia.

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  • See the penguins in their natural environment. Penguin Playground gives you the opportunity to go up close and personal with Gentoo and King penguin colonies.
  • Watch Scrat’s misadventures come to life with the unique ICE AGE: No Time For Nuts 4-D Cinema Experience.
  • Encounter the rays that inhabit Port Phillip Bay at the Bay Of Rays tank at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.
  • Make contact with the sea's tiniest inhabitants. You will be able to touch little shells, shark eggs, sea stars, and more as part of the Touch & Feel Discovery Rockpools experience.
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  • Experience the terror of facing the Pinjarra and other members of the crocodile family at the Crocodile Lair.
  • Indulge in the underwater tales of the mermaids at the Mermaid Garden.
  • Experience the colorful marine biodiversity of Australia at Coral Atoll.
  • Virtually interact with numerous interesting aquatic species at the Interactive Wonder Wall.
  • See animals like Dugongs, Rays, Sawfishes, turtles, and more at the various animal meet and greet events at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

Your SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Tickets Explained

  • SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium tickets provide you access to the aquarium's vast collection of marine life. The SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium has 12 interactive zones where you can learn about Australia's most spectacular and fascinating aquatic species.
  • Skip the line and get priority admission to the aquarium, where you may see sharks, dugongs, penguins, platypuses, and other aquatic animals.
  • The tickets to the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium are non-refundable and non-transferable. However, once your reservation is confirmed, you can change the date of your visit.

Discounted SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Tickets

  • Children between the age group of 3 to 12 years can avail discount for SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium tickets.
  • Admission is free for children under the age of 3.
  • Merlin Annual Gold Pass holders can reserve a time slot on any weekday or business day. Merlin Annual Platinum Pass holders can book their slot at any time throughout the 12-month validity period.

Best Way to Buy SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Tickets

The best way to purchase your SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium tickets is to buy them online. This offers a safe and contactless transaction. Additionally, it offers the following benefits:

  • Convenience: Skip the hassle of standing in long queues and book your ticket with a click. We are also available on phone, chat, and email 24/7 to answer all queries.
  • Advance booking: You can book your SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium tickets weeks in advance and avoid the disappointment of tickets selling out quickly
  • Great discounts: Our platform offers the best discounts online for this adventurous experience.

Things To See & Do at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

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If you have ever wished to engage with aquatic animals, the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium must make it to your bucket list. Pinjarras, sharks, turtles, jellyfish, rays, seahorses, penguins, and other sea creatures can all be found here.

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ICE AGE: No Time For Nuts 4-D Cinema Experience

Ice Age: No Time For Nuts 4-D follows Scrat, Ice Age's resident nut-crazed saber-toothed squirrel, as he journeys across time in his craziest adventure yet. In this new 4-D special effects spectacular, Scrat tackles a faulty time machine that has zapped his beloved nut, and with companions Manny, Diego, and especially Sid along for the journey, the laughter is on schedule.

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Ocean Invaders 2 Ocean Invaders

Ocean Invaders includes three interactive zones pulsing with multiple kinds of gorgeous jellyfish. Descend into the wonderfully fascinating world of jellyfish at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium. This zone is both exhilarating as well as educational for the young and the old.

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Penguin Playground

In Penguin Playground, discover a world unlike any other as you watch the magnificent King and playful Gentoo penguins slide across the snow-covered ice. Relax with the penguins while they cause havoc and splash around in the penguin pool. This is quite popular among the younger guests of SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

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Bay of Rays

Explore the depths of Melbourne's famed Port Phillip Bay, where you will come face to face with some of the elegant marine species that are often hidden from view. Admire the beautiful Fiddler rays and other locals, like as the famous Port Jackson shark. The crawl-through heads-up display is a great way for kids to get a glimpse of Port Phillip Bay's intriguing underwater world.

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Pinjarra in Crocodile Lair

Come face-to-face with Pinjarra, one of Australia's largest saltwater crocodiles, from two stunning viewing platforms. This is a jaw-dropping, 360-degree viewing experience. You will also meet the other members of the Australian crocodile family.

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Touch & Feel Discovery Rockpools

The interactive Touch & Feel Discovery Rockpools is where you can touch gorgeous Sea stars and shark eggs. Get your hands wet and experience the world beneath the waves.  Visit the Mangrove Nursery, where the mangroves provide an ideal playground for young fish.

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Discover the Wonder in Mermaid Garden

As you go beneath the 2.2 million litre Oceanarium, you will be transported to the awe-inspiring depths of Australia's oceans. Take in the stunning panoramic view as giant stingrays, gigantic sharks, and hundreds of multi-colored marine creatures swim by. Mermaid Garden is an exquisite underwater paradise.

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Marvel at the Vibrant Creatures in Coral Atoll

Hundreds of multicolored fish live in this colorful underwater wonderland, which is home to a range of exotic species such as moray eels. Try to find Dory, the fabled Southern Blue Tang. The Coral Atoll is just one of the numerous habitats at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, where you may become lost in a vibrant underwater world.

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Interactive Wonder Wall

The Interactive Wonder Room is a brand-new immersive digital installation inspired by the movement of water. On one of our interactive screens, color in your own Jellyfish, then watch it float away. This interactive experience is one of the most unique aspects of SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

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Journey Deep Below in Shipwreck Explorer

Explore the depths of the aquarium to see some of the aquarium's largest marine species. Relax on the Ocean Theatre's steps, which serve as a window into the underwater world, and watch a presentation about the magnificent aquatic species that pass by.

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Discover Weird and Wonderful Creatures at Seahorse Pier.

Experience a kaleidoscope of dazzling colors and bizarre and fascinating creatures in Seahorse Pier, which houses our gorgeous seahorse and sea dragon species. SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium's internationally renowned Weedy Seadragon breeding program is also housed in this display.

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Rainforest Adventure

Prepare to be transported from the depths of the ocean to the lush and humid climates of Australia's tropical north, where you can see Lungfish, turtles, snakes, lizards, and frogs, among other distinctive Australian wildlife.

Plan Your Visit to SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Getting There
Visitor rules
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The SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is open:
Daily - 9:30 AM to 5 PM

Duration: The entire SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium takes roughly 3 hours to explore.

Best time to visit SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium: In Melbourne, the months of December through February are great for both outdoor and indoor activities. The weather is moderate and the skies are clear, making for great touring conditions. However, if you want to avoid the throng, visit in November or March rather than in the summer.

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  • By Car: You can reach SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium by taking the Flinders Street via the M1 and M2 and then following the road signs.
  • By Train: Flinders or Southern Cross stations are both within walking distance of SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.
  • By Tram: The tram stop for the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is on Flinders Street, just in front of the facility. Routes 70 and 75, as well as the FREE City Circle Tram, are served.
  • By Bus: Chadstone - The Fashion Capital is the closest bus stop from SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.
  • Parking: Cheap parking is available for the visitors of SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium near the facility.

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  • To protect the safety of guests, SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium follows official protocol.
  • The SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is wheelchair accessible.
  • For the convenience of the guests, guide animals are allowed to enter.
  • At SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, carers are granted free admission with disabled visitors.
  • Changing rooms are accessible in the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium toilets.
  • Thanks to the facility's experienced photographers, visitors can take photos at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.
  • Holders of SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium tickets get access to entry slot booking according for their convenience and safety.
  • SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium hosts children's activities and character live events.
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  • All children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the premises of the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.
  • Only authorized sellers are permitted to take photographs within the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.
  • At SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, smoking is strictly forbidden.
  • Guests are discouraged from engaging in activities that would detract from the enjoyment of other visitors, such as turning up the volume on their radios.

All Your Questions About SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Tickets Answered

How long does SEA LIFE Melbourne take?

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium may take up to 3 hours to cover.

How much is entry to SEA LIFE Melbourne?

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium tickets start from AU$36.80.

Are SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium ticket discounts available?

Yes, SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium tickets are available at attractive discounts.

Which are the best aquariums in Australia?

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is one of the best aquariums in Australia along with SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

Do you have to book SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium tickets before arriving at the venue?

Yes, booking SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium tickets online is mandatory before arrival.

What are the different activities I can participate in at SEA LIFE Melbourne?

Many marine animals, including penguins, sharks, rays, and seahorses, can be seen in their natural habitat at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium. Rockpool Discovery, an interactive experience at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, allows visitors to touch a variety of species in a shallow pool. SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is also home to Melbourne’s mega crocodile.

Does SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium tickets provide parking facilities?

No, but SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium visitors can park their vehicles at nearby public parking spaces.