Experience a fully-guided program with one of our engaging educators.
Aligned with the Victorian Curriculum with a focus on STEM disciplines, our programs bring students face-to-face with amazing animals, inspiring their curiosity about the natural world and how they can help to protect it.
Program Length: 2 hour fully-guided tour with educator
Session Times: 9-11am, 10-12pm, 11.30-1.30pm & 12.30-2.30pm
2021 Program Costs
|Guided tour price per student||Monday, Thursday & Friday - $19.50
Tuesday & Wednesday - $21.70
|FREE teacher/adult helper ratio||1:10|
|Additional adult ticket||
|FREE helper ratio for special needs groups||1:1|
*Please note that SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium will be opening Thursday - Monday in 2021. We will however be opening up exclusively for interested school groups on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This will mean you have more freedom to explore and the opportunity to incorporate some group sessions into your excursion along the way, as well as having access to our cafe for lunch. More details on the Tuesday and Wednesday sessions will be available closer to the time.
Habitats: Prep - Year 2
Students will embark on an underwater journey to meet the amazing animals on display and discover their unique features. They will identify the basic needs of living things and learn about the diverse ways animals survive in their habitats. Students will also learn how some animals’ features are adapted to their environment and make comparisons with familiar animals.
Key focuses include: Basic needs of living organisms, marine environments and habitats, animal survival and adaptation & growth and change in marine animals.
VICTORIAN CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS - VCSSU042, VCSSU043, VCSSU041, VCSIS050, VCSIS051
Adaptations: Years 3 & 4
SEA LIFE educators will encourage students to investigate how animals have adapted to survive in a variety of conditions, and how these adaptations influence their growth and survival. Students will deepen their understanding of the differences between living, once living and products of living things by examining ocean artefacts and a range of unique organisms.
Key focuses include: Characteristics of living, once living and products of living things, external features of animals, classification and animal survival and adaptation.
VICTORIAN CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS - VCSSU057, VCSSU058, VCSSU056.
Food Webs & Life Cycles: Years 3 & 4
Students will explore a variety of marine habitats and investigate the lives of the species that live there. They will identify the roles species have in food chains and the impact humans can have on these. They will also observe animals in different stages of their life cycles and learn about the diverse ways marine creatures have young. Students will also explore how dentition and jaw shape are adapted to different diets.
Key focuses include: Life cycles, food chains, habitats & ecosystems.
VICTORIAN CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS - VCSSU058, VCSSU057, VCSSU056.
Extreme Survival: Years 5 & 6
With a focus on extreme habitats including coral reefs, open ocean, rock pools and Antarctica, students will investigate how animals have adapted to survive in a variety of conditions, and how these influence their growth and survival. Students will go on to consider the influence of changing environmental conditions.
Key focuses include: Australian habitats, extreme environments, adaptations for survival.
VICTORIAN CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS - VCSSU074, VCSSU075, VCSSU056, VCSSU079
Conservation: Prep - Year 6
This tour will introduce students to amazing species as they learn about sustainability in our oceans. Students will get up close with animals from diverse habitats and discuss some of the human impacts threatening their survival. They will explore these issues and leave empowered to make a difference by learning how small actions can make a big change.
Key focuses include: Marine environments and habitats, animal survival and adaptations, conservation issues and actions & marine sustainability
VICTORIAN CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS - VCSSU042, VCSSU043, VCSSU041, VCSIS050, VCSIS051.
Aquarium Experience: P - 6
Students will embark on a guided underwater journey through SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium. With a focus on providing more exploration and question time for your students, this program is perfect for groups visiting as part of their camp, City Experience, those studying English or visiting for the experience rather than a key learning focus. Tour also includes the 4D experience within the two hour tour.
Key focuses include: Exploration and inquiry led discussions about marine animals, marine environments and habitats, animal survival and adaptations.
P - 2 CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS - VCSSU042, VCSSU043, VCSSU041, VCSIS050, VCSIS051
3 - 4 CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS - VCSSU058, VCSSU057, VCSSU056
5 - 6 CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS - VCSSU074, VCSSU075, VCSSU056, VCSSU079