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Self-Guided Tours

Introducing 'Schools only' days - NEW for 2021!

Teachers may elect to tour SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium at their own pace focusing on the areas of their choice. Be amazed at the abundance of aquatic species and the unique environments on display with the freedom and flexibility to develop your own journey. 

To enhance your self-guided experience we are excited to now be able to offer exclusive 'schools only' access to SEA LIFE Melbourne on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, offering some attractive additional benefits as part of the package. See below for our two options!


Option 1: Tuesday/Wednesday Schools Only Access!

  • Exclusive 'schools only' access to the Aquarium when we are otherwise closed to the general public
  • Extend your visit to three hours (usually two hours)
  • Ability for students to BYO lunch and enjoy a picnic with the sharks or penguins
  • Option to add-on a FREE 30 minute Q&A session with one of our expert educators 
  • Price per student = $21.70

Option 2: Monday/Thursday/Friday Self-Guided Tours

  • Two hour self-guided visit. Please note the Aquarium will also be open to the general public and we are required to adhere to strict occupancy numbers in line with current COVID restrictions. As such there is no access to the building before or after the two hour session and school groups are required to move around the building in small groups of ten, accompanied by a supervising adult. 
  • Secondary schools can purchase take-away items from our cafe. Please let us know estimated numbers in advance so we can ensure we are prepared to fulfil your groups' orders.
  • Primary schools groups can order lunch packs for students to eat in small groups in the building. Please order these in advance. 
  • All students can access the retail store in small, supervised groups of 10.
  • Price per student = $19.50

Showbags are available for an additional $15 per student. Please request these in advance. 

*Schools only sessions allow full access to all Aquarium exhibits. Please note the retail store, cafe and 4D cinema will not be open on Tue/Wed when closed to the public. Showbags and lunch packs are available upon request.

Teddy Penguins

There's so much to explore!

  • Visit the Penguin playground and watch our cheeky King and Gentoo penguins at play
  • Experience jellies as you've never seen them before at our new Ocean Invaders exhibit
  • Journey beneath Port Phillip Bay and watch the rays as they glide overhead
  • Roll up your sleeves at our interactive rockpool area 
  • Dare to enter Pinjarra's Crocodile lair and come face-to-face with our resident salty
  • Plus so much more!

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