Before Your Visit
When booking your excursion, have a couple of dates and times in mind. We will do our best to accommodate your first choice of day and time, but in case we are already booked up on your desired day it's good to have an alternative.
We are open for school excursions every week day during Queensland term time and our hours are from 9am to 3pm.
Tuesday and Wednesday we are open exclusively to schools and otherwise closed to the general public. Monday, Thursday and Friday we are open with access for all visitors. For more details on what's on offer on Tuesday and Wednesday please visit our main guided tours page for details.
Let our reservations team know as much as you can about the students who will be attending, including numbers and details of any special needs.
If you are using worksheets onsite, please print copies for your students prior to your visit.
When booking a guided excursion you will be advised of the recommended group size ahead of your visit and can split your group accordingly where needed. For self-guided visits, please divide your students as evenly as possible into groups of no more than 30 each in preparation for your tour. If specific capacities apply due to COVID restrictions you will also be advised of these ahead of your visit.
WHAT TO BRING
Students completing worksheets will need to bring along a pen, clipboard and a copy of the worksheet.
Please request your risk assessment from our reservations team at SLSCReservations@merlinentertainments.com.au
Download the Aquarium Map
Plan ahead with our map of the aquarium. If you are booking a self-guided visit this will help you to plan where to spend your time in line with your topic focus.
On the Day
Find us on Parkyn Parade, MOOLOOLABA QLD 4557. We are just a 2 minute walk from the beach at the southern end of the Mooloolaba Esplanade. For more details visit our location, transport and parking page.
Please ensure you arrive at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast at the time your excursion is booked. This is especially important during COVID restrictions, when we are under Queensland Government directive to monitor capacities in the aquarium. If you arrive late we cannot guarantee entry as the next timeslot may be fully booked.
Students temperatures will be taken on arrival at the aquarium. If any member of your group is exhibiting a high temperature after several checks we will not be able to admit your group to the attraction. To avoid this we highly recommend taking student temperatures prior to leaving school on the morning of your excursion.
For more information please refer to our current health and safety guidelines.