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Guided Tours for Primary Schools

Please note that we are not currently offering guided tours to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. Due to COVID restrictions we are offering self-guided options only. For more information please visit our self-guided tours page. 

Guided Tour Information

1 hour fully-guided educational tour specifically design to align with the NEW Science & Technology Syllabus for 2019

SEA LIFE Sydney's education team offer a range of exclusive guided tour programs. With a range of options available you will be able to develop the perfect day out of the classroom, for every school level.

These educational guided tours cover the LIVING WORLD strand and explores living things and their needs.

The key concepts include:

Living things have similar characteristics; are interdependent and interact with each other and their environment; living things and their features are related to the environments in which they live. Through this strand, students explore life cycles, structural adaptations and behaviours of living things. These developmental features and characteristics aid survival in particular environments.

Guided Tour Times

Our educational guided tours are unique, interactive journeys through the beauty and intricacies of the underwater world. You may choose to enhance your students' learning with one of the following topics. If there is a special request for a particular topic we will do our best to accommodate you. All our tours take in the *NEW* Day & Night on the Reef exhibit.

Please note the guided educational tours are for one hour with an educator and is limited to a minimum of 10 students and maximum of 30 per tour.

After your one hour guided tour you may then self guide for another hour with teachers and parent helpers assisting.

Guided Tour times are at 10am, 11am and 12 noon each day Monday to Friday during school terms.

We can accommodate 4 classes (30 students) per day at the 10am time slot.

We can accommodate 2 classes (30 students) per day at the 11am time slot.

We can accommodate 2 classes (30 students) per day at the 12pm time slot.

Ocean Tots & Kids Topics

Suitable for Early Childhood

This program involves exploration of our rock pools followed by some play-based activities with one of our educators, where students are encouraged to role-play, explore and imagine.



Suitable for K - Yr 2

This program highlights the wonder of the aquatic world and allows for a journey of discovery where, problem solving and care for the marine environment are encouraged and fostered. Students will recognise and compare the needs of living creatures including their homes and plants needed to survive

Elaborations: ACSSU211, ACSSU002, ACSIS024, ACSIS037 ACSIS011, ACSIS024, ACSIS037 & ACSISU044 



Suitable for Yr 1 -2

This program teaches your students about the wonderful objects in the sea, and their shapes, sizes, names & colours and why animals and plants are designed the way they are for their survival. Leaders can utilise worksheets to get students focused, or the students can complete it themselves

Elaborations: ACMMG009, ACMNA005, ACSSU005, ACSHE013, ACSIS233 & ACSIS012 & ACIS017



Suitable for Yr 1 - 2

This program is designed to teach your students about plants and animals of the aquatic world and the ways in which they change and grow over time. They will recognise the different characteristics of the life cycle of frogs, fish, reptiles and even seals as they explore our 16 different interactive zones.

Elaborations: ACSSU002,ACSIS024, ACSSU1030, ACSIS037, ACSIS011, ACSIS024, ACSIS037 & ACSSU044



Suitable for Yr 3 -4

This program looks at the different life cycles of animals in aquatic environments and how they differ from plants. Students will describe the different stages of the life cycles of frogs, fish, sharks and mammals!

Elaborations: ACSSU072, ACSHE051, ACSHE062



Suitable for Year 3 & 4

In this program students will be introduced to a variety of habitats and the fascinating animals which call them home. 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. They will also be given the tools to identify animals based on physical characteristics and classify them into groups.

Elaborations: ACSSU044 & ACSHE083



Suitable for Yr 3 & 4

This program is designed for students to explore a variety of marine habitats and investigate the lives of the species who live there. Students will identify the roles species have in food chains and the impact humans can have on these.

Elaborations: ACSSU094, ACSSU073, ACSSU078 & ACSSU096, ACSHE051, ACSHE062 



Suitable for Year 5 & 6

A program designed to teach your students all about the three different adaptations animals and plants have to survive in the aquatic environment – structural, functional and behavioural. This program also looks at relationships between animal structural and functional adaptations.

Elaborations: ACSSU043, ACSSU094, ACSHE083, ACSHE100



Suitable for all primary grades

A program designed to teach your students about how science is used to protect aquatic habitats and how people in our local community work together to save endangered species. Students will also investigate different renewable resources and how aquariums such as SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast work to maintain strict environmental standards.

Elaborations: ACSSU112, ACSSU116 & ACSSU075

NSW Syllabus Outcomes Covered:

ST2-10LW - describes that living things have life cycles, can be distinguished from non-living things and grouped, based on their observable features.

ST2-11LW - describes ways that science knowledge helps people understand the effect of their actions on the environment and on the survival of living things.



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Remember: You can also combine your visit to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium with WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Sydney Tower Eye and Madame Tussauds Sydney and make great savings for your own or other classes at your school. View all pricing options and info here.

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