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New VIP Experience

Behind The Scenes Tour

Behind The Scenes
Combined ticket from $52.80 per adult

Explore behind the scenes at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Our VIP experience

Go beyond the surface with a dedicated expert on our new Behind the Scenes Tour, for just $12pp extra!

Step into areas not usually open to the public and discover the inner workings of our aquarium. Here you'll learn how we create and maintain our ocean environments for the creatures in our care, find out how we prepare the food they like to eat and be one of the first to meet our newest arrivals! You'll even get hands on, including prepping the next meal for our resident Dugong, Pig.

Learn all about the SEA LIFE Trust and our mission to Breed, Rescue and Protect by taking a closer look at two of our local conservation projects - including our White's Seahorse breeding program and Cauliflower Soft Corals project. 

Our 30-minute Behind the Scenes Tour is the perfect way to upgrade your visit to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

Tours run:







Behind the Scenes Tour + General Admission

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Behind the Scenes Tour - Merlin Annual Pass Discount

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20% off for Merlin Annual Pass holders

Admission + Behind the Scenes Gift Voucher

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Adopt for $45

Adopt a juvenile White's seahorse!

2023 is the fourth year of our seahorse breed and release program, we'll be releasing over 700 seahorse fry back into Australian waters! By e-adopting one of our seahorses for yourself or a friend, you will be making a real conservation difference; helping to secure the future of our local marine creatures and support the continuation of the program into future years.

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What's included?

  • Access the working areas which are usually closed to the public
  • Learn all about our breeding, research and conservation programmes
  • See how the fish food is prepared
  • Ask all of your burning marine life questions
  • Tour lasts approximately 30 minutes 
  • This tour is wheelchair friendly, however, please note that service animals are not allowed into back of house spaces.

BTST 2022 (5)
When Bought Separately $12

Already purchased a SEA LIFE ticket?

Upgrade your day with a Behind the Scenes Tour!

    • Upgrade your admission ticket with a Behind the Scenes Tour for just $12pp!
    • Access working areas usually closed to the public
    • Tours run 7 days a week, every hour for 30 minutes.
    • This is an upgrade ticket only and does NOT include admission to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - you must have an admission ticket to experience this tour

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Yes, the tour is accessibility friendly. For all accessibility information please see here. 

    Yes this tour is for ages 3+. Everyone 16 and under must have an adult with them when partaking in this experience. 

    Yep! Gift vouchers can be purchased from one of the ticket boxes above!

    Yes, you can purchase online on the day. There are only 10 spots per tour, so we recommend booking early to not miss out.

    Yes, you can! Merlin Annual Pass holders receive a 20% discount off the full price of the Behind-The-Scenes ticket – that’s just $8 per passholder.

    Yes, feel free to take a camera and document your tour. Please remember that no flash photography is allowed throughout the aquarium including our back of house areas where this tour takes places.