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Explore our nine interactive zones

If you are looking for fun and interactive exhibits in Sydney then look no further than our nine interactive zones at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. Along the way you'll encounter some of the world's most incredible animals, including the beautiful dugong, huge sharks, massive sawfish, mysterious stingrays, jellyfish, penguins, seahorses, hundreds of tropical fish and much, much more.

*Please note, visibility of some of these creatures may be impacted due to oceanarium upgrades.

Day and Night on the Reef

Please be aware that our Day & Night on the Reef oceanarium is currently closed for an exciting update – ocean explorers will still be able to see our amazing creatures, including our dugong, sharks, rays, jellyfish, turtles, penguins and our other incredible marine life throughout the rest of the aquarium! Please sign up to our newsletter for updates on our Day & Night on the Reef oceanarium reopening.

Experience the iconic wonders of the Great Barrier Reef at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium’s brand new exhibit. Set entirely on the reef as it transitions through night and day, life on the reef is recreated for guests to encounter & experience, across 24 hours of the day. This new exhibit uses state-of-the-art technology to deliver a totally unique, interactive experience & is the largest Great Barrier Reef exhibit in the world!

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Kids Watch The Nurse Shark Swim By In Day And Night On The Reef Exhbiit

Penguin Expedition

Journey to Macquarie Island and meet some of our most adorable feathered friends! Get up close to our colony of Gentoo and King penguins as they waddle, slide and splash about! PLUS hop aboard our exclusive Penguin Boat Ride experience to get even closer!

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Penguin encounter Boat Ride at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

Shark Valley

Face your fears as you walk under some of the world's biggest aquarium sharks, including Grey Nurse Sharks. Continue your journey deep under the sea and explore the depths of Shark Valley. When journeying through the parallel underwater tunnels you'll also come across our huge Smooth Stingray!

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Watch Sharks at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Dugong Island

Home to our Dugong, a beautiful animal which legend has it were mistaken for mermaids by early European sailors arriving in Australia's waters. Pig can be seen from above and in the viewing tunnels below. Dugong Island also hosts a range of other amazing animals, including White Spotted Eagle Rays, Bamboo Sharks and dozens of species of fish.

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Visit Dugong Island at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Discovery Rockpool

Not all the animals are behind glass at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium! Come and meet one of our experts and make an amazing discovery at our rockpool. You'll be able to see and touch sea stars, shark eggs, shells and more! And yes, hand wipes are provided :)

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 Things to do in Sydney with Kids - Rockpools - SEA LIFE Sydney

South Coast Shipwreck

Set amongst this beached shipwreck environment you can discover a vast array of animals native to the Southern Oceans. This zone is home to our incredibly popular colony of Little Penguins, who can be seen darting through the water and waddling across the beach while going about their very important little penguin business.

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 South Coast Shipwreck at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Sydney Harbour

Here, among the stilted piers and platform decks you'll discover animals that are native to one of the most iconic harbours in the world. With over 600 species of fish inhabiting its depths, Sydney Harbour is a vital link in the ecology of the coastline and our themed zone provides a snapshot of what lies beneath - it's as beautiful as above the surface!

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Discover Sydney Harbour species like the Boxfish

Jurassic Seas

Jurassic Seas takes you into the depths of the ocean to see where life began and meet weird and wonderful living fossils. Learn about evolution and discover the mysterious hagfish, lungfish, Moray Eel and mudskipper.

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Jurassic Seas at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

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