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Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

#40 of 410 things to do in Melbourne Features Animals
Cnr Flinders St & King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 1800 026 576
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Penguin Passport at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Cnr Flinders St & King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

I do recommend this place but it's not that special. It's certainly near the bottom of my list compared to the other aquariums I have been to in Japan, New Zealand, and Sydney. If you haven't been to an aquarium it will give you a...More

1  Thank Sefronia O
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and taking the time to share your experience with us at SEA LIFE Melbourne. It is great to know that you had a nice few hours exploring our exhibits although disappointing to hear that you didn't enjoy your journey through...More

Reviewed 27 September 2016

Beautifully laid out with different zones. Great for kids. Loved the pop up domes. Fantastic penguin display. $40 per adult. Easy to find from tram.

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Easily worth admission. Best sea life type place we have ever been to. Water is over you and around you like you are swimming with the sea rays, sharks and turtles, etc. Very cool place and we didn't even bring children! We have snorkeled and...More

1  Thank Foodie1218
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, 5 STARS!!! It is really great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to SEA LIFE Melbourne and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. The penguins are definitely favourites here and not just with...More

Reviewed 26 September 2016

Although expensive to get in, the kids had a great time looking at all the sea life. There is a hands on section where they can touch a starfish and feel the shells.More

1  Thank Tanmax61
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review :D 5 stars!!!! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us at SEA LIFE Melbourne. It is great to hear that you and the kids had a good time exploring the aquarium and sounds like...More

Reviewed 25 September 2016

Was great day out, went on the glass boat tour with captain Heather, was great and educational BUT we thought it was a full circle of the tank but was just up and down apart of the tank. Otherwise was a great day out. Looking...More

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SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and feedback :) We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us at SEA LIFE Melbourne. It is great to know you enjoyed your visit and the glass bottom boat tour even though it was not...More

Reviewed 25 September 2016

We've taken our family here whenever they visit Melbourne. Plan on staying a while and make sure you have snacks because you'll want to wander and be on your feet most of the time.More

1  Thank Anica B
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

5 STARS !!!! Thank you for your review We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your visit :) There is plenty to see here and we do have a café where you are able to purchase lunch...More

Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We went here with 2 kids (6 and 8) and thought it was really well setup. There are little dome things in lots of tanks that allow kids to get a whole other perspective. Good variety of the exhibits. There was a great colouring station...More

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SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is really great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to SEA LIFE Melbourne and it sounds like you found some favourites along the way. Our art aquarium is definitely a hit and not just with the kids :)...More

Reviewed 23 September 2016

Located within Melbourne City this attraction is a real Family day out - Beautiful creatures, Sharks, Fish etc etc - Must visit for the whole family and to keep the children entertained.More

1  Thank Matt B
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, there really is something here for everyone :) We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us at SEA LIFE Melbourne and it is fantastic to hear you all enjoyed your visit. Looking forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 23 September 2016

Went here with my 2,5 and 8 year old children during the school holidays. Was a great place to take them all and it catered for the varying ages of them all. My oldest loved reading and learning about all the different sea life there,...More

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SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate you sharing your experience with us here at SEA LIFE Melbourne. There is definitely something here for all ages and it is a wonderful place to take the family :) It is great to hear that your...More

Reviewed 23 September 2016

It is expensive to visit, $41.50 for one adult but it is a wonderful aquarium. I was confused at a couple of times as to were I had to go next but you are provided with a map to help. The food in the cafe...More

1  Thank Tenielle A
SeaLifeMelb, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the aquarium and we really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us at SEA LIFE Melbourne. The aquarium is made up of 4 levels and we have location...More

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Laraine C
We are planning a trip to Melbourne next year,and would like to do the penguin encounter at sea life aquarium.Can anyone tell me what the stairs are like involved in this encounter as I have trouble walking up stairs due to fusion in both feet.
1 September 2016|
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Response from Peter C | Reviewed this property |
Yes the venue is great, I struggle with stairs and there are lifts and ramps to all areas.
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Joel R
Where do you park
24 July 2016|
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Response from raywang_Melbourne | Reviewed this property |
The closest car park is 474 Flinders Street Car Park, or slightly further 522 Flinders Lane Car Park. Book at Secureparking.
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Jim G
when was melburne aquarium buit/
27 August 2015|
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Response from Jim G |
it was bult in 2000
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