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Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

#39 of 415 things to do in Melbourne Features Animals
Cnr Flinders St & King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 1800 026 576
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Discover creatures of the Southern Ocean in the 2-million-liter oceanarium.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Cnr Flinders St & King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 1800 026 576
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I went here on the day it opened MANY years ago and had not had a chance to get back there until this year. What an amazing experience! I really love what they have done to the place-the new exhibits and the multi-pronged experience of...More

Thank Debbi D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Here you can find wide variety of sea life.Map is provided for various locations and attractions within the aquarium.Sea life main attractions are penguins,sharks,snake,frogs,stingrays,crocodile(which in my opinion was a statue placed in water as it was still and only eyes were opening and closing at...More

Thank Sukhwant S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the aquarium with our two kids, 18 months and 7 years old. We were really looking forward to this having visited several other aquariums around Australia and we weren't disappointed. There is an additional kids explorer pack you can purchase for a few...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 3 days ago

The aquarium was alright. Not that many exhibits but interesting enough for the kids. The finding dory exhibit was one of the main attractions. A bit pricy for the size.

Thank Edena S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very pleasant surprise. This is great attraction. Well laid out, easy to get from on exibit to the next. Great learning experience for children and adults not only about animals but also habitat and conservation practices. Icing on the cake the king penguins. Could have...More

Thank frog-australia
Reviewed 3 days ago

Although this attraction was great to visit, it was costly. Very well maintained. Would recommend this for family and friends

Thank redvfr750
Reviewed 4 days ago

Caught up with some friends on holiday and decided to come here for a look, I wasn't disappointed! this place is so cool! From the penguins to the sharks this place has it all!! I had such a great time!!! highly recommended to spend a...More

Thank Emily W
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you love animals you will definitely love this place, the fish are beautiful as well as all the other sea life, you will learn so much about the animals without even realising because you are having way too much fun.

Thank milliet41
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our family ranging from 2-36yo enjoyed the aquarium. I enjoyed seeing local varieties of sea life like the weedy dragon and the penguins/crocodile. My only negative was the missing seahorses without any signage/explanation and the lack of signage on all viewing areas so you knew...More

Thank ShannaAndFamily
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a very nice aquarium. We went on a week day and it wasn't too busy. We spent the whole day here. The staff is very helpful and kind. The animal talks are quite interesting and include some unique stories about the resident fish....More

Thank Jennifer M
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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.
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.
Jim G
when was melburne aquarium buit/
27 August 2015|
Response from Jim G |
it was bult in 2000