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Aquarist Programs

Our Aquarist Programs give a solid grounding in what it takes to become an animal husbandry professional.

Aquarist for a Day

Perfect for the any budding marine biologist, the AFAD program gives you the chance to gain a greater understanding and appreciation for all things marine, as you get your hands wet by helping aquarists to care for our incredible animals. The action-packed day includes:

  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of our Penguin Playground exhibit
  • Feed animals, such as frogs, seahorses, tropical fish and more
  • Hand fee giant smooth stingrays
  • Animals interactions, enrichment and training
  • Glass bottom boat your
  • Ice Age 4-D cinema experience
  • Showbag
  • Photo pack
  • Certificate of participation

Essential Information

  • Age: 12 to 18 years
  • Dates: School Holiday periods only, Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • Time: 8:30am to 3:30pm
  • Cost: $149 

Aquarist for a Day Pricing: 

Ticket TypePrice Buy 

Aquarist for a Day

(12 - 18 years)
$149pp Buy Now

 

Annual Passholders:

Ticket TypePrice Buy 

Aquarist for a Day - Annual Passholder

(12 - 18 years)
$134.10pp Buy Now

 


 

Aquarist for a Week

 

For an in-depth learning adventure, the Aquarist for a Week program includes an involved observation and interaction with the animals, as well as experiencing the huge adrenaline rush of a Dive with the Sharks!

  • Dates: Monday – Friday inclusive during the school holiday periods
  • Age: Students aged 15 to 18 years
  • Cost: $999
  • Bookings: Expressions of interest in this program can be emailed to our bookings officer. Please contact bookings officer with your name, age, contact details and dates 

 

Aquarist for a Week Pricing:  

Ticket TypePrice From

Aquarist for a Week

(15 - 18 years)
$999pp

 


 

Animal Husbandry: 101

 

Animal Husbandry: 101 provides the opportunity for any adult including tertiary students to receive hands-on experience working along-side SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium aquarists. Activities include a one-on-one session with SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium’s Vet, animal behavioural training and husbandry assistance, animal enrichment activities, animal feeds and assisting with maintaining exhibits. 

  • Dates: Monday – Friday (excluding school holidays)
  • Age: 18+
  • Cost: $1,299
  • Bookings: Expressions of interest in this program can be emailed to our bookings officer. Please contact bookings officer with your name, age, contact details and dates 

Animal Husbandry 101

Pricing:

Ticket TypePrice 

Animal Husbandry

(18+ years)
$1,299pp

 

Question? Bookings Office

Open 8:30am until 2pm, excluding weekends and public holidays.

Email: bookings@melbourneaquarium.com.au

Phone: (03) 9923 5911 – if you cannot connect to the bookings officer, please leave a message

(We will endeavour to get back to all enquiries within 24 - 48 hours)

 

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