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SEA LIFE Melbourne
King Street
Melbourne VIC

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Open Times

Monday - Friday
10am - 5pm (Last entry 4pm)
Weekends, School Holidays and Public Holidays
10am - 5:30pm (Last entry 4:30pm)
SEA LIFE Melbourne

School Excursions

Melbourne's Most Unique

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As part of the most recent updates to the containment plan for the Covid-19 coronavirus we have been advised by the Australian Government to temporarily close SEA LIFE Melbourne. The move is consistent with the closure of other venues and postponement of events in order to prevent further outbreak. The closure is effective across all Merlin attractions in Australia as of midday on 23rd March, 2020.  


If you have a school excursion booked with us and think it may be impacted by these measures, please contact a member of our Education Team at education@melbourneaquarium.com.au. They will be able to assist you in providing an alternative date or a refund where appropriate.


While SEA LIFE Melbourne is closed, rest assured, our staff will continue to feed, care for and provide enrichment opportunities for the animals in our care and will no doubt keep each other company until we re-open. We are currently also working on an Education Toolbox for teachers and parents with a variety of free resources that can be used to supplement lesson plans and provide enriching activities whilst students are at home. Stay tuned for more details by following our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/merlinteachersclub

A Big Day Out

SEA LIFE Melbourne's Underwater Zoo is a professional, curriculum-based education service offering a variety of self-guided and guided programs from kindergarten to tertiary students. We treat our animals as an educational resource, presenting them alongside educative programs, which inform the public on the biology, status and conservation problems of the species. Following the Victorian Curriculum, the programs are delivered by passionate educators, who inspire and engage students through the exploration of SEA LIFE Melbourne's amazing zones.

School Tour Times

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium's Education guided sessions are available every weekday during the Victorian school term at the following times: 

  • 9:00am
  • 10:00am
  • 11:30am
  • 12:30pm

School Term: Sessions are available between 10:00am & 5:00pm (2 hour time slot). 

School Holidays: Sessions are available at any time from 9.30am to 4pm.