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Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

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Address: Cnr Flinders St & King St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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+61 1800 026 576
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9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Discover creatures of the Southern Ocean in the 2-million-liter oceanarium.

Discover creatures of the Southern Ocean in the 2-million-liter oceanarium.

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US$41.90*
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Melbourne Attraction Pass: Melbourne Aquarium and Eureka Skydeck 88
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US$154.40*
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Penguin Passport at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
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US$231.99*
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Shark Dive Experience at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

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Kids loved it

We took our young daughter here for the day she loved it we couldn't keep her away from the penguins very well set out affordable helpful staff easy to find for non locals well... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
oldmate_84
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Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was under the impression being Melbourne that this would be something special & different to the one one we have at Sunny Coast but it's not. $83 for 2 adults & done in an hour, all focused on kids. The 4d Ice Age was great though.

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Thank Miss_Jessica1988
Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not at all as we expected it to be, although not sure that we should have had high expectations. I always wanted to go to an aquarium and walk through the tunnels with the sea life swimming around. This was lovely to watch, but at the same time realised how densely populated it was for such a small area...it was... More 

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Thank HannnahF
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I actually live in Melbourne and it is a real privilige to take visitors to our beautiful' city and show them the sites,my last visit was with some friends with 2 young children from Sydney last year! we had a wonderful time and of of course the absolute favourite hit with the kids was the penguin aquarium they watched the... More 

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Thank karel m
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! The penguins are definitely favourites among many guests and staff here at SEA LIFE Melbourne. We can't get enough of their cute and cheeky antics either! We love to have visitors from all over, so we look forward to seeing you and your friends here on your next visit. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a wonderful place to visit. So interactive and enjoyable. Definately grab a map to make your way round though as the levels are a bit confusing..but staff friendly and willing to advise and guide. Loved the marine talk

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Thank Mary-anne662015
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We love our penguins here at SEA LIFE Melbourne and we are so glad that you love them too! Our staff are well learned on our marine life so if you run into one please don't hesitate to as a question, they'll be more than happy to answer! We look forward to welcoming you back... More 

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36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We took our young daughter here for the day she loved it we couldn't keep her away from the penguins very well set out affordable helpful staff easy to find for non locals well worth the visit

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Thank oldmate_84
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We at SEA LIFE Melbourne aim to be a fun and educational experience for people of all ages, whether you are local or international. We look forward to welcoming you and your daughter back again soon! More 

Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My LO enjoyed running around, seeing various types of sea creatures and interactive play zones. The con would be that the one cafe they had there served very basic food, with lack of choices.

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Thank IdaQay
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. It's awesome to hear that your child loved their experience at SEA LIFE Melbourne and was able to interact with everything! Your comments have been passed on to our food and beverage department. We are always looking for ways to improve so your feedback is appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you and your little... More 

Adelaide Hills, Australia
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18 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent half a day wandering through the aquarium, sensational and lots of fun and information for the kids, we followed a school group so managed to listen to their guide explaining and answering the many questions the kids threw at him, fun for all!!!

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Thank Barbera S
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Our educational staff are very well learned in all matters of fish and aquatic life and it's awesome to hear that you learned a lot from there! SEA LIFE Melbourne is a place for people to come not only to have fun but to learn new and exciting things. We hope to see you and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my grand children and I found the experience to be rather disappointing. There where some excellent parts to this place but others I found not so good. My kids where 2 and 4 and they rushed through, perhaps too young to really enjoy it. I found some of the exhibits shabby and dated and there was not enough... More 

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Thank Capacious W
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on your visit to Sea Life Melbourne. We are always looking for ways to improve to ensure we provide the best experience to all our guests. We take all of your comments seriously and we will use them to improve the attraction so we can be the best we can! We look forward to seeing... More 

swan hill
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our grandchildren for an outing as they had not been there and we had a great family day out.

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Thank lallly2014
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It's awesome to hear you and your grandchildren had a great day at Sea Life Melbourne. We look forward to seeing you and your family again soon, school holidays are just around the corner! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to visit! Well laid out & intetactive for ages. The different types of sea creatures are fun to see but I did feel sorry for the penguins! The overhead tanks with sharks & rays was excellent.

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Thank _denisejnicholls
MelbSEALIFE, Front Office Manager at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It's great to hear you loved your experience here at Sea Life Melbourne. Our Penguins are kept in conditions in line to strict RSPCA standards and are definitely happy in their home as shown by our very successful breeding program! We hope you and your family return soon for another great experience! More 

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