SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne

3.7
#2 of 10 in Zoos & Aquariums in Victoria
Aquarium · Zoo / Aquarium
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Focusing on southern oceans, SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium holds over 10,000 marine animals. Explore four levels of exhibits on a one-way self-guided tour. Marvel at mammoth nurse and sandbar whaler sharks in the oceanarium. Check out one of the world's biggest saltwater crocodiles in the Croc Lair. Enter the "creepy caves" to see horseshoe crabs, scorpions, and tarantulas. For a hands-on experience, help feed baby seahorses. By using our Melbourne trip itinerary maker site, you can arrange your visit to SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium and other attractions in Melbourne.
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  • Sea life looked nice. This place could get the prices down for visitors. The plaques and signs could improve a lot. 
    Sea life looked nice. This place could get the prices down for visitors. The plaques and signs could improve a lot.  more »
  • It was beautiful. It reminds me of the little mermaid. I recommend this place for sea life fans. I love this. 
    It was beautiful. It reminds me of the little mermaid. I recommend this place for sea life fans. I love this.  more »
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  • We were so excited to see the aquarium. Unfortunately it was underwhelming. Overall looking very tired. The exhibits are dated and in need of a revamp. The penguins especially made me sad :( a bit more effort to make the enclosure more natural and exciting would be good. The cinema experience was great! It would be great to have staff around to educate the kids about different exhibits and wildlife conservation. Overall the facility wasn't very clean, toilets resembled those of a scummy service station. With all this said our children still had a lovely time and enjoyed the exhibits.
  • Seeing all the animals at the aquarium was a great experience. Our 1year old son enjoyed pointing at all the colorful fish and seeing the big rays. Sadly, I do not feel the aquarium has been designed with a family friendly layout and access for the sheer amount of prams and wheelchairs. We went relatively early to try and beat the rush of people but unfortunately spent a great deal of our experience in line waiting for the lack of lifts. The walkways between each of the exhibits are incredibly narrow causing a lot of difficulty to get past others. It would be great to see the aquarium have a re-vamp and be designed with pram friendly spacious walkways. After all, this attraction is targeted towards children and families. More signage and lifts need to be seriously considered. There also needs to be more staff assisting and directing people for support. At this point in time I do not recommend attending the aquarium for a fun family day.

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