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SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

1-5 Wheat Road, Darling Harbour

Sydney 2000

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Open daily 10am - 4pm (Last entry 3pm)
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

School Holiday Activities

These Holidays: Sharks of the Reef


Sydney's greatest school holiday fun!

Discover the kids activities on this school holidays at our aquarium.

Looking for things to do this school holidays in Sydney? Get the kids out of the house for an underwater adventure at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium! Every school holidays, our aquarium hosts activities packed full of fun from character live shows to kids workshops and adventure-filled games.

With our kids school holiday activities, not only will you have a great family day out, your little ones have the opportunity to learn as they venture through the aquarium and discover our creatures. SEA LIFE Sydney is also a completely indoors making it the perfect indoor school holidays activity for a rainy day.

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What's On These School Holidays

Sharks of the Reef


Sharks of the Reef

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium will be celebrating all things JAW-some about Sharks!

Embark on your shark escapade through the aquarium and put your knowledge to the test – can you spot all 13 of our shark species? Hint: there are four different species in our NEW Day and Night on the Reef exhibit alone, including the Blacktip and Whitetip Reef Sharks, Zebra Sharks and Tawny Nurse Sharks.

Explore what Sydney Harbour really looks like below the surface as you walk through the Shark Valley tunnels, debunk some of the most common shark myths, find out what sharks eat and leave with endless shark facts to share with your friends!

With opportunities to learn about and meet a variety of sharks, from Port Jackson Sharks and Wobbegongs, to three-metre-long Grey Nurse Sharks, go below the surface and discover the ocean’s most misunderstood creature.

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Sharks of the Reef will be running from 5th December - 31st January.

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All activities are FREE with your admission to SEA LIFE Sydney.

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Buy your attraction tickets online in advance for busy school holidays to guarantee entry AND save 10% on walk up prices!

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Bring kids under 3 along with FREE entry.


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Adult From (Child $28.00)
  • Price includes a Digi Photo pass giving you Unlimited Digital Photos!
  • Book in advance to save 20%
  • Book a date and time to guarantee entry

School Holiday Tips

Make the most of your visit with our handy tips & tricks.

To help ensure that all guests have the best day out we have put together a list of handy tips & tricks to ensure your visit goes swimmingly. Click each tip below to reveal more information.

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Go BIG and save money by combining your Sydney SEA LIFE ticket with Sydney’s other top attractions including Madame TussaudsWILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and Sydney Tower Eye!

Visit two Sydney attractions for just $50 when you purchase the Sydney Big Ticket attraction pass online.


Purchase your school holidays aquarium tickets through our website and you are guaranteed to save 10% off walk up entry price.




By purchasing your ticket online you can also skip the queue! Our mobile e-ticket allows you to go directly to the aquarium entrance. 




Before you visit make sure you visit the bathrooms at the admissions foyer. The next set of toilets is located at our Macquarie Island Exhibit, more than half way through the journey. 

Enjoy 12 months of unlimited entry to all of our attractions with an annual pass - you'll get to participate in a full year's school holiday activities!


If you’re planning to hop aboard our boats and discover the Penguin Expedition (and we recommend that you do!), make sure you embark the boat before we begin to close the ride at 4:30pm.

Our kitchen is open until 5:30pm every day where you can get hot chips, burgers and seafood – Marine Stewardship Council approved of course!