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SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

1-5 Wheat Road, Darling Harbour

Sydney 2000

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Regular Opening Hours
Open daily 10am - 6pm (Last entry 5pm)
July School Holiday Opening Hours (6th July - 21st July 2019)
Open daily 9.30am - 6pm (Last entry 5pm)
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
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School Holiday Activities

These Holidays: Colourful Creatures


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

Colourful Creatures


Colourful Creatures!

This July we have partnered with Animal Planet to bring you the most colourful school holiday activities! 

Have you ever noticed the unique and vibrant patterns and colours of our marine sea creatures? Wondered why a weedy seadragon is so brightly coloured? Or why a penguin's tummy is white? Find out all this and more!

Venture through SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, and create your own adventure storybook based on your encounters and experiences through the attraction, plus learn about the colourful creatures which call Darling Harbour home!

Bring your story book to life as you recount the sights, smells, textures and emotions, making for the ultimate take home souvenir to always remember your ultimate day out!

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Colourful Creatures activities will be running from 29th June - 4th August.

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Colourful Creatures 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!


Encounter even more colour at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo this July! Visit WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, and get closer to the bright and beautiful creatures Australia has to offer including the monarch butterflies, magnificent tree frogs, Kangaroo joeys and resident Cassowary!

Visit BOTH WILD LIFE and SEA LIFE from just $35! Book online and save!

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Bring kids under 3 along with FREE entry.


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Per Adult (Child $35)
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  • See it all in 1 day or visit over any 2 days
  • Valid for admission within 30 days


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Adult From (Child $26.40)
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Sydney multi attraction pass - visit 3 attractions


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Per Adult (Child $45)
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  • See it all in 1 day or visit over any 4 days
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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!