Sydney Aquarium Sydney
Where are we going today?
Who is ready to explore that amazing world we call the ocean! And no kids, you don't have to get wet to learn all about the amazing creatures we have under the water. Sydney Aquarium is an underwater adventure...on land!
Sydney Aquarium has over 12,000 creatures that represent over 650 species from the ocean. Did you know there were that many species in our oceans? (Actually there are LOTS more!) There are a a number of really stand out exhibits and experiences, which let kids really get up close to these amazing creatures and learn all about them.
Did you know that at Sydney Aquarium you can get a glass bottomed boat ride for 15 minutes through an amazing Great Barrier Reef zone? You can really see what inhabitants that great piece of nature has living in it!
The Discovery Rockpool is always one of the kids favourite sections, because there is hands on learning and interaction with a variety of smaller sea creatures, which vary regularly throughout the day so they can return during the visit and experience something different.
There is a live feed for children to control filming beneath the rockpool surface for those kids who can't or won't get their hands wet, plus Rockpool Tales at posted intervals. Great hands-on fun!
There are exhibits where you can learn what is actually living in Sydney Harbour itself, and South Coast Shipwreck where you can uncover the animals native to the Southern Oceans.
Freshwater animals such as the platypus, and those sweet and cheeky Dugongs are all waiting to make new friends with you - so why not go say hi!
Sydney Aquarium also gives you one of a kind experiences, such as the Shark Reef Snorkel. It's an experience you won't be forgetting in a long time! And yes, it involves getting in the water with the sharks! There are great behind the scenes experiences too.
Shark tunnels, ray tanks, and a walk through aquarium tunnel - it will actually feel like you are deep under the ocean. Who knows what you will discover!
How much does it cost?
- Children$28 (4 to 15 years)
- Free Under: 4 years
When can we go?
9:30am - 7pm daily. Last entry 6pm.
Open 365 days a year
They have guided and self-guided programs for schools. They have programs age and grade appropriate so you can ensure your field trip is exactly what you want!.
There are three cafes and food outlets perfect for filling those tummies! Midway Cafe is perfect for refreshments like slushies and popcorn, the Aqua Cafe is great for sandwiches, cakes, afternoon tea, pies and sausage rolls, and the Wharf Kitchen is great for meals like fish and chips and burgers!.
Aqua Cafe is great for healthy options like sandwiches, salads and wraps. .
Any Top Tips?
Try and allow at least 90 minutes to enjoy your visit. Check at the start what experiences there are that might be time sensitive, and play your day around what you want to see the most.
Doing our bit
The aquarium are committed to protecting the unique aquatic animals and their habitats. They are part of breeding and rescue programs, and frequently campaign for changes in the oceans.
Need a little extra help?
Sydney Aquarium has extensive wheelchair access facilities throughout the attraction. Wheelchairs are available for free hire from guest services on arrival..
Can I get one of those?
There of course is a gift shop! It's a great place to pick up some great souvenirs and gifts to take home! Great for those toys too!.
Generally self guided, but guided tours are available..