Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium
Anyone that knows our Mr 2 knows that he is OBSESSED with Finding Nemo- and in particular the lovable vegetarian shark, Bruce. Well enter Melbourne Aquarium and be immersed in a world under the sea. Without a doubt this is Mr 2's absolute favourite place in Melbourne- he would spend hour here on end. The consensus is that the Aquarium is one of the most expensive family days out, but we have some tips below on ways to save. Mr 2 loves their giant shark tank and Mr 3 is more facinated by crocs, so he loves the crocodile exhibit- almost every time we have visted the croc has been in the water not doing too much, but our last visit he was out of the water so it was nice to see him from a different perspective. My personal favourites are the penguins. Oh and being an aquarium, there's a few fish here and there that you might spy too ;)
On level B1, you can find the Art Aquarium. Children are given the opportunit to colour in a shark or fish, a crab or a jelly fish. Once the colouring is complete, the picture can be scanned, and the artwork will be transported to the giant art aquarium where they will swim around the 'tank' and you can even email it to yourself. We definitely put it on our to-do list when we visit.
- You can park at Harbourtown for $10 per day and then use the City Circle tram to get right out the front of the aquarium, alternatively there is parking at Crown which is also a short stroll away (and will save you a trip on the tram)
- I am the one that reguarly takes the boys to the aquarium, and as they are both under 4, I buy a membership which means we can visit as many times as we like in a year. It's great for our rainy Melbourne winters. When I renewed this year it only cost $60 which I feel is great value for us- considering an adult ticket is $38. I think our first membership was about $79
- If you book your tickets online via the aquarium website you can save up to 20%
- If you have an entertainment book, there is also discounted entry in there.
To Under the Sea