SEALIFE Melbourne Aquarium reopening on 1st June 2020

Chloe Haryadi & Sebi Roberts at SEA LIFE Melbourne
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In line with the Victorian Government’s recent move to ease COVID-19 restrictions, SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is happy to announce that it will reopen its doors to the public on Monday 1 June 2020.

Guests can discover the marine magic of the aquarium knowing there are additional health and safety measures in place to ensure the wellbeing of all visitors, team members and animals.

The reopening of the whole aquarium – including the new Ocean Invaders exhibit featuring thousands of mesmerising jellyfish – will give families the opportunity to experience a much-needed outing.

“We are thrilled to welcome guests back to SEA LIFE Melbourne. In order to ensure all of our guests feel completely at ease visiting the aquarium, we have implemented a range of new health and safety measures that seek to reduce the risks associated with the presence of COVID-19. First and foremost, we ask that all guests pre-book their tickets online in advance so we can manage the number of people in the building,” said Sarah-Jane Tilbury, General Manager at SEA LIFE Melbourne.

SEA LIFE Melbourne is moving forward with a cashless approach and is requesting all visitors pre-book their tickets online to guarantee entry. The daily capacity has been reduced to allow for social distancing and the best possible guest experience. Enhanced cleaning measures have been introduced throughout the day to disinfect high-frequency touch points. Social distancing controls are in place for queues, café tables and viewing areas. All measures are in line with government advice and the full list of health and safety measures can be found here:

“Our dedicated team of aquarists and keepers have continued to work during the closure to ensure all of the incredible aquatic animals have been happy, healthy and well-fed, and to prepare for our reopening. The team has missed the wonderful in-person interactions with guests, however, we have continued to bring the aquarium to people all over Australia and the world via our live streams and virtual aquarium,” continued Sarah-Jane.

Several of the most popular live streams have featured the enthralling displays of jellyfish in SEA LIFE Melbourne’s newest exhibit, Ocean Invaders, which opened in December.

Featuring six species of jellyfish and an educational Jelly Lab, Ocean Invaders gives guests a fascinating insight into the life of these spineless sea creatures. The immersive new exhibit was only open to the public for a few months before the aquarium temporarily closed its doors so it’s a wonderful reason for people to visit!

To celebrate the reopening, guests can take advantage of a 15% discount on admission tickets!

SEA LIFE Melbourne is also home to sharks of all shapes and sizes, various species of rays, thousands of colourful tropical fish, a huge saltwater crocodile and Victoria’s only colony of sub-Antarctic King and Gentoo penguins. For further information or to book tickets, visit:

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