Dive into a world of learning at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

In the heart of vibrant Mooloolaba, SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast is a beautiful marine sanctuary that promises a truly unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages. As a multi-award-winning, all-weather visitor attraction, it has become one of the Sunshine Coast’s leading family and tourist destinations.

Offering a perfect blend of entertainment and education, this much-loved aquarium is not only designed for families seeking a fun day out but also brimming with learning opportunities for schools looking for an enriching excursion.


Feeding the Little Blue Penguins at Sea Life Sunshine Coast

Feeding the little blue penguins at Sea Life Sunshine Coast

What’s at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast?

Step into SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast and you are transported into an exciting aquatic adventure. With 11 engaging and interactive animal zones spread across three levels, there is a vast marine world to explore. From the adorable Little Blue Penguins, the Sunshine Coast’s only colony of its kind, to the captivating Tidal Touch Pool, where you can get hands-on with various marine creatures, every corner of this enchanting attraction is teeming with educational experiences.

One of SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast’s highlights is the awe-inspiring 80-metre-long Ocean Tunnel. Step inside, and you are immersed in the ocean’s depths, surrounded by a mesmerising array of marine species. From graceful sharks and elegant rays to vibrant reef fish, this unique experience allows you to walk underneath the ocean and witness the beauty of the underwater world up close.

For those seeking plenty of giggles and entertainment, the daily Seal Presentation is not to be missed. Included in the admission price, this dynamic show will surprise visitors of all ages. Watch these playful creatures showcase their intelligence and agility, leaving you with a newfound appreciation for these clever marine mammals.

Family in the Ocean Tunnel at Sea Life Sunshine Coast

The Ocean Tunnel is a mesmerising experience

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Education Programs

While SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast offers an abundance of entertainment, it is also a hub of educational opportunities. The aquarium’s education programs are renowned for their comprehensive and curriculum-based approach and are complemented by free learning resources and worksheets based on year level and learning objectives.

With a wide range of activities tailored to different age groups, students can embark on a journey of discovery that complements their classroom learning.

Whether you choose a guided tour led by one of SEA LIFE’s education officers or opt for self-guided exploration, your students will be immersed in a hands-on and interactive experience.
For a truly memorable experience, SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast also offers sleepovers! Imagine spending a night surrounded by mesmerising marine creatures, with the tranquil ambience of the aquarium as your backdrop. Sleepovers provide a unique opportunity for students and school groups to connect with the underwater world in a truly immersive way.

From discussions and explorations to tactile encounters and thought-provoking questions, the educational programs at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast foster a love for learning and deepen students’ understanding of the marine world. The aquarium covers a broad range of topics across various curricula, making it a valuable addition to any school’s itinerary. The programs are designed for students from Prep to Year 12 but also cover early childhood children and can cater to university students. To make things even easier, bookings and all enquiries are directly handled through our onsite Reservations Office.

Make it memorable

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast is more than just an aquarium; it’s an educational playground, a captivating marine world of wonder, and a gateway to understanding and appreciating the beauty of our oceans. So whether you’re a family seeking a fun-filled adventure or a school looking to inspire young minds, a visit to SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast promises an entertaining and enlightening experience. Dive in and discover the magic that awaits you in this extraordinary marine sanctuary!

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By Angela Sutherland
After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music. Angela is the editor of Kids on the Coast - a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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