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SEA Life Sunshine Coast

Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba, QLD, 4557

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Regular Opening Hours
Open 9am - 3pm (Last entry 2pm)
Queensland School Holiday Opening Hours
Open daily 9am - 5pm (Last entry 4pm)
ANZAC Day and Christmas Day
SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

The Coolest Kids Activities on the Sunshine Coast

10 Aug 2018 11:08:17

The Coolest Kids Activities on the Sunshine Coast

Word on the street is that SEA LIFE is the coolest place to be if you’re looking for indoor kid fun on the Sunshine Coast! There are so many fun things to do and kids activities within the aquarium. Whether it’s the weekend or the school holidays, you’re looking to escape the summer sun or the winter rain, this is the Sunshine Coast's place to be. Here’s just a few reasons why…


Be a Marine Biologist for a Day

Drop the kids off at our aquarium for a full or half day and we’ll inspire their inner scientist with the SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Marine Biologist for a Day school holiday program! Not only will your kids get a full tour of the attraction, including VIP seating at our ever-popular seal presentation, they’ll also get insight into the inner workings of our aquarium. Our Marine Experts will take them behind the scenes to our Staff Only areas; they’ll even get to help out with some of our animal feeding demonstrations!  

The Marine Biologist for a Day program is a Sunshine Coast school holiday activity program. Spots are limited, so be sure to book ahead!


Venture Inside Shipwreck Shores

Shipwreck Shores is a kid’s paradise, three-level indoor play zone featuring a themed twisty slide, climbing frames and fun obstacles. Real life shipwrecks provide rich new habitats for creatures to grow, and like them, our shipwreck themed playground is a place of fun and adventure! If you look hard enough you might even discover its own hidden natural wonders.

The shipwreck-themed structure, which is included in the admission price, is guaranteed to use up that excess energy and keep the kids entertained for hours. It’s also conveniently located next to the café where you can grab yourself a well-deserved treat.

 Indoor playground at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast | Entry included in admission

Have a Seal Encounter

Get your kids an up close and unforgettable experience with our furry and friendly seals – it’s the best kids activity on the Sunshine Coast and an absolutely magical encounter! They’ll be able to touch our seals’ gorgeous fur, shake hands (or is that fins?) to get acquainted, and revel in their cheeky yet undeniably social nature. Then, to cap everything off, your child can pose for a photo alongside their new aquatic friend to take home.             

Want to spend even more time with our seals? You can jump into the water with them at Seal Island! It’s the ultimate face-to-face experience with our loveable seals. Swim, splash and play while learning all about the seal's habits, diets, environment and more during your Seal Swim.

Things to do Sunshine Coast | Seal encounter experiences at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

Find Dory

Created in partnership with Disney•Pixar, the experience features interactive magical moments from the box-office smash hit, Finding Dory. Throughout the interactive journey you will be amazed with tales of spectacular underwater animals as you are led into Dory’s reef. Don’t forget to also take part in Nemo’s Challenge using your own echo locator in Bailey’s Maze.

 Kids Activities on Sunshine Coast | Finding Dory play zone at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

Explore Jellyfish Kingdom

Did you know that jellyfish have lived in oceans for over 650 million years? That means they’re older than dinosaurs and even sharks! Get closer than you’ve ever dared before and spot the Blue Blubber and Moon Jelly in SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium’s Jellyfish Kingdom. Marvel at these majestic creatures infinite colours, graceful motion and ghost-like form.


Go Behind the Scenes for a Tour

Book yourself and the kids in for one of the Sunshine Coast’s most unique activities at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast. Our aquarium Behind the Scenes tour takes you behind closed door to see what happens in the aquarium along with learning about how SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast helps sick and injured turtles in their unique turtle rehabilitation area. The Behind the Scenes Tour is available every day and is just $10 extra on top of a general admission ticket. What a bargain!

So, what are you waiting for? Take your family on a fun-filled day of Sunshine Coast kids activities at the aquarium! Book your tickets online to SAVE up to 20%.



On the day

From $35.20

Adult (Child $24.80)
  • Book a day and time to guarantee entry - you will gain entry within half an hour of your designated time slot!
  • Price includes a Digi Photo Pass giving you unlimited digital photos – valued at $26!
  • Book online to save up to 20% outside school holidays


Full Price


Adult From (CHILD $33)
  • Tour the turtle rehabilitation area, learn what happens behind the scenes
  • Spaces are limited - book fast to save disappointment
  • Includes all day aquarium admission




Per Adult (Child $80)
  • Get up close to one of our beautiful resident seals
  • Take home one free professional photo memento
  • Includes all day aquarium admission