What are you looking for?


We've got parking!

Find out more


Check out our frequently asked questions.

Find out more

View Your Photos

Already visited? View your photos.

Find out more



SEA Life Sunshine Coast

Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba, QLD, 4557

Get Directions Contact Us

Never Miss A Thing!

Enter your email to receive the latest SEA LIFE news and offers from Merlin entertainments.

Open Times

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

Teacher Resources

Inspiration for the classroom!

Celebrating on of the coolest Dads in the animal world!

Download a penguin pop-up card!

To celebrate all dads great and small this Father's Day, we have created a cool pop-up penguin card activity for any child to complete to show how much they love their dad!

Look at this pop up card!

Simply CLICK HERE to download this cool penguin pop-up card!

More Info Less Info

Dive into Science Week with SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast!

In celebration of National Science Week we have teamed up with our friends at SEA LIFE Sydney, SEA LIFE Melbourne and SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's in Auckland to bring you a series of LIVE video streams. This unique series focuses on the importance of sand to the marine environment, each providing a different perspective. See below for our LIVE stream schedule! 

science week live stream schedule

All videos will be available on our respective YouTube channels so you can watch with your class either via the smartboard, digital devices or on google classroom. 

We also have a great classroom activity worksheet and coastal habitats poster to download to expand on this topic.

Download your free copy here!

More Info Less Info

Plastic Free July Resources

Start a conversation with your class about the importance of reducing our use of plastic. In celebration of Plastic Free July we have created a downloadable poster to get the conversation started. It also has instructions for making beeswax wraps, a great plastic alternative. 

Plastic Free July Facts Poster

Download the Plastic Free July poster here!

More Info Less Info

Downloadable Seahorse Activities

Looking for something to do with the kids?

Download your FREE 2020 schools calendar!

Click here to access your free calendar to help you plan the 2020 school year and decide when you might come and visit us at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast with your class!

More Info Less Info

Discover the Sharks of the Reef!

Download our FREE Shark Posters

Did you know there are over 400 species of sharks? We are lucky enough to have 11 of them here at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast. To help educate your students on the importance of protecting sharks, we've put together some posters that can be used in the classroom. Click here to download them! 

Shark Poster 

Your students can come face to face with our sharks and discover all 11 species for themselves by opting for a guided or self-guided school excursion. Book yours here!

More Info Less Info

How your students can help protect Sea Turtles

A video and infographic to share with your class

Turtles in Trouble!

When dinosaurs roamed the Earth more than 150 million years ago turtles were plentiful. Of the world’s seven species of marine turtles, six are found within Australian waters! Sadly, all six species are listed as either endangered or vulnerable to becoming extinct….our turtles are in trouble!

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast has taken a proactive role in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of marine turtles to ensure that they are conserved and sustained for future generations.

There are many reasons why turtles are being rehabilitated here at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast. The majority of which are human related impacts including eating rubbish particularly plastics which cause ‘floating syndrome’, boat strikes and entanglements by discarded fishing equipment and crab pots.

Since opening in 1989 SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast (previously UnderWater World) has rescued many turtles from beaches throughout Queensland. However this would not have been possible without the commitment and assistance of volunteer groups and individuals who bring turtles to the aquarium for rehabilitation.

Watch the video of our latest turtle release here

Download the infographic for your classroom here.

More Info Less Info

Kids Love Slime!

Meet the creatures who make slime and then make your own!

Your students may not be surprised to learn that eels and squid are slippery and slimy, but how about a cute clownfish?? Learn some amazing facts, including a recipe for making your own slime, by downloading our classroom resource below! 

Slime Factsheet

Download our slime fact sheet here.

More Info Less Info

Want access to more great resources?

Follow us on Facebook!

Join our teacher community on Facebook! Like our page and stay in touch with our animal rescues, conservation projects, teacher events, competitions and more. 

Facebook banner

More Info Less Info

And you can find even more here!

Dip into Merlin's Education Toolbox to discover a host of educational resources from our Merlin Entertainments attractions. You'll find curriculum-led worksheets, behind the scenes videos, great craft projects and more. 

Merlin's Education Toolbox logo


More Info Less Info