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“Not value for money”

Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium
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Melbourne Attraction Pass: Melbourne Aquarium and Eureka Skydeck 88
Ranked #40 of 410 things to do in Melbourne
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Discover creatures of the Southern Ocean in the 2-million-liter oceanarium.
Beaconsfield, Australia
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Not value for money”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

Granted there is construction taking place, but with the entry fee unchanged you assume the experience would last more than 30 mins.

A fairly plain experience throughout, old and worn exhibits. Apart from the sharks and penguins the rest are no better than visiting your local pet store.

I advise all to save your money and visit later in the year if the renovations are what yet are claiming. Spend your money on a visit to the zoo instead..

Visited June 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“The kids will love it”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

A great Family day out for all ages. So much to see and a lot to learn along the way.
My favourite is the Penguins. So cute.

Thank Michelle P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Poor Nemo!”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

I was expecting a lot more, but by the end of the tour..we left feeling disapointed and sorry for the creatures living there. The aquarium is due to complete it renovations by September 2013, I think its much needed considering the time it took to walk through boarded up hallways and "a construction site". It all added to an almost glum atmosphere. We managed to see one scheduled feeding time (the penguins), however disapointed to see that you have to pay extra in order to hear the keeper to do a talk, otherwise you stand there watching a private tour behind sound proof glass.

Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Brilliant variety of fish and underwater life. spent a whole day just poking the glass and absolutly memsorised by the fish. the place also has a very nice atmophere and fun hands on things. the penguins are ADORABLE. gift shop was also a nice treat

Visited February 2013
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good, bit pricey for sure”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

Overall worth visiting, however, right at the minute many of the exhibits are closed for refurbishment, It would make sense to then reduce the admission fee. The oceanarium and penguins are fantastic. The redo of the premises is timely.

Visited June 2013
Thank Anthony S
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