'The Little King' at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

  • Sat Mar 13 - Wed Mar 31 2021
  • Kids
  • see website for cost

A fluffy little chick has hatched in SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium’s Penguin Playground as part of the 9th successful King penguin breeding season!

The chick hatched in the Aquarium’s icy penguin habitat on 2 February weighing 221 grams. The baby was born to long-time couple Ernie and Hudson, who have been taking excellent care of the newest member of their family.

SEA LIFE Melbourne is celebrating the baby’s arrival with ‘The Little King’ activities from 13 – 31 March to help guests learn all about Sub-Antarctic penguin chicks! As well as seeing the penguin chick with their parents in the Penguin Playground, visitors to the Aquarium will receive a storybook and quiz for kids. There will also be live talks at 11am from Thursdays – Mondays and guests will have the option of purchasing a showbag from the retail store or enjoying a meal deal in the café.

Until 31 March, guests aged 14+ can also take advantage of a 20% discount on the behind-the-scenes Penguin Passport experience! Penguin Passport takes guests inside the Penguin Playground to see the beautiful birds up close and meet their dedicated keepers. The King penguins reside in the Aquarium’s Penguin Playground alongside a colony of Gentoo penguins. The display is kept at an icy temperature of -2° to 0° Celsius all year round to mimic the bird’s chilly homeland of South Georgia Island where they are under threat from overfishing, invasive species and climate change.

In addition to the King and Gentoo penguins, visitors to SEA LIFE Melbourne can see a myriad of sea creatures including sharks, tropical fish, sea turtles and more. The Aquarium is currently open from Thursday – Monday (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays) and all tickets must be pre-booked online in advance. SEA LIFE Melbourne will be open seven days a week during the Victorian school holidays.

Where:   SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium 
When:    13 – 31 March
               From Thursday – Monday (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
Cost:      See website for cost

For more information, visit SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium website
 

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