Have you ever wondered what sea life gets up when the lights go out? Whether sharks actually sleep, if turtles get wild in the wee hours, or if starfish are secretly tearing up the dance (ocean) floor all night long?
Sydney’s landlocked nightlife might be ho-hum thanks to those pesky lock-out laws—but never mind, because the iconic Sea Life Sydney Aquarium is parting the seas, so to speak, for one night only so we can get a look in at what some of our oceanic buddies get up to at 2am.
They're hosting guided tour sessions at 8pm, 12am, 2am and 4am with marine biologists, so you can get a solid look at what really goes on under moonlight. You’ll get to see their newest Day and Night on the Reef exhibition, which features the world's largest Great Barrier Reef display in over 1.7 million litres of water. Oh, and the 500 or so sea creatures that call the aquarium home.
You’ll get to witness all the weird night-time rituals on your tour too. From shark mating (not suitable for those with weak stomachs), to seahorses giving birth. You will not know what to expect once you step into the abyss.
This super special one-off, up close and personal night at the aquarium event basically sold out in seconds (seems like we’re all keen to have those aforementioned queries confirmed). In excellent news though, we’ve heard a whisper of more tickets and more tours—so for everyone who missed out, you are in luck, but you’ll need to be quick.
Tickets are only available for the first 50 people. Snap yours up here.
What: Night at the Aquarium
When: Tuesday 27 November to Wednesday 28 November
Where: Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Sydney
Cost: $24 per person
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Image credit: Sea Life Aquarium.