‘The Little King’ at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Exhibition and Shows

13 Mar 2021 to 31 Mar 2021 Once Only Event

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.

Event Dates

Once Only Event

13 Mar 2021 to 31 Mar 2021

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