The Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary education program is delivered by trained and passionate marine educator officers and it’s this, combined with our commitment to marine conservation, which makes us one of Sydney's leading school excursion venues.


Why Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary?

Our sanctuary provides students with the perfect opportunity to learn about, observe and interact with a wide variety of Australian marine life - including huge sharks, sea turtles and stingrays!

And with an experienced education officer, your students will benefit from their extensive knowledge of marine life and face-to-face teaching sessions focused on a selection of specialised topics.

A range of study resources are also available to enhance your school's excursions, and all resources are aligned to both the NSW Syllabus and Australian National Curriculum. 

What We Offer

Free Entry For Teachers

Thinking about what a class excursion to Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary might be like? Teachers Now Get Free Entry! We want you and your students to get the most out of your educational visit to Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary. To help you plan your school excursion, we're offering all teachers FREE ENTRY to Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary for the purpose of seeing educational links at their leisure. Note: Teachers must present a form of ID that proves they are a teacher.

Free Talks and Feed Shows

Students will also be able to participate in a number of free talks available each day including tunnel tours, Breed Rescue Protect talks and Penguin talks.

Teacher Resources

Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary provides an extensive range of curriculum-based study resources to enhance your school excursions. Our Student Booklets offer engaging learning opportunities to enhance your visit to the Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary. All resources are aligned to both the NSW Syllabus and Australian National Curriculum.

Click here to view the downloadable study resources.

General information:

  • Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary is open from 10.00am to 4.30pm every day with last entry at 4:00pm.
  • School excursions are welcome at any time during opening hours.
  • We recommend allowing approximately one and a half hours at Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary.
  • Bookings are essential and should be made at least two weeks in advance.
  • Please outline any specific topics you would like covered at the time of booking.
  • Payment is made in advance by school cheque or credit card. Students cannot pay individually and payment cannot be made on the day.


Bookings and enquiries

For more information or to make a booking, please contact us on 1-800-199-742  or


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