From the iconic and incredible to the rare and unusual, discover more at AQWA! Sharks, stingrays, turtles, seahorses, octopus, jellyfish, lobsters, “Nemo” – An AQWA excursion is your window to the underwater world, giving you the chance to bring your encounters from books and online resources to life.

Discounted Entry Prices

Exclusive to WA schools and home-schoolers visiting Monday-Friday during school term. Excludes public and school holidays.

Save over 40% off child and 25% off adult entry prices!

Students (K-Year 12): $9.90
Supervising Adults ‘Free of Charge’ ratios: 

  • K-Year 3: 1 free adult : 5 students
  • Years 4-12: 1 free adult : 10 students

Additional Supervising Adults: $22

Your excursion includes a 2.5 hour self-guided visit to AQWA and:

  • A greeting by one of our friendly Ocean Guides
  • AQWA guide maps for group leaders
  • Student Discovery Pass – a free return pass so students can share what they have learnt
  • Classroom Fish ID Poster
  • Opportunity for a class photo with our mascot ‘Sharky’
  • Educational resources for before, during and after your excursion
  • PLUS visit in first term to score a free 2017 classroom calendar, packed with fun fish facts!

Ready to Book?

To receive the educators discounts above, you must book an excursion. Places are limited. Simply contact AQWA for availability and to complete your booking:


Phone: (08) 9447 7500

Need more info? Visit our Excursion Planning page for a detailed outline of what to expect from an AQWA Excursion, as well as tips and downloads for planning your day:

Excursion Planning

NEW For Schools

Additional Free Adults

Year 1, 2 and 3 now receive 1 free adult per 5 paying students – that’s twice as many adults free to help you get more out of your excursion!

Adventure Bay Redevelopment Now Open

AQWA’s redevelopment of the previous Stingray Bay exhibit area is complete and has now relaunched as Adventure Bay- a child friendly activity hub featuring new aquarium, kiosk cafe, kids playground, shaded amphitheater and picnic seating. The aquarium is home to our exciting new adventure activities Snorkel Discovery and Treasure Hunter and also hosts fun underwater events like Mermaid Mondays. It’s the perfect spot for picnic lunches for schools and to have a run around before re-boarding the bus!

Mermaid Mondays

Keep the magic of imagination alive with Mermaid Mondays! The Perth Mermaids perform an underwater spectacular at 11am & 12.30pm every Monday in Term 1. Students can enjoy this bonus event for free from our shaded amphitheater at Adventure Bay. Arrive early with your group as seating is limited.

Snorkel Discovery

Transform your excursion into a Snorkel Discovery! Students learn to snorkel in a safe and stunning environment. Suitable for swimmers aged 8+, no experience needed. Activity is run by qualified instructors. Available Thursday & Friday in Term 1 with discounts for schools who book 12 or more students. Call (08) 9447 7500 to enquire:

Discover More – Snorkel Discovery

Treasure Hunter

Extend your Outdoor Ed or Marine Science program by teaching students to SCUBA dive! Treasure
Hunter (ages 12+) is the perfect introduction to SCUBA diving and exploring the underwater world from within. The activity teaches important safety and skills and them leads students on an underwater treasure hunt to build confidence and enjoyment! No experience needed, run by qualified instructors. Available Thursday & Friday in Term 1 with discounts for schools who book 6 or more students. Call (08) 9447 7500 to enquire:

Discover More – Treasure Hunter 

Theaterette Documentary:

AQWA’s theatrette now screens mini nature documentaries through out the day. Currently screening: “Humpback Whales: Narrated by Ewan McGregor” (40 minutes run-time). 

In-Water Ocean Guides

You can now meet our In-Water Ocean Guides daily at the Discovery Pool from 11am-2pm! Our friendly guides will be in the water to help students interact and discover more about the bizarre and brilliant features of rock-pool animals. If you are lucky, you might even catch them hand feeding the Discovery Pool’s resident sharks, rays and fish!

Kids Meals @ Coral Cafe

You can now pre-order lunch for your students! Our fantastic kids pack comes with 3 meal options, a pop-top drink and it’s all served in a take-away treasure chest. Pre-ordering lunches also includes a reserved area for your school group inside AQWA’s Coral Cafe*, a fantastic option for the wet-weather season.

* Seating in the Coral Cafe is reserved for groups who have ordered lunches. Home packed lunches cannot be consumed here (picnic areas are provided for packed lunches).

More Highlights


We heard there’s a commotion in the ocean and we think you should come and discover more! AQWA now offers storytime sessions daily at 11.45am in the Coral Reef. This semester’s story “Commotion in the Ocean” is suitable for Kindy-Year 1 students.

Interactive Displays

There’s even more hands-on learning with AQWA’s underwater viewers and goggles, available daily at the Discovery Pool! Peek beneath the surface and see the underwater world just like the fish do. Also look out for; magnifiers at the Creatures Up Close wall; Trick or Treat sliders in the DANGERzone; and the Touch Trail, to feel marine artifacts like shark eggs, teeth, coral bones and more.

Souvenir Photo

Your students will have the chance to meet our new shark mascot and take a souvenir group photo together! Daily* from 11am-11.20am.

* Staffing and weather permitting.

School Camps and Adventures

AQWA Shark Sleepovers for Schools

Discover more about our amazing marine animals with a night of exclusive tours, fun marine themed activities designed to educate and enthral, and a sleep over in Australia’s largest single aquarium surrounded by sharks, stingrays and hundreds of stunning fish. For full details and bookings see the AQWA Adventures Shark Sleepover page here.

AQWA Adventures for Schools

Take your excursion or camp to the wild side by tailoring an AQWA Adventure to your needs – Snorkel Discovery, Treasure HunterWhale Watching and Dive/Snorkel with Sharks are all available to schools and receive a group discount*

*Subject to minimum numbers/sessions and availability.