Solitary Islands Aquarium

Making a reservation

To limit the number of people in the aquarium, all guests, including annual pass holders, will need to reserve tickets on our website for a specific date and time before entering. 

To visit the aquarium

  • Select a date and session time
  • Add your details (include all members of your party including children under 3) *
  • Present your reservation confirmation and complete payment upon arrival
  • * This is a government requirement

Our session times run for 1.5 hours;

School holidays
  • 10am to 11:30am
  • 11:30am to 1pm
  • 1pm to 2:30pm
  • 2:30 to 4pm

Bookings for the school holiday period are open.

Make a reservation

Please note you will not be admitted before your entry time.

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NSW School Holidays 2021

  • 19 December 2020 to 26 January 2021
  • 2 to 18 April 2021
  • 26 June to 11 July 2021
  • 18 September to 3 October 2021
  • 18 December 2021 to 27 January 2022 (Closed December 25, December 26, January 1) 

The Solitary Islands Aquarium is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday as well as every day during the NSW School Holidays.

The Aquarium is located at the National Marine Science Centre (NMSC), 2 Bay Drive, next to the Pacific Bay Resort complex just north of the Big Banana. Turn onto Bay Drive off the Pacific Highway and the Aquarium is located 200m on the right.

View NMSC location map.

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