Visit us - weekends and school holidays

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.

NSW School Holidays 2019

  • January 1 to 28, 2019
  • April 13 to 28, 2019
  • July 6 to 21, 2019
  • September 28 to October 13, 2019
  • December 21, 2019 to January 27, 2020 (Closed December 25, December 26, January 1)

There is also an Annual Pass Program available for purchase giving great discount benefits.

Group bookings

Along with being open to the public every weekend and NSW school holidays from 10am to 4pm, the Aquarium is also available for tour group bookings during weekdays. Cost per person for a weekday group booking is $10. The facility is fully wheelchair accessible (including toilet facilities).

To make a group booking please contact the Education Program Manager on 02 6659 8118 or email


Opening Hours

Saturday: 10am-4pm

Sunday: 10am-4pm

and every day during NSW School Holidays

The aquarium is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Entry Ticket Pricing

Annual Pass Program