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SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast updates its Tidal Touchpool attraction

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast updates its Tidal Touchpool attraction
February 4, 2021

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast updtaes its Tidal Touchpool attraction

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast’s popular Tidal Touchpool attraction has been updated to create an interactive experience for people to discover the marvels of tidal pools and learn from an experienced education team.

The Tidal Touchpool upgrades include new lighting, updated graphics, a camera allowing people to get a close-up view of the creatures, signage with fascinating facts and a new talk from the aquarium’s marine experts.

Guests can dip their hands into the revitalised Tidal Touchpool to feel an array of marine life, including sea stars and sea cucumbers. Tidal Touchpool is an interactive experience, where the expert education team is on hand to share their knowledge of marine life.

The aquarium is celebrating this revamp with a competition to find one young marine enthusiast to go Beneath the Tide on a rockpool adventure with one of SEA LIFE’s education experts.

The winner of SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast’s Beneath the Tide competition will have the chance to discover a local underwater playground by going on a rockpool adventure with Terri Lever, Education Officer at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast. 

The winner will meet Lever at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast for a behind the scenes tour before heading over to Mooloolaba Beach to uncover hidden rockpools and learn about the array of sea life residing within.

Lever advises “we have refreshed our Tidal Touchpool to create a truly interactive experience for people to discover the marvels of tidal pools and learn from our experienced education team. We are passionate about marine life and love to interact with our guests. I am excited to hear from kids who are keen to explore the rockpools with me at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast and Mooloolaba Beach. I look forward to going on an adventure with the competition winner.”

The Beneath the Tide competition is open to children aged 6-10 who can enter by answering – in 25 words or less – why they want to go on a tidal pool adventure with Lever.  Children will require their parents help to enter and must provide their name, location and contact details. Entries must be submitted at by 5pm on Friday 19th February 2021.

Until 31st March 2021, SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast is celebrating the rockpool reinvention by providing Beneath the Tide activity sheets to children visiting the aquarium to help them uncover more of the wonders of marine life!

All visitors must pre-book their tickets online in advance.

Visit for updates, tickets, opening hours and health and safety information.

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