Inspire Your Students

These educational resources are a great way to get the best out of your experience and inspire your class.  The foundations are planted for the school excursion where students meet aquatic creatures and have close encounters with fascinating first hand interaction.

To top it all off the excursion is very educational, the students receive a guided tour with the guide educating them the entire way through. Any particular topic that you are teaching at school can be incorporated (just pre organise with the guide) otherwise the staff will plan the tour for you.

Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters is an essential and exciting experience that awaits everybody! Students of any age can join in and feed, pat and learn about the most amazing creatures. Very safe just standing in waist deep water or less, and feeding sharks and rays is something no one ever forgets. This is the only aquarium in the world dedicated to providing shark and ray feeding experiences. Interacting with large sharks or large friendly rays is exciting, challenging, empowering and educational. Sharks and Rays evoke fear about monsters of the deep, yet the reality is that they are gentle, warm creatures with amazing personalities. As students enter their world they develop a new appreciation of these animals and the important ocean systems

Resources and Events

Lesson Plans

We want you to have a positive, engaging experience interacting with our marine life. These lesson plans are designed to positively engage your students during your fully guided visit to Irukandji.

Colouring Sheets / Learning Sheets

Download these educational colouring and learning sheets for your students. Each sheet contains educational information.

Additional Resources

Risk assesment and hazzard plan

Download or view Irukandji’s Risk Assessment

Building a Sustainable Classroom

Inspire your students by making changes in your own classroom. From recycling stations, building a community garden or calculating your carbon footprint, you’ll find many ideas here.

Building a Sustainable Classroom (coming soon)

Limited Offer

School teachers may visit Irukandji at any time for FREE!

This special limited offer for our esteemed educators aims to promote the all-new Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters and its exceptional educational programs for all ages.

Once the entering teacher has supplied their New South Wales Teachers Federation Card (or equivalent) they are entitled to one FREE adult entry AND FREE Shark Encounter valued at $44.50!