The Unfathomable Depths of Melbourne’s Aquarium

First you pay 20 for the "discount" parking, after which you shell out28 for each kid and 40 for each victim, and you're now in <a href="https://www.melbourneaquarium.com.au/#gref">sealife Melbourne</a>. Then, from the moment you're forced into a queue to be photographed so that your kids can later whine for the40 pack of three photos plus filler, through the gimmicky exhibits and the marketised nonsense and the insidious computer games, into the winding, dark and crowded hallways, past the broken gadgets without a staff member in sight, until you’re forced to run the final gauntlet through the toy store full of overpriced half-cute crap to the blessèd exit, the entire experience is a rip-off-level short but seemingly interminable, brain-drilling trek through the perfect subterranean monument to modern education.

There’s also a few fish.

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