If you've ever turned up at a house party and been sorely disappointed by the lack of penguins, this is the event for you. The Melbourne Sea Life Aquarium is throwing a series of aquarium parties throughout winter because why the heck not?
The series kicks off with a party a month from June 29, and is the perfect opportunity to stare down a fish right in his slimy eye while sipping a cocktail. Tickets are a bit exxy at $59 a pop, but the price includes a cocktail and a snack on arrival. Further drinks and food can be bought over the bar, and a DJ will be playing all night. Entry into the aquarium (usually around $34) is obviously included as well which means you'll get to look at the 10,000-plus creatures, including one of Australia's largest saltwater crocodiles (probably the only time in your life you might be pleased to see a crocodile at a party).