“Extremely professional, organised and very helpful on our arrival. Fantastic planning, informative, well prepared and clear with the activity it gives the learners a better understanding about the vulnerability of sea animals. They loved to touch and look the animals. The activity is very exciting and interesting.” – Mariam Sandullah, Belhar Islamic primary

Our Environmental Education Centre offers exciting activities to school groups and youth groups. 

These programmes complement the work done in schools and have been carefully designed to connect with the South African curriculum. 

Offered by well qualified, vibrant and effective environmental educators, the activities are balanced with fun and messages aimed at empowering the youth to make a difference.

Our activities are designed to lead learners to discover and learn about the freshwater, coastal and marine environments.

Should you wish your activity to be a different topic, we would be happy to discuss your requirements and structure an activity accordingly.

School group curriculum

Pre-School activities

Puppet shows and craft activities centre on Marine Food Chains, Keep the Beach Clean and I Love Turtles worksheets and storybook, and Origami Craft.

Foundation Phase: Grades 1-3

Lesson topics include Fish and Underwater Wonders.

Intermediate Phase: Grades 4-6

Lesson topics include Fish, Sharks and their Relatives, Water Conservation
and Rocky Shore Ecology.

Senior Phase: Grades 7-9

Lesson topics include Fish, Sharks, Underwater Wonders, Data Collection, Kelp Holdfast Ecology and the Rocky Shore.

FET Phase: Grades 10-12

Lesson topics include Fish, Sharks, Invertebrates, Data Collection, Ecotourism in our Two Oceans and Biodiversity in our Two Oceans.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know when my group booking is confirmed?

  • Once you have received an invoice from the Aquarium the booking is confirmed.

Can I pay on the day of the visit?

  • Yes, you can pay on the day of your visit, however bus payments need to be made at least one week in advance.

Is there a place for the children to have lunch?

  • We have benches outside where the children can sit and eat.

Can we (the school) just come to the Aquarium any day or do we need to book?

  • No, you need to make a booking in order to get the school group booking rate.

Will somebody take our group around the Aquarium?

  • No, it will be a self-guided tour.

How much does it cost for a guided tour?

  • R280 for a guided tour with one of our knowledgeable volunteer guides.

Ready to book? Download the booking form here.