Children between the ages of 3 and 9 will love meeting all our characters: Sally the Seal, Henry the Seahorse, Exo the Crab, Peter the Penguin, Bruce the Shark and Dolly the Dolphin, Tinks the Tortoise, Bella the mommy turtle, Lilly the Leopard Catshark, Whiskers the Mouse and Edgar the Eagle and many, many more …

We will bring our very popular environmental educational puppet shows to your school.

Lesson structure

Duration: Puppet shows last approximately 30 to 45 minutes per group, depending on the age group

  1. Meet and greet, followed by puppet show: 15 to 25 minutes
  2. Storybook repetition of lesson: 10 to 20 minutes

We supply the school with the printable activity sheets related to the story; these can be copied for learners and used in class.

The storybook is a 24-page, full-colour illustrated book and exact replica (text and characters) of the puppet show. This allows repetition of the puppet show and maximises learning. It is also suitable for first-time readers.

Please contact us to enquire about the cost of books.

How to book

Please contact Marguerite or Rafee’ah to enquire about costs and bookings: email marguerite.venter@aquarium.co.za or puppetbooks@aquarium.co.za, or tel: 021 418 3823.

Alternatively, dowload the booking form below and email it to us at puppetbooks@aquarium.co.za.

Download the booking form

We have three fun-filled, interactive shows to choose from 

Lessons are suitable for learners 3 to 9 years old. Please let us know should you wish to include learners younger than 3 years old so that we can make special arrangements for them.


I Love Turtles

Hatch the Turtle still has a lot to learn about the world. On his way to the ocean, he meets Tinks the Tortoise. Together they learn about the differences between turtles and tortoises, but danger lurks as Tinks is stalked by Edgar the Eagle. Also meet Bella the wise old mommy turtle as she saves Hatch from marine debris.

Click here for info about the I Love Turtles book.


Keep the Beach Clean

Sally the Seal mistakes a plastic bag for a squid and eats it.

Meet Sally’s friends as they try to help her get the plastic bag out of her throat.

The story not only has a happy ending, but also includes an important environmental message.

Click here for info about the Keep the Beach Clean book.


I Live Smart

Beauty and her friend Geo love spending time in nature. Join them on an adventurous visit to the Two Oceans Aquarium.

Meet interesting sea creatures like clownfish, sharks, penguins and seals while learning about living smartly (saving water & electricity, biodiversity and waste).

Click here for info about the I Live Smart book.

Activity sheets

Click on the links below to download the activity sheets according to lesson theme; available in English and Afrikaans.