Overview

Take a look through a microscope to see marine life like you have never seen before. Then, head to the Touch Pool and feel shells, plants and animals in your own hands.

The Touch Pool

Visitors to the Two Oceans Aquarium always get delayed at the Touch Pool.

Staffed by part-time volunteers and full-time employees of the Aquarium, a stop at the Touch Pool guarantees some hands-on interaction with kelp, starfish, anemones and … Hermit crabs!

The Microscope Exhibit

Many of the animals you see at the Cold Water Mosaic Exhibit in the Atlantic Ocean Gallery can be seen magnified at the Microscope Exhibit.

This display opens up a new world of delicate tentacles, tube feet, suckers and nippers.

Watch some of the remarkable activities of creatures such as goose barnacles, cushion stars and sea cucumbers as they feed, breathe and even give birth!