The second-last term of the school year has ended and now we're on a fast track to summer! But let's not rush things ... First, have a look at what you can expect of the spring school holidays at the Two Oceans Aquarium. We invite you to take some time off, relax, and discover the fish and all they have to offer at the Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town's all-weather destination. 

Join the family

With so much happening every day, you may want to visit more than once … Consider purchasing a Two Oceans Aquarium membership: the cost of a membership, which lasts 12 months, is covered after just three visits.

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Here are some of the benefits and discounts you enjoy as a Two Oceans Aquarium member:

  • Express entry - no queues
  • 10% off at the Aquarium shop
  • 20% off Penguin Experiences
  • 25% off diving
  • Special rates for au pairs/nannies
  • Free seawater for home aquarists
  • Exclusive invitations to previews and events
  • Members-only events like sleepovers and yacht trips

Click here to buy your annual passes today - discounted by 10% if you buy online.

Extended hours: More time for you

We’re giving you more time to enjoy all we have to offer during the school holidays. From 30 September to 8 October we’ll open at 9am every morning: more time for you to enjoy the calm and quiet of our exhibits. We close at the usual time, 6pm.

Besides ogling the beautiful Aquarium displays holding more than 170 species, things to do while you’re here include the thrice-daily puppet shows at the I&J Children’s Play Centre. During the holidays little ones will be making shark-themed arts and crafts! 

Then there's the African penguin feed talk at 11:30am and 2:30pm, and the I&J Ocean Exhibit feed talks at 12pm and 2pm every day. Catch the Predator Exhibit feed every Sunday at 3pm.

The sharks are back!

Visit our latest addition - ragged-tooth sharks have returned to the Aquaruim's recently revamped Predator Exhibit. Experience the grace of these majestic, yet docile creatures and learn about sharks in South Africa from our guides.

Our wonderful mascots will be roaming around every day and we'll have a brilliant face painter on-site from 30 September till 6 October. 

Our mascots will be here every day to welcome young and old 

At the Microscope and Touch Pool Exhibits, open all day, our volunteers will tell you more about the incredible life forms – big and small – that call our shoreline home.

While it's cold out there, our I&J Ocean Exhibit is a balmy 23 degrees Celcius or so - so divers are guaranteed calm waters and awesome visbility. Anyone over 12 years of age can scuba dive with us and come face to face with the turtles and fish that call this exhibit home. If you're not a qualified diver, you can do a quick one-day Discover Scuba course with us or obtain your full Padi Open Water qualification on-site.

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We also offer Penguin Experiences, which need to be booked in advance, for anyone over 8 years old. This is a unique opportunity to meet our too-cute rescue rockhopper penguins and to learn more about these magnificent birds. 

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Whatever the weather, we can't wait to sea you. Get your tickets online to save 10% and skip the ticket office queue this spring. 

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