Big smiling sharks, a limber-limbed octopus, floating stingrays, sea anemones drifting in the current, giant swaying underwater forests, terrific turtles, adorable seahorses, and of course happy-flappy penguins … These are just some of the amazing animals you will encounter at the Two Oceans Aquarium this holiday. Buy your tickets online

Meet Scuba Claus

Scuba Claus is at the Two Oceans Aquarium! We've brought Scuba Clause out from hibernation from his colony on Marion Island to bring treats to the underwater animals of the I&J Ocean Exhibit. He’s making sure the festive season is extra-fishy! 

Everyone will have a fun time meeting the Aquarium mascots. Remember to take selfies or gather the family for a group shot (and don't forget to tag us on Instagram).​

Take a photo with our roaming mascots

The Aquarium mascots will be all over the building during the festive season - feel free to take your family photo with them. The mascots don't bite (not even Silver the Shark)!

Everyone will have a fun time meeting the Aquarium mascots. Remember to take selfies or gather the family for a group shot (and don't forget to tag us on Instagram).​

Discover South Africa's marine biodiversity

Did you know? The Two Oceans Aquarium turned 25 in November? That's 25 years of proudly showcasing South Africa's marine biodiversity. From endemic and endangered animals like the galjoen and Knysna seahorse, to an array of jellies, anemones and other small ocean wonders, we can't wait to show you all the beauty of our local shores.

Last-minute gift ideas

Scuba Claus is also here to help you pick some great last-minute gifts for your friends and family.

Lasting memories make the perfect gift

Finding the perfect gift is never easy - why not give a wonderful experience which not only provides adventure but is sure to create memories for years to come?

A Two Oceans Aquarium annual membership provides many hours of exploration of our incredible underwater world as members enjoy unlimited visits to the Aquarium from the day they join.

The Aquarium’s website has a wealth of information - plan your visit, buy discounted tickets, book a dive (yes you can dive in the I&J Ocean Exhibit), purchase a membership (as a gift or for yourself) or donate to the Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation's conservation efforts

Grab a bite at Bootlegger

Bootlegger Coffee Company at the Aquarium is open every day during the festive season - the perfect place to grab a bite or a cuppa' to fuel your day of excitement. Don't forget - Aquarium members get a 10% discount on their orders!

Your Safety

In accordance with Covid-19 regulations, visitor capacity of the aquarium is closely managed at all times to ensure ample space for physical distancing at 2m between visitors. Visitors entering and exiting the Aquarium are counted and visitor numbers are restricted to 50% of the Aquarium’s public capacity. Mask-wearing is compulsory and hand sanitiser is freely available throughout the building. The I&J Children’s Play Centre is temporarily closed, but the Puppet Stories show takes place at the auditorium, where there is sufficient space for social distancing. Here’s a video of how we are keeping our visitors safe during the pandemic:

Competition terms and conditions

  1. Entries open at 09h30 on 15 December 2020.
  2. Entries close at 18h00 on 24 December 2020.
  3. To be entered into the lucky draw, you must visit the Two Oceans Aquarium and register your details on the on-site wifi network's entry form.
  4. Entrants cannot enter the competition after their visit or anywhere other than at the Two Oceans Aquarium. 
  5. Only one entry per person will be elligible for the lucky draw. 
  6. The daily prize is one individual annual pass to the Two Oceans Aquarium. 
  7. The membership category of the annual pass that is won will be determined by the entrant's date of birth.
  8. If the winner is already an active member, the prize will constitue a year's renewal for the winner's membership category, effective from the member's current date of expiry. 
  9. No refunds on day tickets will be issued to the winners.
  10. One individual winner will be chosen by lucky draw every day between 15 and 24 December inclusive.
  11. The winner will be notified by 10h00 the day following the draw.
  12. Entrants will only be eligible for the daily draw happening on the day they entered and visited the Aquarium.  
  13. Representatives of the Two Oceans Aquarium will pick the winner from eligible entries.
  14. Prizes are non-transferable.
  15. Prizes must be redeemed within three months of the date of issue.
  16. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  17. The winners may be required to participate in a photo-taking session during the issuing of the prize.
  18. Pictures may be posted online.
  19. Entry into the competition and acceptance of any prize shall constitute consent on the winner's part to allow the use of the winner's name, image, voice and/or likeness by the Two Oceans Aquarium for editorial, advertising, promotional, marketing and/or other purposes without further compensation except where prohibited by law.
  20. This competition is not open to Two Oceans Aquarium or volunteers and their families.
  21. Anyone who has won a competition or promotion through the Two Oceans Aquarium in the last six months is not eligible to win.

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