Winter weather can’t hold us down – added activities, competitions, magic, music, and more make the Two Oceans Aquarium Cape Town’s preferred family destination this winter. 

During the school holidays this June and July, the Two Oceans Aquarium will, as always, be jam-packed with activities to keep landlubbers of all ages entertained, inspired, and warm. With the Aquarium’s extended hours from 23 June to 16 July (open from 09h00 to 18h00), there will be even more time to enjoy the wonders of this magical underwater world.

The Aquarium doesn’t just add water, this winter we’re also adding magic! During the holidays there will be special magic shows on Saturdays and Sundays from 23 June to 15 July. These shows will take place at 10h00 and 13h00 at the Predator Exhibit – in full view of the jawsome ragged-tooth sharks.

The Aquarium’s I&J Children’s Play Centre will host a wonderful array of activities aimed at our younger visitors. With thrice-daily puppet shows, arts ‘n crafts, children’s books and toys, this area has been crafted to entertain the little ones while adults watch the antics of the rockhopper penguins in their outdoor swimming pool.

All of these activities are complement by fin-tastic twice-daily feeding shows at the I&J Ocean Exhibit and the Penguin Exhibit. The sharks are fed every Sunday at 15:00.

Want to come more than once? An Aquarium membership lets you visit the fish as often as you want for a whole year, at less than R1.50 a day! #justsaying

A gig like no other, guaranteed

For local music lovers, the first of three After Dark live music gigs kicks off on 25 June. Specially curated by Texx and the City to bring the best of South African music to Capetonians, these exclusive shows will take place in front of the mesmerising I&J Ocean Exhibit and create a sensational space for sensational soundscapes. Tickets are limited and available on Quicket.

Win an experience hamper worth R18 500!

This Plastic Free July, the Two Oceans Aquarium is teaming up with Waste-ED and you – our awesome supporters – for a competition like no other. By bringing in a fully stuffed ecobrick to the Aquarium this July, you will not only be helping Waste-ED build an outdoor classroom – from your ecobricks – at Levana Primary School in Lavender Hill, but you will also be entering yourself into a lucky draw to win an incredible prize worth R18 500!

Click here to learn more about this competition.

Plastic Free July

In July the Aquarium’s will once again observe and celebrate Plastic Free July and  International Plastic Bag Free Day (3 July), with events aimed at raising awareness about plastic use within our daily lives and its impact on the environment. From a special ecobrick competition, social media and blog interactions, special talks, to a plastics-alternatives pop-up shop, plans are afoot for a fabulously insightful month and these will be announced shortly.

No matter what the weather these holidays, the Aquarium provides a safe, clean, world-class environment for South African families to spend time together, to learn together, and to have fun together. This is your place to explore, experience, and engage. 

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