Longer hours, activities for the whole family and exciting new animals make the Two Oceans Aquarium Cape Town’s preferred family destination these spring school holidays. 

We have your school holiday plans covered! Join the underwater amazement at the Two Oceans Aquarium from 29 September to 8 October with fun and adventure for the whole family. Here’s what’s on offer at the Aquarium: 

The Aquarium will be extending its hours during this period, from 09:00 to 18:00.

During the school holidays, 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 29 September to 8 October (open from 09h00 to 18h00), there will be even more time to enjoy the wonders of this magical underwater world.

Exciting new exhibits

Discover a world of underwater enigmas, like our new chimaeras. Half fish, half shark - our new St Joseph sharks will leave you in awe of the ocean's oddities.

"Mysterious" is the St Joseph shark's middle name.

PLUS - Two more exciting displays will be revealed soon: Explore South Africa's Marine Protected Areas and rediscover the ancient coelacanth. Watch this space!

Come for the fish, stay for the puppet show

The Aquarium’s I&J Children’s Play Centre will host a wonderful array of activities aimed at our younger visitors. Interactive puppet shows with an important environmental message are held thrice daily at 10h30, 13h30 and 15h30. And if you can't get enough of the characters and their story, you can purchase a storybook to take home with you.

Let your little waddlers meet ours

The Aquarium's much-loved African penguins are fed daily at 11h30 and 14h30 - visitors receive an educational and informative talk about these charismatic and endangered birds while enjoying their feeding antics.

If you want to get even closer to the rockhoppers, book a Penguin Experience and help our conservation fund.

Join the ocean's wonders for snacktime

Every day a diver hand-feeds the rays and turtles in the I&J Ocean Exhibit at 12h00 - did you know that our short-tail stingrays are the biggest species of stingray in the world? At 14h00 every day, the fish in the I&J Ocean Exhibit receive a surface feed. During these feeds, a presenter provides insights and valuable information to those who have gathered to watch - that's right, our divers can talk to you from underwater!

Photo courtesy of Geoff Spiby.

Be part of the exhibit

Get hands-on with South Africa's ocean heritage at a wide variety of interactive experiences -  feel coastal seaweed and invertebrates at the Skretting Touch Pool, peek into the world of the tiny at the Microscope Exhibit, uncover a coelacanth fossil and climb inside a live-sized turtle shell at the Turtle Wall.

Arts and crafts every day

But wait, there's more! Apart from the fun of seeing the animals that live under the sea, we are also hosting daily arts and crafts activities in the I&J Children's Play Centre. As the name suggests, this is the place to be for the kiddies. This area has been crafted to entertain the little ones while adults watch the antics of the rockhopper penguins in their outdoor swimming pool.

Skip the queue and get straight into the action with your family - get your Aquarium tickets online here.

Want to come more than once? An Aquarium membership invited you a year of amazing perks and unlimited Aquarium visits.

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