What are the favourite kids' activities in Cape Town’s Two Oceans Aquarium? Jam-packed with conservation-minded activities for the whole family, supported by a strong environmental ethos, filled with exciting and exotic animals to stir the imagination and awaken their fascination and, of course, filled with plenty of cute and endearing memory-making opportunities - what's not to love?

Here are the five Aquarium activities that we think children love the most:

5. Shark spotting

Kids' faces glow in delight of the enchanting ragged-tooth sharks that call our Predator Exhibit home. Children see sharks for what they really are, beautiful creatures worthy of a second glance.

4. Getting their hands wet and nails dirty

The Skretting Touch Pool is always worth a long stop! Friendly Aquarium volunteers are there to help your little ones feel the different types of seaweed found along the South African coast and meet some starfish and shellfish. Plus, your children can help excavate a coelacanth fossil in the next-door sandpit - certainly a favourite kids' activity!

3. Meeting the mini-rays

Small things attract each other, which must be why kids love getting on their hands and knees to get up close to the juvenile eagle rays and blue stingrays living in the Skretting Diversity Gallery.

2. Play centre, puppet shows & arts 'n crafts

Head downstairs and you find a child's paradise - the I&J Childrens' Play Centre. Packed with fun, physical kids' activities and hosting daily Puppet Stories puppet shows and crafts, this promises fun for little ones of all ages. Plus, you will get the best views in the Aquarium of the rockhopper penguins having their daily exercise outside.

1. Finding Nemo

Finding "Nemo" is the perfect photo opportunity for your child - kids can be surrounded by our school of adorable Western clownfish when they crawl into this one-of-a-kind viewing bubble.

What children's activity at the Two Oceans Aquarium did your kids enjoy most? Share your favourite memories with us on Instagram - we would love to sea!

Want unlimited kids' activities for a year?

An annual pass to the Aquarium means you have year-round access to all of these kids activities in Cape Town - PLUS  you can visit the fish as often as you wish and attend any of the exciting events. But there are boatloads of other benefits:

Sign up today for a year of unlimited wonder

Unlimited access

Visit the fish as often as you wish - there's always more for you and your family to experience.

Meet the penguins

Meet the too-cute rockhopper penguins face-to-face! Members get 25% off all Penguin Experiences.

Dive for less

Receive 25% off our adventure diving packages - Aquarium members can experience a turtle's-eye view for less.

Gift shop discounts

Never leave empty-handed. Members automatically get 10% off all merchandise at the Aquarium gift shop.

Discounted exclusives

From time to time we offer discounted tickets from our event partners, speaker evenings, book launches and more!

Exclusive family events

Come to our members-only family events - sleepovers, behind-the-scenes tours, breakfast buffets and loads more.

Ocean Experience

Meet the man-faced mussellcrackers, turtles Bob and Sandy and the world's largest stingray species - for 25% less!

Skip the queue

Aquarium members never need to wait! Enjoy priority entrance every day (great during the busy school holidays).

Seawater for home aquaria

Members can top up their home fish tanks with filtered, fresh seawater sourced by us from Table Bay.

Food discounts

Be well-fed with a 10% discount at Vista Marina restaurant, Café V and the I&J Children's Play Centre snack bar.

Did you know? You can upgrade your Aquarium day ticket if you like what you see. Come for the day - stay for the year!

Ready to o-fish-ally join the Two Oceans Aquarium family? Sign up and enjoy these benefits, and more, for a whole year - it's as simple as upgrading your day ticket, applying for a new membership or renewing your existing one at a reduced rate.

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