The Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation offers marine science, scientific literacy, and sustainability programmes for all ages, from children to adults. Enthusiastic ocean educators are ready to visit your school with curriculum-enhancing lessons, highlight your classes' school year with educational activities at the Aquarium, or offer exciting online lessons to schools further afield.
School visits to the Aquarium
The Two Oceans Aquarium is open for visitors, and we are happy to welcome school groups for an educational outing. You can book a lesson in one of our Discovery Centres or a puppet show for younger children.
Getting out of the traditional classroom and visiting the Two Oceans Aquarium is a great way to augment curriculum learning. Two classrooms at the Two Oceans Aquarium allow visiting school groups to receive fun, curriculum-relevant, and interactive marine science lessons under the supervision of Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation teachers.
Bring us to your school
Our teachers have developed phase-specific, with different lesson options for Grades 1-12. One of our teachers will present to one, or more grades, at your school. Available to schools in the Greater Cape Town area.
Mobile puppet shows
Educational puppet show suitable for Grade R-3 children. This offering is a COVID-safe option, as we visit you. Available to schools in the Greater Cape Town area.
The ever-popular popular environmental educational puppet shows will come to your school! We currently offer six fun-filled, interactive puppet shows: “I Love Turtles”, “Keep the Beach Clean” and “I Live Smart”, in English, Afrikaans and Xhosa. The shows are supported by beautifully illustrated books as well as printable activity sheets related to the story.
Our teachers have developed phase-specific, with different lesson options for Grades 1-12. One of our teachers will present to one, or more grades, via Zoom. Great for schools outside of Cape Town.
Marine Sciences School Curriculum
The Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation will be offering a three-year online Marine Sciences courses for Grade 10 learners who would like to study Marine Sciences as a school subject. This will be reflected on their Matric certificate.
The Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation offers outreach lessons to under-resourced schools free of charge, thanks to the support of generous partners. If you'd like to learn more about the Oceans in Motion and Smart Living outreach options or apply for your school, please head over to the link.
About the Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation
In 2018, the Two Oceans Aquarium founded the Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation in an effort to realise our vision of healthy and abundant oceans for life. The Foundation is a registered non-profit public benefit organisation, and through it, we are able to reach and have an impact on even more people, communities and habitats with our environmental education, conservation, and marine science research programmes.