Our Environmental Education Centre offers exciting activities to school groups and youth groups. 

We invite you to open up a whole new world of hands-on discovery for the students in your care. Explore our exciting, informative, beautiful exhibits and the more-than-3 000 fascinating creatures that inhabit them, then sit back and observe as our CAPS-related activities are delivered by qualified and experienced teachers.

“Our learners felt at ease and welcome on our arrival. Staff was very professional in the way that they spoke. This activity can encourage better conservation of animals and plants, the activity were sufficient.” – Mr Kenny Reid, Mimosa Primary

These programmes complement the work done in schools and have been carefully designed to connect with the South African curriculum. 

Offered by well qualified, vibrant and effective environmental educators, the activities are balanced with fun and messages aimed at empowering the youth to make a difference.

Our activities are designed to lead learners to discover and learn about the freshwater, coastal and marine environments.

“We were welcomed warmly, staff courteous. Learners are taken from their usual environment at school to something different as learners now are able to distinguish between frogs and toads. The activity was very encouraging.” – Mrs J. Louw, Regina Coeli RC primary

Discovery Centre Lessons for all Education Phases

The Two Oceans Aquarium Environmental Education  Centre offers stimulating programmes that complement the school curriculum for all education phases. Each education phase is colour coordinated.

These lessons guide learners to discover more as they learn about freshwater, coastal and marine ecosystems through hands-on lessons. We are happy to discuss your requirements and structure your unique lesson accordingly.

ECD puppet shows for Foundation Phase

Our Early Childhood Development (ECD) puppet shows help children to learn in a fun and interactive way. Should you wish to customize your activity, please make an appointment with our teaching staff at least one week prior to your visit.

Book your puppet show visit, or have the mobile puppet show visit your ECD centre.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know when my group booking is confirmed?

  • Once you have received an invoice from the Aquarium the booking is confirmed.

Can I pay on the day of the visit?

  • Yes, you can pay on the day of your visit. However, bus payments need to be made at least one week in advance.

Is there a place for the children to have lunch?

  • We have benches outside where the children can sit and eat.

Can we (the school) just come to the Aquarium any day or do we need to book?

  • No, you need to make a booking in order to get the school group booking rate.

Will somebody take our group around the Aquarium?

  • No, it will be a self-guided tour.

How much does it cost for a guided tour?

  • R510 for a guided tour with one of our knowledgeable volunteer guides.

Ready to book? Download the booking form here.