Our exhibits showcase the incredible diversity of marine life found off our coast.
The I&J Children’s Play Centre is a safe space where little ones can enjoy entertaining and educational puppet shows, and age-appropriate arts and crafts with a marine theme. Our early childhood development team loves nothing more than filling the hearts and minds of children with love and joy for the ocean (and giving parents a few minutes to rest during their Two Oceans Aquarium Visit).
The exciting, newly revamped Save Our Seas Foundation Shark Exhibit gives you the chance to experience a close encounter with some of the most misunderstood species in South Africa’s oceans. Meet the shiver of ragged-tooth sharks, watch schools of Cape yellowtail hunt for their next meal and watch the curious, but territorial, yellowbelly rockcod stand its ground to much larger predators. Whether you relax in front of the exhibit’s large window, or spiral around the exhibit’s viewing ramp - there is a jawesome underwater world to discover.
The southern tip of the African continent is the meeting place of two mighty and bountiful oceans, the Indian and the Atlantic. The Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town is ideally positioned to showcase the incredible diversity of marine life found in these two oceans.
The Aquarium’s newest exhibit features a full 10-metre long tunnel and a 9 metre-wide, 4 metres high window onto a variety of subtropical species.
This exhibit is home to a colony of African penguins, some rescued rockhopper penguins, an African black oystercatcher, a molesnake, a Western leopard toad and common platannas. A small selection of freshwater fish, indigenous and alien, to our Western Cape rivers can also be viewed in several pools. A bird hide, overlooking the rockhopper rookery, offers people a place to sit and relax in this peaceful riverine environment.
The Kelp Forest Exhibit is an underwater forest where kelp plants grow like tall trees, fish swim through the fronds like birds and abalone, sea urchins and rock lobsters feed and take cover among the root-like holdfasts.