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Auckland's Aquarium and Marine Life

Family Activities in Auckland

Looking for things to do in Auckland? Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's offers something for everyone!

Whether you're visiting Auckland, or you're a local looking for things to do in Auckland with the family, then SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium is your best bet!

Entertain the Family
There are over 13 themed zones including an indoor playground, Seahorse kingdom and our fresh-water display! See all of our exhibits and zones here.

Enjoy a Rainy Day Activity
We're a completely indoor Auckland attraction. So next time it's looking a little grey, why not come and hang out with the beautiful King and Gentoo penguins? You can even venture into the exhibit and on the ice with them in our penguin encounter experience.

Face Your Shark Fear 
Did you know you can jump into our Shark Cage and swim with Sand Tiger, Broadnose Sevengill and Wobbegong sharks? It's one of SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's favourite experiences and it requires no diving experience!

Bring Your Drawings to Life

Through creativity and state-of-the-art technology, Amazing Creations allows guests of all ages to design their own sea creature, scan it in at one of our four distinct stations and then see it magically appear in front of their eyes as it makes its way from an underwater screen to a huge interactive screen! 

What's On at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's

  • It’s all about sharks here at the aquarium these school holidays. You’ll become a shark expert as you come face to face with our 5 incredible shark species, catch one of our daily shark talks, and soak up a wealth of shark facts. Grab the ultimate instagram moment in front of our Megalodon jaws and let the kids get creative with our new interactive LEGO Sea Explorer pods.
  • PLUS...experience over 30 live animal exhibits in spectacular habitat displays, including the world's largest Antarctic penguin colony exhibit and amazing underwater viewing tunnels.

Buy Tickets Online and Save!

Purchase your tickets online in advance to skip the queue with our mobile fast track entry, plus save uwhen booking online.

Bring kids under age 3 along for an underwater adventure with free admission.

Booking online to guarantee entry

  • Price includes a Digi Photo Pass giving you 10 digital photos – valued at $26!
  • Express entry with mobile ticket entry
  • Enjoy great discount when booked a day or more in advance during off-peak
  • Prices vary by date and time

2 Adult + 2 Children

  • Buy together and save up to $33 online, now includes Digi Photo Pass giving you 10 digital photos!
  • Family Pass is only available online
  • Prices vary by date and time

Unlimited Entry

  • Enjoy unlimited entry for a full 12 months!
  • Discounts on experiences, food & beverages, and much more!
  • Includes Digi Photo Pass giving you 10 digital photos for every visit over the 12 months!
  • Skip the queues with express Annual Pass attraction entry