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Love Your Local Marine Life

  • Wednesday 15th December 2021
  • School Holidays Activities

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Love Your Local Marine Life This Summer!

There are so many amazing sea creatures found in and around New Zealand and our local Hauraki Gulf waters, come and pay a visit to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium these school holidays to find out all about our local marine life.


From 21st December to 31st January kids can discover incredible local aquatic animals as they go on a journey through the underwater world and complete activities from a free ‘Love Your Local Marine Life’ activity booklet. (Free with every child ticket purchased)


Go on an octopus hunt and keep your eyes peeled for octopus plushies placed around the aquarium and holding letters that help reveal the secret keyword. Explore each tank for answers to the Marine Animal Quiz.


Learn about local marine animals from Long Fin Eels to Eagle Rays, from Pig Fish to Pufferfish and everything in-between!


Through the activity booklet, kids will unearth interesting information about Cushion Stars, Red Moki, Kokopu and Hiwihiwi.

Free Activity Sheet

Can't come to the aquarium? Want to continue the fun at home? Download these activity sheets and enjoy the activities at home.

Connect the dot - Lobster

Connect the dot - Pufferfish

Love Your Local Marine Life Word Search

School Holidays Opening Hours

We will be open seven days per week during the school holidays including Christmas Day. All visitors must pre-book their tickets online in advance. 

Visit our Health & Safety page prior to your visit.

Pre-book Now

  • If you are an Annual Pass holder, please use the 'Annual Pass Pre-book' option to pre-book.
  • If you are holding Open-dated tickets or third party General Admission tickets; please use the 'Ticket Pre-book' option to pre-book. 

Pre-Book Entry

  • Book this ticket if you have an Annual Pass
  • Make sure you book a date and time to guarantee entry
  • Limited capacity

Pre-Book General Admission Entry

  • Book this ticket if you have an open dated ticket or a general admission ticket valid whilst the attraction was closed
  • Book this ticket if you are holding a ticket purchased from a third party
  • Limited capacity, make sure you book a date and time to guarantee entry

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
  • Save up to 20% in advance! Only available for weekdays, excluding school holidays

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