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Creature Feeds & Talks

Plan your visit around one of our feed or talk times

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Make your aquarium experience even better, join our expert team for a feed or talk.

Join us for our fun and interactive talks every day at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium and learn fascinating facts about our creatures!

Check the daily feeding times here and become an instant expert with our range of educational daily talks. The best part is, they're all included in your admission price!

Gentoo Penguins

Penguin Talk

WHEN: 11:30AM, 1:00PM

WHERE: Antarctic Ice Adventure

Get your happy feet down to the Antarctic Ice Adventure and watch our penguins dipping, diving and gliding around through our viewing windows. During this feed, our colonies of King and Gentoo penguins receive their breakfast and vitamins from the curation team.

Discover all of the unique traits that these majestic sub-Antarctic birds possess and the conservation efforts to protect them. Don't miss the only scheduled penguin feed of the day at 11.30am! 

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

WHEN: 10:30AM, 12:00PM

WHERE: Turtle Bay

Did you know that all the turtles at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's have been rescued and will one day be released back into the wild? Catch the Turtle Talk at Turtle Bay for more about these amazing creatures! penguin activity in the enclosure. 

Shark Bronze Whaler

Tunnel Talk

WHEN: 1:30PM

WHERE: Oceanarium Tunnel

This talk will be held wherever our divers are!  Ask staff upon arrival which side of our tunnel the presentation will be happening.

In our Oceanarium Shark tunnel you'll hear why sharks are misunderstood, why they are important and what we can all do to ensure we still have sharks in our oceans in the future!

Our Oceanarium Fish Tunnel showcases some of the best and most well-known New Zealand fish species. From snapper to red moki, blue maomao to sandager's wrasse - this display lets you experience the marine environment of Aotearoa without getting wet! Keep your eyes peeled for the sand tiger shark and eagle rays as well!

Sea Star Profile

Rock Pool Discovery


WHERE: Rock Pool Zone - Turtle Bay

Visit one of our marine educators at our Rocky Pool zone located in Turtle Bay. Here you will learn all about life in the intertidal zone, plus get up close and personal with some of the inhabitants!  

Fish Gallery Cta

Fish Gallery Feed

WHEN: 3.00PM

WHERE: Fish Gallery

Come and learn about some of our fin-tastic creatures as they are being fed!  From crayfish to puffer fish and hermit crabs to coral gardens, you'll see a variety of marine life and have the opportunity to ask our Guest Experience Hosts all of your fishy questions!


Add an experience to your SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's visit.

We have a number of unforgettable experiences you can add to your visit to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Auckland Aquarium. When you purchase these experience tickets, all day aquarium admission is included!

Shark Cage

Shark Cage Adventure

WHEN: 10:00AM & 11:30AM (Saturdays and Sundays)

WHERE: Shark Tunnel

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Penguin Encounter

WHEN: 10:30am Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

WHERE: Antarctic Ice Adventure

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Talk and feeding times are subject to change. We try our very best to maintain a regular schedule of presentations at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's, however, we occasionally make changes in the interests of animal welfare. We'll strive to update the website if and when we make changes to the schedule. To be sure you won't miss a thing, please enquire about your favourite animal feed on entry.