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Early Childhood Education Programs

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At SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium, we offer two different ways for young children to explore the underwater world, foster a love of discovery and develop skills to set them up for a lifetime of successful learning.

Self-directed visit:

Your group will able to explore our aquarium at your own pace through a self-directed visit to see the highlights of the aquarium, getting hands-on in our rockpools and viewing sharks, stingrays, turtles, and penguins.

Classroom session:

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We encourage students to explore and imagine a variety of animals through a puppet show and a show-and-tell of authentic animal artefacts. 

Program Pricing

  2023 Prices
Preschool Self-directed visits $15.00
Preschool Puppet Show $17.50
Infants (under 3s) Free

FREE adult ratio 

1:3 - 1 free adult for every 3 children*
Additional teacher/adult supervisor $32.00

*Please note that this does not include infants (under 3s) and only applies to students aged 3 and over.

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Jim and Friends Puppet Show

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What better way to engage your class than with a puppet-show? Join Jim as he explores the ocean and makes a few friends along the way. Coupled with a show-and-tell session with authentic marine artefacts, this is an engaging, fun and informative session your students will love! By completing this session students will:

  • Learn about a range of marine animals and the special features of these animals.
  • Be able to identify different marine animals.
  • Build self-confidence through trying new thing.
  • Help develop communication and language skills through listening and speaking.
  • Understand that there are different marine environments and that different animals live in these.

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