Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium is Auckland's leading school excursion venue, with thousands of students visiting each year!
*NEW: Schools Calendar Download!*
You can now download your very own full colour A3 2013 Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE Aquarium Education Calendar!
The calendar is full of all the information you need to book in your next school visit as well as key education and conservation days celebrated at Kelly's.
Antarctica & Explorers:
- Be immersed in the learning opportunities of Kelly Tarlton's. Highlights of a trip to Kelly Tarlton's include getting up close to NZ's only colony of Antarctic penguins - the majestic King and playful Gentoos. You will identify with the extremes of the Antarctic continent, and retrace the footsteps of intrepid Antarctic explorers.
- Come face to face with thousands of marine creatures including stingrays, sharks, octopus and more. Your trip may include a free lesson session for your class or group, and a self-guided tour through the world of Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World. Pre-visit teacher resources are available, and we welcome teachers to visit us for a pre-visit free of charge!
Try our famous Sleepover option! Bring your group for a magical night at Kelly Tarlton's where you can observe for yourselves whether fish close their eyes when they sleep, or if sharks snore! These exciting nights run from 7:00pm to approximately 9:00am the next day and include supper and breakfast, Stingray Encounter, Fish feeding, educational presentations and more!
If your school hasn't experienced this yet, now is the time to book.
Should you require a classroom session the Education Team will work with you to ensure your curriculum objectives are met.
Pre-Schools, Schools, and Holiday Programmes are all eligible for heavily discount Education Rates - plus a free adult supervisory allowance!
General Info About School Excursions
On display is a large and comprehensive collection of aquatic life, and Antarctic Penguins, housing hundreds of animals representing many different species.
Kelly Tarlton's comprises of the Antarctic Ice Adventure with a new Penguin viewing room and a replica of Scott's Hut. Stingray Bay features giant stingrays, the NIWA interactive room has games and activities, Shark Tank and Oceanarium tank with thousands of native fish, Fish Gallery hosts tropical varieties, Eels and Crays, and the Seahorse Kingdom showcases weird and wonderful Seahorse species.
Authentic Themed Displays
The displays at Kelly Tarlton's allow the students to appreciate the diversity of New Zealand and the Southern Ocean's unique aquatic habitats and their fascinating fauna and flora.
Kelly Tarlton's offers educational visits for students from pre-school through to tertiary level. Our qualified teachers possess in-depth knowledge of their subject matter and are happy to design lessons to meet your particular curriculum needs. Lessons are based on sound educational principles, and designed to enhance the overall experience enjoyed at Kelly Tarlton's.
Special group rates apply for school bookings.