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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

23 Tamaki Drive, Ōrākei

Auckland 1071

New Zealand

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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

Virtual Aquarium

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Dive into our virtual aquarium! 

Below you can find a range of resources that can be used in the classroom or at home with your family. Go behind the scenes with our keepers, aquarists and our star sea creatures and choose from a range of exclusive activity sheets, craft activities and downloadables! Whether you're a teacher looking for lesson inspiration or looking for something to keep kids busy during the holidays, you'll love a trip to the virtual aquarium. Want to be updated when we have something new? Simply become a SEA LIFE Member

 

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The Kelly Tarlton Story

Download a piece of history! We've dug out our 1987 Visitor Guide full of fishy facts, original images from Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World and more!

>>DOWNLOAD HERE

 

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Educational Factsheets and Activities

Download these fun and educational fact sheets and activities to discover, explore and learn about our amazing marine life!

From jellyfish to turtles, penguins to cuttlefish...we've got something for everyone! 

Penguin Activities

Penguin Education Activities

Looking for a fun and educational way to learn about habitats, life-cycles and conservation all in one? Then this activity book is for you!

These six penguin themed activities will keep kids entertained, and learning! 

>>PENGUIN ACTIVITY BOOK

Download these free activity sheets to keep the kids entertained...and learning!

>>PENGUIN ACTIVITY SHEET

>>DOWNLOAD EVEN MORE ACTIVITIES HERE!


Red Cuttlefish

Marine Life Fact Sheets

Check out our cool creature fact sheets to learn more about your favourite marine animals, or to discover one that you've never thought of before!

>>PENGUIN FACT SHEET

>>CUTTLEFISH FACT SHEET

>>JELLYFISH FACT SHEET

>>TURTLE FACT SHEET

>>PORT JACKSON SHARK FACTSHEET

 


Waste Free Lunch Box

How good are you at packing a waste free lunch box? Give it a go and see how little rubbish or waste you can pack in your lunch box!

By reducing waste, we can make suer our planet and animals stay healthy.

>>DOWNLOAD ACTIVITY


Grey Nurse Shark

Day-in-the-Life..

Can you imagine what a day in the life of an animal would be like? You can with this fun worksheet!

>>DOWNLOAD WORKSHEET


Moon Jelly

Jellyfish!

We LOVE jellyfish - and we hope that you do too! But if not, here's a fact sheet chock full of fun facts and reasons to get on board team JELLYFISH!

>>JELLY FISH FACTSHEET & ACTIVITIES

>>JELLY FISH WORD FIND


Water Experiments

Water Experiments

It's time to grab your lab coast and goggles! Or at least your jugs of water and marbles...

These 5 different water experiments to do at home only require a few items and are quick and easy to try out.

These experiments are a perfect way for your child to practise predicting outcomes. Building a hypothesis is an important part of any experiment and teaches your child about cause and effect.

>>DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS


Pot-bellied seahorse

Sea Horse Activity Booklet

We don't 'sea-horse' around when it comes to fun education. Download this FREE sea horse themed activity booklet for counting, word finds and a horse-load if info on sea horses!

>>SEA HORSE ACTIVITY BOOKLET 

Pssst - parents, not 100% sure about your sea horse facts? Download the answer sheet here:

>>ANSWER SHEET


Clown Anemonefish

Coral Reef Activty Booklet

Dive in to the world of coral reefs where you can clown-around with clown fish all day! This activity booklet is the perfect combination of fun and learning that will keep the kids entertained with fun facts, word-finds, mazes and more.

>>CORAL REEF ACTIVITY BOOKLET


Poison VS Venom

Do you know the difference between poison and venom? Download this worksheet and watch the video to find out all the info you need!

>>POISON vs VENOM WORKSHEET


TAB Boardgame

Create Your Own Boardgame

Create your own creature board game with these easy to use instructions and templates! Along the way you'll learn about predators and prey as well as habitats.

 

>>DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS


Mums of the SEA!

Can you match these ocean mums with their babies? Download this fun mothers day inspired activity now!

>>DOWNLOAD

Learn more about the amazing mothers of the sea with these fun activity sheets:

>>DOWNLOAD


What's for Lunch?

Do you know what a turtle likes to eat? What about a shark? Match up the sea creatures and their favourite foods with this fun activity sheet!

>>DOWNLOAD



Go Behind-the-Scenes for our Shark Feed!


Posters and Infographics

Download and print these 'jaw-some' posters and infographics!

Are you mad about sharks? Or are turtles more your pace? What about the weird and wonderful slimy creatures of the ocean? Download your FREE posters and infographics!

TURLTE POSTER - DOWNLOAD                    SLIMED SEA LIFE - DOWNLOAD       

                                                                                                         

   SHARK POSTER - DOWNLOAD                PENGUIN LIFE CYCLE - DOWNLOAD

                                                                

 

 

 

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Meet Jaxon the Loggerhead Turtle!

Jaxon is a juvenile loggerhead turtle that was in care at our Turtle Hospital from late 2017 through to early 2019. Harry, one of our senior aquarists, is here to give you a sneak-peek at the Turtle Hospital and some of the work that goes into rehabilitating sick sea turtles.

In this video you'll be introduced to Jaxon - the juvenile loggerhead turtle. Find out where he came from and why he needed rescuing!


Harry will walk you through some of the ways our turtle care team ensure turtles get on the road to recovery. You'll also hear all about loggerhead turtles and what makes them so special!



SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Turtle Hospital


Under the Sea Colouring and Crafts!

Add some colour to your world with our under the sea colouring in activity sheets! Our craft activities are a great way to spend time together, as well as teaching kids (and possible parents!) a little something about sea life along the way.  

Tropical Reef Fish Toilet Roll Craft

Wondering what to do with all your empty toilet paper rolls? We have the perfect at-home craft to do with your kids! Follow along and make your own Tropical Reef Fish


Seahorse Paper Craft

Looking for a FIN-tastic seahorse craft to make with your family? We have you covered! Follow along with our video and make adorable seahorse art!


Colouring In

Under the Sea Colouring-in

There are THOUSANDS of marine animals! Colour some in, and why not draw a few of your own?

UNDER THE SEA - DOWNLOAD NOW

RAINBOW - DOWNLOAD NOW

At SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s you can bring your drawings to life! Colour in our Amazing Creations stencils and scan them to life on your next visit!

AMAZING CREATIONS - DOWNLOAD NOW

 


Turtle Paper Plate Craft

We have a turtle-y awesome paper plate craft idea for you and you whanau to enjoy!

Follow these step-by-step instructions to bring a little bit of the aquarium to your home.

 


Shark Peg Craft

Do you want  a JAWsome craft activity to enjoy with the whanau? Follow the step-by-step instructions to make a super snappy, hungry shark!

 


Turtle Colouring

Sea Creature Colouring-in

Colour-in some of your favourite creatures with these turtle-y cool stencils!

>>TURTLE

>>PENGUINS

>>LIONFISH

>>CORAL


Jellyfish Watercolour Craft

Did you know that jellyfish have no brains, heart, bones or eyes? make your very own jelly blubbers with us! Follow along and create some beautiful watercolour jellyfish.


Mum & Baby Fish Craft

We think Mums are FINtastic! Follow along with us and create your very own Mum and Bub Fish Craft with your whanau.



More Videos to Enjoy!

Penguin Introduction

Meet Laura - our Bird Department team leader. She'll introduce you to the penguins we have here at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's.


Penguins - Pollution

Find out what kind of pollution is having the biggest impact on wild populations of penguins.


Penguins - Travel

The distance penguins have to travel for their food is increasing - watch this video to find out why, and how we can help stop this!


Penguin Video - Meet our Colony!

Kiara, one of our expert educators, is here to talk you through parts of our penguin department - from how we keep the snow nice and clean, to penguin adaptations and conservation.

Get inspired to learn even more about penguins and help us to teach others and raise awareness this World Penguin Day!


Jellyfish Life-cycle

Did you know that jellyfish can CLONE themselves? Our aquarists team sure did, which is why they've been able to breed jellies on-site so successfully!


Turtle Introduction

Did you know that 5 out of the 7 species of sea turtles can be seen in New Zealand waters? Here to introduce you to turtles is Harry, one of our senior aquarists.


Turtle - Rehabilitation

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's is home to New Zealand's one and only Turtle Hospital! Meet Harry, a senior aquarist, who is here to tell you about how we rescue and rehabilitate sick and injured turtles.


Shark Introduction

Here at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's we LOVE sharks! Josh, one of our senior aquarists, is here to introduce you to the species we have here - you'll soon fall in love with sharks too!


Sharks -Sustainable Fishing

Shark numbers are declining worldwide, here's one of the big reasons why and what we can all do to slow the decline. You'll also get an insight into what will happen to our oceans if we one day lose all the sharks!



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