Ocean Kids is an educational programme provided by SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium for primary and intermediate schools. Ocean Kids offers engaging, hands-on experiences students need to ignite their natural curiosity, helping them develop essential skills in a fun and exciting way to set them up for a lifetime of successful learning. We provide the choice of either a semi-guided tour or a classroom session to best suit your groups’ requirements. The session will focus specifically on ONE of the Ocean Kids topics listed below that you opt for.
The 45-minute classroom session involves an educational presentation from one of our dedicated marine educators in our school room, where students are encouraged to explore and imagine. The classroom session will focus on your Ocean Kids topic of choice, all of which include a show-and-tell with authentic animal artefacts.
Your group will then embark on a self-directed visit around the highlights of the aquarium to view sharks, stingrays, turtles, penguins and much more! Topic specific worksheets are available to help provide the highest level of educational value to your students during their visit.
One of our marine educators will guide your class around selected aquarium areas on a 45-minute tour focusing on your Ocean Kids topic of choice! An authentic marine artefact show-and-tell is also available at the conclusion of the tour.
Following the tour your group is free to conduct a self-directed visit throughout the attraction exploring the other fin-tastic displays. Topic specific worksheets are available to help provide the highest level of educational value to your students during their visit.
Looking for something else?
You can email our education team via firstname.lastname@example.org for specific education topic requests - we will endeavour to accommodate requests on a case-by-case basis.
Alternatively, you can plan a self-directed visit and, with our help, tailor it to meet your exact needs. Take a look at our additional teacher notes and worksheets linked below - these will help you add educational value to any type of visit!
- OCEAN KIDS Classification Worksheet Years 3&4 (PDF)
- OCEAN KIDS Classification Worksheet Years 5&6 (PDF)
- OCEAN KIDS Animal Breeding and Courtship Worksheet Years 1&2 (PDF)
- OCEAN KIDS External Features Worksheet Years 1&2 (PDF)
- OCEAN KIDS Life Cycles Worksheet Years 3&4 (PDF)
- OCEAN KIDS Amazing Oceans Teacher Notes (PDF)
The important stuff
|Excursion admission type||Price per person||Details|
|Teacher previsit scouting||FREE||Complementary preliminary scouting visit provided for planning excursions. Minimum 24 hours advance notice required.|
|Self-directed primary school/intermediate student||$12.50||Primary education students in Years 1 - 8 inclusive on a self-guided visit. All abilities.|
Primary school/intermediate student with classroom session or semi-guided tour
|$15.00||Primary education students in Years 1 - 8 inclusive on a semi-guided tour or classroom session. All abilities.|
|Teacher/supervisor||FREE||1 free teacher or adult supervisor (aged 16 years and over) per 6 primary school students.|
|Additional teacher/supervisor||$31.00||Extra teacher or adult supervisor (aged 16 years and over) in addition to the free ratio listed above.|
|Disabled carer||FREE||1 free disabled carer per 1 disabled primary school student.|
All documents must be signed by the relevant parties and brought with you on the day of your visit.
Click here to download all you need to know about your excursion
Click here to download the Behaviour Contract
Click here to download the Parent Helper agreement
Click here to download the RAMS form
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