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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

23 Tamaki Drive, Ōrākei

Auckland 1071

New Zealand

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Regular days of operation: Thursday - Monday Bookings are essential - purchase your tickets online 24 hours in advance with a discount of 20%!
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Share your Plastic Free July journey with us and WIN!

Is your class participating in Plastic Free July? Let us know how you are getting involved and you could win a FREE class visit to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's!

Here at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's, we LOVE Plastic Free July - we also love seeing other people getting involved, and sharing their experience!

This year, your class can win a free visit to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's simply by sharing what they are doing to participate in and celebrate Plastic Free July. This might be:

  • Signing up as a class or school to participate in Plastic Free July.
  • Conducting a waste audit at your school and thinking of ways to improve your school's waste management.
  • Investigating what plastic is used in the school and what alternatives there are.
  • Conduct a clean-up at school, in your local park or beach!
  • Create a piece of artwork to raise awareness about the threat of plastic to marine life.
  • And so much more!

Send your actions to the education department at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's by the end of July to go in the draw. Don't forget to include a written description of the action, as well as photos and videos of the class making it happen!

Email learn@kellytarltons.co.nz for more information or to enter.


Terms and Conditions: class size is limited to 35 students, for classes larger than this they will be required to pay for the additional students to attend at a cost of $15 per student ($12.50 per student for a self-guided visit). The visit will include one free adult per six students, additional adults will be charged $31 each. The class visit must be conducted before July 30th, 2021. During 2020, visits can only be conducted on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Education sessions are dependant on the availability of an educator. Only one entry per class, however, multiple entries per school is allowed. Competition closes at 11.59pm 31st of July 2020. Winners will be contacted within the first week of August 2020.

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Plastic Free July

Challenge Your Class This Plastic Free July

Here's four simple ways to reduce single use plastic, why not give them a go!
  1. Introduce waste-free Wednesday where students can try their best to pack their lunch not using any singe use plastic. (see link below for downloadable worksheet)
  2. Bring our own bottles! By reusing rather than replacing this helps reduce single use plastic.
  3. Don't release any birthday balloons as these can end up in our oceans. Animals can mistake the appearance for food and potentially strangle themselves with the balloon string.
  4. Make the pledge and promise to use less plastic this July. Head to plasticfreejuly.org and sign up as a school
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Get your class to create a lunchbox full of tasty treats & without any plastic! By packing waste-free lunch, you can save money, help the earth and eat healthier!


Why not hold a workshop with your class using our free plastic facts poster below as a conversation starter. This resource also includes instructions on how to make beeswax wraps, a fun activity and a great plastic-free alternative!


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Evolve your classes love of the ocean

Why not evolve your classes' love of the ocean with one of our Ocean Programs. With 3 different ways to learn and topics to suit all classes, there's something for everyone at Kelly Tarlton's!  


Don't forget to check out our free resources to use before, after, or even just between visits!


Have questions? Get in touch with our education team at learn@kellytarltons.co.nz

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