SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

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Auckland 1071

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Colourful Creatures

SEA LIFE selfies & underwater storybook adventures

05 Jun 2019 14:38:15

Animal Planet Colourful Creatures

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's and Animal Planet have joined forces to immerse you into a vibrant underwater challenge these July school holidays with five interactive pods focusing on the aquarium’s Colourful Creatures! Dive in and test yourself against some of the most powerful sea creatures and discover which vivid marine creature you're most like! 

Inspired by the natural colours and textures of magnificent sea life, you'll learn about the powers of five amazing underwater creatures then put your strength and intelligence to the test on the multi-coloured SEA LIFE pods! Go face-to-fin against speedy sharks, test your strength against sea stars and more! There will be a variety of hands-on activities including creature talks, activity trails and creature feeds. Head to SEA LIFE to join in on the fun! 

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From the rippling Sea Anemones to the vibrant Blue Tang to the vivid Green Tree Snake, guests can learn more about sea creatures while exploring shapes, colours and textures. You'll face interactive challenges as you navigate from tank to tank, seeing if you can spot the invisible camouflaged octopuses, or match the power of a crab’s claw with a pinch of a resistance crunch bar. Along the route, kids will also learn about the amazing physical attributes of starfish, sharks, octopuses, crabs and seahorses.

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Colourful Creatures isn’t just about unique photo opportunities; kids can uncover a mystery animal by visiting each of the colouring-in stations. During the school holidays from 6 July to 21 July, kids will also receive a Colourful Creatures hat and be able to create their own underwater adventure storybook!

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's famous black and white residents – the regal King Penguins and cheeky Gentoo penguins – have influenced the final photo opportunity on the journey. 

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Ready to take on the challenge? Pre-book tickets online in advance to guarantee entry. 


No need to book a date or time



Per adult (Child $27)
  • Flexible entry - arrive anytime in the next 12 months
  • Skip the queues with express mobile ticket entry
  • Free admission under age 3


Fishy fun for the whole family


Full Price


Adult From (Child $29)
  • Learn what happens behind the scenes on a unique tour
  • Enjoy a rarely seen view of the aquarium exhibits
  • All day aquarium admission included