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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

23 Tamaki Drive, Ōrākei

Auckland 1071

New Zealand

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We are re-opening Monday 31 August!
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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

Pebble Painting at Kelly Tarlton's

An exclusive event for Annual Pass members

11 Sep 2020 15:22:12

Members' only event | Pebble Painting

"During Gentoo Penguins courtship period, male and female penguins will scour the ice for the perfect pebble and present it to their sweetheart as a gift. If accepted and a partnership formed, they will continue to collect pebbles until a nest is built."

We are inviting our Kelly Tarlton's Annual Pass and Merlin Annual Pass members to come and paint the pebbles that our Gentoo penguins used to build their nests last season.

Join us and our Penguin team will select one painted pebble as the winner to receive a prize pack of Penguin goodies!

Please note:

  1. This is a members' only event. Only book tickets if you are a current Kelly Tarlton's Annual Pass or Merlin Annual Pass member. Annual Passes will be scanned at the time of entry.
  2. One pebble per person. You only need to book for your child if you are accompanying your child.
  3. Entry is free if you are an Annual Pass member.
  4. Due to Government's Covid-19 capacity restrictions, please also reserve your spaces via the Annual Pass Pre-book option.
  5. If you are not an Annual Pass member, but are accompanying a member who will be painting, you should pre-purchase your General Admission ticket.
  6. Suitable for children 3-15 years old.
  7. All children must enter the attraction with an adult 16 years or over.
  8. Event dates are - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays during these school holidays (29 Sep, 30 Sep, 01 Oct, 06 Oct, 07 Oct and 08 Oct 2020) at 3:00pm sharp.  We highly recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the event.
  9. Allow 45 mins for painting, and approximately 1 hour drying time. You can collect the pebbles once it is dried.
  10. We reserve the right to give your space away if you arrive 10 minutes late.
  11. By attending this event, you agree to be photographed and/or filmed and give permission to use your likeness in promotional and/or marketing materials.


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  • Discounts on experiences, food & beverages, and much more!
  • Skip the queues with express Annual Pass attraction entry


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Adult From (Child from $23.20)
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  • Express entry with mobile ticket entry
  • Price includes a Digi Photo Pass giving you 10 digital photos – valued at $26!