SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

23 Tamaki Drive, Ōrākei

Auckland 1071

New Zealand

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Feeds and Talks

Feeds and Talks

Check the daily feeding and talk times for Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium here and catch your favourite animal at feeding time!

10:30am, 1:00pm & 3:00pm

Turtle BayTurtle Talk

Did you know that all the turtles at Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's have been rescued and will one day be released back into the wild? Catch the Turtle Talk more about these amazing creatures!

11:00am, 12:30pm & 2:30pm

Rock Pools: Rock Pool Discovery

Did you know how a starfish eats his morning tea? Or what a kina looks like up close? Find out more about the creatures who inhabit our Rock Pools during this weird and wonderful presentation.

11:30 am

Antarctic Ice Adventure: Penguin Talk and Feed

Don't miss the only scheduled penguin feed of the day. During this feed, our colony of King and Gentoo penguins receive their breakfast and vitamins from the curation team. This is a great opportunity to hear about the penguin activity in the enclosure.


Fish Gallery: Fish Gallery Feed

Join our curation team in Fish Gallery to see a variety of marine life being fed. This is a great opportunity to learn about some of our weird and wonderful creatures - from the venomous Lion Fish to our huge Packhorse crayfish.

2:00pm (daily except Tues and Thurs)

Shipwreck Discovery: Oceanarium Diver Hand Feed

This encounter includes the feeding of a variety of different marine animals including Sea Turtles, and a large array of fish life. Our fish consume about 100kg of fresh fish, mussels and dietry supplements a week.

2:00pm (Tues & Thurs only)

Shark Tunnel: Shark Feed

Watch as two of our divers, each with a bucket of mullet and kahawai, hand feed our sharks. This captivating encounter happens every Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm.

3:30pm (daily except Wed)

Shipwreck Discovery: Oceanarium Surface Feed

A member of our curation team feeds the many inhabitants of the Oceanarium tank by dropping food (including mussels, herring, squid) from a raft. Watch as fish dart at rapid speeds trying to get their share of the food.