Open 9:30am - 5pm daily. Last entries 4pm. 23 Tamaki Drive, Orakei, Auckland

Excursion Information

Be immersed in our underwater world, and discover the learning opportunities at Kelly Tarlton’s.

Highlights of a trip include getting up close to New Zealand’s only colony of Sub-Antarctic Penguins – the majestic Kings and playful Gentoos. Come face to face with thousands of marine creatures including sting rays, sharks, octopus and more.

All visits include all day admission to our attraction, FREE self-guided resources online, and even a FREE classroom session with our Marine Biologists. Be sure to book in early for our classroom sessions, as we have limited spaces per day!

Lesson Topics: 

Early Childhood

Primary & Intermediate

Secondary

NCEA

Ocean Adventures With Jim and Friends!


Puppet show and learning through play.

There's No Place Like Home.


Explore different habitats and meet the animals that live there.

Our Oceans, Your Future.


Learn from experience with our marine tam - a guide to marine careers after school.

Our Oceans, Your Future.


Learn from experience with our marine tam - a guide to marine careers after school.

Fish, Sharks and Rays… Oh My!


Come along and meet some of the larger locals. Presentation coupled with a show-and-tell of animal artefacts.

Better Seas, Brighter Future.


Uncover the threats to our environment and what we can all do to help.

Bodies in the Ocean.


Investigate the adaptions and body systems of marine species.

Marine Morphology.


Taking a closer look at the adaptions and body systems necessary for life in the ocean.

(Biology 2.3, 3.3 & 3.4. EFS 3.2)

 

Rocky Shores.


Let's take a closer look at rock pools and the animals that live there. Presentation coupled with show-and-tell.

Earth's Harshest Habitat.


Discover Earths harshest habitat - Antarctica! How animals can survive the cold…

Earth's Harshest Habitat.


Discover Earths harshest habitat - Antarctica! How animals can survive the cold…

Ocean Systems.

 



Introduction to ocean composition, circulation and the carbon cycle.  

(ESS 3.4)

 

Uh oh! Where Did They Go?


A look at extinction and what this means. Find out how we can help!

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow.


A look at extinction and what this means. Identifying threats as well as solutions.

Business and Tourism.


How Kelly Tarlton's became a premier tourist attraction - keys to business and tourism.

 

Feeding the Oceans.


Dive in to investigate who eats who in the oceans - understanding food chains and food webs.

 

Animal Psychology.


Discover what makes animals tick, how we can use that to enhance tier lives and why its important.

 

 *Please note, our Education Classroom has a maximum capacity of 35 people. If you have larger groups, you will be required to book multiple sessions accross the day.

General Info About School Excursions

On display is a large and comprehensive collection of aquatic life, and Sub-Antarctic Penguins.

What you can discover at Kelly Tarlton's:

  • Antarctic Ice Adventure with a new viewing area for our sub-Antarctic
    penguins and a replica of Scott's Hut
  • Stingray Bay featuring giant stingrays and enchanting elephant sharks
  • Shipwreck Shores is an awesome play zone
  • Shark Tank and Shipwreck Discovery tank with thousands of native fish
  • Fish gallery hosts tropical species, fresh water eels and huge crayfish
  • Seahorese Kingdom showcases weird and wonderful Seahorse species.

        

School buses are not permitted to enter the Kelly Tarlton's carpark in the daytime. Unless specifically told otherwise, your bus stop for dropoff and pickup is located outside True Food & Yoga (old Hammerheads), 19 Tamaki Drive. All self guided visits must enter the aquarium through the main entrance.

Make an Excursion Booking Enquiry

 

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