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23 Tamaki Drive

Orakei,Auckland, NZ, 1071

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ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

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.

*NEWS* We are making some exciting changes to our education program in Term 2 2018. You will notice some name changes to our program but you will continue to receive the same outstanding program from our dedicated educators.

Our new program will be called:

OCEAN TOTS - Early Childhood

OCEAN KIDS - Primary

OCEAN TEENS - Secondary

OCEAN Tots logo

OCEAN Kids logo

OCEAN Teens logo

 

 

General Information

The Aquarium is open from 9.30am to 5.00pm every day with last admissions STRICTLY 4.00pm

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 between Kelly Tarlton's and True Food and Yoga, 19 Tamaki Drive. All self guided visits must enter the aquarium through the main entrance.

Payment is made on the day by cash or credit card only. Only one payment is accepted for the bookings (individual payments and memberships not valid for school bookings).

Complimentary Teacher Pre-Visits:

Kelly Tarlton's offers all registered teachers a COMPLIMENTARY pre visit to better help you plan your excursion. In order to receive your complimentary entry to the aquarium, please complete the form and email it least 24 hours in advanced. You must bring a valid registration and photo ID for entry.

EXCURSION RATES 2018

Excursions can be self-guided, or our education staff can also provide a curriculum-based classroom lesson (approx. 45 minutes). All prices are per person.

 

Student Excursion Admission Rates

$12.50 - Pre-school (3 years+) to Year 13

$12.50 - Special School (1:1 Carers ratio)

$15.00 - Language Schools

$15.00 - Tertiary

 

Supervisor Rates

 $31.00 - Adult Supervisors (Extra adults and teachers above FOC ratio)

Free Admission

Adults (including teachers) supervising student groups are offered free admission on the following ratios:

  • 1 free adult per 3 pre-school students (3- 5 year old students)
  • 1 free adult per 6 students (Years 0 - 13)
  • 1 free adult per 1 disabled student
  • 1 free adult per 10 Tertiary school students
  • 1 free adult per 10 Language school students

Payment is made on the day by cash or credit card only. Only one payment is accepted for the bookings (individual payments and memberships not valid for school bookings).

EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM

Term 1 2018

Ocean Adventures with Jimmy and Friends: Play

Puppet show and learning through play.

Fish Sharks and Rays: Exploration

Come along and meet some of the larger fish, sharks and rays. Presentation coupled with a show-and-tell of animal artefacts.

Rocky Shores: Discover 

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

 

Term 2 2018

OCEAN TOTS: Puppet Show 

Puppet show and learning through play.

OCEAN TOTS: My first SEA

Come along and meet some of the larger fish, sharks and rays. Presentation coupled with a show-and-tell of animal artefacts.

OCEAN TOTS: Rock pool Exploration

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

PRIMARY & INTERMEDIATE PROGRAM

Term 1 2018

There's No Place Like Home: Habitats

Explore different habitats and meet the animals that live there.

Better Seas, Brighter Future: Conservation

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

Earth's Harshest Habitat: Antarctica

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

Where Did They Go?: Extinction

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

Feeding the Oceans: Food Chains

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

 

Term 2 2018

OCEAN KIDS: Habitats

Explore different habitats and meet the animals that live there.

OCEAN KIDS: Conservation

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

OCEAN KIDS: Antarctica

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

OCEAN KIDS: Extinction

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

OCEAN KIDS: Food Chains

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

SECONDARY SCHOOL PROGRAM

Term 1 2018

Our Oceans, Your Future: Careers

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

Bodies in the Ocean: Adaptations

Investigate the adaptions and body systems of marine species.

Antarctica: Habitats

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

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Conservation

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

 

Term 2 2018

OCEAN TEENS: Careers

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

OCEAN TEENS: Adaptations

Investigate the adaptions and body systems of marine species.

OCEAN TEENS: Antarctica

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

OCEAN TEENS: Conservation

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

NCEA PROGRAM

Our Oceans, Your Future: Careers

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

Marine Morphology: Adaptations

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)

Ocean Systems: 

Introduction to ocean composition, circulation and the carbon cycle.  (ESS 3.4)

Animal Psychology: 

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