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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

23 Tamaki Drive, Ōrākei

Auckland 1071

New Zealand

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We're open Thursday-Monday 9.30am-5.00pm Bookings are essential - purchase your tickets online with a discount of 20%!
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

Creature Feeds & Talks

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's


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Make your aquarium experience even better, join our expert team for a feed or talk.

Join us for our fun and interactive talks every day at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium and learn fascinating facts about our creatures!

Check the daily feeding times here and become an instant expert with our range of educational daily talks. The best part is, they're all included in your admission price!

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See penguins being fed at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's

Penguin Talk & Feed

WHEN: 11.30am and 1.00pm daily

WHERE: Antarctic Ice Adventure

Get your happy feet down to the Antarctic Ice Adventure and watch our penguins dipping, diving and gliding around through our viewing windows. During this feed, our colonies of King and Gentoo penguins receive their breakfast and vitamins from the curation team.

Discover all of the unique traits that these majestic sub-Antarctic birds possess and the conservation efforts to protect them. Don't miss the only scheduled penguin feed of the day! 

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See turtles at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium Auckland

Turtle Talk

WHEN: 10.30am and 12noon daily

WHERE: Turtle Bay

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 at Turtle Bay for more about these amazing creatures! penguin activity in the enclosure. 

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Learn about some of the most misunderstood creatures in the sea at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's!

Shark Presentation

WHEN: 1.30pm daily

WHERE: Oceanarium Shark Tunnel

Join our guest experience team in our oceanarium tunnel as sharks and rays glide over top. In this daily presentation you'll hear why sharks are misunderstood, why they are important and what we can all do to ensure we still have sharks in our oceans in the future!

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Come along to see our New Zealand fish get their afternoon snack!

Surface Feed and Fish Presentation

WHEN: 3.00pm daily

WHERE: Oceanarium Fish Tunnel

Our Oceanarium Fish Tunnel showcases some of the best and most well-known New Zealand fish species. From snapper to red moki, blue maomao to sandager's wrasse - this display lets you experience the marine environment of Aotearoa without getting wet! Keep your eyes peeled for the sand tiger shark and eagle rays as well!

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Touch a sea star at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium Auckland

Rock Pool Discovery

WHEN: Open daily

WHERE: Rock Pool Zone - Turtle Bay

Visit one of our marine educators at our Rocky Pool zone located in Turtle Bay. Here you will learn all about life in the intertidal zone, plus get up close and personal with some of the inhabitants!  

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Add an experience to your SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's visit.

We have a number of unforgettable experiences you can add to your visit to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Auckland Aquarium. When you purchase these experience tickets, all day aquarium admission is included!


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Swim with sharks at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's

Shark Cage Adventure

WHEN: 10:00am and 11:30am Saturdays and Sundays

WHERE: Shark Tunnel


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Meet penguins up close at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's

Penguin Encounter

WHEN: 10:30am Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

WHERE: Antarctic Ice Adventure


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Book your SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Auckland Aquarium tickets online in advance to save up to 20% off walk-up ticket prices. You'll also get to fast-tracked mobile ticket entry.

Buy your tickets online now and enjoy these special aquarium ticket discounts!


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Talk and feeding times are subject to change. We try our very best to maintain a regular schedule of presentations at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's, however, we occasionally make changes in the interests of animal welfare. We'll strive to update the website if and when we make changes to the schedule. To be sure you won't miss a thing, please enquire about your favourite animal feed on entry. 

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