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SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

23 Tamaki Drive, Ōrākei

Auckland 1071

New Zealand

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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 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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Shark Feeding at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

Shark Feed

WHEN: 2:00pm Tuesdays & Thursdays

WHERE: Shark Tunnel

Survival of the fittest' is the name of the game when its feeding time in our shark tank! Watch as two of our divers, each with a bucket of mullet and kahawai, hand feed our sharks in the Shark Tunnel.

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See turtles at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium Auckland

Turtle Talk

WHEN: 10:30am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm 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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Touch a sea star at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium Auckland

Rock Pool Discovery

WHEN: 11:00am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm daily

WHERE: Rock Pool

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Meet a seal | SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium

Fish Feed

WHEN: 12 noon daily

WHERE: Fish Gallery

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.

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See divers hand feed our creatures at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's

Oceanarium Diver Hand Feed

WHEN: 2:00pm daily (excl. Tuesdays and Thursdays)

WHERE: Shipwreck Discovery

This encounter at Shipwreck Discovery 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 dietary supplements a week.

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See sharks up close at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium

Oceanarium Surface Feed

WHEN: 3:30pm

WHERE: Shipwreck Discovery

A member of our curation team feeds the many inhabitants of the Oceanarium tank at Shipwreck Discovery 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.

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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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Aquarium Behind the Scenes Tour | SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's

Behind the Scenes Tour

WHEN: 12:45pm daily

WHERE: Staff-only back of house areas - to find out more about adding this experience to your visit below.


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Swim with sharks at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's

Shark Cage Adventure

WHEN: 11:00am and 11:30am weekends

WHERE: Shark Tunnel


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Meet penguins up close at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's

Penguin Encounter

WHEN: 10:30am daily (excl. Mondays and Wednesdays)

WHERE: Antarctic Ice Adventure


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Sunshine Coast Family Attraction | SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast at Mooloolaba

Buy Off-Peak Tickets Online & Save!

Book your SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Auckland Aquarium off-peak tickets online in advance (Monday - Friday excluding holidays) to save 10% off walk-up ticket prices. You'll also get to skip the ticket queue with 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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