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

Feeds and

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

Daily Schedule of Activities

When What Where


Rock Pool Discovery Rock Pools
11:30am Penguin Feed Antarctic Ice Adventure
12:00pm Fish Gallery Feed Fish Gallery


Rock Pool Discovery Rock Pools
(daily except Tues and Thurs)
Oceanarium Diver Hand Feed Shipwreck Discovery
(Tues & Thurs only)
Shark Feed Shark Tunnel


Rock Pool Discovery Rock Pools
(daily except Wed)
Oceanarium Surface Feed Shipwreck Discovery

 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. 

Penguin 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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