Things to do With Kids Two Oceans Aquarium
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The Two Oceans Aquarium is a wonderful place for families, individuals, young and old to enjoy. This child-friendly aquarium offers a world of opportunities to explore and discover what the warm Indian Ocean with its bright and colourful fish and corals has to offer. In contrast, the cold Atlantic with its silver shoaling fish, swaying kelp and sleek predators, is sure to mesmerise and leave visitors marvelling at a world unseen by many.

Cool in summer, warm in winter, and perfect every other day. The Two Oceans Aquarium is your all-weather family destination with a purpose!

Underwater experiences Two Oceans

Feeding times

Want to see how a shark eats, or a penguin snacks? The Aquarium is the perfect place to do just that. During feeding times, specific exhibits and animals are fed, accompanied by an informative talk about the exhibit and the special animals. This is just one of the reasons why Two Oceans is one of the most loved family-friendly attractions Cape Town. If you are looking for an educational attractions for kids this is the perfect stop.

Save Our Seas Foundation Shark Exhibit: The sharks are fed every Saturday at 12h00

I&J Ocean Exhibit: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12h00

Kelp Forest Exhibit: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 12h00

Penguins: Every day at 11h30 and 14h30

Scuba with Kids

Kids activities & things to do for kids

Interactive exhibits, a play centre, and more to keep the little ones busy during a visit to the Two Oceans Aquarium.

The tactile Touch Pool Exhibit

Don’t forget to stop by the Touch Pool Exhibit for a hands-on experience. Here you can get your hands wet while inspecting various species of marine plants and animals. The Touch Pool is staffed by trained staff and volunteers who interact with visitors to help them explore and discover this tactile world.

Touch sea creatures

I&J Children’s Play Centre 

The I&J Children’s Play Centre at the Two Oceans Aquarium is always a favourite with parents and their little ones. Kids activities at Two Oceans Aquarium includes interactive arts and crafts, as well as fun and educational puppet shows. Parents can take a break while their kiddies have a run around and a chance to blow off some steam.

Daily Puppet show times at the Tow Oceans Aquarium

10h30
13h30
15h30

Membership

Visit the fish as often as you wish with a Two Oceans Aquarium Membership - perfect for sea-loving families. Aquarium membership gives you a year of unlimited access, plus boatloads of other benefits like exclusive events and bespoke discounts. With more than 8 000 animals from South Africa's oceans, there's a reason they're loved by young and old alike. Become a member today!

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Editor's Notes

Embark on an unforgettable family adventure at the Two Oceans Aquarium, a premier child-friendly destination in Cape Town. Immerse your little ones in the mesmerizing world of marine life and create lasting memories. As one of the best child-friendly attractions in South Africa, the Two Oceans Aquarium offers a perfect blend of education and entertainment for children of all ages.

My family and I love grabbing lunch and taking some time out "under" the ocean - we highly recommend a visit!