The Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town offers visitors the opportunity to discover the diverse marine life found off the southern African coast. Through displays ranging from the small and almost fantastical Knysna seahorses to large ragged-tooth sharks, the Aquarium holds wondrous discoveries for young and old, around every corner. Meet the animals that call the icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean their home – and the brightly coloured ones that live in the warm Indian Ocean. Be mesmerized by the swaying of the giant kelp in the aptly named Kelp Forest Exhibit - one of only a handful living kelp forest displays in the world and the only one in Africa. Or come face-to-face with giant spider grabs and have an adventurous tactile experience at the Touch Pool.
Cool in summer, warm in winter, and perfect every other day. The Two Oceans Aquarium is your all-weather family destination with a purpose!
I&J Ocean Exhibit – 12h00 and 14h00
Penguin Exhibit – African penguins daily at 11h30 and 14h30
Predator Exhibit – Every Sunday at 15h00
Kids activities & things to do for kids
The I&J Children's Play Centre is a one-stop education-friendly, fishy-fun stop for children. There are so many things to do with kids at this child-friendly destination in the V and A Waterfront! Children can get active with arts and crafts, or get learning with entertaining puppet shows.
Getting in touch with the ocean
It's a super sensory feast at the touch pool. Little ones can get their hands wet, pick up seaweed, watch an anemone open and close, pick up an abalone shell while being informed by our volunteers.
Every visit to the Two Oceans Aquarium is packed with conservation-minded activities, supported by a strong environmental ethos, and filled with exciting animals and things to do.
Celebrating, Aquarium-style Kids Party Venue
Splash out with an unforgettable themed kids birthday party at the Aquarium. Children can celebrate with their favourite ocean characters, from SpongeBob to the Little Mermaid, and catering options are varied to suit any budget.
Sea Life As A Gift
The Two Oceans Aquarium is turning 23 years old, and we want to share our ocean treasures with you by inviting you to visit the Aquarium for free on your birthday!
For more information on this fabulous offer email the Two Oceans Aquarium by using the contact form below.
Aquarium sleepovers with the family - the idealnightt time activity for kids!
It's a cosy family affair at the Aquarium sleepovers. The Aquarium's atmosphere changes at night, and it becomes an event filled with wonder and mystery. It's something families should do at least once.
Membership at the Two Oceans Aquarium
A Two Oceans Aquarium membership offers unique experiences, discounts and year-round activities. Whether you sign up for membership as a family or receive membership as a gift, Cape Town's underwater wonderland is yours to explore 365 days a year!
Special Events at the Two Oceans Aquarium
Keep checking for exciting events hosted by the Two Oceans Aquarium.
Volunteer at the International Coastal Cleanup, the Two Oceans Aquarium 'Trash Bash' at Sunset Beach in Blouberg, 15 September 2018.
The Great Optimist Race
Two Oceans Aquarium calls on all to support the Great Optimist Race to raise funds for sick children and sick turtles. The Great Optimist Race will take place on 20 October in the V&A Waterfront and will see the Two Oceans Aquarium partaking alongside charities such as the NSRI, the Children’s Hospital Trust and Newborns Trust. Donations are encouraged and can be made online at GivenGain
For more information about the Two Oceans Aquarium Turtle Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release programme, as well as the Great Optimist race, please visit the Two Oceans Aquarium website.