ABOVE AND BELOW SEA LEVEL
A visit to the Two Oceans Aquarium became mandatory to every visitor to Cape Town many moons ago. Mainly because South Africa is fortunate to enjoy and explore sea life of two very different oceans- the Atlantic with its cold currents travelling up from Antarctica and the Indian Ocean’s warm waters.
We are here to tell you a little bit more about the extra activities that the aquarium offers for all ages atop their magnificent exhibitions.
Catch a feeding show: your chance to see the sharks, penguins and rays at their quirkiest and have all your questions answered.
I&J OCEAN EXHIBIT
Daily at 12:00 and 14:00
The Aquarium’s talking scuba diver hand feeds the sea turtles, rays and guitarfish at noon, and the smaller fish enjoy a feeding frenzy every afternoon.
Guides are there to take your questions and teach you about the I&J Ocean Exhibit’s inhabitants.
Daily at 11:30 and 14:30
The African penguin colony is joined by the penguin keepers every day for their meals of fish and shrimp.
Join the quirky penguins and learn about their habits, lifestyles and the risks they face in the wild.
HAVE A PENGUIN EXPERIENCE
Get up close and personal with the adorable Rockhopper penguins of the Two Oceans Aquarium. Learn about the feathered friends and watch them being fed. They also love sitting in people’s laps! A perfect selfie opportunity.
Suitable for age 8-80
Sundays at 15:00
Every Sunday afternoon the team of scuba divers enters the Predator Exhibit to feed the ragged-tooth sharks.
Viewers at the main window will be able to ask questions and learn about the lifestyles of sharks.
HAVE AN OCEAN EXPERIENCE
Get a lot closer to the animals of the I&J Ocean Exhibit! Engage with the friendly rescue turtles in the secure environment, and get a privileged look (with mask and snorkel) at the beautiful short-tail stingrays, the man-faced black Musselcracker, giant Guitarfish and the nearly 200 other fish swimming around this large-scale exhibit.
LOOK CLOSER, FEEL CLOSER
“Sea” life under the microscope! Check out the interactive exhibit that reveals the world of the very, very small. Also nearby is the Touch Pool, where you can pick up, touch and feel a variety of marine animals and plants.
TAKE A DIVE
Diving in the Aquarium offers the unique opportunity to get close to shoals of large predators such as yellowfin tuna, striped bonito, dusky kob and black- and white musselcracker – as well as three turtles: a dive that you can’t experience in the natural environment.
Feeding experiences are free- you just need to be there on time. Individual experiences are charged differently and can be booked directly on the Two Oceans Aquarium website.