The Two Oceans Aquarium will be hosting a tour on 25 August – to see ‘behind the scenes’ of the aquarium that only staff members usually have access to.

The event will take place from 11am – 12pm and costs R75 per person and it is advised to not bring any children under the age of five.

The event is only open to members of the Two Oceans Aquarium that hold the annual members pass.

Visitors will be guided by Two Oceans Aquarium Exhibits Coordinator Pierre de Villiers and Conservation Coordinator Talitha Noble in the morning.

The tour will allow attendees to experience the predator exhibit from above and take a closer look at how divers feed the giant turtles, sharks and fish.

Members will be greeted by Bob and Sandy, two friendly turtles as they poke their heads out of the top of the I&J Ocean Exhibit.

Picture: Two Oceans Aquarium

The tour allows visitors to understand the work behind maintaining the aquarium and the nooks and crannies that make up the oceanic exhibits.

In order to book your spot on this private tour, send an email to [email protected]

 

Annual Membership 

The membership provides a variety of benefits, such as unlimited access to the aquarium, skipping the long queues and discounts off the in-house stores, fresh seawater for home aquarists, exclusive invitations to previews and events such as members only sleep overs.

Here is the membership pricing: 

New membership Renewal Upgrade your day ticket
Adult R425 R380 R250
Child 14 – 17 R330 R300 R200
Child 4 – 13 R210 R190 R125
Children under 4 FREE FREE FREE
SA pensioners and students* R330 R300 R200
Aupairs R275 R250 R100

In order to qualify for the student or pensioner price, a valid proof of identity or student card must be shown.

Picture: Two Oceans Aquarium

Article written by

Ishani Chetty

Ishani is a vegetarian who is passionate about social issues, the environment and current affairs.