If your kids need a soothing afternoon, or something to keep the boredom at bay, why not take them to a local aquarium? Aquariums feature a dazzling array of fish and other marine life for people to observe.Your kids will be amazed by how much there is to see under the sea!
Information on aquariums for kids in South Africa
Will your kids enjoy a visit to an aquarium?
For an educational day out and a memorable experience, an aquarium is a fascinating place to go. Visiting an aquarium is a great kids' activities and gives your children the opportunity to learn about tropical fish, reef fish, saltwater fish, and aquatic mammals including dolphins and seals. A number of aquariums have walk through shark tanks which can add an element of excitement and adventure to your kids' experience.
Aquariums suit kids who are interested in fish and marine animals and want to learn more about South Africa's dazzling array of sea life. Many aquariums offer a chance for kids to get more involved, including swimming with sharks or dolphins, fish feeding, and interactive pools where kids can touch starfish and observe fish more closely.
Aquariums are perfect for kids of any age - even very young babies will be entranced by the fish swimming past and may stare at them in fascination. Visiting an aquarium can be fun and relaxing for the whole family.
Most large aquariums offer guided tours and educational talks, souvenir shops, cafes, and baby change facilities.
How to organise a visit to an aquarium with your kids
Most aquariums are open all year round but they can get exceptionally busy during school holidays. The most well known aquariums in South Africa are the Two Oceans Aquarium, the East London Aquarium, and uShaka Marine World.
The cost of entry to a large aquarium is usually around R110 per adult and R90 per child. Family discounts and online specials are also available. You can get a good deal by purchasing entry to the aquarium alongside entry to an affiliated theme park or other facility.
Generally, you'll be asked not to bring outside food into an aquarium. It is also important to supervise your children while you are inside. Get there early during busy periods to avoid the worst of the crowds.