The Two Oceans Aquarium is embracing the longer days of summer by extending its opening hours during this Festive Season. From December 19 until January 6, 2017, the Aquarium will be open from 9am until 7pm (last tickets sold at 6.30pm).
This is the first festive season that the Aquarium’s new I&J Ocean Exhibit will be open to the public. The exhibit holds 1,6 million litres of water, shoals of magnificent fish as well as Yoshi the loggerhead turtle and Bob the green turtle. The exhibit boasts a 9m long continues viewing panel and a 10m full tunnel. The Jelly Gallery, which forms the entrance to the exhibit, has proven to be exceptionally popular with local and international visitors and is sure to enthral with its mirrored walls and mysterious lighting.
The Aquarium offers young and old a multitude of fun activities to enjoy. The AfriSam Children’s Play Centre and the Nemo and Touch Pool Exhibits are perennial favourites with younger visitors. For older visitors, diving in the I&J Ocean Exhibit and the Ocean Basket Kelp Forest Exhibit is sure to create unforgettable memories. Not a qualified diver? Not a problem. The Aquarium offers an in-house short course that certifies non-divers for diving in the Ocean Exhibit (not valid for diving in the Ocean Basket Kelp Forest Exhibit).
Membership to the Two Oceans Aquarium as a gift could put a real smile on someone’s face during the season of giving. Aquarium members not only receive free entrance during the year of their membership, but also a number of other benefits, including skipping the queue (perfect for the bustle during the festive season), discounts on activities and at the Aquarium Shop.
Stuck for gift ideas? Why not include some special experiences? The Aquarium offers an ideal gift for those who have everything. From day tickets, which when bought online affords a 10% discount; to diving in the I&J Ocean Exhibit and the Ocean Basket Kelp Forest Exhibit; memberships for young and old and penguin encounters – there is sure to be something to make gift buying this festive season just a little bit easier.
* For more information, visit aquarium.co.za; or call 021 418 3823.