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“A great place for kids to learn”

Kaikoura Marine Aquarium
Ranked #19 of 38 things to do in Kaikoura
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

What a fantastic place for kids to learn about our marine life.

My son is only 3.5 years old, but we spent just under an hour in the aquarium, the highlight for him was the dark bioluminescent UV room with the sea life painted around the walls.

He also kept returning to the two touch tanks, where you can feel a variety of living animals, such as cushion starfish and anemones and liked counting the sea urchins and of course loved the shark tank too!

They sell a great fold out brochure for identifying different seaweed, shells etc as you head out on the beach.

Yes it is $10 entry for an adult, but HELLO - where else can you get this hands on experience, created by a very passionate marine biologist?! Who knows - it could shape your own childrens career path?!

Please support this awesome venture, I don't often make extra effort to make reviews, it is worth it.

Thank Fozziestravels
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

This us what my son felt summed up this little find. We really enjoyed this visit, and of course loved the touch pools.

Thank sunsoakerNewZealand
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Excellent touching pool and tanks, plus good deep sea room but a bit basic overall in amenities and setup.

Thank Richard H
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Appears to be very new, and is in need of investment. Cheap enough, but most of the items on the wall looked liked they had been made by school children.

1  Thank TSandH
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

I was really desapointed by this aquarium...it's really little maybe around 5 or 6 tank with few fish. The good point is that the most of things display have been done by school child.
I understand they are just starting the aquarium so it must be difficult at start but 8$ it's to expensive for what is inside.

1  Thank earendilnenya
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