Open Sundays

Now Open Every Sunday Except Christmas Eve

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We're open Every Sunday from 10am to 3pm all year round. Our Sunday Open Day is a great opportunity for everyone to have a look at what's happening inside the Bait House and share a special experience with family and friends. There's always something new to see inside the Bait House Aquarium.

All our marine life is from the Wellington region. Octopuses, Seahorses, Blue Cod, and loads more are always on display.

Our most popular destination is our "Touch Gently Pool" where visitors of all ages have a chance to gently hold some of the marine animals in our care.

Open Sundays are also an opportunity for children to show their parents what they've been learning during their class visits to the Island Bay Marine Education Centre. Visits to our Bait House Aquarium are hosted by expert Marine Biologists and knowledgeable and dedicated volunteers to help visitors learn more about the marine life they're seeing.

Child: $5
Adult: $10