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Daily Educational Presentations

See what's on at Cairns Aquarium. Learn from Marine Educators + see our Marine Touch Tank!

What’s on at Cairns Aquarium?

Understand the unique adaptations and behaviours of our amazing aquatic and rainforest animals, from the mountain tops of the Wet Tropics Rainforest, to the Great Barrier Reef and out the Coral Sea.

Learn about the world they live in by attending daily educational presentations by our incredibly knowledgeable Wildlife Educators.

  • River Monsters – 10.15am & 12:30pm
    River Monsters Amphitheatre (Ground Floor)
  • Denizens of the Deep10:30am & 1:00pm
    Deep Reef Amphitheatre (Level 1)
  • Life of Sharks & Rays  – 11:00am & 1:30pm
    Oceanarium (Ground Floor)
  • Curious & Coloured  – 11:30am
    Coral Sea Amphitheatre (Ground Floor)
  • Marine Touch Tank –10:00am – 3:00pm
    Marine Touch Pools (Level 1)

Download the Cairns Aquarium Map to find your favourite talk.

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Marine Touch Tank

Seeing is believing, and close encounters create a lasting impression. That’s why we have an amazing Marine Touch Tank in the Cairns Aquarium where, under our Educators supervision, you can encounter unique creatures from the Great Barrier Reef.

Sea stars, sea cucumbers, carpet sharks and a host of intertidal species are keen to make your acquaintance. You may even find a shark egg or two! When you connect with wildlife, we hope you’ll want to protect them just as much as we do!

Open All Day, Every Day: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Marine Touch Pools (Level 1)

All presentations and our Marine Touch Tank experience are included in your General Admission ticket.

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a group of purple sea stars and coral in the marine touch tank