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Forests of the Sea

22101 NANZ FotS Google Display Ads 1.12Celebrate the unsung hero of our moana!

In collaboration with Love Rimurimu, from the Mountains to Sea Trust, we proudly present an immersive exhibition shedding light on the vital role of seaweed in our marine environments.

We have carefully recreated different species so people can see how seaweed can be, without us damaging real algae. The exhibition runs Friday 28 June to Sunday 1 September and is part of your General Admission ticket.



Meet the Guardians

We’ll be showcasing six distinct seaweed species, each with its own story to tell. From the majestic bull kelp to the delicate sea lettuce, giving insight into the diverse world of marine flora.

Walk Among Giants

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of a simulated kelp forest. Feel the sway of the towering kelp as you move through this recreated habitat, gaining a deeper appreciation for the intricate balance of life beneath the surface.

Uncover the Secrets

Discover how these underwater forests provide sanctuary for countless marine creatures, combat climate change by absorbing CO2, and safeguard our precious coastlines.

Kelp Yourself to Our Sea Forest Quiz

Find the facts and answer our online quiz as you journey through the aquarium. Great prizes are up for grabs.

Don't forget to stop by our cafe to try a seaweed inspired dish from our chef - a special addition to our cafe menu!

Join us to understand, celebrate and learn how to protect these vital ecosystems for generations to come. The exhibition runs Friday 28 June to Sunday 1 September and is part of your General Admission ticket.


UPGRADE TO INCLUDE A GUIDED TOUR (20% online discount)

We can't wait to show you our world.

Opening Hours

Daily from 9:00am - 5:00pm
(including public holidays)
last entry 4:30pm


Marine Parade, Napier

+64 6 834 1404

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