Exhibit / The Tropics

A tropical paradise

Surround yourself with vibrancy in this colourful gallery as you discover anemone-dwelling clownfish to sleek blacktip reef sharks.


Biodiversity abound

The Tropics gallery focuses on warm water animals from all over the world, including Africa, Madagascar, Central America and other biodiversity hotspots. Some of the gallery’s highlights include a giant Indo-Pacific reef, a green sea turtle that swims with the sharks and fish that carry their children in their mouths. Learn about these fascinating, colourful animals through the multimedia screens and interpretative programs throughout the gallery.


Animal feature

Meet the garden eel


What is coral?


Go behind the scenes

Participate in interactive sessions alongside Aquarium interpreters, biologists and trainers. Get up close with some of the incredible aquatic animals as you go behind the scenes and help with a feeding or training session.

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