Ocean Park Hong Kong

Octopus (Secondary 1–3)

Exciting Exploration, Endless Discovery

Students are encouraged to explore everything like the curious octopuses! Through a variety of guided activities and self-directed learning opportunities, students are able to discover more about plants and animals at wider angles. We emphasise the hands-on learning experience as part of the  programme design in order to let students construct knowledge and understanding. Students will have the opportunities to exchange ideas and demonstrate their learning outcomes through our activities which help prepare for the Liberal Studies portion of the New Senior Secondary Curriculum.

    Words from the Teachers

    “Ocean Treasures” fits our school’s science curriculum with the topic of adaptation which could bring the learning of adaptation alive of marine organisms. The thing I like most in this programme was the additional information of the marine organisms.

    Miss Veronica Yeo
    Singapore International School

    Part I: Education Programme (1.5 hours)

    For every 20 students, one of the following education programmes can be selected by school:

    Polar Voyage

    • Through conducting an experiment, investigate the impacts of climate change and propose simple low-carbon living solutions
    • Visit Polar Adventure and watch the seal education demo to discover how different polar animals adapt and to understand the threats they are facing
      This programme was developed by Ocean Park Academy Hong Kong and the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
      (Credit to: Heywood Lam, Angel Li, Maggie Lam and Jovita Lui)

    Rulers of the Ocean

    • Visit Shark Mystique and investigate why sharks have ruled the ocean and their importance to the ecosystem
    • Explore the challenges faced by sharks trying to survive in Hong Kong and rethink the demand for shark fins while committing to not consuming shark fins in the future

    Bamboo Eaters

    • Understand the uniqueness of giant pandas and the natural and anthropogenic threats faced by the giant panda through the interactive computer programme
    • From a scientific perspective, compare skull models of different animals and analyse giant pandas’ feeding habits after examining a sample of their faeces

    Ocean Treasures

    • Visit the Grand Aquarium and discover the amazing behaviour of different marine creatures
    • Learn about marine resources through an exciting quiz and learn to cherish the treasures of the ocean

    Mystery of Marine Life Stranding (NEW)

    • Visit the Hong Kong Marine Life Stranding and Education Centre to learn about the equipment that are used in examining marine animals 
    •  Investigate an actual case to uncover the mystery of marine life stranding

    This programme is co-organised with the Ocean Park Conservation Fund Hong Kong and sponsored by the HSBC 150th Anniversary Charity Programme


    For Mystery of Marine Life Stranding , at least 30 percent of participants must be the recipients of the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) Scheme, School Textbook Assistance (TA) Scheme and/ or Student Travel Susidy (STS) Scheme. Participants will enjoy free educational programme, transportation between Ocean Park and school, and in-park meal arrangement on the visiting day.


    The programme fee of Mystery of Marine Life Stranding is free of charge.

    Part II: Self-Visit (Until 15:30)

    Independence and a natural sense of enquiry are encouraged as students visit animal exhibits.

    Programme Capacity (Students) Time Location
    Polar Voyage 20 - 30 11:00 - 12:30 The Summit#
    Rulers of the Ocean 20 - 30 11:00 - 12:30 / 14:00 - 15:30 The Summit#
    Bamboo Eaters 20 - 40 10:00 - 11:30 / 11:30 - 13:00 /
    13:00 - 14:30
    The Waterfront
    Ocean Treasures 20 - 40 10:00 - 11:30 / 11:30 - 13:00 /
    13:00 - 14:30
    The Waterfront
    Mystery of Marine Life Stranding (NEW) 20 - 50 10:00 - 11:30 / 14:00 - 15:30
    (Only applicable to specific days)
    The Waterfront

    # One-way travelling time between the Ocean Park Main Entrance and The Summit is about 45 minutes. Please allow sufficient time to reach the programme location and return from Ocean Park.

    All participants should enter Ocean Park at the same time. Teachers should approach our Ticketing Office for the admission procedure upon arrival at Ocean Park. Please then proceed to the designated gathering location as explained in the Confirmation Letter.

      Programme Feeˇ Stay-behind Surcharge
    Student (Per person) HK$95 HK$40
    Teacher (Per person) HK$225 N/A

    ˇ Programme fee includes 1.5-hour educational programme and self-visit at the Park until 15:30 (Not applicable to Mystery of Marine Life Stranding).

    Ocean Park issues 1 teacher complimentary ticket for every 10 student tickets purchased per group, so they can accompany students to the classroom session. An extra programme fee applies for any additional teacher to enter the Park. Students cannot use the teacher complimentary tickets, and vice versa. All participants are expected to leave Ocean Park after the education programme. Participants who would like to remain at the Park and enjoy its facilities after the programme must apply in advance and pay a stay-behind surcharge.

    The programme fees are valid until 31 August 2020.

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