Ocean Park Hong Kong

Whale (Secondary 4 - 6) - Workplace Visits to Ocean Park

"Workplace Visits to Ocean Park” provide an opportunity for students to visit various behind-the-scenes work areas and interact with our professional teams. STEAM elements are introduced into the programme to support cross-curricular learning. We introduce students to challenges encountered by our staff and encourage them to seek solutions, as a means of equipping them to solve real-life problems. This also increases their understanding of, and potential interest in, different career options.

    Part I: Workshop (45 minutes)

    Students get to learn about the work culture and job opportunities at Ocean Park.

    Part II: Workplace Visit (1 hour)

    Our educators will guide the students through several work areas and visit the different teams who work in them.

    (Select one of the following categories for a group of 15 students or above. The total number of students enrolled should not be less than 20 students)

    Ride Operation and Maintenance (Special schedule arrangement)

    • Learn from attraction hosts how to ensure the safe and smooth operation of ride
    • Experience the ride and observe the daily maintenance work conducted by mechanical technicians

    Cable Car Safety Management

    • Watch a demonstration of a cable car rescue
    • Discover the mechanical structures that ensure the safe operation of the cable car at all times

    Funicular Railway Design and Operation

    • Learn about the design of “Ocean Express”, the world’s first two-way funicular railway in a theme park
    • Find out from the operators how they promptly respond in case of emergency

    Halloween Talent (Available during Halloween Fest only)

    • Visit the back-of-house areas of Halloween attractions and the make-up centre
    • Interview the staff and learn from them about event planning and performance

    Performance and Show Production

    • Observe how technicians control the visual and sound effects of Ocean Theatre
    • Interact with performers and learn from them how to juggle

    Marine Mammal Training and Husbandry

    • Explore the back-of-house area of the dolphin pools and observe how trainers prepare for theatre presentations
    • Find out how trainers establish a close and trusting relationship with dolphins

    Bird Training and Husbandry

    • Learn about methods and tools used in bird training and husbandry
    • Attend a fascinating presentation in Bird Theatre and note how trainers spread conservation messages to visitors


    • Visit back-of-house areas of the Grand Aquarium to learn about coral cultivation
    • Examine the diving equipment of aquarists

    Part III: Self-observation in the Park

    In observing how Ocean Park is run collaboratively, students will acquire a broad view of the attitudes, skills and knowledge necessary for different professional roles.

    Programme Programme Capacity (Students) Workshop (Time) Workplace Visit (Time)
    Ride Operation and Maintenance 15 - 20 Special schedule arrangement 09:45 - 11:15 (Only applicable to Mon-Fri)
    Cable Car Safety Management 15 - 20 09:45 - 10:30 11:15 - 12:15
    Funicular Railway Design and Operation 15 - 20 09:45 - 10:30 14:30 - 15:30*
    Halloween Talent 15 - 20 09:45 - 10:30 11:30 - 12:30
    (Only applicable to the following days:
    5-6, 12-13, 18-20, 25-27, 31/10 )
    Performance and Show Production 15 - 20 09:45 - 10:30 12:00 - 13:00 (Mon-Fri) / 11:30 - 12:30 (Sat)
    Marine Mammal Training and Husbandry 15 - 20 09:45 - 10:30 11:45 - 12:45 (Mon-Fri) / 11:15 - 12:15 (Sat) / 13:45 - 14:45
    Bird Training and Husbandry 15 - 20 09:45 - 10:30 13:00 - 14:00 (Sat) / 15:00- 16:00*
    Aquarists 15 - 20 09:45 - 10:30 11:15 - 12:15 / 14:30- 15:30*

    * There will be no free stay after the programme.

      Programme Feeˇ Stay-behind Surcharge
    Student (Per person) HK$140 HK$30
    Teacher (Per person) HK$225 N/A

    ˇIncludes educational programme and self-visit at the Park until 15:30

    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 2019.

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