Ocean Park Hong Kong

Art & Sensory Play (1.5-3 years old)

“Different art and sensory stimulation activities help build children’s confidence and cognitive development.”

Children connect with nature by discovering animals and the natural environment at Ocean Park. Different sensory stimulation activities help build their confidence and cognitive development. Through art activities, children are encouraged to make use of what they have learnt and express their thoughts, while developing their fine motor skills. Once a month, a messy play activity is held where children can freely enhance their sensory experience and improve their hand-eye coordination.


  • Enhance Cognitive Development:
    A variety of sensory activities aid children’s cognitive development.
  • Build Confidence:
    Encourages children to step out of their comfort zone and build their confidence.
  • Consolidate Learning:
    Art activities help children make use of what they have learnt during their nature exploration and demonstrate their learning creatively by making art.
  • Develop School Readiness:
    A snack break is provided for the children which helps them to learn about distributing food procedures and tidying up after themselves. This enhances their awareness of self-care and improves their communication skills with others.

    Class Rundown Sample

    Estimated Time Activities Venue
    30 min Nature  Exploration^
    (Animal demonstration/observation of animal or nature
    ^Themes and content are different in lessons. Participants may observe different animals or plants and getting closer to animals is not guaranteed.
    Animals exhibit/
    Nature environment/
    Back of House area
    15 min Circle time
    (Class greeting/singing & introduction)
    15min Snack & Social Time Classroom
    30min Art Creation/Sensory Play
    (Art & craft/coloring/drawing/sensory with different materials)

    *Duration and sequence of activities are subject to change, depending on the monthly theme.

    Programme Details


    • From the 1 September 2018 to 30 June 2019 (excluding December)
    • 4 classes per month; 3 classes in February
    • Children attend class once a week

    Class duration: 
    90 min  (including walking time between different locations)

    12 per class

    Tutor to participant ratio: 


    • English programme supplemented by Cantonese.
    • The programme will be taught by a native English speaking instructor. Some activities will be led by experienced local instructors.

    Food Menu

    Snacks such as biscuits, cookies and dried fruits will be provided for children. Please list out in the application form if your child has a food allergy or requires special care.

    Record Your Child’s Learning

    Each month’s programme is based on a different theme to offer children a new, diverse experience. To let parents know more about the exciting content that their child has gone through in class, the programme highlights will be logged into a monthly journal. Children who join classes for 3 consecutive months with an 80% attendance will also receive a certificate issued by Ocean Park as well as a personal learning folder that showcases their achievements.

    Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
    September - November* January - March* April - June*

    *Programme is charged on a monthly basis

    Programme Fee Per Month

    Price (per person)
    Mar to Jun
    SmartFun Annual Pass members
    (Enrollment starts on 19 Feb 2019 from 4:00pm onwards)
    Early bird discount for non-SmartFun Annual Pass members
    (Enrollment starts on 21 Feb 2019 from 4:00pm to 8 Mar 2019 3:59pm)
    Non-SmartFun Annual Pass members
    (Enrollment starts on 8 Mar 2019 from 4:00pm onwards)

    *Each participant in the programme must be accompanied by one parent, or one guardian authorized by a parent (aged 18 or above). In either case, the parent or guardian does not need to pay for admission.

    Before enrolment, please read the “Other Terms and Conditions” and “Note to Parents”.

    • Enrolment of participants under 3 years old can be made under a parent’s SmartFun membership (must be valid on date of application and throughout programme period). For participants aged 3 to 6, they must be a valid annual pass member on the date of application and during the programme period in order to enjoy the privilege. Enrolments can only be submitted with participant names that are the same as they are in the annual pass. Please apply for or renew the SmartFun Annual Pass at least 5 days before your application in order to get the SmartFun membership barcode from Guest Relation office for application.​​
    • Enrolment deadline: 7 days before each class commences.
    • Enrolment will be postponed for 1 day if the following circumstances happen at 12:00pm:
      • Tropical cyclone signal number 8 or above is hoisted by The Hong Kong Observatory;
      • Black rainstorm warning issued by The Hong Kong Observatory. 

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    Please call (852) 3923 2323 (Please select the language after connecting, and press [4] to contact Ocean Park Discovery and Education Department).

    Information is subject to change without prior notice. In the event of a dispute, the decision of Ocean Park will be final.