Playground: Experiments that are child’s play
Sometimes when you are small, you just can cope with seeing one more fish. That is the time to get outside and blow off some steam on out playground – where you are supposed to see, touch and crawl. Cleo the crab and a realistic octopus with six-meter long arms are just some of the friends, who are waiting to play with you outside by the lagoon.
In the playground we have built a giant water installation, where you can splash, spray and build dams.
Children’s corner: The deep, quiet of the ocean
In “Blækhuset” there is time and space for our smallest guests to find peace and quiet. We have created a cosy universe, where they can be creative. The children’s corner is a place where fun, games and learning with other children can give a boost of energy, so you are ready to go explore a little more of the Kattegatcenter.
For our youngest guests, we have an undisturbed corner, with soft mats and a lot of Lego. Mum and Dad can keep an eye on them from the café tables, with a coffee from the nearby dispenser.
Touch pools: Become an animal keeper
In our touch pools, you can get very close to the animals – here you allowed to touch them! Find out how to hold a crab, and what a shark’s skin feels like.
In our touch pools you can touch a real shark and meet horseshoe crabs, who are actually more closely related to spiders than crabs. For an amazing 440 million years ago, horseshoe crabs walked around at the bottom of the prehistoric sea, so they can without exaggeration be called living fossils.
The Ocean's Friend is also a friend to our younger guests
The Ocean's Friend is the Kattegatcenter’s guide, who is always ready with fun experiences and activities. For example you can feed small sharks or catch crabs with The Ocean's Friend.
You can also try dissecting a squid or help empty the traps for the catch of the day.
The Ocean's Friend is keen to tell our youngest visitors fun stories about all our animals, with props that they can both see and touch.
Look at today’s programme to find out what The Ocean's Friend has planned
Learn more about The Ocean's Friend
Have you met Sharky?
At the Kattegatcenter we have the world’s sweetest and softest shark! His name is Sharky and he loves giving kids a hug. Sharky is always willing to pose for a photo, or wave from a distance if you are more comfortable with that – he is a shark after all!
Sharky is normally around in the school holidays.
See when you can met Sharky in today’s programme
Find out more about what we have to offer at the Kattegatcenter here