Ocean Park Hong Kong

Art & Sensory Play (3-6 years old)

“Play is the highest form of research” Albert Einstein.

With an emphasis on a fun interactive learning environment, children are supported to step into one of Hong Kong’s largest classroom to discover the unique and wonderful animals and environment it has to offer. Led by our experienced Native English educators <Learn more> through using a combination of experiential classroom-based learning and outdoor learning; children are supported to learn about our animals and their habitats creating an early love of nature. Specifically designed art activities will help consolidate their learning whilst allowing creativity. Through the freedom and imagination of sensory play, children can self-direct their learning whilst be supported to communicate and develop strong social-emotional skills with their educators and peers. 

Key Features

  • Fun and unique indoor, outdoor learning environment:
    By using a thoughtful combination of traditional classroom-based learning followed by observation throughout the park, children have an opportunity for multi-faceted learning.
  • Teamwork and communication:
    Children are supported to work together with their educators as they move around the park; and increase their communicative and interpersonal skills through their interactions, sensory play and artwork collaborations with their peers.
  • Builds confidence:
    Using a positive classroom environment and a focus on strengths-based, children are supported to step outside their comfort zone, try new experiences, build their self-confidence and overall increase their social-emotional skills.
  • Creativity:
    Art and Sensory activities are designed to allow for freedom of creativity and imaginative play often resulting in unique open “messy” opportunities where children have the freedom of no wrong answer.

    Class Rundown Sample

    *Note gathering time is 15 minutes prior to class.

    Estimated Time Activities Venue
    15 min Circle Time
    (Class greeting/singing & introduction)

    Park / Classroom

    45 min Art Creation and Sensory Play Classroom
    30 min Nature Exploration
    (Animal exhibit/Nature environment/Back of House area)
    Depending on the monthly theme

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

    Programme Details

    An Ocean Park specifically designed 9-month course with each lesson uniquely themed including visiting and exploring the animals and/ or environment. Within each month, there will be approximately 2 visits for animal observation, 1 special experience and 1 nature / outdoor play activity. Participants may join on a monthly basis or have continuous learning across the 3-month (Semester) or 9-month (Year) programme.


    • From the 3rd of September 2019 to 28th of June 2020 (excluding December)
    • 4 classes per month; 3 classes in January
    • Children attend class once a week

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

    24 children per class

    Staff to child ratio:

    The programme will be conducted in English and taught by a native English speaking educator. Some activities will be led by our experienced local educators.

    Note: Students receive a logbook where they can collect and record unique facts about the animals and environments they have visited. By the completion of the course, students will have a detailed record of their course to help consolidate learning and foster future research.

    Record Your Child’s Learning and Parental Sharing

    Art & Sensory Play (3-6 years old) is designed as a 9-month continuous learning programme which builds on the child’s knowledge of Ocean Park’s animals through each uniquely themed lesson. 

    To recognize the benefits of continuous learning we include the following milestones:

    • 9-month continuous attendance* – Finale Graduation Party – each child and two adults are invited to a graduation lunch including a special animal encounter experience and an exclusive photo taking opportunity with their peers and educators. Each valid 9-month enrolment will also be entitled with an HK$1,000 coupon for in-park spending.
    • 3-month continuous attendance* – Semester Presentation Party - each child and an adult are invited to a party where they are presented with an individualized learning portfolio and certificate plus a soft copy of photographs taken during the child’s journey. They may also enjoy up to 12% course fee refund, you may refer to this url for more details: http://bit.ly/2lXMAtt
    • 1-month attendance* – each child will receive a class-based monthly journal which logs the exciting content that the child has been learning throughout the class. 

    *Note must have 80% attendance – See Note for Parents for leave request.

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

    *Programme is charged on a monthly basis, January programme fee will be calculated on pro-rata basis

    Programme Fee Per Month

    Price (per person) Apr to Jun
    SmartFun Annual Pass members
    Enrolment starts on 18 February 2020 from 4:00 pm onwards
    Early bird discount for non-SmartFun Annual Pass members
    Semester 3: Enrolment starts on 20 February 2020 from 4:00 pm onwards until 3:59 pm on the 20 March 2020
    Non-SmartFun Annual Pass members
    Enrolment starts on 20 March 2020 from 4:00 pm onwards

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

    • Enrolment of participants under 3-year-old can be made under a parent’s SmartFun membership (must be valid on the date of application and throughout programme period) to enjoy the privilege. 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 an application.
    • Enrolment deadline: 7 days before each class commences.
    • Enrolment will be postponed for 1 day if the following circumstances happen at 12:00pm:
      • Black rainstorm warning issued by The Hong Kong Observatory. 
      • Tropical cyclone signal number 8 or above is hoisted by The Hong Kong Observatory;


    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.