• Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre

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    The Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre (SCMDC) is a multi-faceted Centre comprising a Marine Education and Research Centre, together with a Marine Discovery Centre, on the Far South Coast of NSW. The centre is located in Eden but our programs and activities extend beyond the Bega Valley Shire,  across the Victorian border, up into the Eurobodalla and Snowy Mountains and even into the ACT.

    Exploring the beachcombing table

    Experience our:

    • Aquariums with exciting local species
    • Touch tank – get up close and personal with a sea star and anemone
    • Theatrette  showcasing locally produced marine videos
    • Games and activities for pre-school and primary school students
    • Microscopes, hands on displays and information on the biology and geology of the Sapphire Coast
    • Guided tours with a qualified marine guide
    • Theme-based exhibits and talks
    • Stunning surrounds, including Eden’s fishing fleet, beautiful beaches and cafes

    If you are interested in bringing a group along, visit our Group Bookings page for more details.

    Invite the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre to make a splash at your next event or birthday party.

    Location

    The Wharf Building, Snug Cove, Imlay St, Eden

    Opening Hours

    School Term
    Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 2pm

    School Holidays
    Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 3pm

    (Please note: for groups of 10 or more, we can make special arrangements. Please visit the Group Bookings page for more information.)

    Entry Costs

    Family (2 adults + 3 children) $20
    Children (Under 16yrs) $5
    Adult (16yrs +) $10
    Seniors & Students $5

    Kira and Riley at the beachcombing table               examining seaweed specimen                Octopus

    Annual Pass

    Buy an annual pass and visit the marine discovery centre all year round.

    What you get:

    • 12 months free entry to the centre
    • 10% discount off retail items in the Discovery Centre shop
    • Buy one coffee get one free at the Great White Bite Cafe at Snug Cove Wharf
    Family (2 adults + 3 children) $45
    Extra child $5
    Adult (15+) $25
    Seniors & Students $20

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