• Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre

    The Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre is an exciting hands-on experience for everyone. Full of interesting, thought provoking marine displays and exhibits.

    2016 Marine Science Forum

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    The theme for the 2016 forum is Turning the tide on trash: Discussing the problems, working towards solutions

    Exciting update: The costs for the forum has been reduced due to generous sponsorship from REX and the Bega Valley Shire Council.

    Find out more information

    Date: 28 – 29 May, 2016
    Location: Club Sapphire, Merimbula




    Located in Eden, NSW,  the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre programs and activities extend beyond the Bega Valley Shire,  into Victoria, the Eurobodalla and Snowy Mountains as well as the ACT.

    School Term
    Monday to Friday – 10am to 3pm

    School Holidays
    Monday to Friday              9:30am – 3:30pm
    Saturday and Sunday        10am – 3pm

    The Wharf Building, Snug Cove, Imlay St, Eden

    Family  $20.00
    Adult  $10.00
    Child  $5.00
    Concession  $5.00

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

    Buy an annual pass and visit the marine discovery centre all year round.
    Family  $50.00
    Adult  $30.00
    Concession& Students  $25.00

    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

    Experience our adventurous outdoor activities:

    Join us on an exploration of the rockpools to see the amazing diversity of marine life hidden beneath the rocks, in hidden caves, beneath the weed and in the water on this fun adventure. Bookings essential.

    R O C K Y   S H O R E   R A M B L E S :   Join us on an exploration of the rockpools to discover the amazing diversity of marine life hidden beneath the rocks, hidden in caves, under the weed and in the water on this fun and exciting adventure.  Suitable for ages 5+.  $10.00 per person. Bookings essential.

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    T O U C H   T A N K:   Feel an anemone, touch a hermit crab, pat a shrimp! Get up close and personal at our custom made touch tank with a small sample of the animals that inhabit our rocky shores. Animals are changed on a weekly basis so you never know what you’re going to find. Touch Tank sessions are at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm & 1:30pm, Monday through Friday.

    shark display

    S H A R K   E X H I B I T:   Read the incredible true story of local man Eric who escaped the jaws of a large shark while abalone diving; touch and feel some real shark jaws & compare your height to that of sharks in the sea. With lots of information about sharks including some interactive games, this exhibit is a must see, and do, and read, and feel. We know you’re going to love it!

    Riley checks out the Occy

    L I V E  E X H I B I T S: A Gloomy Octopus holds a captive audience showing off her 8 tentacles, 9 brains, 3 hearts and blue blood! Yes, Octopus really are THAT cool. Come check her out today.

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