• School Holidays

    The Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre has exciting school holiday programs for the whole family.   We offer a range of both indoor and outdoor fun activities that will educate and delight both young and old. Check out our full calendar of activities or contact us for more details.

    SCHOOL HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS
    Monday to Saturday       9.30am – 3.30pm

    Look at our calendar of activities for the upcoming summer school holidays

    Book in for our Summer Holiday Activities now

    AVAILABLE ACTIVITIES
    Guided Snorkel Tours (seasonal)
    Rocky Shore Rambles
    Critter Craft
    Fish Feeding Talk
    GUIDED SNORKEL TOURS
    Join a qualified and experienced snorkel guide on an adventure into the sea. We will take you to safe, beautiful locations and help you discover the amazing world of marine life that lies beneath our pristine waters.  The theory component of your dive provides you with a broad understanding of snorkeling know-how including universal dive signs, safety instructions and gear use.  All gear is provided along with cameras to record and photograph your dive. Fun,  safe and an incredible adventure you will never forget.
    IMPORTANT NOTE: Snorkeling is a seasonal activity and subject to weather conditions. Bookings are essential. You MUST be able to swim the length of a 25m pool

    Join a qualified snorkel guide on an adventurous, fun, safe and exciting snorkel of some of our pristine waters. Beginners to advanced, we will cater for your experience levels and teach you basic snorkel skills. Ring us to book an experience today     snorkel 1

     

    ROCK POOL RAMBLE
    Join an experienced marine guide on a visit to the rockpools and discover the amazing creatures that live there. Explore in and around the natural habitats of crabs, small fish, seastars and anenomes in this fun exploration and adventure. We will help you identify the interesting things you find and perhaps discover new information about them.
    This activity is subject to weather conditions. Bookings are essential. Please phone us for more information. 02 6496 1699 

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    CRITTER CRAFT
    Make, create, craft, paint, glitter and glue your way through one of our many marine inspired art and craft activities. Generally aimed at ages 4 to 12 there are lots of different craft activities run each school holiday period. Bookings for the activities are essential and places are limited so get in quick! Indoor activity.

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    FISH FEEDING
    Watch the marine animals of the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery centre being fed and hear some information and interesting facts in this informal discussion on the marine creatures in our tanks. This activity is free with entry to the Marine Discovery Centre. No bookings required. Indoor activity

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    NEW EXHIBIT !!!   SPOT THAT WHALE  – mobile exhibit   NEW EXHIBIT !!!

    It’s whale watching season and in conjunction with NPWS, we would like to invite you to come  join us up at the Rotary Lookout in Eden, (top of Imlay street) for a spot of land-based whale watching. Let us help you to look-for, spot, locate, find, SEE and indentify whales as they head back south, home to Antarctica.

    Our mobile whale watching exhibit comprises binoculars, ID sheets, information, books and a range of supporting information about whales, marine life and the local area. Let us help you to see the different types of whales and recognise some of their energetic behaviours such as  tail slapping, pec slapping and breaching. This is an outdoor activity and is FREE to join.

    Visit us from 10am to 12pm on the following dates:
    August
    Thursday 25
    September
    Thursday 1st
    Thursday 8th
    Thursday 15th
    Tuesday 20th – school holidays
    Thursday 22nd – school holidays
    October
    Tuesday 4th – school holidays
    Thursday 6th – school holidays

     

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    For further information or to make a booking, please call (02) 6496 1699 or email admin@sapphirecoastdiscovery.com.au