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 10am to 4pm
Guided Snorkel Tours (seasonal)
Rocky Shore Rambles
Fish Feeding Talk
Centre Visit (Guided or self guided available – ask our staff for more information)
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
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
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.
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
SPOT THAT WHALE – mobile 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 informatio
n 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 during September and October
(times and dates will be confirmed during the whale watch season)
For further information or to make a booking, please call (02) 6496 1699 or email firstname.lastname@example.org