• Events

    The Marine Discovery Centre regularly hosts spectacular speakers, amazing activities and other fun events for you to join in.

    “How blue are our oceans:
    What have we done and what can we do?

    Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th June, 2018″
    Eventbrite - Annual Marine Science Forum 2018

    Promising to be an exciting & interesting forum unlike any other…

    We will be re-exploring the themes of human induced problems in our oceans, a subject matter gaining much momentum with great tv such as War on Waste and Sir David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II. We will find out if our oceans are getting better or worse, what impacts humans are having, catch up on new research and all in a fun and informative atmosphere. Find out what you can do to save the very thing that gives the whole planet life – our ocean.

    With  another excellent line up of special guests presenters from all over Australia, including locals representing Bega Valley Shire Council and Balloons Release Australia; a special film screening; Trivia night;  a Q&A panel of experts in their respective fields, and concluding with a stunning slide show of marine images by local professional photographer Peter Hannan.
    Action packed, information filled & family friendly while still keeping within our missions of providing marine science education to everyone.

    Tickets on sale soon – register your interest by emailing admin@sapphirecoastdiscovery.com.au

    Annual Marine Science Forum

    Each year the Marine Discovery Centre hosts its Annual Science Forum which  are open to the general public and feature a number of well known researchers giving presentations about their specific area of expertise. Different themes are chosen each year which focus and highlight various marine-themed topics. Past forums have included titles such as “Marine Extremes“, “Food for thought“; focusing on food we harvest from the sea; and in 2017 we focused on marine debris with a forum called “Turning the tide on Trash“.

    In 2018 we are again revisiting the themes of marine debris and other human induced problems in our oceans with a forum titled “How blue are our oceans: What have we done and what can we do?” It will be held on the weekend of the 23rd and 24th June. Stay tuned for more information and tickets will be going on sale soon.


    Eden Whale Festival

    Eden Whale Festival Logo

    The Eden Whale Festival is an annual community event, highlighting the southern migration of the humpback and other whales.

    For one weekend each year, the rich maritime and whaling history of this port on the Wilderness Coast becomes the centrepiece for a weekend that somehow seamlessly links all things whale. There’s a spectacular street parade, vibrant markets showcasing and selling the work of local artisans, great local food and wine, educational marine displays and presentations, quality children’s entertainment, live music and – of course – the best whale watching experience in Australia. Visit – for a whale of a time!
    Stay tuned for news and information about the Eden Whale Festival for 2018