• 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 current calendar of activities (scroll to the end) or contact us for more details 02 6496 1699

    Monday to Saturday       10am to 4pm

    Guided Snorkel Discovery Tours (seasonal)
    Rockpool Discovery Tours
    Fish Feeding Talk
    Critter Craft
    Centre Visit (Guided or self guided available – ask our staff for more information)

    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 snorkelling know-how including universal dive signs,
    safety instructions and gear use.
    All gear is provided and staff take underwater cameras to record and photograph your dive.
    Fun, safe and an incredible adventure you will never forget.
    IMPORTANT: Snorkelling 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 an experienced guide on a visit to the rock-pools and discover the amazing creatures that live there.
    Explore in and around the natural habitats of crabs, small fish, seastars and anemones in this fun exploration and adventure. We will help you identify interesting things you find and perhaps discover new information!
    This activity is subject to weather conditions. Bookings are essential.
    Please phone us for more information. 02 6496 1699 


    Make, create, craft, paint 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 most school holiday periods (check calendar).
    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 learn some 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 Spring School Holidays ONLY

    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 identify 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 9:30am – 11:30am during September and October
    (weather dependant)

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