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Awe and Wonder at the Marine Discovery Centre

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Join the team at the Marine Discovery Centre and discover the Awe and Wonder of the Great Southern Reef. 

During the session, children and families will be guided by marine biologists and will have self guided access to a variety of interactive discovery stations including sea aquariums, virtual reality headsets, hands-on games, nature and recycled craft activities, and Aboriginal Culture led by a Cultural Educator.

* Please note: Tickets are only required for children, one parent per child (multiple children are allowed though). Parents must order their tickets (free of charge) when purchasing tickets for children. Parents must stay with children throughout the session.


Thursday 3 October 2024

Tuesday 8 October 2024


10am - 11.30am - Interactive Centre Activities

11.30am - 12pm - Guided Beach Marine Trail on Henley Beach (if weather permits)


Marine Discovery Centre

Cnr Seaview Road & Marlborough Street, Henley Beach, SA 5022


* Materials for nature and recycled craft activities, art can be taken home

* Aquariums featuring local South Australian marine creatures such as the Big-Bellied Seahorses, Ornate cowfish, Seastars, Red-handed shrimps, Horned blenny, Common yabbies, Porcupine Fish, native Oysters, Murray River Turtle and more

* Virtual Reality Headsets giving you the opportunity to explore under the sea without getting wet. Underwater virtual reality experiences include Australian Sea Lions, Leafy Seadragons, swimming under the Henley Beach Jetty, and learn about the Great Southern Reef

* Kaurna education Room (The Wodli) is an interactive room that highlights the relationship that Kaurna people have with the Adelaide Plains and the coast.

* Interactive models featuring our diving games, sounds of the ocean interactive, brand new beachcombing game plus oceanography, climate change, marine debris, marine habitats, touchscreens, sustainable fishing, stormwater, beachcombing, and get hands-on with our microscopes.

* Guided Henley Beach Marine Trail 11.30am - 12pm (if weather permits)

* Each child will receive a brand new beachcombing sheet to take home

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