Our Mission

Inspiring students through interactive learning experiences, encouraging positive action, and promoting ecological sustainability through learning, Aboriginal Culture and partnerships.

Our Vision

Providing the most inspirational discovery learning experiences whilst empowering students to actively protect South Australia's iconic coastal and marine environments.


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School holiday program at the MDC

19.12.2023, 10am, Marine Discovery Centre - Henley Beach

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Community Day - January 2024

15.01.2024, 10am, Marine Discovery Centre - Henley Beach

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Visit us

The Marine Discovery Centre encompasses a multitude of interactive activities appropriate for a wide range of ages. In addition to a full time Marine Scientist and Cultural Educator, our volunteers are a wealth of knowledge and come from a wide variety of backgrounds including teaching, marine science, and environmental science just to name a few.

We want to make a difference in educating the young minds of today, so we have developed several interactive models that create a truly captivating, memorable and educational experience for all.


Cnr Seaview Road & Marlborough Street
Henley Beach South Australia 5022

Postal Address:
333 Military Road, Henley Beach SA 5022

Phone: (08) 8115 7402