Corporate Functions - Learn Kaurna Knowledge and Marine Education with your workplace


You may have heard about the Marine Discovery Centre through your children's visits, but did you know that we host corporate functions? You have the opportunity to see the centre with your own eyes, and educate yourself and your co-workers on Kaurna knowledge, marine life and sustainability in the process.

Karno Martin, our cultural educator, can give you a fully immersive experience where you can tap into the roots of Adelaide through learning about the Kaurna People. The Kaurna are the original people of Adelaide and the Adelaide Plains, and before 1836 Adelaide was known as ‘Tarndanya’ or the red kangaroo place, which used to be covered in rich grassy parkland and trees before urbanisation. Watch Karno play the didgeridoo and explain the sustainability in its purest form; through generations of knowledge.

Regarding our marine education, enjoy a guided tour of South Australia’s only marine education facility and see Henley Beach through the lens of our marine biologist, Georgie Kenning. Not only do we have live creatures, but we also have exquisite local artwork, created from washed up sea glass and miscellaneous beach items, giving a whole new meaning to repurposing.

Support our centre’s creatures by participating in our ‘Adopt a Creature’ program and contribute to keeping our creatures alive and thriving. From the Port Jackson Shark to the Pot-bellied Seahorse; find your perfect underwater companion, and know we’re taking good care of it. Visit for more information.

Opportunities are also available for corporate team building days where our Marine Scientists can provide Dune Care experiences including planting and weeding and/or Marine Debris Surveys.

If we’ve piqued your interest, visit: to book a corporate function today, we re-open our centre on Monday 6 July.