School Excursions

Your primary school class(es) will have a fantastic day at the Marine Discovery Centre. We have many new experiences available including Virtual Reality headsets, touchscreens and new interactive models. Your students will find amazing beachcombing items on our marine trails, each one is tailored for your class' year level. We have fantastic staff and volunteers who are very welcoming. Your kids will love the day!!

Programs relate directly to themes in the Australian Curriculum in areas such as Science, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures, Geography and Sustainability.

Download the Marine Discovery Centre School Program

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MARINE DISCOVERY CENTRE

The Marine Discovery Centre aims to provide inspirational discovery learning experiences whilst empowering students to actively protect South Australia’s coastal and marine environments.

 

OUR CENTRE

We are the only coastal and marine educational facility for school students and the broader community in South Australia.

The Marine Discovery Centre features interactive learning stations covering topics such as sustainable fishing, applying sustainable practices at home, Aboriginal culture and the importance of preserving our unique marine environments.

Our aquariums feature local marine wildlife species and we provide engaging beachside marine trails to complement the Centre’s indoor educational facilities.

 

MDC EXCURSION SAMPLE ITINERARY

Start Time

Finish Time

Activity

Description

9.45am

10.00am

Welcome and briefing

Arrival and address by staff

10.00am

10.20am

Recess

Recess and optional play in the Nature Playground

10.20am

12.00pm

Marine Trail

Guided Beach Trail on Henley Beach

12.00pm

12.30pm

Lunch

Lunch and Free time in Nature Playground

12.30pm

2.00pm

Coast to Catchment

Discover the impact of the human footprint on climate change

   

Kaurna Education Room

Cultural education

   

Aquarium

Get up close and personal with SA Marine Creatures

   

Beach Discovery Room

Including VR Headsets

2.00pm

2.00pm

Depart

Board the bus and farewell