Visit The 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.

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.


To enquire about your next excursion or event, book online or contact us on 08 8115 7402 or email 


School Excursions

We host more than 7000 students from more than 100 schools each year. Bookings are essential. Our school group visiting hours are 9.45am - 2pm Monday to Thursday's during school term.

MDC Excursion & Incursion program


School Holiday Programs

The centre is open during the school holidays and is available for group OSHC and Vacation Care programs. Bookings are essential. Our OSHC visiting hours are 9.45am - 2pm during school holidays.


Weekend Open Days

We hold open day events monthly for the wider community to visit the centre and engage with our interactive learning experiences.


Corporate Team Building Days

Our Marine Scientists can provide Dune Care experiences including planting and weeding and/or Marine Debris Surveys. Our Cultural Educator can also provide an Aboriginal culture educational experience.

Group Bookings

The Marine Discovery Centre can host a range of group bookings from a 1-hour visit to full-day experiences.

Tea, Coffee and basic kitchen facilities are available.

Prices start from $8 per person.

Special Events

The centre is available out of hours for all events from hosted birthday parties to sponsored and private events.

Facilities available:

  • Small kitchen
  • Tea & coffee facilities
  • Function room can cater to up to 100 people standing, 60 people seated
  • Projector and AV equipment
  • Male, Female & Disabled toilets
  • Private parking