Marine Discovery Centre Open Day | Henley Beach | 9 Dec 2023

marine discovery centre open day

Take a look under the sea during the Marine Discovery Centre Open Day in Henley Beach

Join the team at the Marine Discovery Centre for a morning of interactive fun, marine-based exploring and learning, followed by a guided beach marine trail on Henley Beach.

During the session, you will have access to a variety of interactive discovery stations including Kaurna learning, sea aquariums, virtual reality headsets and hands-on interactives, plus meet the team from both the Marine Discovery Centre and Friends of Gulf St Vincent.


  • 10.30am – 12pm – Interactive Centre Activities
  • 12pm – 12.30pm – Guided Beach Marine Trail on Henley Beach (if weather permits)


  • Aquariums featuring local South Australian marine creatures such as the Ornate cowfish, Tasmanian horned blenny, Big-Bellied Seahorses, Sea Stars, Porcupine Fish, Oysters, Shrimp, 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 Google Expeditions to the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Kaurna Education Room (The Wodli) is an interactive room which highlights the relationship that Kaurna people have with the Adelaide Plains and the coast.
  • Interactive models featuring diving games, beachcombing game plus oceanography, sounds of the ocean game, fish schooling experience, climate change interactive, marine debris, marine habitats, touchscreens, sustainable fishing, stormwater, beachcombing, and get hands-on with their microscopes.

Each ticket holder will receive a free beachcombing sheet to take home.


  • $10 per person (children 3 and under are free of charge)


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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Marine Discovery Centre website or follow their Facebook page for updates.

What:   Marine Discovery Centre Open Day

When:    Saturday 9 December 2023 | 10.30am – 12.30pm

Where:   Marine Discovery Centre | Corner Malborough Terrace & Seaview Road, Henley Beach

Who:   Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: Marine Discovery Centre


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