Situated in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel at Woodbridge in southeast Tasmania, the Marine Discovery Centre gives students of all ages the opportunity to learn about, discover and care for the marine environment through diverse shore and sea based programs. The Marine Discovery Centre is a Department of Education facility and part of Woodbridge School. Built over the water, the Centre is ideally located to help Tasmanian students discover and learn about their marine environment.
The Centre houses fully equipped teaching areas, an aquarium room, marine pond and touch tanks, as well as displays of marine life, human impacts and fishing technology.
The Centre has its own research vessel, the Penghana. Educational programs are available for students from Kindergarten to Year 12. The Marine Discovery Centre's educational programs are designed to be as hands on as possible and are aligned to the Tasmanian and Australian Curricula.
BOOKINGS FOR SCHOOL VISITS IN 2015 ARE NOW OPEN
Please contact Kari Taylor (6267 4649) to book your visit.
You can view our calendar showing dates available for you to book a visit (current as of January 26th 2015). Note that our calendar is always changing so this should be used as an approximate guide only.
Public Opening Times
The Marine Discovery Centre is open to members of the public from 2.15-4pm on Wednesday afternoons during government school term times. Entry is by donation, and volunteers are on hand to answer questions. The Centre is usually closed during school holidays. Please contact Centre staff for further information. The Marine Discovery Centre is located on Jetty Road, Woodbridge, approx 40 minutes drive south of Hobart.