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Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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OMG best hidden treasure

Looking for a cool day activity and we were not disappointed. Interactive, hands on, interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wallaby07
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Cowra, Australia
via mobile
Well worth a visit

We discovered the center by accident a couple of years ago while my husband was fishing and it is... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
Journey606541
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Ash Shibhanah, United Arab Emirates
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The Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre is an exciting hands-on experience for everyone. Full of interesting, thought provoking marine displays and exhibits including Touch Tanks, Aquaria, Films and much more. During school holidays we have a...more
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253 Imlay St | The Wharf Building, Snug Cove, Eden, New South Wales 2551, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for a cool day activity and we were not disappointed. Interactive, hands on, interesting, engaging I could go on and on. They staff here clearly never "work" a day in their lives as they clearly love what they do. Thankyou if I could give...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Wallaby07
KerrynJW, Manager at Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for such a positive review of the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre after your recent visit. You are 100% correct, the staff and volunteers do LOVE what they do and we also LOVE to share our knowledge and passion with everyone. Thank you...More

Reviewed 20 March 2018

We discovered the center by accident a couple of years ago while my husband was fishing and it is now on our to do list every visit. The kids love all the things they can touch and discover on the touch table, the different sea...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Journey606541
Reviewed 13 February 2018

I went with my 9-year-old. Excellent educational facility. There are lots of information boards (reading) but also lots of hands-on exhibits. It's interesting. There's a microscope exhibition where you can have a close look at and compare details like the surface of a crab and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Sunshine758391
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

A very interesting and informative marine museum. Great for kids but adults will learn something as well. The staff have a great interest in marine preservation and their knowledge is profound. Take the time to read about all the exhibits and photos. Its well worth...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank kevinbB7462UH
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Congratulations - this is the first time our 7 and 4 year old boys were completely engaged the whole time and wanted to to stay longer than we had planned (and so we stayed)! An excellent interactive exhibit.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank M D
Reviewed 11 December 2017

We took the children there and were very pleased with the visit. The staff member was very informative and friendly, the displays were interesting and educational. The children just loved looking at the fish, and especially the rock pool where they could actually touch various...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

This place is wonderful. From the moment we walked in the door we were met by friendly and helpful staff. They were excited to share their knowledge with us but were mever pushy. The displays are wonderfully interactive and my 6yo was enthralled.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank MichelleC8898
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

My family visited the centre ( Kids 9 and 11 ) and had a great time looking and learning at all of the interactive things they have. The staff were friendly and able to answer any questions we had especially the kids. Would visit again...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Rachael G
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

On arrival we were greeted by a nice and enthusiastic women. Who spoke very well with my boys and getting their attention and getting them excited to learn. The facility it self is dated but it is quite clearly advertised as a volunteer run organisation...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Lee_121092
KerrynJW, Manager at Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

HI Lee Thank you for your review of the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre. The centre is a community run organisation but the staff you met on your visit were all paid staff, and you are 100% correct, we are in desperate need of funding...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Took 10yr and 6yr on a rock pool ramble for an hour and a half @ $10 per head and got the most informative fun time. Kids managed to possibly discover a new variety of small sea slug and our guide was more excited than...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Mic S
KerrynJW, Manager at Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you for your fantastic positive review of the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre. We are so glad you enjoyed your time here and we hope to see you again soon. ~ Kerryn Wood

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