Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre

The Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre (MFDC) provides education services that create awareness about the importance of commercial and recreational fishing and the marine and freshwater environments.

The MFDC provides curriculum-based education for early childhood, school and tertiary groups as well as specialised programs and programs for the general community.

Our facilities include a visitor's aquarium, student laboratory and classroom and is surrounded by a diverse range of habitats, ideal for field activities such as rock pool rambles and mudflat activities within our intertidal zones.

The centre is open for school/group bookings and holiday programs.

Opening times for general public

The Centre is open most Mondays from 10am to 11am. Please call (03) 5258 3344 to confirm, as we are closed on public holidays and maintenance days.

We are also open to the public for our school holiday programs.

Check out our links below for more information on the Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre.

Education program

Our experienced and qualified education officers know just how to engage students with exciting experiences both indoors and out

Holiday program

Check out our school holiday program and plan your family's trip to the MDFC

Teacher resources

Download materials for students, find discussion topics and learn more about school excursions at the MDFC

Make a booking

Book a class trip to the MFDC

Volunteer program

Want to get involved? Then we want to hear from you!