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.
Located on the shores of Swan Bay in Queenscliff approximately one and half hours from Melbourne, 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 as well as being 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 and group bookings.
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.
Winter school holiday program - centre open 10am to 4pm Monday 3 July to Sunday 9 July (closed second week of the school holidays for maintenance)
Spring school holiday program - centre open 10am to 4pm Monday 25 September to Friday 6 October