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.

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

The Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre upcoming Winter Holiday Program 2019 will be available and open for bookings on Monday 24 June.

The program has been reduced to 7 days between Saturday 06 to Friday 12 July – coinciding with NAIDOC Week.

Keep an eye out for our NAIDOC celebrations which will include a ‘Welcome to Country’ and a ‘Smoking Ceremony’ as well as indigenously focussed activities during this week.

More information

Education Program

Holiday Program

Volunteer Registration form

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