Spring holiday program

be lured into fun fishy holiday activities

@ the
Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre

2A Bellarine Highway, Queenscliff (click above link for Google Maps)

Monday 24 September to Friday 5 October

CENTRE OPEN 10 AM - 4 PM

PHONE: (03) 5258 3344

VISITOR INFORMATION

Children must always be accompanied by an adult on activities and in the centre.

Entry fees to the Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre:

Ticket TypeCost ($)
Adult$8
Children/Concession$5
Family$25

The Hooked - Family fishing trip, canoeing and marine biology cruise activity is subsidised by the Victorian Government's Target One Million Let's Get The Family Fishing program. A small fee is required.

Refunds will be given:

  • If we cancel due to unsafe weather conditions
  • If you cancel and we receive 24 hours notice

Bookings are essential for some activities.

Email: marine.discovery@vfa.vic.gov.au - send us your details and we will call you back

Phone: (03) 5258 3344 and press 4 to leave a message

Online: Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre - Queenscliff

Need a fishing licence? Visit our fishing licence page for more information.

  

Week One

 

Week Two

Saturday

22 September

Centre Closed

29 September

Centre closed

Sunday

23 September

Centre Closed

30 September

10:30 - 12:30 Watercolour sketching

1:00 - 3:00 Watercolour sketching

Monday

24 September

1:00 - 2:00 Beach discovery

1 October

10:00 - 12:00 Canoe explorers

11:00 - 12:00 Swan Bay discovery

12:30 - 2:30 Canoe explorers

Tuesday

25 September

9:30 - 11:30 Marine biology cruise

11:30 - 1:30 Marine biology cruise

2 October

10:00 - 11:00 Rockpool ramble - Pt. Lonsdale

Wednesday

26 September

10:00 - 12:00 Canoe explorers

12:30 - 2:30 Canoe explorers

3 October

9:30 -11:30 Hooked - Family fishing trip

12:00 - 2:00 Marine biology cruise

Thursday

27 September

10.30 - 11.30 Fishy tales

9:30 - 11:30 Hooked - Family fishing trip

11:30 - 1:30 Hooked - Family fishing trip

4 October

1:00 - 2:00 Beach discovery

2:30 - 4:00 Marine debris sculpture and beach comb

Friday

28 September

MFDC Open for daily activities

5 October

10:00 - 12:00 Screen print your own cotton tote bag

12:30 - 1:30 Rockpool ramble - Pt. Lonsdale

Daily activities at the MDFC

The Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre will be open to the public during the school holidays, and will host our regular activities.

Grow our school of fish

Tell us how you fish responsibly and add your fish and its message to our school of fish

Go fish!

Test your fishing knowledge

Nibbles

Our fish are fed throughout the day. You might be lucky enough to see them feeding while you are visiting.

No booking is necessary for these events - just come along!

Inside activities

Ever day inside the MFDC

Fishy tales

Cost: Free admission to children and one supervising adult

Suitable for people 2 to 5 years

A morning of fishy tales and craft presented by the Queenscliff Library.

TO BOOK - Phone 5258 2017 (Queenscliff Library)

Ocean Art

Cost: $10 per person

Unleash your creativity - with the help of renowned artist/illustrator Jennifer Beck.

Participants under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

TO BOOK - Phone 5258 3344 (Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre)

Marine debris sculpture and beach comb

Cost: $10 per person

Suitable for people 5 to adult

Experience exploring clay and sustainability.  Develop your imagination and at the same time help our fragile planet by using some of the beach  debris found on recent walks on our beach.  Materials supplied - participants are encouraged to enrol into the beach discovery beforehand to collect beach debris for use in this activity.

TO BOOK - Phone 5258 3344 (Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre)

Watercolor sketching

Cost: $10 per person

Suitable for people 8 to adult

Materials provided, but if you already have a sketch book, bring it along.

TO BOOK - Phone 5258 3344 (Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre)

Screen print your own cotton tote bag

Cost: $25 per person

Suitable for people 8 to 12 years

Screen print your own marine pattern onto a cotton Tote bag. Take a tour of the animals at the Centre and learn about the need to stop using plastic bags and their effect on the marine environment. Each child will take home their own reusable bag.

All materials are provided. Please bring a water bottle, snack and wear clothes you don't mind getting a little inky.

TO BOOK - Phone 5258 3344 (Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre)

Booked events outside the MFDC

You must wear sturdy shoes that can get wet (no thongs, please), bring a jacket and be SunSmart.

Children must bring an adult.

Price includes entry to the centre. Bookings essential

Be quick! These book out early!

Hooked - Family fishing trip

Cost: $10 per person

Suitable for people 8 and over

Join us on a boat in Port Phillip Bay and learn about responsible fishing behaviours while having fun.

You must have a Victorian Recreational Fishing Licence unless you are exempt.

TO BOOK - Phone 5258 3344 (Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre)

Marine biology cruise

Cost: $10 per person

Suitable for people 5 years & over

Join us on a boat on Port Phillip Bay and discover amazing marine life.

TO BOOK - Phone 5258 3344 (Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre)

Canoe explorers

Cost: $10 per person

Suitable for people 12 years & over

Canoe over the seagrass meadows in Swan Bay to explore this amazing fish nursery.

TO BOOK - Phone 5258 3344 (Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre)

Swan Bay discovery

Cost: $5 per person

Explore the mudflats in Swan Bay, an important fish nursery.

TO BOOK - Phone 5258 3344 (Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre)

Rockpool ramble

Cost: $5 per person

What curious creatures make the rockpools their home?

TO BOOK - Phone 5258 3344 (Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre)

Beach discovery

Cost: $5 per person

What has the tide brought in for us today?

TO BOOK - Phone 5258 3344 (Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre)