Winter 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 2 July to Friday 6 July

CENTRE OPEN 10 AM - 4 PM

PHONE: 5258 3344

VISITOR INFORMATION

Children 12 and under 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 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: search - marine and freshwater discovery centre

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

 

Week One

Week Two

Saturday

30 June

MFDC Closed

07  July        

MFDC Closed

for maintenance

 

Sunday

01  July

MFDC Closed

08  July       

MFDC Closed

for maintenance

Monday

02  July               MFDC Open

10.30—12.30      Ocean Art
                            Water Colours

09  July

MFDC Closed

for maintenance

 

 

for maintenance

 

Tuesday

03  July             MFDC Open

9.30—11.30       Marine Biology Cruise

12.00—2.00       Marine Biology Cruise

10  July

 MFDC Closed

for maintenance

Wednesday

04  July              MFDC Open

10.30—11.30     Fish Tales  - Storytime
                           with Queenscliff Library

11  July

MFDC Closed

for maintenance

Thursday

05  July              MFDC Open

11.00—12.00      Beach Discovery

1.00—2.30         Ocean Art Beach Debris Sculpturing

 

12  July

 MFDC Closed

for maintenance

 

Friday

06  July             MFDC Open

9.30—11.30       Marine Biology Cruise

12.00—2.00       Marine Biology Cruise

13  July

MFDC Closed

for maintenance

 (The Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre is closed for the second week of school holidays for annual tank maintenance)

Fishy Tales - story time

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)

Ocean Art - Marine debris sculpture

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.

Ocean Art - Water colour sketching

Suitable for people 8 to adult

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

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!

Marine Biology Cruise

Cost: $10 per person

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

Suitable for people 5 years & over

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)

Every day inside the MFDC

See fish in their watery worlds without getting wet! Something is always happening!

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 - just come along!

Entry fees apply.