Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre, Eden New South Wales


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The Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre is an exciting hands-on experience for boy with pipe fisheveryone. Full of interesting, thought provoking marine displays and exhibits.

The centre is located in Eden but our programs and activities extend beyond the Bega Valley Shire,  across the Victorian border, up into the Eurobodalla and Snowy Mountains and even into the ACT.

It is a not-for-profit community organisation and was first established in 1996 but has only had a home base in Eden since October 2008.

Experience our:

  • Aquariums with exciting local speciesO
  • Touch tank – get up close and personal with a sea star and anemone
  • Theatrette  showcasing locally produced marine videos
  • Games and activities for pre-school and primary school students
  • Microscopes, hands on displays and information on the biology and geology of the Sapphire Coast
  • Guided tours with a qualified marine guide
  • Theme-based exhibits and talks
  • Stunning surrounds, including Eden’s fishing fleet, beautiful beaches and cafes

If you are interested in bringing a group along, visit our Group Bookings page for more details.

Invite the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre to make a splash at your next event or birthday party.

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School Term
Monday – Friday: 10am – 3pm

School Holidays
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 3pm

Entry Costs


Family (2 adults + 3 children) $20
Children (Under 16yrs) $5
Adult (16yrs +) $10
Seniors & Students $5


To be Australia’s best temperate marine education and research centre.


The Discovery Centre promotes understanding of oceans and coasts by offering learning and knowledge experiences.


  • To increase understanding of sustainable use of the oceans and coasts
  • To facilitate research into the temperate marine environment
  • To be a resource for specialist knowledge about the temperate marine environment
    • To provide a wide range of visitor experiences focussing on our unique natural assets
    • To offer educational opportunities for people of all ages
    • To work with indigenous people to achieve our mission
    • To be a well managed not for profit organisation

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