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Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre

The Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre in Terrigal really is a gem that’s worth discovering, if you haven’t already.

So what can you expect at the Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre?

They have six fish tanks (one with a Port Jackson Shark!), a craft area, a mighty microscope and lots of displays, including; a collection of Ex-HMAS Adelaide, diving equipment, shells, shark jaws and model boats. An added bonus is that the ever-popular Parklife popup cafe is next door to have lunch/morning tea after your visit.

The Marine Discovery Centre (CCMDC) has just launched their Annual Pass, one price to attend the CCMDC all year.  You can purchase online or simply pay in the centre when visiting.

If you’ve got a larger group, the CCMDC welcomes group bookings, including; birthday parties and public tours of the CCMDC.

It’s also great for team building activities- and you could make it a whole day experience by choosing to dine at one of the great restaurants down the road in Terrigal CBD.

If you’re thinking about a birthday party at CCMDC, what could be better than a Finding Nemo, mermaid party or pirate themed party at the Marine Discovery Centre? (If you’ve got the themed products, they’re happy for you to kit-out the place!) Let your imagination run wild, and talk to the MDC team about your next event or party.

The Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre (CCMDC) also offers a range of fieldwork and excursion programs for primary and secondary students for school excursions.

They provide engaging tours where students will gain hands-on experience, collect first-hand data and explore the wonders of our coastal & marine environments. A typical program runs from 9:30 am to 2 pm and is delivered by qualified CCMDC staff. Be sure to call and discuss your needs.

If you’re looking to contribute towards the local community, the CCMDC is calling on anybody with a passion for the marine and coastal environments of the Central Coast, to become a volunteer at the CCMDC. You’ll be joining an enthusiastic team whose aim is to promote our coasts, catchments, and oceans’ sustainable use and enjoyment.

As a volunteer  you may be required to assist or show displays, special events, education programs and fun activities for all the community. No special skills are required – just enthusiasm about the ocean and our coast and a willingness to learn.

The CCMDC offers presentations about volunteering, including a quick tour of the centre, so you can get a feel for the centre before you sign-up.

To register your interest now to become a volunteer click here.

So the next time you’re looking for something to do with the family or thinking about how you can contribute to our wonderful community, consider the Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre – they’re open 7 days a week except for public  holidays from 9:30am – 3:30pm

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