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Weekends • School Holidays • Group Bookings • Birthday Parties



Jump in without getting wet and learn more about science under the sea!



Offering 12 innovative field and laboratory based activities for all school students


Your window to the Solitary Islands, Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour

What our visitors say:

“Hidden gem”

We had a terrific time seeing all the different animal life and getting a terrific guided tour of each tank. Only small but well worth a visit! My daughter loved it.

“Small but excellent!”

An aquarium attached to the university, only small but very interesting. Cost of entry was minimal and is close to Novotel resort. Very informative with a hands on section for children and recommend it to everyone. My wife is part fish and may be the reason she enjoyed it so much.

“See the diversity of the Marine Park without getting wet”

This small facility has many tanks where visitors can appreciate the amazing diversity of the nearby Marine Park, whilst learning about the many species and some of the management issues. Kids will love the 'hands on' tank where they get to handle some critters safely.

Entry Ticket Pricing

Admission prices are:

$10 for adults

$6 for children

$8 for concession; and

$25 for a family of up to 4 people
(2 adults/2 children)

Children under 3 are free.

Group bookings are available during the week upon request. Call 02 6648 3918.

Opening Hours

Saturday: 10am-4pm

Sunday: 10am-4pm

NSW School Holidays

  • April 3 to 19, 2015
  • June 27 to July 12, 2015
  • September 19 to October 4, 2015
  • December 19, 2015 to January 25, 2016 (Closed December 25, December 26, January 1)
  • Contacts

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    National Marine Science Centre