2007/08 Summer Events and Activities

Its summertime again, the best possible season to visit the Naturaliste Marine Discovery Centre (NMDC) and enjoy some great new displays and summer holiday activities.

The NMDC reveals the variety and wonder of our marine and freshwater life in exciting, interactive and fun ways. At the same time, the centre is a hub for marine education and showcases cutting-edge research on our aquatic environment.

Open seven days over summer!

For the first time ever, the NMDC will be open to the public on weekends. Starting from Saturday 1 December 2007 and running until the end of February 2008, the attraction will be open to the public from 10am to 4pm everyday, except public holidays.

Exhibition of Glen Cowans' underwater photographs

From 2 December 2007 until the end of January 2008, there is a free exhibition of photographs by Glen Cowans, one of Australia's premier underwater photographers.

Glenís images show in fascinating detail the incredible patterns and textures of nature. They reveal miniscule marine life such as feather worms, only a few centimetres across, or tiny coral polyps within huge reef systems. Other photographs show underwater landscapes or the play of sunlight on a sandy seabed.

Glen's photographs can be ordered from the NMDC gift shop. These photos are printed at high quality and available as both a limited edition canvas and un-numbered matboard print. A hint of the exhibition experience can be viewed at Glen's online gallery at www.glencowans.com

Summer school holiday activities

If you are looking for exciting and educational school holiday activities with a marine flavour, plan a visit to the NMDC in January. Holiday activities include 'Beach Flotsam and Jetsam' for budding naturalists and 'Bare Bones Science' for budding marine biologists. Sessions will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 January to 1 February 2008. Bookings are essential and can be made from 3 December onwards.

More information on holiday activities

The NMDC is located at 39 Northside Drive, Hillarys - at the northern end of Hillarys Boat Harbour, Perth's premier marine tourism and leisure hub.

Entry prices range from $12 for a family to $3 for a child. Seperate charges apply for school holiday activities. For more information on opening hours, displays and holiday activities, or to make a booking for activities or tours, please call 9203 0339.

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