Programs Offered:  Junior and Senior Marine Biologist for a Day – $85

Junior Marine Biologist for a Day   

Junior Marine Biologist for a Day

Designed for children who are passionate about marine animals, this one-day program offers children the hands-on opportunity to learn lots of amazing facts about a range of fascinating sea creatures, while gaining a deeper understanding of human impact on the ocean. The day is hosted by Marine Biologist & Director of Education, Richard Coward.

Have you ever wondered how many teeth a shark has, or which animal throws its stomach out through its mouth to eat? Then our fun and interactive Marine Biologist for a Day program is for you!

Outline of the Day

  • 9 am – Introductions
  • Jaws – understanding sharks, exposing myths and checking out the real jaws!
  • Hands-on Ocean Life Discovery – fascinating creatures and amazing facts
  • Human Impact – how to be a ‘Protector of the Ocean’
  • Kids Teaching Kids – sharing what we’ve learnt
  • Kids Teaching Parents – showcasing your knowledge to parents
  • 2.30 pm – Home Time

While stroking sea stars, handling sawfish rostrums and observing a baby shark from close quarters, the children absorb a huge amount of interesting facts, which they share with their parents in a presentation at the end of the day.

“My daughter loved being a Marine Biologist for a Day.  She was clearly engaged because she retained so much information – months later she still tells people about her experience. It was extra great that beyond the animal information she took away a real sense of the importance of environmental care too. I highly recommend this activity and look forward to booking her in for more!” Rebecca 

“We treat the ocean likes it’s invincible but it’s not. Every little thing that ends up in the sea has the potential to make animals sick – and if they start to die off, the impact on humans is huge as well. Making that connection between sea and land is vital for the planet’s future.” Richard Coward, Ocean Life Education

Download the Marine Biologist for a day program outline

Senior Marine Biologist for a Day

Senior Marine Biologist for a Day

High School Aged Students

Are you interested in Marine Science or thinking about becoming a Marine Biologist? Dive into the deeper world of marine science with us…

This full day program is designed to engage those currently studying marine science and to inspire those with an interest and passion for all things marine.


  • Taught by a fully qualified professional Marine Biologist
  • Live marine animal interaction tanks
  • Preserved marine animal observation
  • Watch a scientific fish dissection first hand

An in-depth overview of the marine environment and a wide variety of topics including…

  • Fish adaptations
  • Dangerous marine animals
  • Shark ecology
  • Echinoderm classification
  • Protecting the marine environment – ocean concerns, acidification & animal ethics
  • Working in the field of marine science & career options
  • Much more…

Interested?  Fill out the enquiry form below and we will email you the dates when available.

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