Just a 30 minute drive south of Hobart via the scenic Channel Highway brings you to the Marine Discovery Centre, which is an annexe of the Woodbridge District High School. The centre is built out over the D'Entrecasteaux Channel in Woodbridge, Tasmania. The D'Entrecasteaux is a varied, sheltered and safe waterway that provides ideal conditions for boat based and shore based activities.
The centre houses fully equipped teaching areas, an aquarium room and marine pond, a touch tank and displays of marine life and fishing technology. We concentrate on a 'hands-on' approach to learning about the marine environment. Programs are designed for students from Kindergarten to Year 12, as well as interested visitors and community groups. Visitors have the opportunity to study everything from the smallest plankton to the largest fish and to sort, classify, measure, count, observe and handle marine animals.