Here at the Discovery Centre guests will find a gallery packed with interactive exhibits, allowing them to get their hands wet and engage with many different animals.
The Discovery Centre is a favourite place for guests to find out more about the dynamics of the marine environment through play. Enjoy the sensation of a deep-sea dive in an interactive submarine without having to worry about getting wet. Young visitors can have fun with a trip down the iconic clownfish slide or play with a water table that replicates the complex lock system of the Great Lakes.
Palette surgeonfish are named after the black marking on their sides that resemble an artist’s palette. The surgeonfish can defend themselves in unique ways. Equipped with a sharp spine at the base of their tail, when threatened the surgeonfish can use this defence mechanism to inflict debilitating pain on predators.
Finding an ornate wobbegong is a challenge—you may not know one is there even if you are staring it in the face! These fish are among the most impressive of animals, with phenomenal camouflage and body shapes that combine to create an “invisibility cloak.” They simply blend into their environment and disappear.
• The Discovery Centre holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest horseshoe crab touch tank, covering 37.9 m2 (407.9 sq ft)!
• The Discovery Centre features two unique, cylinder “pop-up” habitats!
• In the Discovery Centre, children and adults alike can explore our pop-up research submarine that offers a unique view of Dangerous Lagoon!