Dolphin Detectives

This program aligns with the Australian Curriculum: Science and has a focus on Science Understanding and Science as a Human Endeavour strands.

A half hour age appropriate workshop with a Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) dolphin expert introduces students to the Port River dolphin pod and environmental issues they face. Student understanding is enhanced with a half hour cruise on the Port River using a hydrophone to explore the home of the bottle nose dolphins.

Time is given for students to view and make connections with the museum’s dolphin exhibition. Complete your visit with a climb to the top of the historic Port Adelaide lighthouse and undertake a navigation task with a ‘birds-eye’ view of the Port River environment.

Further information

South Australian Maritime Museum Education Programs

South Australian Maritime Museum

Term 1-4

10:00am – 2:00pm. Times outside of this can be negotiated.

Level: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Area: HASS - Civics and Citizenship, HASS - Geography, Science

Type: Inquiry trail
Cost: $7.50 per student (includes Port River cruise)
Participants: Can cater for up to 90 students in one day.
Duration: To be negotiated on booking

School bookings

ALL school visits must be booked in advance.

School visit booking form

(Link to website)

Organising your visit

See the South Australian Museum web site for information on how to support your visit.


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