Dolphin Discovery

With a strong focus on Science Understanding and Science as a Human Endeavour, students learn about the Port River dolphin pod and environmental issues they face.

Students participate in a half hour workshop with a Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) dolphin expert and enrich their learning with a cruise on the Port River, using a hydrophone to explore the home of the bottle nose dolphins.

Time is given for students to view the dolphin exhibition inside the museum and navigate from the top of the historic Port Adelaide lighthouse. Complete your visit with a  hands-on play and marine dress up session in our Rockpool area

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 on booking.

Level: Early Years, F, 1, 2
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.

To book a visit, please contact the Booking Officer:

To discuss your student learning needs, or for more information, please contact Maritime Education.

Organising your visit

Please familiarise yourself with the following documents:

Include a ½ hour Port River cruise on-board the Archie Badenoch for an additional $2.50 per student.