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The New Zealand Marine Studies Centre offers marine education programmes for all ages.

THE AQUARIUM AT PORTOBELLO IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FOR REFURBISHMENT.

However the NZ Marine Studies Centre IS OPEN for education programmes.
Phone 03 479 5826 to book.

"Our mission is to foster understanding and appreciation of New Zealand's unique marine environment and responsibility towards its conservation."

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What's New

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Mobil Seashore Resources

February 2014

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NEW Sandy and Muddy Shore Guides are now available from the NZ Marine Studies Centre, as well as the popular NZ Rocky Shore Guides, activity books and other resources.

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Marine Metre Squared

Launched March 2013

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"Marine Metre Squared" (Mm2) is a new nationwide citizen-science project to map and monitor the NZ intertidal zone. Get involved!

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New Education Programme

Launched October 2013

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How do scientists study the sea? Inspire your students with the new Science in the Sea education programme.

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Temporary Closure of Aquarium

From 1 June 2012

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Whilst the NZ Marine Studies Centre remains open for education programmes, the Aquarium is closed to the public.

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Sid & Sally DVD

Available October 2011

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The marine discoveries of the popular duo, Sid and Sally, are now available on DVD

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Penguin Programme in Picton

September 2011

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A programme on little penguins has been introduced for Nelson, Marlborough and Tasman schools

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