New Zealand Marine Studies Centre
What makes the Otago Peninsula so special for marine wildlife? Our tours unravel the secrets of the local ocean and explain why albatross, seals and penguins make their homes here. Knowledgeable staff will guide you through the Aquarium and captivate you with stories of their underwater encounters. See stunning sea-horses, oggle an octopus and stroke a spiny starfish! There is also an opportunity to take a virtual deep sea dive in a yellow submarine and meet a colossal squid replica!
The Daily Guided Tour - for independent travelers is at 10.30am every day of the year (except Christmas Day and Anzac Day). Visitors should allow an hour for this tour - and may stay longer if they wish to spend more time looking in depth at the exhibits. Places can be booked in advance by phoning 03 479 5826.
Adults: $21.50, Children: $11.00, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children from 2-17 yrs): $49.00
The Standard Group Tour - can be organised at a time to suit your group. It may be arranged for a group of 10+ people and must be booked in advance. It covers the same content as the 10.30am tour and lasts for an hour.
Adults: $21.50, Children: $11.00
The Discovery Tour - offers exclusive opportunities to visit our marine teaching laboratory to take a microscopic view at what eats what in the sea, taste delicious seaweed or join a marine scientist for a peek into a rock-pool. The tour is from 1 - 1.5 hours in duration and will be tailored to suit the interests of the group. It may be organised for groups of 6+ people, and must be booked in advance.
Adults: $31.00, Children: $21.00
Larger groups (15+) may attract a group discount. Please phone (03) 479 5826 to book, or email email@example.com.