Tuesday, 24 August 2021
The Centre showcases local marine life and offers marine education programmes for all ages.
At our education centre, we offer unique hands-on marine experiences.
Learn with us
Immerse yourself in the marine world. Unfold the mysteries of how creatures live and survive in our local ocean.
Thursday, 20 May 2021
Tuesday, 17 November 2020
Donate to Marine Studies Centre
Your donation to the New Zealand Marine Studies Centre will help to foster an understanding and appreciation of New Zealand’s unique marine environment and responsibility towards its conservation. If you wish to discuss anything in further detail, please contact:
Sunday, 17 October 2021
An ocean of opportunities for connecting with the marine world. Explore the exciting field of marine science with hands-on activities, demonstrations and live animal exhibits.
Sunday, 21 November 2021
During a tour of the NZ Marine Studies Centre at Portobello, connect to your coast and meet local marine species at our touch tanks to find out what makes them special, vulnerable and resilient.