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The Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre educates visitors about the marine environment & the research activities of the Institute of Marine Science at the University of Auckland. The interactive displays are great fun & provide a wealth of...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
160 Goat Island Road, Leigh, Auckland 0985, New Zealand
Reasonably priced at $27 for 2ad, 3chn. Small building but so informative. So much for all the kids (9-16yrs) to do, the microscope with live and dead items was a fave. Friendly staff who immediately came out to the touch tank and gave a very...More
We spent a couple of hours poring over the really interesting information, and it helped us to understand what we were seeing on the beach and in the water. Perfect for those into marine biology, exploring all the exhibits, and really cool fun facts. Not...More
It is a small centre in its size, but really a very valuable information centre. It is part of Auckland University Marine Science Campus or Field Laboratory. Visitors can see plenty of posters, displays, preserved fish and bones, and a real saltwater touch tank where...More
Spent a lovely hour checking out the displays and exploring the live creatures in the tank. Staff answered our endless questions and were extremely knowledgeable and eager to share information. Recommended for all ages.