Marine Encounters at the N.Z. Marine Studies Centre
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Connect with your coast, meet local marine species at our touch tanks, and discover what makes them special!


During a tour of the N.Z. Marine Studies Centre at Portobello, connect with your coast, meet local marine species in our touch tanks, and discover what makes them special. Get insights into the research at the Portobello Marine Lab before taking a deep sea dive in our virtual submarine!

Toddlers 2yrs and under are free but please specify numbers in your ticket registration. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Most of our site is accessible via wheelchair or stroller. Please note any accessibility needs in your registration.

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