We are Closed May 14th and 15th 2022 due to maintenance. 

Please contact us for bookings or more information on  09 923 3621  or  t.haggitt@auckland.ac.nz

School Groups

Providing a range of inspirational programmes from 1 hour through to full day or week long sessions.

Future's Thinking

Our Future's Thinking programmes introduce students to the issues facing our marine environment and the science undertaken in these fields.  Depending on the educational session they have chosen they may get to carry out laboratory experiments, undertake sampling in the field or build hydrophones and design and plan for a sustainable future.  Topics covered include:-

  • Global Warming - sea level rise and ocean acidification
  • Plastic Pollution
  • Overfishing - ecosystem change and marine reserves
  • Sound Pollution - hydrophone accoustics
  • Habitat Loss - restoration
  • Form and Function - species biology and adaptation

We may also be able to delivery some remote learning educational lessons.

All Other Groups

If you have a large whānau, are involved with Probus New Zealand, University of the Third Age, Scouts and Girl Guides, or if you are from a retirement village and require  a fun day.

Our educators will give you an informative and enjoyable presentation on the latest research undertaken by the University of Auckland's Institue of Marine Science.  You will be introduced to marine life up close under our Big Eye Microscope, view some of New Zealand's marine species in our tank display area and admire the informative and interactive displays in the Centre.

If you are wanting some delicious morning or afternoon tea, this can also be arranged.


Please contact us for bookings or more information on  09 923 3621  or  t.haggitt@auckland.ac.nz - we have a programme to suit you!


160 Goat Island Road

(09) 923 3645

Email  t.haggitt@auckland.ac.nz