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South Australia Whale Centre

Address: 2 Railway Terrace, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
Phone Number: 08 8551 0750
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

kids enjoyed learning about Whales, staff were very happy and helpful. A treasure hunt around the centre made it more interesting for the kids.

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Adelaide, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Great museum to spend a couple of hours in especially if the weather is a little inclement. There are lots of interesting exhibits to read about and also plenty of interactive things to engage the kids, especially upstairs where there is a cartoon movie playing and opportunities to look through microscopes and view live marine creatures. Down stairs, there is... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is not a very large exhibition. We were expecting more. Nevertheless, it would be much more entertaining for children as they have a special "class" where kids can "play" with sea creatures.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Great centre, very educational for the kids, 3D movie and archaeological dig were top exhibits and entry and gift shop were very reasonably priced for a family on a budget

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Good entertaining museum about history of whaling in Victor harbor, great for the kids as it really caters for them with amusing activities for them

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Geelong, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Lots of displays on three levels. Very interesting leaning about the life of whales and how there are hardly any more in the wild compared to years past. There is a great 3D movie on the bottom floor and lots of interactive activities for the kids on the top floor. A very informative place with very friendly and helpful staff

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Manjimup, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

They have beautiful glass ware in the shape of fish and sea creatures.very interesting.Story of whaling in those parts

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Darwin, Australia
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
39 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We took two very boisterous 6 year old boys here and they had a great time! Their favorite was fossicking for bones! Great displays and lots to play with, read and learn!

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

lots of hands on experiences for the kids good value for its money, it does have 3 levels so if you cannot go up stairs you will miss out on a lot, the staff are friendly and helpful

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Cheap entry, and a good history of the area. Especially great if you have kids, lots of areas especially for kids and plenty of pick up and touch and feel exhibits.

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