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South Australia Whale Centre

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Address: 2 Railway Terrace, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
Phone Number: 08 8551 0750
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Was told that it takes an hour to go through and has 3 levels of entertainment Took me 30 minutes max and there is only two levels unless you have kids. Having said that it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Somerton Park
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Somerton Park
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Was told that it takes an hour to go through and has 3 levels of entertainment Took me 30 minutes max and there is only two levels unless you have kids. Having said that it is very informative and very interactive for kids. .

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The computers weren't working. The exhibits were good. But the kids got to play in a pile of sand that was supposed to be a kind of treasure hunt. But nothing much there.

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Adelaide, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Took my elderly parents here one sunny afternoon, but what a waste of time and money. Ground floor, there were lots of painted walls and information boards to read but little to actually look at. It's ok if you don't mind reading panels but I expected something to physically look at as well. Basically it's just an information centre. Upstairs... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Whilst this is a smallish museum, it is certainly very informative and lots of fun for kids of all ages. Lots of hands on exhibits. There is also very good educational activities. The ladies on the front desk were very friendly and very helpful. Entry fee very reasonable.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The whole thing was superb and gave everyone a good insight of what used to happen to whales and what we need to do about it now. Great to see Sea Shephard well represented.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The kids enjoyed going through the centre on a rainy afternoon in summer. The hands on experience was great for them too.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Absolutely loved the interpretational education in this centre. Great for kids and those who just have an interest in marine life. Also a new fantastic section on Sea Shepherd and the work they do to protect marine life. Highly recommend to visitors and locals alike

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Took our 3 kids (3-10years) for a visit and really enjoyed! There is a treasure map hunt for clues, great interactive section upstairs where we could touch all sorts of shells, turtle shells, coral and bits. Lots of whaling history and information and a big whale skull. Downstairs was the kids favourite! A replica of the Steve Irvin sea shepherd... More 

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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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8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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