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great for kids

a hands on experience for children to discover and explore. great freindly staff whom are volunteers

Reviewed October 15, 2018
bigswansfan
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Victor Harbor, Australia
Good for learning

Small, but fun. Introduced the whale lived in Australia, some southern right whale and sperm... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
visualben1992
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Three storey collection which gently enforces the undeniable truth that everyone has a part to play in protecting the giant mammals of the sea. Plenty to see and read, videos to watch and a ‘trip’ with the crew of the Sea Shepherd all on offer....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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SAWCentre, Tourism officer at South Australia Whale Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the detailed review. We're so pleased you enjoyed the centre and appreciate the feedback :-)

Reviewed October 15, 2018

a hands on experience for children to discover and explore. great freindly staff whom are volunteers

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bigswansfan
SAWCentre, Tourism support Officer at South Australia Whale Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Thanks for the review bigswansfan! Indeed, we couldn't get by without our fantastic volunteers. Great to hear the kids had a fun time. :-)

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

I was a little disappointed with the whale centre. The displays looked tired and rather dated. It was an interesting half hour, but it could have been so much more.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank denzil53
SAWCentre, Tourism support Officer at South Australia Whale Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Thanks for your review densil53. Sorry for your disappointment with the centre. We do our best to keep the information up to date and our exhibits interesting. With funding constraints it's difficult to continuously change the displays. We are currently in the process of updating...More

Reviewed October 4, 2018

Small, but fun. Introduced the whale lived in Australia, some southern right whale and sperm whalebone, killer whale teeth and whaling history in Australia. Meanwhile, have 3D movie about southern right whale and a special showroom for sea shepherd.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank visualben1992
SAWCentre, Tourism Support Officer at South Australia Whale Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Thanks so much for your review bisualben1992. We do our best to fill the space we have with as much fun, entertaining and educational content as we can. Thanks for visiting us!

Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

This little museum is chock full of exhibits and interactive activities, great for kids too. The exhibition is set over 3 floors with a wide range of sea creatures to a 3D video on whales. We learnt so much, it's a must see!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Shardon2013
SAWCentre, Tourism Support Officer at South Australia Whale Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2018

Thanks so much for the review Shardon. So pleased you enjoyed your visit and learned a lot!

Reviewed September 16, 2018

Our visit really exceeded our expectations and it provided a great indoor activity for our young kids on a cold and wet day.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bandb2004
SAWCentre, Tourism Support Officer at South Australia Whale Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2018

Thanks so much for the review bandb2004. So pleased you enjoyed your visit - we are indeed a great escape from the rain :-)

Reviewed August 31, 2018

Small museum with a very reasonable entry price. Few interesting facts, and full size skeleton of a whale.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AusBoyBN
SAWCentre, Tourism Support Officer at South Australia Whale Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2018

Thank you for the review. We hope you got to learn a few new things and enjoyed the displays.

Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

We got tickets as part of a bundle with the horse team ride. Wouldn’t have purposely made the visit (glad we didn’t). The museum is small and the exhibits are just ok. Lots of posters and illustrations.... more so than real exhibits. There is a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank garyaucknz
SAWCentre, Tourism Support Officer at South Australia Whale Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2018

Thanks for the review Gary. We are a small museum, we do our best to fill it with interesting information about whales and marine life as well as have entertaining exhibits for kids. We hope you visit us again.

Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

This is a small museum located right in the harbor near the horse drawn tram station, worth visiting while in the area. It is a smallish and modest museum but there are important and interesting information about whales for the most part.

Date of experience: July 2018
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SAWCentre, Tourism Support Officer at South Australia Whale Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2018

Thank you for the review beachstone2c. Yes we are a smaller museum, we do try our best to include as much whaling, whale and marine life information as we can. We hope you enjoyed the centre.

Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately we visited at the same time as a school excursion so missed out on being able to see the top level (still charged the same entry price though) but we found it most interesting, even if it was very quick to get through.More

Date of experience: July 2018
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SAWCentre, Tourism Support Officer at South Australia Whale Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2018

Hi Mattandmandy75, thank you for your review. I apologise you missed out on viewing the Education room. We do host schools to educate children about whales, marine life and conservation. The room is usually only closed to the public for 1.5 hours and customers are...More

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