Opening Hours

The CCMDC will open for the school holidays 4-19 July 2020. In line with decisions made by the National Cabinet as communicated by the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, the centre will observe strict physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of all visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus),
including pre-booked and paid tickets.

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The Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre (CCMDC) has achieved an Advanced Ecotourism and Climate Action Business Certification!

Congratulations to the Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre (CCMDC) for achieving Advanced Ecotourism and Climate Action Business Certification for their Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre, Schools Program and Wings, Whales and Wildflower Tours!

The Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre has become a valuable education resource for both local and visiting schools through its school programs, a developing hub for research activity and a key tourist attraction for the Central Coast. Thankyou to more than 50 of our active volunteers and occasional paid teachers.

We are happy to be part of the Ecotourism Australia family!


For more information see

Upgrade News

Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre Upgrades

Please find links below to our Newsletters on the progress of the Marine Discovery Centre Upgrade.

Welcome to PARKLIFE.

A kiosk focused on clean eats for kids & great organic coffee for mums & dads.

Headed up by chef Paulymac, the blackboard menu changes weekly, but you can always grab a freerange bacon & egg roll, a single O toasty with house pickles or a slice of cake & our own ice-cream. Dietaries are taken seriously, with GF & DF options available on almost everything. 

Open 8am - 2pm seven days a week 8am-8pm on Saturdays in Summer.

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