School Programs

The CCMDC offers a range of field work programs and excursions for primary and secondary students.

These programs support syllabus outcomes with a focus on Science, Geography and Marine Science. We can also customise environmental education and fieldwork programs for your needs. Click here for more information

Opening Hours

The CCMDC will be closed on the following dates:

  • Christmas Day - 25 Dec, 2017
  • Boxing Day - 26 Dec, 2017
  • Sun, 31 Dec, 2017
  • New Years Day - Mon, 1 Jan, 2018
  • Australia Day - 26 Jan, 2018

We currently have group booking on the following date: Tue, 9 Jan. The Centre will still be open to the general public - however, if you prefer to avoid the crowd, you might like to visit us on alternate date.

The CCMDC will be open most days during the school holidays from 10-4pm with last admission at 3pm. 



  • Adults $10,
  • Child / Conc $6,
  • Carers with Carers Card = Free if with client.
  • Family (2A, 2C) $26
  • Family (1A,2C) $16

We are located at 11 Terrigal Drive, Terrigal – opposite the Terrigal Pacific Motel and next to Terrigal Lagoon.

Visit the Centre for lots of fun and activities.....

  • See our displays

  • Say hello to our marine creatures

  • Enter our colouring or guessing competition

  • Watch “The Adventures of Gavin the Leafy Seadragon”

  • Become a Junior Marine Scientist by doing our quiz.

  • Paint a plaster or do a free craft activity

  • Have a drink at our cafe (open selected days)

  • Browse our shop for bargains

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