Australian Shark and Ray Centre Dandenong
Where is it at?
Australian Shark and Ray Centre
Cnr of Princes Hwy and Progress St
Tel: 03 8759 0069
Where are we going today?
It's not uncommon for people to have a fear of sharks - these mean, vicious creatures that roam our oceans with big horrible teeth. But in reality, that's just not true at all (well, their teeth can get pretty big!)
The Australian Shark and Ray Centre is a great place to take kids, to educate them on the reality of these amazing ocean giants. They will learn about their habits, habitats, and life in the ocean.
Sharks and rays are actually beautiful, gentle creatures and they even have personalities! They are not all all the man eating creatures they are made out to be.
What are they really like? How did they get such a bad reputation?
Kids can even get up close to them - how close did you ask? Um...they can swim with them!
What an incredible experience for kids to swim, feed and play with the sharks and rays. And not just baby ones - the sharks can get up to 3 metres, and the rays can get up to 300kg!
Don't worry, they are just waist deep (or less) in the water, as they hand feed these beautiful creatures. An experience they will just love to share with their friends back at school!
Kids as young as 6 months have gotten in the water, and yes those grans out there, even some family members as old as 80 years have taken the leap so get ready!
These centres are the only ones in the WORLD that are dedicated solely on ray and shark feeding experiences. They guys are fed all day, everyday. It's a fascinating and educational experience they won't be forgetting anytime soon!
How much does it cost?
When can we go?
9am - 5pm / 7 days a week
They offer educational programs for primary school and high school. Make sure you book in advance!.
Any Top Tips?
The entry does include shark and ray food, but you can also buy more of it if you want. The general experience is alongside the tanks, but if you wanted the in water experience, that's another $15 but absolutely worth every cent!.
Need a little extra help?
The centre welcome special needs group bookings..
Kids birthday parties are popular fun! They also offer experiences like dinner in the water (the table, not the food!) and night time viewings when those sharks and rays are really active!.
What people are saying?
by Ric Vieira
Very friendly staff, lots of fun specially for the kids hand feeding the rays and sharks.
So interesting talking to staff, we lost track of time. We could have been there all day, really.
Thank you so much for such a memorable day.
by Cd Keys
The Australian Shark and Ray Centre is one place with great staff and entertainment. A relaxing destination in Melbourne.
by Minecraft Hayley Hannon