Busselton Jetty Marine Discovery Centre to Open July 2024

Published on Tuesday, 30 April 2024 at 9:55:32 AM

A new family friendly marine discovery experience will open on the Busselton foreshore in July 2024 in the Railway House Ballaarat Room. 

Busselton Jetty Inc’s Marine Discovery Centre is an interactive experience which will allow visitors to walk through seagrass meadows, make their own fish habitat, and even drive a virtual submarine – all whilst learning about the environment, what really lies beneath the Jetty and beyond.

The all-weather indoor experience will meet the needs of many tourists who have limited time by offering a 30-minute semi-guided tour.

BJI CEO Lisa Shreeve said the MDC would also suit school groups who want to know more about Australia’s Marine Parks and why our local Ngari Capes Marine Park is so important.

“There are often times we are unable to operate the Train or open the Underwater Observatory in winter, so this on-shore experience will ensure that travelers from all over the world are able to immerse themselves in a new form of marine life tour.”

“We also cater for trade groups that arrive in buses and often just take a photo of the Jetty and leave because they don’t have time for a Train ride out and back or an Underwater Observatory Tour – this new product will fill that gap.”

The new experience is being located in the Ballaarat Room while a decision about its permanent location is finalised.

BJI are continuing to partner with the City of Busselton, DPIRD and the SWDC on a new and exciting concept for the Busselton Jetty precinct.

BJI continues to focus on its mission to ensure the Jetty is here for future generations to enjoy by actively contributing funding to ongoing Jetty maintenance.

The current Ballaarat engine/timber industry exhibition is on display at the City of Busselton Administration Building and at the Community Resource Centre. The refurbished Ballaarat Engine can still be viewed free of charge in the Railway House building.

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