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Slide Animal Carer Experience for Kids in Coffs Harbour

Animal Carer Experience

Cost: $275 per child during school holidays (Park entry included)

When: Wednesdays & Sundays 10:30 am – 1.30 pm Bookings essential

The Animal Carer Experience (ACE) is a fantastic opportunity for kids and teens aged 8-16 to experience life as a Marine Animal Carer during school holidays in Coffs Harbour. They will enjoy helping feed and care for the wildlife in our park and our specialised Rehabilitation Hospital. Be warned, children will go home smelling like fish!

ACE runs with a minimum of 6 children, up to a maximum group of 10. The Animal Carer Experience (ACE) runs Wednesdays and Sundays throughout the school holidays. 

Here’s what a kid lucky enough to enjoy ACE will experience:

  • ACE will be hosted from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Lunch at our Creekside Cafe
  • Printed 6 x 8 photo of your child
  • Personalised Certificate
  • VIP Seating for our main Marine Dreamtime presentation
  • VIP Tour of Dolphin Marine Conservation Park
  • Feed and care for sick and injured sea turtles
  • Get splashed by our fish, rays, and sharks
  • Meet freshwater turtles up close
  • Provide enrichment for our Little Blue Penguins
  • Interact with our Australian Sea Lions and their favourite toys
  • Watch as our dolphins interact with their environment

What to Bring:

  • Enclosed footwear
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Camera – your child can take photos to record a personal memento of their experience

Important Details:

  • Minimum Group Size: 6 children
  • Maximum Group Size: 10 children 
  • Availability: Wednesdays & Sundays throughout the school holidays
  • Duration: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Disclaimer: Please note that no in-water interactions are included in the Animal Carer Experience.



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