Animal Carer Experience

The Animal Carer Experience (ACE) is a fantastic opportunity for kids and teens aged 8-16 to experience a taste of life as a Marine Animal Carer during school holidays in Coffs Harbour. They will help feed and care for the marine wildlife in our park and our specialised marine animal rescue & rehabilitation facility. Be warned, children will come home smelling fishy but happy!   

This is an original gift idea for an aspiring marine animal care professional! 

ACE runs with a minimum of 6 and up to a maximum of 10 children on Wednesdays and Sundays throughout the school holidays.  

Kids will experience: 

  • VIP Seating at our main “Dolphin Dreamtime & Sea Lions Live” presentation 
  • VIP Tour of Dolphin Marine Conservation Park 
  • Feeding and caring for sick and injured sea turtles 
  • Splashes by our fish, rays, and sharks 
  • Freshwater turtles up close 
  • Providing enrichment for our Little Blue Penguins 
  • Interacting with our Australian Sea Lions and their favourite toys 
  • Watching our dolphins interact with their environment 
  • Lunch at our Creekside Cafe 
  • Receive an email link/voucher for 1 Digital photo to redeem online (additional photos are available to purchase) 
  • Personalised Participation Certificate 

What to Bring: 

  • Enclosed footwear essential for safety and hygiene of other participants and the animals 
  • Hat and sunscreen 
  • Camera/phone – your child can take photos to record a personal memento of their experience 

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

Bookings essential.  

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

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

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