Learn about the Port River Dolphin Pod and their habitat.
The History Trust’s South Australian Maritime Museum is committed to keeping our visitors, our people and our volunteers safe.
As corona virus restrictions begin to ease the full range of programs listed here may not be available as we take steps to help keep you and other visitors COVIDSafe. Please continue to contact us with education inquiries and stay in touch to find out about our digital education programs as they develop.
Dolphin Detectives (Years 3 – 6)
Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary (Years 7 & 9)
Cost: $7.50 per student (includes Port River cruise)
- A facilitated workshop to learn about the Port River dolphins and local environment
- Self guided trail to view the museum’s exhibits
- The opportunity to navigate from the top of the Port Adelaide lighthouse
- A half hour cruise on board the historic Archie Badenoch
- Years 3 – 6: Dolphin Detectives teacher resource
- Years 7 & 9: Dolphin Sanctuary teacher resource
- Images of Port River dolphins
- Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary information
- Dr Mike Bossley
- South Australian Marine Parks
- WDCS (Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society)
Please print the following resources for your visit:
- Port River dolphin talk
- Lighthouse task sheet
- Self-guided museum trail: Primary, Middle Years or Senior Years (Print in booklet form)
Australian Curriculum Outcomes: Biological Science and HASS – Geography
Form: What are the features of dolphins?
Function: How do dolphins communicate?
How do dolphins interact with other animals and resources in the marine environment?
Change: How have dolphins adapted to survive in their environment?
Connection: How have cultures viewed and interacted with dolphins, now and in the past?
What are the threats to dolphins?