Dolphin Detectives and Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary Program

Learn about the Port River Dolphin Pod and their habitat.

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Dolphin Detectives (Years 3 – 6)

Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary (Years 7 & 9)

Cost:  $7.50 per student (includes Port River cruise)

Program includes:

  • 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

Teacher Resources:

Please print the following resources for your visit:

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?

The South Australian Maritime Museum and History Trust of South Australia acknowledges the First Nations peoples of South Australia, whose connection to country and living cultures began in time immemorial and continues to the present. We affirm our commitment to advancing reconciliation.