Open the second Sunday of the month
10.00am - 2.00pm
The historic sandstone mine labs
at the foreshore of Chowder Bay are the perfect backdrop for the SIMS
The two historic rooms have been
fitted out with a series of beautiful displays that showcase what SIMS is all
about – research of the marine, coastal and estuarine environment. The impacts
of human activities on our coasts and oceans are at the heart of much of SIMS’
research and the new centre.
Highlights are a 3D model of the
harbour, which shows the harbour’s complex shape and topography of the
seafloor, and a virtual dive using 3D virtual reality goggles. The virtual
dive has been designed specifically for SIMS and aims to immerse visitors into
the magical world of a local kelp forest, the most prominent ecosystem on our
temperate rocky shores.
We look forward to seeing you soon!