Dolphin Discovery Centre
Our Dolphin Discovery Centre offers a fun, educational and interactive experience for everyone to enjoy. Situated on the Brighton seafront, it acts as a focal point for our project, and offers a range of activities including :
Sightings Map - learn about where Dolphins in Sussex: where have they been seen?
Dolphin VR Experience - journey out into the seas of Brighton looking for Dolphins on a wildlife watching trip…without getting your feet wet!
Artefacts - discover more about marine life with artefacts donated to us by the Booth Museum of Natural History, such as Whale teeth and Turtle shells.
Arts & Crafts - unleash your artistic side with our range of creative activities.
Scavenger Hunts - Take part in our scavenger hunt to find all sorts of treasures you may find on the beach.
Beach Cleans - do something practical about our local litter problem by offering to conduct a beach clean on the beach. Equipment will be provided.
We are open from 6th April to 28th October. Our opening hours are:
Monday to Friday: 10am-5pm and Saturday to Sunday: 12pm-5pm.
We are incredibly thankful to the following organisations and individuals who assisted us with creating the Dolphin Discovery Centre:
Booth Museum of Natural History
Founded as a Victorian collector’s private museum, the Booth Museum now brings natural history to life with interactive displays and ‘hands on’ activities. The Booth Museum have very kindly donated to us marine wildlife artefacts to us including whale teeth and turtle shells.
Oh So Swedish Arts & Crafts is a art studio and workshop that features Swedish and Nordic smorgasbord of handmade Scandinavian unique and quirky products. Eva, the lovely lady who runs the studio, very kindly painted our Delilah the Dolphin sign.
Tingley Sparks is a Brighton based electrical company specialising in domestic and commercial installations. Ben Tingley installed all of the electrics in the Discovery Centre, including the plasma TV where we can display our video of Dolphins in Sussex, as well as all of the lighting.
The Sussex Sign Company is an award winning business based in Portslade, just outside of Brighton, that creates branding and signing solutions for businesses. They have very kindly redesigned our front sign, so that we can welcome more people into the Dolphin Discovery Centre.