Key Features: Wildlife & Nature

1320 Ventnor Road, Summerlands, Phillip Island, VIC 3922

+61 3 5951 2800

Opening Hours

Summer: 10am to approx. 7.00pm (Opening at 2.00pm Christmas Day)

Autumn: 10am to approx. 5pm

Winter: 10am to approx. 4pm

Spring: 10am to approx. 6pm

Phillip Island Nature Parks – Antarctic Journey

Phillip Island

Take a virtual journey into the wonderful world of the Southern Ocean and Antarctica and engage with the many interactive and immersive experiences in this exhibition, a joint venture between Phillip Island Nature Parks and WWF-Australia.

‘The Lab’ is jam packed with fun-filled hands on activities designed to entertain and educate. ‘Feel the freeze’ as you enter the Antarctic Chill Zone before checking out your thermal image and comparing it to an Emperor penguin. Check out the Virtual Cafe or race to the finish line on ‘Whale Racer’!

The Sound Lab and Research Station offer an insight into the sights and sounds of Antarctic wildlife with animal calls, microscopes and fascinating specimens. With the remarkable Antarctic landscape as the backdrop, the unique wildlife, ongoing research activities, and the critically important conservation values of this remote continent will come alive before your eyes.

The final level is one of complete immersion in what can only be described as a stunning and breathtaking, state of the art multimedia experience. Find yourself enthralled by the audio visual spectacle which puts you right in the heart of the action. Dive deep into the Southern Ocean and discover what it’s like to swim with seals, penguins and whales!

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Special Features

  • Partnership with WWF Australia
  • Unique Multimedia Experience
  • Licensed café, visitor centre, gift shop
  • School holiday activities and private functions
  • Accessible facilities and parking
  • Walking trails


  • No restrictions on admission
  • Some restrictions on tours and activities
  • Café – 200 indoor seats
  • Free parking
  • Picnic areas for groups and families

Group Facilities

We welcome groups and can cater for most needs.

  • Ample coach parking.
  • Indoor/outdoor function area for groups.
  • Catering available for groups.
  • Curriculum based programs available for school groups.
  • Programs available for university and adult education groups.
  • Small group private tours available.
  • Group programs available.