Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, Sidney

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
Immerse yourself in an underwater world at Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, an award-winning aquarium dedicated to improving the ecosystem of the Salish Sea. Walk among the blue waters showcasing a vast array of different marine animals including wolf eels, jellyfish, rockfish, a giant Pacific octopus, and hundreds of other creatures. Look through the microscopes to observe tiny marine organisms or feel the skin of a sea urchin in the touch pool. Tours here offer a variety of games and activities to keep kids entertained as they learn about the marine ecosystem. Put Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Sidney itinerary planner.
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  • They have a great display of touch pools and a very neat octopus talk.. a great place to spend with kids. It's small, yes, but this means you don't feel rushed trying to cram everything in. Can spend ...  read more »
  • My kid and family had lots of fun here. From the trip under the sea to all the under water sites. There is even a giant octopus. 
  • It was smaller than we thought, saw neat sea urchins in the aquariums from jelly fish to octopus. We probably were in there for maybe an hour, thought there was more things to see but I guess it's not...  read more »
  • Great set up. Well done. Not too long but a great part of a day in Sidney. Kids loved it. Lots of interesting things for the adults.
  • I love taking the kids and vistitors here. Always a great learning experience. The touch tanks are the best!
  • We really enjoyed taking our kids here. Don't expect the Vancouver Aquarium or a Sea World, but what they do have is a unique, more of a biology lab experience, for the ocean life that surrounds the region.
  • I'm over 70 and I thought this place was great.I want to live here in this building.Looking closeup at some of the aquatic life is truly amazing.Thanks for this place being here. I remember the old centre and this place is well worth the idea to make it better.
  • Very well done and great for kids a little small and only an hours activity but well worth a visit.
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