Tot Tuesday "Who Eats Who"

Tot Tuesday "Who Eats Who"

Bring your preschooler to the Centre for a morning of fun! Parents and preschoolers are invited to join our Educators on Tuesday mornings at 10:30am for special ocean-themed stories, crafts and activities.

 This week's theme is “Who Eats Who”

  • Suitable for ages 3–5

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

  • No registration is required

  • Standard admission rates apply; free for members and annual pass holders

Cephalopod Celebration!

Cephalopod Celebration!

Who doesn’t love octopus and squid? They’re amazing. They’re fascinating. They’re magical.

Spend this non-instructional day celebrating all things cephalopod. New games and activities plus a few favourites, all focused on one of our most loved residents — the giant Pacific octopus (and their squid cousins). All day. Drop-in, no registration required. Free with admission or membership.

Schedule of events to come.

Tot Tuesday "Halloween Under the Sea"

Tot Tuesday "Halloween Under the Sea"

Bring your preschooler to the Centre for a morning of fun! Parents and preschoolers are invited to join our Educators on Tuesday mornings at 10:30am for special ocean-themed stories, crafts and activities.

 This week's theme is “Halloween Under the Sea”

  • Suitable for ages 3–5

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

  • No registration is required

  • Standard admission rates apply; free for members and annual pass holders

Sea Shirt Sunday

Sea Shirt Sunday

Create your own fish fashion! Be sure to bring along:

  1. A pillow case, cloth bag or t-shirt (or purchase a t-shirt [$7.00] from the Centre)

  2. $2 for fabric paint

  3. Your creativity

Details:

  • Sea-Shirt Sundays runs the first Sunday of every month

  • Suitable for all ages

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

  • No registration required

  • Standard admission rates apply

  • Annual Passes accepted

  • $2 fee for fabric paint

Tot Tuesday "Salmon Salmon Salmon"

Tot Tuesday "Salmon Salmon Salmon"

Bring your preschooler to the Centre for a morning of fun! Parents and preschoolers are invited to join our Educators on Tuesday mornings at 10:30am for special ocean-themed stories, crafts and activities.

 This week's theme is “Salmon Salmon Salmon ”

  • Suitable for ages 3–5

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

  • No registration is required

  • Standard admission rates apply; free for members and annual pass holders

Tot Tuesday "Bears, Oh My!"

Tot Tuesday "Bears, Oh My!"

Bring your preschooler to the Centre for a morning of fun! Parents and preschoolers are invited to join our Educators on Tuesday mornings at 10:30am for special ocean-themed stories, crafts and activities.

 This week's theme is "Bears, Oh My!"

  • Suitable for ages 3–5

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

  • No registration is required

  • Standard admission rates apply; free for members and annual pass holders

Tot Tuesday "Awesome Otters"

Tot Tuesday "Awesome Otters"

Bring your preschooler to the Centre for a morning of fun! Parents and preschoolers are invited to join our Educators on Tuesday mornings at 10:30am for special ocean-themed stories, crafts and activities.

 This week's theme is "Awesome Otters"

  • Suitable for ages 3–5

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

  • No registration is required

  • Standard admission rates apply; free for members and annual pass holders

Urban Biodiversity, Floating Ideas Lecture Series

Urban Biodiversity, Floating Ideas Lecture Series

Floating Ideas Lecture Series

Doors Open 6:30pm, Lecture 7:00pm

Regular admission applies, free for members and annual pass holders

Urban Biodiversity

Compared to wilderness areas, cities are often viewed as biological deserts. However, many cities are biological hotspots located on estuaries, floodplains or other biologically productive, unique and strategically located habitats. For example, Victoria is vital to the Garry Oak ecosystem and Metro Vancouver is key to the Fraser River’s salmon stocks and birds of the Pacific Flyway. They are rich in biodiversity with its own unique qualities because of introduced non-native species and new novel ecosystems not seen anywhere else in nature. Urban biodiversity is complex, dynamic and fascinating because the city is a place for both nature and people.

Val Schaefer, PhD, RPBio, is a Professor Emeritus in the University of Victoria’s School of Environmental Studies, where he was the Academic Administrator of the Restoration of Natural Systems Program. His research and practice focus on urban biodiversity using an approach that combines ecology, natural history and landscape architecture. Val has authored, co-authored and edited several books including Urban Biodiversity: Exploring Natural Habitat and its Value in Cities and The Natural History of Stanley Park. The rewards Val has received for his work include the BC Minister of the Environment’s Award for Environmental Education, the BC Society of Landscape Architects’ Award for Community Service, and the Vancouver Natural History Society (VNHS) John Davidson Award for Conservation.

Sea Shirt Sunday—Holiday Edition

Sea Shirt Sunday—Holiday Edition

Sea Shirt Sunday—Holiday Edition

Tis’ the season of gift giving and we have just the wrap idea — fish printed cloth bags! Bring your own bag or purchase one from us. Or what about creating a fish printed gift? Shirt, pillow case, etc.

Be sure to bring along:

  1. Cloth bag, pillow case or shirt. (cloth bags and white t-shirts available for purchase)

  2. $2 for fabric paint (per item painted)

  3. Your creativity

Details:

  • Sea-Shirt Sundays runs the first Sunday of every month

  • Suitable for all ages

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

  • No registration required

  • Standard admission rates apply

  • Annual Passes accepted

  • $2 fee for fabric paint

Tot Tuesday "Super Sharks"

Tot Tuesday "Super Sharks"

Bring your preschooler to the Centre for a morning of fun! Parents and preschoolers are invited to join our Educators on Tuesday mornings at 10:30am for special ocean-themed stories, crafts and activities.

 This week's theme is “Super Sharks.”

  • Suitable for ages 3–5

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

  • No registration is required

  • Standard admission rates apply; free for members and annual pass holders