Upcoming Events

Click on an event below for more details. All events at the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea in Sidney - Greater Victoria, BC.

Recurring Events

These events occur on a periodic basis. See below for more details.

Sea-Shirt Sundays

First Sunday of each month 1:00–3:00pm

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

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

  2. $2 for fabric paint

  3. Your creativity


  • 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

Microscope Mondays

Every Monday 

Check out the finer details of marine life.

Additional microscopes will be on display every Monday. Come in and take a closer look! You never know what you might find…

Tot Tuesdays

Tuesdays* 10:30am–11:30am

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. A new topic is explored every week, from Squishy Squids to Turtle Time and more! *October through April 

  • Starts at 10:30am

  • Suitable for ages 3–5

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

  • No registration is required

  • Standard admission rates apply. Annual Passes and memberships accepted

  • Themes listed below are subject to change

Themes 2019

Oct 1: Spiny Skinned

Oct 8:  Awesome Octopus

Oct 15: Dashing Diving Ducks! (Bird Migration) *Special Guest 

Oct 22: Who Eats Who

Oct 29: Halloween Under the Sea

Nov 5: Salmon Celebration

Nov 12: Bears Oh My!

Nov 19: All About Otters

Nov 26: Jiggling Jellyfish

Dec 3: Super Sharks

Dec 10: Antarctic Adventure 

Christmas Break

Themes 2020:

Jan 7: Centre closed

Jan 14: Squishy Squids

Jan 21: Turtle Time

Jan 28: Camouflage Capers

Feb 4: Flipper Fun: Seals vs. Sea Lions

Feb 11: Watershed Wardens

Feb 18: Scuba Diving Adventure

Feb 25: Baleen Bonanza

Mar 3: It’s a Mystery!

Mar 10: Sea the Seabirds

Spring Break

Mar 31: Crazy Crabs

Apr 7: Eggstravaganza

Apr 13: All the Way to the Arctic 

Apr 21: Educator Favourites

Apr 28: Tidepool Explorers


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****Seniors Session is on hiatus. We hope to offer this program again sometime in the future. Stay tuned.**** We invite adult learners and seniors to a talk and tea at 2:30 on the third Thursday* of the month between *October and May. 

  • Refreshments served

  • No registration required

  • Regular admission applies; annual passes and memberships accepted

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Special rates available for groups of 12 or more booked in advance; call for more information