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

No Sea Shirt Sunday on Sunday, June 2, 2019

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 2018

Oct 2: What's in a School

Oct 9:  Flipper Fun: Seals vs. Sea Lions

Oct 16: Dashing Diving Ducks! (Bird Migration) *Special Guest 

Oct 23: Who Eats Who

Oct 30: Halloween Under the Sea

Nov 6: Spiny Skinned

Nov 13: Bears Oh My!

Nov 20: Awesome Otters

Nov 27: Killer Whale Crazy

Dec 4: Super Sharks

Dec 11: Antarctic Adventure 

Christmas Break

Themes 2019:

Jan 8: Centre closed

Jan 15: Squishy Squids

Jan 22: Turtle Time

Jan 29: Camouflage Capers

Feb 5: Awesome Octopus

Feb 12: Watershed Wardens

Feb 19: Scuba Diving Adventure

Feb 26: Baleen Bonanza

Mar 5: It’s a Mystery!

Mar 12: Sea the Seabirds

Spring Break

Apr 2: Crazy Crabs

Apr 9: Eggstravaganza

Apr 16: All the Way to the Arctic 

Apr 23: Educator Favourites

Apr 30: Tidepool Explorers


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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

  • A different theme each month