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.

Watch this space for information about our SPRING BREAK plans!


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 10:00am–4:00pm

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 Oceaneers on Tuesday mornings at 10:30am for special ocean-themed stories, crafts and activities. A new topic is covered every week, from Squishy Squids to Turtle Time* and more! *Note: Tuesdays October-May; no Tot Tuesdays from December 13-January 8, January 17-31, or March 14-April 2.

  • 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 2017

Oct 3: Schooling Salmon

Oct 10:  Flipper Fun: Seals vs. Sea Lions

Oct 17: Dashing Diving Ducks! (Bird Migration) *Special Guest from VIRL

Oct 24: Who Eats Who

Oct 31: Halloween Under the Sea

Nov 7: Bears oh my!

Nov 14: Spiny Skinned

Nov 21: Awesome Otters

Nov 28: Killer Whale Crazy

Dec 5: Super Sharks

Dec 12: Antarctic Adventure *NEW

Christmas Break

Themes 2018:

Jan 9: Squishy Squids

Jan 16: Centre closed

Jan 23: Turtle Time

Jan 30: It's a Mystery!

Feb 6: Camouflage Capers

Feb 13: Scuba Diving Adventure

Feb 20: Awesome Octopus

Feb 27: Watershed Wardens

Mar 6: Deep Sea Adventure

Mar 13: Sea the Seabirds

Spring Break

Apr 3: Baleen Bonanza

Apr 10: All About Eelgrass

Apr 17: All the Way to the Arctic *New

Apr 24: Crazy Crabs

May 1: Tidepool Explorers

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We invite adult learners and seniors to a talk and tea on the third Thursday of the month between *October and May. *Note there is no January Senior Session due to annual Centre closure.

  • 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