Upcoming Events

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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

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

Microscope Mondays

Every Monday 10:00am–4:30pm

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-April; no Tot Tuesdays from December 7-January 3 or March 15-April 3.

  • 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 are accepted
  • Themes listed below are subject to change

Themes 2016

Oct 4: Schooling Fish/Salmon

Oct 11:  Flipper Fun: Seals vs. Sea Lions

Oct 18: Dashing Diving Ducks! (Bird Migration) *Special Guest from VIRL

Oct 25: Halloween Under the Sea

Nov 1: Who eats Who

Nov 8: Bears oh my!

Nov 15: Spiny Skinned

Nov 22: Awesome Otters

Nov 29: SOXE the Butter Clam with special guest from Parks Canada

Dec 6: Merry Fishmas

Christmas Break

Themes 2017:

Jan 3: Killer Whale Crazy

Jan 10: Squishy Squids

Jan 17: All About Eelgrass

Jan 24: Baleen Bonanza

Jan 31: See the Sea Birds

Feb 7: Canceled due to weather

Feb 14: Awesome Octopus

Feb 21: Turtle Time

Feb 28: Watershed Wardens

Mar 7: Camouflage Capers

Mar 14: Scuba Diving Adventure

Spring Break

Apr 4: Crazy Crabs

Apr 11: Tidepool Explorers


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SENIORS SESSION

THURSDAYS* 2:30PM-3:30PM

Adult learners and seniors are invited to this weekly talk and tea. 

  • 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
  • Themes listed below are subject to change

Themes 2017

Jan 5: Red Fish, Blue Fish: a Centre tour of fish 

Jan 12: Intro to the Salish Sea Guided Tour

Jan 19: What is a Watershed: it's all connected

Jan 26: Arthropods: armored animals of the Salish Sea

Feb 2: Seaweed and Seagrass: what is the difference

Feb 9: Intro to the Salish Sea Guided Tour

Feb 16: Sex in the Salish Sea: reproductive strategies of invertebrates

Feb 23: Jellies vs. Jellyfish

Mar 2: Mollusc Mania: from clam to octopus 

Mar 9: Intro to the Salish Sea Guided Tour

Mar 16: TBD

Apr 6: Intro to the Salish Sea Guided Tour

Apr 13: Conservation Conversation

 

Themes 2016

Oct 6: Intro to the Salish Sea Guided Tour

Oct 13: The Salish Sea: a historical retrospective

Oct 20: All About Arthropods

Oct 27: Spiky and Spiny: an overview of echinoderms

Nov 3: Special-themed Guided Tour: our baby boom

Nov 10: Marine Mammals of the Salish Sea

Nov 17:  The Salish Sea: a historical retrospective encore

Nov 24: A Day in the Life of an Aquarist

Dec 1: Intro to the Salish Sea Guided Tour