Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre 2.8 (reviews)

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About Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre

The Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre showcases the extraordinary marine life in the waters surrounding the Gulf Islands. From plankton to Puget Sound King crabs, wolf eels to giant Pacific octopus, the vast aquatic exhibits fascinate visitors of all ages.

The centre connects visitors with the ecosystems through engagement and educations which offers a fun and interative experience of science and culture for all ages. It's a great destination for both families and schools and welcomes over 70,000 visitors a year. 

They offer behind the scenes tours that led by knowledgable guides and offers a rare look at the animals, water systems and the methods they use behind the scenes. For children they have scavenger hunts and acitivity sheets that you can take with you and tick it off as you go! 

They run lots of school programs too. One of which is the Adventures of a Crab, where you'll meet a hermit crab ins earch of a new home. You'll learn about food, protection and shelter through storytelling and hands on activities. There's also a feeding frenzy too where you watch the feeding behaviours of animals including jelly fish. Will you be able to solve the mystery of the animals mouths? 

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Adults $17.95

Children $8.50

Last Update 2023

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Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre FAQ’s

I’m Hungry! Can I get food at Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre?

Picnic areas nearby

Any top tips when visiting?

The average visitor stays for about an hour.

Does Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre have a gift shop?

The Salish Sea Store is open to the public Thursday through Tuesday from 10AM to 4:30PM

Is Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre fully accessible?

The Centre strives to be accessible to all. A wheelchair is available free of charge on a first come-first served basis. Please ask at our admissions desk.