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Victoria and Vancouver Island Sights

Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre

  • 9811 Seaport Pl. Map It
  • Sidney
  • Zoo/Aquarium

Updated 05/10/2012

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A simulated ride underwater in a deep-sea elevator is just the beginning of a visit to this fun and educational marine interpretive center. Devoted entirely to the aquatic life and conservation needs of the Salish Sea—the waters south and east of Vancouver Island—the small but modern center displays local sea life, including luminous jellyfish, bright purple starfish, wolf eels, rockfish, and octopi. Hands-on activities and touch tanks delight kids, who also love the

high-tech effects, including a floor projection that ripples when stepped on and a pop-up tank you can poke your head into.

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9811 Seaport Pl., Victoria, British Columbia, V8L 4X3, Canada

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Sight Details:

  • $14
  • July–Aug., daily 10–5; Sept.–June daily 10–4

Updated 05/10/2012


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