Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre


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In a Nutshell

  • Fun, educational for all ages
  • More than 17 habitats
  • Learn about Salish Sea life
  • Hands-on exhibits

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Promotional value expires Apr 6, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must activate membership by 4/5/12, membership expires 1 year from activation date. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Bodies of water are frequent metaphors in poetry, due to their unfathomable depths, unknowable sprawl, and unattainable porpoises. Plumb the enigma of the ocean with today's Groupon: for $119, you get a Salish Sea Advocate family membership (a $250 value) to the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, located in Sidney.

The Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre is dedicated to exposing aquanauts of all ages to the marvels of the sea. The Gallery of the Salish Sea re-creates local habitats, structured with air bubbles so visitors can enjoy a panorama of the wolf eels, rock fish, and octopuses that populate the coast. Touch pools provide the opportunity to shake hands with a sea star, tickle an urchin, or arm-wrestle a kraken, and the Ocean's Heartbeat exhibit allows visitors an up-close look at the tiniest denizens of the deep through the lens of a microscope.

A Salish Sea Advocate family membership entitles two adults and their children or grandchildren ages 3–17 to a full year of unlimited, free admission both to the aquarium and educational Floating Ideas lectures, as well as access via secret handshake to special members-only hours once a month. Members also get a 15 per cent discount on all merchandise, programs, and special events and regularly receive the centre's e-newsletter. Show off your aqua affiliation to envious highwaymen with a complimentary Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre member decal and a sea-star lapel pin, or treat four friends to guest passes.

Customer Reviews

Great place to visit for young families and the curious-minded. Excellent experience; I would return again.
Joyce L. · December 2, 2013
Great staff & environment - thank you!
Dawn K. · October 12, 2013
Great family fun.... Summer camps? I hope so.....
Wes H. · March 3, 2013
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    9811 Seaport Pl.

    Sidney, British Columbia V8L 4X3

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