Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre
The Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre is aquarium and marine centre located on Vancouver Island in Sidney. The 10,000 square-foot marine centre was created to provide local residents and visitors to the area an opportunity to learn more about marine life and get up close and personal with state-of-the-art aquatic exhibits.
The centre features several fantastic exhibits including the Gallery of the Drifters where visitors will learn about jelly fish, algae and plankton and have the opportunity to view them up-close with a video microscope. A Deep Sea Elevator allows will allow a virtual descent to the sea floor. The Gallery of the Salish Sea is a complete marine aquarium that recreates the ocean and provides an underwater view complete with hundreds of types of fish, invertebrates and plant life.
The Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre provides touch pools where visitors can interact live with sea stars and urchins. The Ocean's Heartbeat is a complete wet lab and classroom that is used to further educate visitors and school groups about aquatic life and the many ecosystems that support our Earth.
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