Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea, Sidney

4.2
#1 of 6 in Parks in Sidney
Aquarium · Educational Site
Immerse yourself in an underwater world at Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea, an award-winning aquarium dedicated to improving the ecosystem of the Salish Sea. Walk among the blue waters showcasing a vast array of different marine animals including wolf eels, jellyfish, rockfish, a giant Pacific octopus, and hundreds of other creatures. Look through the microscopes to observe tiny marine organisms or feel the skin of a sea urchin in the touch pool. Tours here offer a variety of games and activities to keep kids entertained as they learn about the marine ecosystem. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Sidney holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • It is a magnificent hand on aquarium by the waterfront ,great views on the marine life ,kids love it ! special the moon jellyfish tank .social distance spot on ,feel very comfortable .  more »
  • We really enjoyed our time here and went through several times. My son enjoyed the big submarine door the best! Haha. Everyone socially distanced well and even without the touch tanks there was a lot....  more »
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  • As others have pointed out, it's on the small side. However the quality of presentation is excellent and one could spend a long time here soaking up the details. Our young boys loved it though they did charge through it pretty quickly. Overall I recommend a visit here.
  • What we did see was good! But this was very small for a crazy price-- $38 (DISCOUNT) for an experience that took all of 15 minutes, 20 if you read everything. The submarine door entrance was an incredible way to begin the experience, and in all honesty, aside from the jellyfish you get to see, was pretty much the only part I'll remember. I want to love it, but I just can't :(
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