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Whale Interpretive Centre

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Address: Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
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+1 902-224-1411

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Better than it looks, nice place

lots of good info on whales, some neat displays to show you size of whales including bones, and the "menus" that show what they eat. Blue lobster in tank. Great for a small stop... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2016
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2016

lots of good info on whales, some neat displays to show you size of whales including bones, and the "menus" that show what they eat. Blue lobster in tank. Great for a small stop (maybe 30-45min) and they have picnic tables outside for your packed lunch with the kids by the water.

Thank OntarioFoodie1974
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed September 4, 2016

I thoroughly loved my experience here. For a very small fee it provided a great deal of learning and understanding, plus the staff (I'm sorry I forget your name but I think it started with an 'A'), appeared very passionate and knowledgeable. Although not the fansiest centre I've been in; it is full of charm and thought provoking material. The... More 

Thank Claire-Suezy N
Key West, Florida
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 28, 2016

Very informative place. Can spend about an hour or so with several sections providing historical and anatomical information for various types of whales

Thank John K
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed August 22, 2016

A small but very well staffed and organized museum. There was some information about the various whales and also lots of souvenirs for purchase. Everyone was kind and helpful.The bathrooms are open to the public and they were clean.

Thank Licia S
long island, new york
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120 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2016

This 45-minute overview hits only the highlights of whaling history, conservation, and biology. A useful precursor to a whale-watching cruise if it's your first time.

Thank julia m
Cerritos, California
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514 reviews
257 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2016

We found this place while on a road trip in the area. It is only open seasonally. It is small, but has lots of interesting info on whales. We were just passing through, but if you were staying to take a boat to see whales, this would be a great addition. The displays are rather old, but the whales haven't... More 

Thank Barbara F
Ottawa, Canada
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108 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2016

The centre is small and you can be done with it in around 30 minutes. It is very informative and close to the harbour.

Thank True_North_SaF
Charleston, South Carolina
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37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2016

We had some time to spare before our whale watching trip with Captain Mark's Whale & Seal Cruise, so we stopped in for a visit. It was well worth it. You can go through the place in about a half hour. Be sure to watch the nine minute video about the history whale hunting and efforts to end it. There's... More 

Thank JiffMan
Yankee in NC
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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2016

Everything you wanted to know about whales and didn't know to ask. I learned a tremendous amount prior to our whale watch about these majestic and highly intelligent creatures

Thank CelticExplorer58
Mount Prospect, Illinois
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2016

If your taking a whale watching tour out of Pleasant Bay and want to add some basic information to your understanding of whales, this might be a good place to stop by. You can easily get through the exhibit in 15 minutes or so, including the video.

Thank JustSteve120

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