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Bedford Institute of Oceanography

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Closes in 7 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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World-class Scientific Institute

Annually, the Institute opens its door to the public and makes a lot of effort to show what is... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2017
Nova Scotia
Good Tour

Very interesting to see all the work going on in researching our oceans. the touch area for the... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2016
Kentville, Canada
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Jul 10, 2017
“World-class Scientific Institute”
Oct 16, 2016
“Good Tour”
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Princess Margaret Blvd near Windmill Road, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3B 1A1, Canada
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Annually, the Institute opens its door to the public and makes a lot of effort to show what is does. Seven separate federal agencies work from there so you can see cutting edge technology as well as pick up and get to know some pretty...More

1  Thank WintergreenFarm
Reviewed October 16, 2016

Very interesting to see all the work going on in researching our oceans. the touch area for the children was a highlight for my kids

1  Thank RichardOliver2014
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Great open house for children to learn... as well as us adults. Touch Tank, Scientists and friendly staff..

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Reviewed September 4, 2016

This is a must stop for anyone with the love of nature or environment. The knowledge possessed by the scientists in the building was phenomenal.

Thank Nick L
Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

This is a government research station and is very professionally run. You need to phone the centre to arrange a visit. A guide escorts you around the centre and are really geared up for children to learn about conservation of our environment. At the end...More

1  Thank David G
Reviewed July 11, 2016

A great spot to visit. Very informative, interesting displays. A fantastic opportunity to touch some of the local ocean critters!

Thank Dawn C
Reviewed April 20, 2016

BIO is a very impressive experience,from the free tours ,and to see what we have in our ocean in the Maritimes,,,,,,It will blow your mind to see the colored lobsters ,,,,the variety of fish,and the shell fish that we have here in our province, i...More

Thank Wayne M
Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Read about this in a NS travel mag...Canada's largest oceanography research centre. Very informative, small intimate tour, Anicka was a fabulous tour guide. Teenage daughters had a blast picking up all the lobsters, crabs, etc. Call ahead to reserve a FREE tour.

3  Thank YourMKDiva
Reviewed July 6, 2015

I've been visiting since I was a little girl, now at 17 I still enjoy every visit. The exhibits are largely permanent, Titanic, the Gully, etc. but the live galleries will give you something new to expect every visit. They have a number of touch...More

Thank Misheru_Misaki
Reviewed July 1, 2015

A number of Federal Government Departments or Agencies have a presence here including Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Environment Canada the Canadian Coast Guard, the Canadian Hydrographic Services and Natural Resources Canada. Researchers also work in partnership with Universities and the private sector. Tours are sometimes...More

3  Thank Brian T
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Yes is the answer provided you keep you children in control